Posts Tagged:startup

TechCrunch: Cultural Realities Of Latin American Entrepreneurship

Posted Aug 30, 2014 by Derek Footer (@dfooter) Editor’s note: Derek Footer is the Managing Partner of Origo Ventures, a fund focused on early stage technology companies throughout the Latin American region, and the CEO of HardTech Labs, a firm focused on building hardware and biotech ecosystems in the San Diego/Baja region. One of the brilliant…

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UT San Diego: San Diego, Baja can have sustainable startup ecosystem

By Derek Footer San Diego has everything a successful tech ecosystem needs: great research universities and institutes; vibrant tech industries and companies; a young, diverse, well-educated, tech-savvy workforce; and a beautiful environment where everyone (should) want to live. There is a wealth of software engineering and design talent both on this side of the border…

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UT San Diego: New Accelerator Bets on Hardware and Tijuana

By Roxana Popescu San Diego’s regional tech hardware scene just got a little more abarrotada — that’s “crowded” in Spanish. HardTech Labs, a new accelerator based in San Diego, follows a familiar concept in tech entrepreneurship: select promising young companies, ply them with mentorship, resources and funding, and hope to see your investment pay off.…

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UT San Diego: Innovators panel kicks off Startup Week

By Katherine Poythress A group of San Diego’s leading innovators kicked off San Diego Startup Week early Thursday with a panel discussion where they championed the benefits of the tech community here. The panel was sponsored by law firm Mintz Levin and hosted by marketing company 7 Second Strategies at tech incubator EvoNexus downtown. TakeLessons…

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FOXBusiness.com: San Diego’s HardTech Labs Connects Hardware Startups to Mexican Factories

By Gabrielle Karol, FOXBusiness A new hardware accelerator is looking to combine San Diego’s tech culture with Tijuana, Mexico’s manufacturing skills. HardTech Labs this week announced its “Class Zero,” featuring four startups, three based in San Diego and one in Tijuana.  Owaves aims to produce health-related wearable devices; CleverPet is working on learning consoles for…

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Xconomy: HardTech Labs Enrolls 4 in Cross-Border Manufacturing Accelerator

by Bruce V. Bigelow HardTech Labs, a San Diego accelerator program that gives startups access to low-cost manufacturing in Tijuana, has selected four companies to serve as a beta class. The idea is to help the co-founders and mentors identify the skills that are most important to entrepreneurs and to iron out problems. The cross-border…

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One Ecosystem from Two Cultures: HardTech Labs Announces its “Class Zero”

San Diego, CA (April 16, 2014) – Combining the development skills of San Diego with the implementation prowess of Tijuana, HardTech Labs LLC today announces the first four companies to enter the accelerator, comprising its “Class Zero,” which will commence on May 5, 2014. HardTech’s first beta class is comprised of four companies from the…

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Second Annual San Diego Startup Week to be Held June 17-21

San Diego, CA (April 14, 2014) – StartUp San Diego is proud to announce its second annual San Diego Startup Week, which will take place June 17-21, 2014 in Downtown San Diego. San Diego Startup Week, organized by StartUp San Diego, is the region’s premier catalyst for innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurialism. Featuring a week of…

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San Diego: Why America’s Finest City Is Also Its Most Innovative

A recent Inc. Magazine article dated April 1, 2014 ranked San Diego as a top 20 “most innovative” city in America. Inc. Magazine’s ranking system, determined by the number of patents granted since the year 2000, highlights San Diego with a classic beach-and-palm-dotted-cliffs photo, characterizing our city as both a top “wireless hub,” thanks to…

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StartUp Beat: Cross-border accelerator HardTech Labs launches to tap the strengths of the San Diego and Tijuana area startup ecosystems

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat editor Hardware startups are hot and drawing significant investor attention, and a new cross-border hardware accelerator that launched last week called HardTech Labs is more proof. The effort is a consortium that bridges the U.S./Mexico border and brings together the San Diego, California and Tijuana, Baja, Mexico startup communities. In the…

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