The annual Women’s Venture Summit, a nationwide effort centered on serving to women-led startups, can be held Sept. 17-18 with seven finalists competing for a $10,000 funding plus $35,000 in enterprise companies.
UC San Diego Extension, UC San Diego Rady College of Administration, and UC San Diego Workplace of Innovation and Commercialization are among the many sponsors for this nationwide quick pitch competitors.
In line with a spokeswoman, Stella Labs, Stella Angels and Advert Astra Ventures, co-hosts for the occasion, deliberately included neglected areas just like the Midwest, which obtained very low quantity of funding in 2020.
The digital occasion can be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17-18 with an in-person viewing choice to be held at The Well – Community for Women in La Mesa.
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And talking of awards…Business web service supplier Cox Enterprise will maintain its 14th annual High Tech Awards, which acknowledge entrepreneurs in San Diego attempting to deliver cutting-edge applied sciences to market, on Sept. 16. The occasion can be a digital this yr.
viewers can catch the ceremonies by registering to view the event.
Chris Petersen, chief expertise officer, Scientist.com will served because the judging chair of awards ceremony.
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Extra assist for small enterprise. A spokeswoman for top finish tequila maker Volcán de Mi Tierra, sponsor of Nationwide Tequila Day held in late July, has spent the summer season connecting with San Diego small enterprise homeowners.
Volcán, a unit of Moët Hennessy, supplied as much as $10,000 in assets to 3 native homeowners to assist develop their companies after a tough yr attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The spokeswoman mentioned recipients of the “give-back” program have been Alexandra Perez of Simón Limón; Kaya, Sativa, and Maritza Murray of Dust Don’t Harm; and Pablo and Jen Smith of Soul Grind Skate Store.
The tequila label says it has established relationships with greater than two dozen small enterprise homeowners in San Diego this summer season.
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The just-opened Synergy Centre co-working area in Southeastern San Diego not too long ago invited Councilmember Monica Montgomery together with different officers and group leaders to debate enlargement of the middle to learn the southeastern portion of town.
The area is owned and operated by Bay Vista Corp., which has two places in Escondido.
Bay Vista CEO Cheryl Lee advised the gathering that she hopes the positioning will present a collaborative surroundings for brand spanking new companies and assist revitalize commerce in what’s now an underserved space.
She added that she hopes the middle will change into the long-needed enterprise and expertise hub that may assist uplift enterprise in the neighborhood.
The center offers leases of workplace area, convention rooms and workspace for people, entrepreneurs and enterprise homeowners.
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The proprietor of Pacific Seashore’spopular Espresso Cycle says he’s increasing into espresso roasting as he approaches his fourth yr in enterprise.
Chris O’Brien additionally altering the identify of the enterprise to Coffee Cycle Roasting.
O’Brien mentioned the pandemic created a brand new taking part in discipline for companies like Espresso Cycle.
“Our cafe grew to become a group protected haven by way of the hardest elements of the previous yr and a half, because it supplied a way of normalcy in a really not-normal time,” he mentioned. “However we haven’t been proof against all the damaging impacts both.”
O’Brien spent seven years at Hen Rock earlier than opening his personal enterprise on the again of his bicycle in 2017.
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Oceanside Harbor Days, thought of this metropolis’s longest working social occasion, can be held 9 a.m. to five p.m. Sept 18-19. The record of festivities consists of music, meals, arts, and crafts shows, to not point out a automotive present, youngsters costume celebration and grownup beer backyard.
Genentech, Tri-Metropolis Medical Heart and The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians are presenting the occasion, which has been organized by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.
Organizers will present free shuttles to the occasion. Buses will ferry attendees throughout the harbor and provide pick-ups and drop-offs on the Oceanside Transit Heart.
In case you’re inquisitive about showcasing your enterprise there, click on here.
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New Village Arts, one of many North County’s cultural gathering spots, has launched a $2.5 million fundraising effort to renovate the theater, which is positioned in Carlsbad Village.
Due to help from the Conrad Prebys Basis and the Sahm Household Basis, the marketing campaign has raised $2 million, with simply $500,000 remaining to fulfill its objective, in line with a spokeswoman.
The renovation options exterior upgrades plus an expanded foyer and new field workplace. The work will improve viewers capability, too. The renovation is predicted to be accomplished by subsequent summer season.
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ALDI, which claims to be the “worth chief” amongst U.S. grocery shops for the previous 10 years, is opening a retailer in Ramona on Sept. 16. The opening is a part of the retailer’s aggressive enlargement plan to open 100 new stores nationwide this yr.
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Lastly….Soapy Joe’s, San Diego’s in style automotive wash, is opening its fifteenth location in Mission Valley on Friars Street this week.
The occasion is scheduled from 4 p.m. to six p.m. on Sept. 15 at 10383 Friars Street.
Free automotive washes can be obtainable throughout the occasion, and motorists may have the chance to enroll in reductions on future washes.
Tom York is a Carlsbad-based unbiased journalist who focuses on writing about enterprise and the financial system. In case you have information ideas you’d prefer to share, ship them to firstname.lastname@example.org.