the annual Women’s Risk Summit, a nationwide effort focused on helping women-led startups, will take place Sept. 17-18 with seven finalists competing for a $ 10,000 investment plus $ 35,000 in business services.
UC San Diego Extension, UC San Diego Rady School of Management, and UC San Diego Office of Innovation and Marketing are among the sponsors of this national fast pitch competition.
According to a spokeswoman, Stella Labs, Angels Stella and Ad Astra VenturesCo-hosts of the event intentionally included overlooked regions like the Midwest, which received a very low amount of funding in 2020.
The virtual event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. September 17-18 with an in-person viewing option taking place at The Well – Community for women in the table.
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And speaking of awards … Commercial Internet Service Provider Cox Business will hold your 14th annual Top Tech Awards, which recognizes San Diego entrepreneurs trying to bring cutting-edge technologies to market, on Sept. 16. The event will be virtual this year.
Interested spectators can watch the ceremonies register to watch the event.
Chris petersen, Head of Technology, Scientist.com will serve as chairman of judges for the award ceremony.
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More help for small businesses. A spokeswoman for the high-end tequila maker My Land Volcano, sponsor of National Tequila Day Held in late July, she has spent the summer connecting with San Diego small business owners.
Volcano, a unit of Moët Hennessy, provided up to $ 10,000 in resources to three local owners to help them grow their businesses after a difficult year caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The spokeswoman said the recipients of the “take back” program were Alexandra perez from Simon Lemon; Kaya, Sativa and Maritza Murray from Dirt doesn’t hurt; and Pablo and Jen smith from Soul Grind Skate Shop.
The tequila’s label says it has established relationships with more than two dozen small business owners in San Diego this summer.
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The newly opened Synergy Center co-working space in southeast San Diego recently invited the councilman Monica montgomery together with other officials and community leaders to discuss the expansion of the center to benefit the southeastern part of the city.
The space is owned and operated by Bay Vista Corp., which has two locations in Escondido.
Bay Vista Executive Director Cheryl Lee told the meeting that he hopes the site will provide a collaborative environment for startups and help revitalize commerce in what is now an underserved area.
He added that he hopes the center will become the long-needed business and technology hub to help improve business in the community.
the center offers rental of offices, conference rooms and workspaces for individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners.
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The owner of the popular Pacific Beach Coffee cycle says it is expanding into coffee roasting as it approaches its fourth year in business.
Chris O’Brien also changed the company name to Coffee cycle roasting.
O’Brien said the pandemic created a new playing field for companies like Coffee Cycle.
“Our cafe became a safe haven for the community during the most difficult parts of the last year and a half, as it provided a sense of normalcy at a very abnormal time,” he said. “But we have not been immune to all negative impacts either.”
O’Brien spent seven years at Bird Rock before opening his own business on the back of his bike in 2017.
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Oceanside Harbor Days, considered the oldest social event in this city, will be held from 9 am to 5 pm from September 18 to 19. The list of festivities includes music, food, arts and crafts displays, not to mention a car show, a costume party for kids, and a beer garden for adults..
Genentech, Tri-City Medical Center and The Corner Band of the Luiseños Indians are presenting the event, which has been organized by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.
The organizers will provide free transportation to the event. Buses will transport attendees within the port and offer pick-ups and drop-offs at the Oceanside Transit Center.
If you are interested in exhibiting your business there, click here.
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New arts of the people, one of the north county’s cultural hangouts, has launched a $ 2.5 million fundraising effort to renovate the theater, which is located in Carlsbad Village.
Thanks to the support of Conrad Prebys Foundation and the Sahm Family Foundation, the campaign has raised $ 2 million, with only $ 500,000 remaining to meet its goal, according to a spokeswoman.
The renovation includes exterior improvements as well as an expanded lobby and a new locker. The work will also increase the capacity of the audience. The renovation is expected to be completed next summer.
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ALDI, which claims to be the “leader in value” among US grocery stores for the past 10 years, will open a store in Ramona on September 16.. The opening is part of the retailer’s aggressive expansion plan to open 100 new stores nationwide this year.
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Finally….Soapy Joe’s, San Diego’s popular car wash, will open its 15th location in Mission Valley on Friars Road this week.
The event is scheduled from 4 pm to 6 pm on September 15 at 10383 Friars Road.
Free car washes will be available during the event, and drivers will have the opportunity to sign up for discounts on future washes.
Tom York is a freelance journalist who lives in Carlsbad and specializes in writing about business and economics. If you have news tips you’d like to share, send them to email@example.com.