NEWS: OCSN Issues a Challenge For Tech to Innovate Around the Search for Affordable Housing in SoCal. Preliminary Info Below. More To Come…
After 2.5 years, OC Startups Now is issuing its first challenge – who in the SoCal tech world can streamline the process of looking for, and applying for, affordable housing? With millions around the country facing imminent eviction, due to
XPRIZE, an LA nonprofit, is offering a $5 million prize for a company that can develop a rapid COVID-19 test. It’s a six-month competition to develop faster, cheaper and easier to use COVID-19 testing, at scale. According to the founders
NEWS: Helix Scores a Double Win in San Diego County This Month. Latest Achievement is $33 Million-Plus Award from NIH for COVID-19 Testing
A startup that recently partnered with SD county to provide thousands of COVID-19 tests per day has been awarded more than $33 million in funding from the NIH to scale up its testing capacity even more. Helix, a genomics research company,
NEWS: SoCal Funding Roundup – July 20-24, 2020: Carbonated Games, Religion of Sports, Arrive Outdoors, Sidecar Health, Vive Organic, CreatorIQ, Mobalytics, Swoop, Ready/Set/Food!
Here are startups throughout SoCal that announced receiving investments this past week, July 20- July 24, 2020. And, also those that opened up new rounds or extensions. And, entities that made investments or started new funds. All the investments this week were
NEWS: Genomic Research Startup Pivots to Develop COVID-19 Tests. Helix Partners With San Diego County to Avoid Shortfall of Tests…
A startup with a certified lab in SD signed an agreement with SD County to provide about 2,000 COVID-19 tests per day. And, it just got emergency use approval for those tests from the FDA. Helix, with HQ in San Mateo, launched
Here are the ten companies comprising Techstars LA 2020. They were selected out of hundreds of applications from across the world. But Techstars LA stuck with its commitment to invest in and support the "best companies in the greater LA region."
NEWS: New Entertainment Startup Looks to Attract Younger Viewers With Channel About Extreme Weather Conditions and Those Who Brave Them. Jukin Media Launches WeatherSpy…
As we continue to spend more time indoors these days, with a lot of that watching TV/Netflix/etc. an entertainment startup is trying to capitalize on this trend, and capture younger viewers. Jukin Media, with HQ in LA, launched a streaming channel,
NEWS: SoCal Funding Roundup, July 13-17, 2020: Rivian, Fisker, Pod Network, Openpath, PocketList, NVISNx, Qualcomm, Jio Platforms, Nerio Therapeutics, BioAtla, AristaMD, Deep Longevity, TrackStreet
Here are startups throughout SoCal that announced receiving investments this past week, July 13- July 17, 2020. And, also those that opened up new rounds or extensions. And, entities that made investments or started new funds. Investments in the manufacturers of electric
The original EvoNexus incubator in San Diego is launching a 5G program, with sponsorship by Qualcomm Ventures. Financial terms of the sponsorship have not been announced. (There's also an EvoNexus incubator in Irvine.) The new program will assist early-stage companies that
Ernst & Young (EY) recently released its Global IPO Trends: Q2 2020 report and here’s what local EY expert Tim Rahall said to expect globally, and for OC specifically. (Rahall is an EY partner for assurance, audit and audit services.)