September 24, 2019

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Welcome to The Local Buzz, your inside scoop on San Diego’s tech scene. Keep up to date on our Fresh Brewed Tech website.
Last week saw another great Startup Grind event. Moderator Luis Martinez gave us an inside look at how the San Diego Airport Authority designed a startup incubator from the commuter terminal called the Innovation Lab . The terminal was left in tact from when it was shut down and now serves as a testing sandbox for new technologies. Under Rick Bellioti ’s vision, startups apply to a cohort and get the opportunity to learn how to work with the Airport and potentially sign a contract to test their product within. San Diego startups like AtYourGate , BaggageNanny , and over a dozen more have gone through the incubator, and Gina Jacobs has been leading the charge as Program Manager. Keep an eye out for the Lab’s next batch announcement.

This week on our Tacos and Tech podcast , we get to know Brenton Sullivan , CEO and co-founder of FieldLevel. The Solana Beach-based and Dodger Accelerator grad FieldLevel consolidated a San Diego, Los Angeles, and Ventura team amongst many other sports-tech startups . Give it a listen and reply with who you want to hear on the pod next.


P.S. Attending Venture Summit this week? Reach out and let’s meet up

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Our team of  local writers   gives a fresh look inside the San Diego tech ecosystem past and present
Join Neal Bloo m as he chats with Brenton Sullivan, co-founder & CEO of FieldLevel, a collaborative athletic recruiting tool that helps match athletes and colleges.

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TuSimple, $120M with UPS Ventures, Mando Corporation, and Lavender Hill Capital

SmartDrive Systems, $90M with TSSP, Oak Investment Partners, NewView Capital, Michelin, and Founders Fund

Boundless Bio, $46.4M with Vertex Ventures, GT Healthcare Capital Partners, City Hill Ventures, Boxer Capital, Alexandria Venture Investments, and ARCH Venture Partners

CommonGrounds, $40M with Pacifica Enterprises, Mohamed Alabbar, and Davidson Capital Group

BlueNalu, $20M with Stray Dog Capital, CPT Capital, and Agronomics

ZeaKal, $5M with Middleland Capital and Finistere Ventures

GroGuru, $2.9M with Longley Capital, San Diego Angel Conference. The Yield Lab, Mentors Fund, and Right Side Capital

Deckard Technologies, $500K with Loeb Enterprises
BP Logix by Finrock Growth Partners, amount undisclosed
Staff Cloud Services Engineer, Teradata (San Diego)

Junior Account Manager, STN Digital (San Diego)

Accounting Assistant, Red Door Interactive (Downtown)

Human Resource Business Partner, Samsung (San Diego)

Marketing Analyst, Mindgruve (Downtown)

Accounting Associate, Chatmeter (Downtown)

Senior Food Scientist, BlueNalu (Sorrento Valley)

Account Executive, Le adCrunch[ai] (Downtown)

Project Manager, Tealium (Torrey Hills)

Marketing Analytics Manager, GreatCall (Sorrento Valley)
Engineering Leadership Roundtable: Promoting Engineers, September 24

CONNECT & SDVG Venture Summit, September 26

UC San Diego Extension: Lead Generation that Actually Works, September 27

DataScienceGo Conference ( Use code TLB50 for 50% off ), September 27-29

Techstars Meet and Greet San Diego, September 30

Tech Ladies SD: Exploring the Intersection of Tech and the Environment, September 30

2019 San Diego North County Manufacturing Day, October 1

Diego Data Discovery, October 1

Startup78 Quarterly Meetup - Sports and Active Lifestyles, October 2

UCSD Ra dy School of Management: StartR Demo Day, October 2

Applications for the Techstars Anywhere Class of 2020 are due October 13

SD County Regional Airport Authority: Meet the Primes, October 16

UCSD Extension: Social Media + Small Business: Best Practices for Driving Acquisition,  October 18

Junto Global: Quarterly Strategy & Networking Day (Use code  JUNTO_SND for 80% off ), October 19
UCSD Extension: Develop Your Business Scaling Game Plan Workshop,  October 25  

UC San Diego: SD Hacks, October 25-27

Connect, SDVG & Cox Business: Quick Pitch 2019, October 29

SD Workforce Partnership: Workforce Frontiers Symposium, November 7
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