Entries by Phelan Riessen

Winners of the Week

Designer – Adobe Creative Jam Poke the Bear Bio/Med – MedStartr Pitch Fest Hear biotech startups do their best 5 minute pitch to investors and fellow entrepreneurs in a pitch competition organized by MedStartr Crowd voted fav – Kinaptic – Joseph Curcio 2nd Place – Glyconmedics – Nick Gorgani 1st Place – Cellanyx – Ashok Chander CleanTech – […]

Winners of the Week 2017

Design – Adobe Creative Jam Theme: Poke the Bear [https://www.behance.net/gallery/54191573/San-Diego-Startup-Week-Creative-Jam] JUDGE’S CHOICE AWARD – 1st Place: Team EFM: Colt Solano JUDGE’S CHOICE AWARD – 2nd Place: Team CRUX: Phillip Faniola & Katie Frehafer PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – TIE: Team The Tables Have Kerned: Brett Marshall & Taylor Bastone PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – TIE: Team Innova: Tara Jensen & John Alexander   Bio/Med – MedStartr Pitch Fest […]

Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups

Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000 By: Jason Calacanis One of Silicon Valley’s most successful angel investors shares his rules for investing in startups. There are two ways to make money in startups: create something valuable—or invest in the people that are creating valuable things. Over the past twenty-five years, Jason […]

San Diego Startup Week #SDSW 2015

San Diego Startup Week is a chance to get an inside look at the startups making changes in San Diego and beyond. A full week of events, panels, and festivities right in the heart of downtown San Diego. Explore leading innovators in Software as a Service (SaaS), consumer Internet, mobile tech, hardware, and defense tech […]

5 Hubs You Need To Know in San Diego’s Startup and Tech Scene

Originally published on Medium by @BlairsReport – Blair Giesen https://medium.com/@BlairsReport/5-hubs-you-need-to-know-in-san-diegos-startup-and-tech-scene-8035d3169094   5 HUBS YOU NEED TO KNOW IN SAN DIEGO’S STARTUP AND TECH SCENE San Diego seems to get some unusual write-ups about technology and startups. It was recently featured in both Forbes and The Huffington Post as great places to start a company. But […]

Where San Diego Lands on the Four Rules for Startup Communities

Where San Diego Lands on the Four Rules for Startup Communities San Diego’s been grappling for the last couple years with what makes a vibrant startup community. Certainly, a vibrant community is one that fosters a culture of ideas and creativity to help startups grow into world-class companies. Now, there’s a new model to help […]

Local Startups on a Mission

A group of entrepreneurs got together yesterday to discuss how they can help San Diego startups grow into strong companies. Some of the groups that I have been a part of in the past never came up with these simple tasks to help each other out. This type of leadership is about building a community […]

Unconventional Wisdom

Sunshine and Navy SEALs. Craft beer and mobile chipsets. Biotech and retirement homes. Surfer mecca and research haven. San Diego is a city packed with contradiction. As it happens, these contrasts are also the region’s greatest strength. “My favorite part about San Diego is that it challenges expectations,” says GroundMetrics Inc. CEO George Eiskamp. “We […]

The Difference Between Incubators and Accelerators

The Difference Between Incubators and Accelerators Starting a business is hard. Very hard. Deciding to utilize an accelerator or incubator program can be a make-or-break moment in that process. At least 16 local incubators and accelerators took part in an event hosted by San Diego Venture Group last month. AngelList, Silicon Valley’s website for startups and […]