August 25, 2020
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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.
Happy last week of August?! We are rushing forward at lightning speed, which means October’s San Diego Startup Month is coming up quick! You may have heard that six new Entrepreneurs In Residence just started with Startup San Diego. They are busy putting together the month-long event and I hope you’ll join us virtually throughout October. You can also find them on the SD Startup Slack. Virtual events are going to be hot this fall and San Diego event tech companies like Lennd, Virbella, Whova, and are helping power a lot of them. 

The virtualization of everything is accelerating even quicker, which is what we talk about in this week’s podcast with Sam Attisha and Duane Cameron from Cox Business. Cox, a 121-year-old, family-owned business, has invested in many of today’s technologies and it’s interesting to hear how the company’s current investments will come to fruition decades from now - a lot like building a startup and the community around it. Listen in!


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Sam Attisha & Duane Cameron of Cox Business talk about the future of work, education, and telemedicine during the pandemic and beyond.

Thanks to our partners at Cox Business for enabling us to tell these stories of inspiring leaders

Some highlights from this past week in San Diego tech.
Amazon plans to hire an additional 200 workers at its San Diego Tech Hub

Biotech Trefoil Therapeutics to test drug that replenishes eye’s lost cells

Local immunologist gets $6.4M grant for Covid-19 antibody research

A Snapdragon system-on-a-chip processor from Qualcomm is hurtling its way toward Mars

New Covid-friendly co-working space planned for Carlsbad
Acutus Medical, $183M raised
ACQUISITIONS by Change Healthcare
During the current shift in the world of work, many San Diego companies are still hiring. This live job board by SD Life Changing, StartupSD, and Connect shows open roles. Companies can add their roles if they are hiring, too.
Senior iOS Engineer, Vuez (San Diego)

Marketing & Communications Specialist, SD Workforce Partnership (Kearny Mesa) 

Operations Project Manager, Sanofi (La Jolla)

Staff Reliability Engineer, Fitbit (Rancho Bernardo)

Senior Front-End Web Developer, Smashtech (Downtown)

Marketing & Business Strategy, HP (Rancho Bernardo)

Applications Engineer, Voltaiq (Remote)

Human Resources Manager, Blue Sky eLearn (Sorrento Valley)

Controller, Abzena (Sorrento Valley)

SEO Manager, ClickUp (Downtown)
Enjoy these events from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Gamerjibe Founder Night Out Virtual Conference, August 25

Women in Bio A Discussion on Boardroom Readiness with Julia Brown & Magda Marquet, August 25

Cooley U Private Company Boardroom Basics, August 26

Data Science Alliance Data Stories: Rebuilding trust in journalism, one dataset at a time, August 27

Startup Grind San Diego Presents “The Fireside Pivot Series” with Alexa-Rae Navarro, August 27

San Diego Business Journal 2020 Best Places to Work, August 27

We Tha Incubator, Applications due September 4

Pismo Ventures National Startup Business Plan Competition - Pre-Seed through Series A, Application due September 6

First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase 2020, September 15 & 16

Women’s Venture Summit, September 18 & 19

Startup San Diego San Diego Startup Month, October 1-31

Techstars Anywhere Accelerator, Applications due October 11

Connect ALL @ The Jacobs Center Winter 2021 Cohort Application due October 18

Need a computer? COVID-19 Technology Assistance Program, Apply here
Tacos & Tech is officially a top three podcast
in the San Diego region!

Thanks to SPJ's San Diego Chapter for this award.

This calls for some tacos.

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