October 13, 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.
Wow, last week’s SD Startup Month content was hot! We named 10 young companies to the first virtual SDSM incubator, Techstars led a series of great talks, Tag-n-Trac won the Inventors & Investors Pitch Comp, and there were so many more great talks. Remember, all of them were recorded and can be replayed with your ticket. This week, the talent tracks kick into the next gear, so come enrich and learn that new skill set you’ve been shying away from. We all need to improve together, so let’s dig in. The talent incubator is coming up and we’d love to help you or your friend find that job and for your company to participate. #SDSM2020

Let’s also not forget what else is happening in the community, like unicorn Seismic becoming a further unicorn with a $92M raised on a $1.6B valuation. Also, Illumina ($50B market cap) acquired its own spinout, Grail, for $8B. Have you heard of that diabetes tech juggernaut Dexcom (market cap $40B)? We have co-founder John Burd on the Tacos & Tech Podcast this week. SD’s diabetes tech density continues to heat up. Listen in about how it started. 

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John Burd co-founded local diabetic tech giant Dexcom, and more recently, Lysulin and Wonder Spray.

He dropped by to chat about the local diabetic tech scene, his journey from the lab to the boardroom, and more.

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.
These 10 startups chosen for San Diego’s first Startup Month incubator

Rob Machado becomes Vuori’s newest brand ambassador 

Local construction company uses tech to track potential outbreak

The 5th Ingredient launches software for kombucha brewers

Ex-ServiceNow employees launch tech startup SerenityEHS, funded by former executives
Seismic, $92M with Permira, T. Rowe Price, Lightspeed Venture Partners, 
Jackson Square Ventures, EDBI, and Ameriprise Financial

formsense, amount undisclosed with Matt Ocko

Oberon Fuels, amount undisclosed with Suburban Propane
Boomr by Justworks, amount undisclosed

Pure Water Technology of San Diego by Quench, amount undisclosed
Section32 invested in Neocis, $72M round

RiffTrax invested in Scener, $2.1M round
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.
Data Scientist, ClickUp (San Diego)

Senior Infrastructure Software Engineer, Brain Corp (Sorrento Valley)

Human Resources Manager, Spectrum (San Diego)

Financial Analyst, Mercato (Downtown)

Senior Community Associate, Lyft (San Diego)

Research Associate, Assay Development, Epic Sciences (UTC)

Analyst, Security Awareness, PlayStation (Sorrento Valley)

Cloud Application and DevOps Engineer, Viasat (Carlsbad)

Human Resources Generalist, Zego (Powered by Paylease) (Sorrento Valley)

Manager, Technical Writing, NuORDER (Remote)
Enjoy these events from the comfort and safety of your own home.
San Diego Startup Month It's not too late to join the fun!, October 1-31

Connect w/ SDVG Meet a Mentor, October 13

U.S. Small Business Administration Lab-to-Market Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem Prize Competition, submissions due October 14

Innovation Night 2020, October 14

SD Angel Conference Developing Strong and Realistic Financials, October 14

EvoNexus x Qualcomm 5G Incubator, applications due October 16

Advancing San Diego Career Exploration Day & Virtual Career Fair, October 20

REC Innovation Lab From Pro Football Legend to Financial Visionary - with Kabeer Gbaja-Biamil, October 27

UC San Diego Career Fair Start-ups & Companies Less than 200 People, October 28

DataTribe Challenge What could your company do with $2 million?, applications due October 30

Cleantech San Diego Energy Startup Showcase Series, November 5, 12 & 19

Connect ALL @ The Jacobs Center Winter 2021 Cohort, applications due November 16

Need a computer? COVID-19 Technology Assistance Program, apply here
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