June 24, 2020

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The journey of an entrepreneur can be so wild, which is what we try to highlight on the Tacos & Tech Podcast . Speaking of entrepreneurship, on the heels of NASA/SpaceX’s manned launch to the Space Station, I gave a talk with Caitlin Wege and Tech Coast Angels on large scale liquid rocket propulsion and areas we can possibly invest in (video coming soon). We highlighted hot areas of interest in space junk cleanup and services related to tiny satellite building and launching, including 3D printing and telecom for satellite internet. It’s a space I hadn’t thought about for over six years, when I used to help test and launch the Space Shuttle. While I don’t live and breathe space day-to-day, it definitely instilled in me the absolute necessity of real data, which has influenced my role as a marketer today. Have another area of space exploration that’s hot for investment? Reply and let me know, and send me companies worth checking out too.

It’s these kinds of experiences that bring diversity to companies, and in this week’s podcast, Melani Gordon, co-founder of TapHunter/Evergreen, talks about her twisting and turning path that brought her to where she is today: launching a podcast, Fierce and Free , and a blog to help other entrepreneurs learn from adversity. I’ve been fortunate to work with Mel for six years while helping the San Diego startup ecosystem, specifically with Startup San Diego , of which she was a co-founder. Listen in to our chat and subscribe to her podcast!

Meanwhile, UCSD may be out of session for the summer, but student entrepreneurs keep working. Our TritonTech writer Tanvi Bajaj covers one of those startups, PAQ Wear in a great story.

Have a great week!

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This UCSD Triton-founded startup built a high-tech, wearable wristband that serves as an alternative to traditional alarms by vibrating soundlessly .

This allows people to use alarms without disrupting the sleep of those they share rooms with, a helpful solution for dorm dwellers, couples, and siblings.
Melani Gordon, the co-founder & CEO of Evergreen (formerly TapHunter), joins us to share her entrepreneurial journey and the new podcast and blog she's launching to help other founders learn how to handle adversity.

Thanks to our partners at Cox Business for their support of our tech ecosystem.
Avidity Biosciences, $259M preliminary filing
Engrail Therapeutics, $32M with Nan Fung Life Sciences

Lassen Therapeutics, $31M with Longwood Funds, Frazier Healthcare Partners, and Alta Partners

Upcycle & Co, $825K with Tech Coast Angels, among others
Bluebee by Illumina, amount undisclosed
During the current shift in the world of work, many San Diego companies are still hiring . Thi s live job board by SD Life Changing, StartupSD, and Connect shows open roles. Companies can add their roles if they are hiring, too.

Podcast/Email Growth Marketer, Fresh Brewed Tech (Remote) 😎

Internal Communications Manager, Viasat (Carlsbad)

Sr. Data Analyst, Housecall Pro (Sorrento Valley)

Regional Digital Marketing Manager, Illumina (UTC)

Front End Developer, NantWorks (San Diego)

Customer Onboarding Specialist, Groove (San Diego)

Financial Analyst, ESET (Downtown)

Staff Data Scientist, Intuit (Torrey Highlands)

HRIS Manager, AppFolio (Kearny Mesa)

Customer Success Specialist, Phone.com (Poway)
Enjoy these events from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Tech Coast Angels 3rd Annual TCA Women In Angel Investing: 2020, June 24

Data Science Alliance Data Stories: The impact of dirty data on police practices, June 25

Arkus Digital Roundtable | Pivoting your Tech Company to Success, June 25

UC San Diego Extension Webinar: The Most Important Things You Need to Know About Accounting, June 25

Fokcus Mentoring : Why Inclusion Matters for Your Growing Business, June 25

SD Tech Hub: Navigating A Small Business Through Uncertain Times, June 30
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