DINING: For Burger Lounge, Product and Preparation Should Only Make It Look Easy
The acronym is K.I.S.S. Or, “keep it simple, stupid.” But, simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy. Just ask Burger Lounge’s President and CEO J. Dean Loring.
PROPERTY: High-Density Development Reshaping Area
Before there was Mission Valley, there was El Cajon Boulevard. It was the place to go in San Diego to shop and dine. It was the main route into the city from the east.
One of the challenges facing Bill Walton and the San Diego Sport Innovators when they spun out of Connect in 2010 was how to define the Sports and Active Lifestyle (SAL).
STARTUPS: ThinkTank Launched First Cohort In December
Already a hub for San Diego’s startups, University City has landed a new coworking space and a new startup incubator.
Two former Silicon Valley investors have launched a San Diego-based tech fund. Sheldon Lewis and Bobby Ocampo co-founded Blueprint Equity Partners, which focuses on investing in tech companies in secondary markets, outside of San Francisco, New York and Boston.
By the end of January, retail giant Walmart will have 360 floor scrubbers powered by Brain Corp.’s AI technology. The BrainOS platform teaches commercial cleaning machines to become self-driving.
Netradyne, a San Diego-based startup that makes software for commercial fleets, will work with its longtime partner to develop HD maps for self-driving cars.
A medical tourism campaign touting San Diego’s hospitals, genomics companies and sunny weather is trying to find its groove.
Financing rounds since 2013 have grown larger in San Diego life sciences. A look at annual median deal size shows an increase, from early-stage seed financing to Series A, C and D rounds. Only Series B rounds have remained flat in recent years.
Adamis Pharmaceuticals’ epipen alternative will launch nationally in the first quarter of next year, the company said in a recent update.
Downtown San Diego has a new hotel that “flips the conventional hotel service model on its head.”
High occupancy rates and rising rents are good news for San Diego apartment investors, but the flip side of that is that a good chunk of San Diego renters are looking to move elsewhere, indicating that apartment owners might have a growing turnover.
Kisco Senior Living doesn’t want to be the traditional, medical-facility-like convalescent home. Instead, the Carlsbad-headquartered family-owned company, with 20 locations throughout the country, hopes to be in a category with five-star hotels.
Fun fact: Did you know that the Queen Bee Market, the bi-annual two-day shopping event that features handmade items from more than 100 local and national artisans and is held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, is owned by two San Diego-based sisters?
Guild Mortgage’s Acquisition Strategy Goes After Companies and Talent
As the mortgage market gets more competitive and the wider economy grows more volatile, Mary Ann McGarry and her fellow investors at Guild Mortgage are taking things in stride.
FINANCE: Name Change Brings Diversified Services More Fully Into Operations
What does the word “internet” mean to you? For the average reader, it’s not quite what it meant during those heady dot-com days of 20 years ago.
The Academy of Our Lady of Peace has received a $2 million donation from Darlene Marcos Shiley. This is the largest cash gift ever received by OLP.
Digital technology and digital business tools are helping entrepreneurs succeed in ways that were unthinkable when I joined the corporate world 20 years ago.
According to the SEC filing by SeaWorld, the U.S. Justice Department notified the company that it has decided not to take actions against the company.
Demand for rental apartments has reached near record highs in San Diego, even as the market for single family home sales continues to soften.