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S.D. Entrepreneur to Pitch at WeWork’s Creator Awards

A San Diego entrepreneur is among 30 finalists invited to compete for $1.5 million in funding as part of co-working giant WeWork’s Creator Awards program. The initiative aims to award more than $20 million to those doing creative work across the globe.

Nonprofits Make Compelling Pitches

The Second Chance Youth Garden, a six-week job training program for people age 14 to 21, took first place in the San Diego Accelerator and Impact Lab (SAIL) Pitch Night on Oct. 24.

Origin Code Academy Moves Most of Its Curriculum Online

TECH: Access Cited In Move as Sector Looks for Right Model

Origin Code Academy, a local participant in the popular yet tumultuous industry of coding boot camps, is moving its curriculum online.

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BAE Systems Provides Key Resources in Hurricane Relief Efforts

BAE Systems employees in San Diego recently assisted Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas using its Geospatial eXploitation Products, or GXP, which are developed in San Diego as part of its Electronic Systems group. The BAE products provided geospatial intelligence and solutions to disaster response teams assisting victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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Philanthropy Will Generate Brand Trust, Loyalty

After last month’s Northern California wildfire disaster, several tech companies lined up to assist survivors. Apple and Facebook each pledged $1 million donations to fire-relief efforts. Uber and Lyft offered transportation to those impacted.

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San Diego Business Leader Takes Helm of National Trade Group

Paola Avila has been tapped as the chair of the Border Trade Alliance.

Youth Job Training Program Wins $10K on Pitch Night

The Second Chance Youth Garden took first place in the San Diego Accelerator and Impact Lab (SAIL) Pitch Night.

Klotho Therapeutics Raises $10 M in Funding Round

Klotho Therapeutics (KTI) raised $10 million in a Series A round from Thynk Capital, whose founder, Jim Plante, is also the founder and CEO of KTI.

Hera Labs Wins $50K in SBA contest

San Diego-based Hera Labs has won $50,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

For Women’s Health Company Uqora, Winning Pitch Is in the Pitcher or Glass

A San Diego resident who developed a drink mix to reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections recently took top honors — and $40,000 in capital for her startup — at a pitch competition hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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BlueTech Incubator Debuts

The Maritime Alliance has launched a business incubator focused on ocean- and water-based industries.

OK By Feds Puts Endeavor in Unique Position as a New Local Bank

BANKING: Experienced Team Will Focus on Consultative Banking

The team of bankers and business leaders behind a proposed new bank has received permission from federal regulators to open once it raises at least $25 million.

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Renovate to Cut 100 Workers Following Leadership Changes

FINANCE: It Is Part of Broad Restructuring Plan; Changes to Loans Pushed

San Diego-based home improvements financing provider Renovate America said Oct. 30 it will lay off nearly 20 percent of its workforce — 100 people — by year’s end.

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Photos courtesy of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage raised more than $50,000 for charity at its 11th annual Coldwell Banker Community Foundation Charity Golf Event held at the Crosby National Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Ten percent of the proceeds will be given to Balboa Naval Medical Center’s Children’s Hematology and Oncology Department.

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Endeavor Bank Gets Feds’ Go-Ahead

The team of bankers and business leaders behind a proposed new bank has received permission from federal regulators to open once it raises at least $25 million.