SD BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY ENEWS

SDBJ INSIDER: Startup Week Is Taking Big Strides

San Diego Startup Week arrives June 25 for its 6th edition. In entrepreneurial years the event may not yet equate to being a full-fledged adult, but perhaps it is a teen with keys to a car or is heading off to college.

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Clients Get Leadership, Life’s Stories and Insight

TRAINING: Library of Lessons Comes in SaaS Subscription

Wisdom Capture was launched in 2016 by an unlikely pair.

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Robotic Surgery Rides Tech Momentum Wave

MEDICINE: High Volume a Must; Adoption Becoming Norm

In San Diego hospitals, robots are on the rise, judging by splashy marketing and an increase in robotic surgery cases, per data obtained by the San Diego Business Journal.

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Ionis Pharmaceuticals Hires New Chief Business Officer

Damien McDevitt has joined Carlsbad’s Ionis Pharmaceuticals as chief business officer.

Cost Cutting Continues at Qualcomm With Additional Layoffs Slated for Summertime

Chipmaker to reduce headcount further as part of broad cost-cutting effort announced January.

Soccer Phenomenon Endorses SleepScore

What does SleepScore Labs have in common with Portugal and Real Madrid? They all have Cristiano Ronaldo working for them.

Ceramic Pro Teams Up with Carfax to Help Maximize Car Resale Values

San Diego-based Ceramic Pro will begin reporting product installation details to Carfax in order to help maximize the resale value of their customers’ vehicles.

Rosé Continues to Be a Rising Star For Local Wineries

WINERIES: Millennial Palates and Good Prices Help Push Wine’s Sales

In the last several years, rosé has risen in popularity among wine drinkers nationally. Despite being a newer and smaller market compared with its California-based counterparts like Sonoma County, Napa Valley and the Central Coast, San Diego is capitalizing on the trend.

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Alaska Airlines Announces Nonstop Service Between S.D. and Spokane

Embraer 175 jets will fly the route.

Canned Wine Stacks Up Against the Competition

Local Wineries See Advantages, But For Now, Fiscal, Size Realities Dilute Their Enthusiasm

Nico Roulston, owner of the Candied Apple Café in Julian known for its breakfast options and barbecue dishes, says he doesn’t serve his customers anything but wine in a can these days.

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Co. Creates, Facilitates CRO Marketplace

PHARMA: Scientist.com Doubles Revenue to $50M

Scientist.com reported $50.27 million in 2017 revenue, a whopping increase from $23.07 million in 2016 and $6 million in 2015.

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UC San Diego Launches Center to Spark Anti-Parasitic Drugs

A new UC San Diego center is targeting an unmet need: parasitic infections hurting poor and underserved communities.

Business Calendar for Week of June 18, 2018

Business events planned in the county for the week of June 18, 2018, and beyond.

EDF Renewables to Help Develop Iowa Wind Project

The project is expected to be completed by early 2020.

Code Ninjas Franchises to Open in S.D. By Year's End

Program teaches children age 7 to age 14 to code by showing them how to build video games.

Senomyx Shareholder Calls for Sale of Co., Chair Resignation

A shareholder of San Diego-based biotech Senomyx is pushing for the company’s chairman to resign, an immediate company sale and a new board seat.

Awards Season Puts Spotlight on CEOs

Several CEOs pulled double duty recently in attending the SDBJ’s Most Admired CEO event at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine (see Pages 25-39) and the EY Entrepreneur of the Year festivities at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.

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Harbor Associates Acquired Office Buildings in Del Mar and Rancho Bernardo

Renovations planned for both buildings

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Alzheimer’s Association Awards $175,000 Fellowship to UC San Diego Researcher

The San Diego/Imperial Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association awarded a three-year, $175,000 fellowship to a UC San Diego researcher on a quest to determine the earliest indications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Kratos Pulls in $2.6M Satellite Communications Deal

Kratos RT Logic received a $2.6 million U.S. government contract for satellite communications work.

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