Meet Michael Hicks, Research Scientist at Human Longevity, Inc (HLI). He grew up in North Carolina, studied at MIT in Boston and then moved to San Diego for his job at HLI. Michael absolutely loves the sense of community, lifestyle and entrepreneurship in San Diego, and he’s excited about San Diego’s leadership role in the […]Read More
Life works here. Contrary to popular belief, San Diego is more than just a vacation destination – with its 300+ days of sunshine and miles of beautiful beaches for endless outdoor activities. San Diegans work, too. And we work really hard, for really cool companies whose mission-driven efforts are actually changing the world. From breweries […]Read More
It’s no secret that San Diego has a higher cost of living than many other regions in the country. Transplants and natives alike call it our “sunshine tax.” And while we do have amazing weather year-round, not to mention insanely good food and beer, vibrant urban and beach scenes, great surf and really friendly […]Read More
University of California San Diego‘s Dr. Mary Walshok spoke at a TEDx event about what makes San Diego companies different. According to Dr. Walshok, our entrepreneurs are civic-minded and value-driven, meaning they don’t just want to be successful – they want to change the world. And they are able to do this by living and […]Read More
Last week, President Trump signed a two-year budget deal that included a hike in the debt ceiling and agreements to raise spending caps for domestic and defense programs. For San Diego, a community where 20 percent of our GRP is tied to the military, this bill provides some stability and relief from the constant threat […]Read More
This is Part Two of our chat with Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) President, Matt Cole. In Part One of the Q&A, Matt told us what brought him from the U.K. to sunny San Diego, his favorite part about his job, his morning routine and his weekend hobbies. Read on to learn what advice Matt has […]Read More
With U.S. unemployment hitting a 17-year low late last year, competition for talent has become increasingly fierce for businesses across the country. Part of a company’s challenge in attracting talent, however, is working with the broader business community in its city, region or state to ensure that it is not only a place where people want to work, […]Read More
Meet Madelaine Daianu, Senior Data Science Manager at Intuit. After spending most of her life in Romania, she always dreamed of moving to warm California. After obtaining her Ph.D. in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering from UCLA, she wanted to stay in CA to lay her roots. Though she had multiple job offers in the Silicon […]Read More
Millennials – you’ve heard of them. You are probably one of them. They are the generation of young, tech-savvy adults ages 18-34, running the show these days and paving the way for future gens. Accounting for 27% of our region’s population, San Diego actually has the highest concentration of millennials in the country. That means […]Read More
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