Does San Diego have a tech startup community? Do local businesses use any new products actually built in San Diego, by San Diego developers? Can you name any San Diego tech companies other than Qualcomm? How would you find them and why would you want to work with one? Well, the answer is: There are hundreds of them and they are building amazing products.
And that is why I’m excited to be moving my column on startups from U-T San Diego to Voice of San Diego. Let me explain. Startups, by nature, are scrappy, adaptive creatures. They want to change whole industries. That means covering them from the most old-school, established news organization in town didn’t make a great fit.
I love what is going on in technology today. When we look back at what’s happening now, we’ll see we were in the midst of a tech revolution to rival the industrial revolution. Every industry is being reinvented. Some companies will keep up, others will not. I have started several companies and worked in big media. I can code – some. My 9-year-old son, Cooper, has learned to code through Codecademy and MIT Scratch. I have met some of the most amazing programmers in the world, and they are here in San Diego building products and platforms that make life easier.