Nonprofits typically rely on donors and grants, which keeps them busy sustaining what they’re already doing rather than trying out new tacks. But a growing movement wants to see more nonprofits pitching ideas to potential backers, pursuing money-making ventures aimed at addressing social problems and seeking investment in ways a startup might.
These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of August 1-7.
The local startups to watch, unleashing the pollsters on using general fund money for a stadium, car-sharing is caring and more.
Every now and then, a San Diego startup manages to create enough noise to drown out all that Silicon Valley buzz. The latest was San Diego’s GoFundMe. Here are five(ish) more that could break through.
On this week’s San Diego Explained, VOSD’s Lisa Halverstadt joins NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia to explain a San Diego law that some say is an unofficial ban on start-up companies.
A report from Connect, a group that boosts local innovation and entrepreneurs, found technology jobs on the rise in the past year.
For some companies that center on technology or niche services, a few key perks outweigh the factors that deter many companies from moving to San Diego.
Tales of companies fleeing out of state and rosy business rankings for San Diego abound but neither narrative is all that helpful.
San Diego city code bars home businesses with more than one employee, a rule that some critics have called a startup ban. Turns out lots of other startup hubs have the same rule, and it’s not clear any startups have been booted or even fined as a result.
Small businesses and startups often get lumped together but they’re different ventures with vastly different goals, and that means they need different things to thrive.