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Craft Beer Meets Technology in San Diego’s Innovation District

While at UC San Diego, David Fischer got his first exposure to San Diego craft beer, which was still in its infancy at the time. He became fascinated with homebrewing, but he had an equally fascinating internship as a developer at Qualcomm. After progressing at Qualcomm, he took a job Amazon in Irvine and commuted via train. Fast forward a few years, when David learns about a job at TapHunter, a fast growing startup that provides online and mobile solutions that help people discover and find great beer. This was his opportunity to combine two things he loved: programming and craft beer.

David traded in his train commute to Amazon for a short walk to TapHunter’s headquarters in downtown San Diego. As a sought after software developer, David has no shortage of job offers across the globe, yet his decision to remain and grow in San Diego is one illustration of the abundant opportunities and viable startup community.

Video and content courtesy of GoSanDiego. Click here to see the original post on Vimeo.

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Cool Time-lapse: Another Reason Why Innovation Districts are Cool

Innovation districts have the unique potential to spur productive, inclusive and sustainable economic development. At a time of sluggish growth, they provide a strong foundation for the creation and expansion of firms and jobs by helping companies, entrepreneurs, universities, researchers and investors—across sectors and disciplines—co-invent and co-produce new discoveries for the market.

Discover what the buzz is about on this site by Brookings on the Rise of Innovation Districts.

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Entrepreneurs Love Downtown San Diego

Meet Michael Sacca, Brandisty from GoSanDiego on Vimeo.

Here’s a video put together by GoSanDiego. Per their post on Vimeo:

In search of opportunity and quality of life, Brandisty co-founders Alex Rolek and Michael Sacca decided to move their company from Las Vegas to San Diego. What they found when they got to San Diego was an attainable quality of life and a growing startup community which fosters collaboration.

A stone’s throw away from the trolley, Brandisty’s headquarters in downtown San Diego provides an open-environment space where they can collaborate with others to bring Brandisty to life.

This is Michael’s story.

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