CyberTECH’s NEST Receives $40,000 Grant to Help Generate Tech Startups

Mayor Faulconer lauds new “living, breathing workplace” and “new way of doing things”

As part of Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s commitment to grow San Diego’s tech innovation sector within the “Smart and Safe Cities” campaign, the City of San Diego has awarded a $40,000 grant to CyberTECH’s NEST CoWork space to help generate the creation of more startups and jobs across the region.

Officially opened nearly six months ago, NEST, the 16,000 square foot space located within the Manpower building in Bankers Hill (1855 First Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101), is now fully leased with 47 resident members. That total is expected to grow to 100 companies by mid-2017. For every resident member, NEST also supports an additional four non-resident members through its Community Social Incubation model.

The City of San Diego’s “Smart and Safe Cities” program emphasizes the need to support tech startups with infrastructure, mentorship and access to capital. By definition, a “smart and safe” city encourages a best-practices approach to preventing cyberattacks and related disruptions to the Internet and other open networks that are increasingly vulnerable, along with protecting basic user privacy and product safety.

“What we see at NEST represents a momentous shift away from the traditional workplace – a living, breathing workplace that embraces a new way of doing things,” said Mayor Faulconer in making the announcement. “NEST represents our city’s fast-changing, ever-flexible, always upwardly-mobile economy, especially for downtown, which is more vibrant than ever.”

Tom Kereszti

MEMBER PROFILE: Tom Kereszti

Company: The John Maxwell Group

Founded: 2005

Leadership coach: Tom Kereszti

Product/Service: Leadership development, workshops, mentoring, coaching, public speaking

Website: www.JohnMaxwellGroup.com/tomkereszti

Location: 1185 First Avenue, Suite 201, San Diego, CA 92101

Contact info:

Tom Kereszti
415-793-4509
tom@kereszti.com
tomkereszti@johnmaxwellgroup.com

Upcoming special event: LIVE2LEAD, leadership development seminar

  • National simulcast hosted by John C. Maxwell, Leadership expert, best-selling author, life coach; and Dan Cathy, President/CEO, Chick-fil-A
  • Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, 8 am to 2:30 pm
  • General admission: $35; VIP admission: $65 (includes afternoon workshop co-hosted by Tom Kereszti and Dr. Stephen Kalauhi, transformation coach)
  • Rock East County Campus, 808 Jackman Street, El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Ticket info: contact Tom Kereszti, tom@kereszti.com

Quotable: “What is leadership? Leadership begins with leadership of yourself, then leadership of others and ultimately leadership of leaders. Tom is an industry influencer who adds value to individuals and companies reach their highest potential through life changing leadership principles.” – Tom Kereszti

Notable: Based on John Maxwell’s Biblically-based leadership principles, Tom will fine-tune his workshops, mentoring and coaching materials for your specific personal and business challenges. He will help transform your company and help your team realize its true leadership potential. Everything rises and falls on leadership. Look for an upcoming mastermind seminar hosted by Tom at CyberTECH.

Company Video: The John Maxwell Team

TOM KERESZTI is located within NEST at X-Hive, the newly-opened CoWork space at 1855 First Avenue, Suite 201, San Diego, CA 92103.

To inquire about available space, contact Darin Andersen:

  • darin@cyberhivesandiego.org
  • 619-341-4036

VUEZ

VUEZ, pronounced as “views,” the French term for “view,” is a live media tech company that will give consumers and business professionals the ability to broadcast live, dynamic, and compelling video from anywhere in the world on all platforms.

Founder/CEO: Jay Ringgold
Co-founder/President: Victor Ross
Product/Service: Multi-level, mobile-media production
Founded: 2016
Expected launch: March, 2017
Website: www.vuez.com
Location: 1185 First Avenue, Suite #103, San Diego, CA 92101

Quotable: “The killer aspect of our product is a media production studio in your pocket. We allow users to effectively communicate using live and on-demand video on our platform. It gives the user the ability to use our patent-pending dynamic media creation tools, which to allow them to distribute and store their digital memories.

“In addition, we will offer our own original TV programming with original series, as well as giving viewers the ability to watch syndicated TV shows and movies.” – Jay Ringgold

Notable trends/ideas: “The trend in our field is mobile media, via video platforms, is set to surpass traditional TV networks by the year 2018. That means more and more users are turning to mobile devices to obtain their source of content, whether it’s live video or on-demand video, this is becoming the norm in today’s media industry.”

Bios/backgrounds:

  • Jay Ringgold is a strategic tech serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience with progressive tech ventures. A native San Diegan, he has built web technologies for National Lampoon, Inc. magazine and related tech ventures. Jay has teamed with various celebrities, including Grammy Award-winning performer Ludacris, and helped launch MyGhetto.com, which grew to over 600,000 active members.
  • Victor Ross has over 30 years in the investment industry in various corporate leadership roles. He also served for eight years as a fiduciary with the San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System, along with 15 years as a business owner and partner. Victor also has extensive experience in community service and with San Diego-based athletic foundations.

Contact info: 

  • jay@vuez.com
  • 844 327 6900, ext 5001

                                               

VUEZ is located within NEST at X-Hive, the distinctive CoWork space at 1855 First Avenue, Suite 201, San Diego, CA 92103.

To inquire about available space, contact Darin Andersen:

  • darin@cyberhivesandiego.org
  • 619-341-4036