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Monthly Update: October 2021

Every month, the ‘Innovate78 Newsletter‘ features a curation of top headlines, events and opportunities from North County, delivered straight to your inbox. A blend of aggregated stories from North County’s most trusted news sources, Innovate 78 News provides a comprehensive recap of the region’s best stories from the past month.

Top stories

INNOVATE78 WINS GOLD AWARD FROM IEDC

Innovate78 is proud to have won a Gold Award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), earning its spot as one of the world’s leading economic development programs. IEDC also recognized City of Carlsbad for its Life in Action initiative and City of San Marcos for its North City development.

MANUFACTURING IN NORTH COUNTY: SOMETHING DELICIOUS IS BREWING

In honor of Manufacturing Month this October, we’re spotlighting one of the nation’s largest craft brewers, which boasts operations in four of the five North County cities. Read our latest blog to learn about Stone Brewing’s impact and plans for the future.

CUE HEALTH NAMED NBA’S OFFICIAL COVID-19 TEST SUPPLIER

For the third year, Vista’s Cue Health has been named the NBA’s official COVID-19 test supplier for the 2021-22 season. The news comes weeks after Cue Health went public with a $200 million IPO to expand on its portable diagnostics capabilities.

gigaio raises $14.7m in series b funding

Carlsbad-based GigaIO has raised $14.7 million in a Series B round. The investment will support the expansion of the startup’s AI technology, which allows researchers and data scientists to connect from all over the world and shorten their time to result by gaining access to more resources faster.

In other news:


Events

Startup Awards and Reception

October 29

Hosted on Friday, October 29 at the brand new Alexandria Tech Center in Sorrento Valley, Startup San Diego is bringing together an intimate group of the region’s founders, investors and community champions for a night of networking, entertainment and recognition. Use code ‘I7830’ for 30 percent off.

Career Exploration Day and Career Fair

November 18

Advancing San Diego is looking for companies hiring for entry level jobs to host a virtual booth at its Career Exploration Day on November 18. The platform allows companies to showcase company culture, post open roles, communicate with students via chat box, review resumes, and conduct right-on-the-spot interviews via Zoom. Small companies (<100 employees and recruiting at least two entry-level positions) can host a booth at no cost.


Who’s hiring?

Manufacturing Engineer — Quidel, Carlsbad

Project Engineer — One Stop Systems, Escondido

Manufacturing Manager — Solecta, Oceanside

Medical Assistant — Scripps Health, San Marcos

Director of Configuration Management — Leidos, Vista

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