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Region’s entrepreneurs raise millions with crowdfunding

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Personal Finance, Small Business, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Region’s entrepreneurs raise millions with crowdfunding

According to data compiled by the Business Times, at least $6.3 million has been raised for crowdfunding projects in the Tri-Counties since 2010.

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Co-working spaces foster startups in Santa Maria, Westlake Village

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Small Business, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Co-working spaces foster startups in Santa Maria, Westlake Village

New co-working spaces are springing up in Santa Maria and Westlake Village.

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Alive and clicking: Visus thriving after 20 years in software

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Alive and clicking: Visus thriving after 20 years in software

When Michael Daoud founded Santa Barbara software firm Visus 20 years ago, America Online launched its first portal onto something called the World Wide Web, letting home users access it for the first time. About a quarter of American homes had computers, and in San Francisco, the first-ever conference on the commercial potential of the Web featured Marc Andreessen, founder of a fledgling startup called Netscape, as a key speaker.

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GoTek gets patent for rotary engine

By   /  Tuesday, June 24th, 2014  /  Small Business, Technology, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on GoTek gets patent for rotary engine

Oxnard-based startup GoTek Energy has won its first patent, for its DynaKinetic rotary engine technology. “We are excited about this issuance of our first GoTek Energy patent and expect many more to follow,” CEO Steve Herbruck said in a June 17 news release. GoTek’s DynaKinetic engine has no pistons or no valves and valve seats Read More →

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Record crowd as awards honor business leaders, star students

By   /  Friday, June 13th, 2014  /  Nonprofits, Small Business, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Record crowd as awards honor business leaders, star students

More than 700 business and community members turned out to the 20th annual South Coast Business and Technology Awards dinner on June 12. The attendance was the highest yet for the event, which has helped raise $1.6 million in scholarships to more than 650 students over the past two decades. The event honors leaders from Read More →

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Homework done: Sylvan Learning franchisees plan to widen impact

By   /  Friday, June 13th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Homework done: Sylvan Learning franchisees plan to widen impact

The new owners of Sylvan Learning Center in Westlake Village plan to open satellite locations at schools and libraries to better serve the surrounding communities, a move they say will also boost the business’ bottom line.

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An American dream, interned: Exhibit highlights history of grocers

By   /  Friday, June 13th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Small Business, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on An American dream, interned: Exhibit highlights history of grocers

“Who’s Minding the Store: the Small Grocery Business in Ventura County” focuses on sharing the history of many immigrant-owned markets in the county.

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