Ep28: Dr. Devora Rossi (UC San Diego) Catalyzing & Anchoring a Regional Startup Ecosystem

Who accelerates innovation and entrepreneurship activity across industries in the San Diego region? Dr. Rossi shouts out two dozen organizations (Federal, Regional, Local, Academic, and Corporate) that do. Also, the Office of Innovation & Commercialization at University of California, San Diego is a nexus of startup activity – she explains why.

Dr. Devora Rossi is Senior Manager of Innovation & Commercialization at the University of California, San Diego. Previously, she was responsible for sales and distribution in Latin America for Affymetrix. Prior to that Dr. Rossi was Vice President for Business Development at eBioscience, an Affymetrix company where she was responsible for most corporate/business development transactions.

Ep27: Laura Brenner Kimes (Fresh Coast Capital) Business School Project –> Successful Women Owned Social Enterprise

What is an impact-driven investment and real estate development firm with an environmental and social mission? That’s Fresh Coast Capital, explains Laura Brenner Kimes, Co-Founder and Director of Ecosystem Services at FCC. Laura’s career has focused on strategy and market creation for environment and energy firms. She has previously worked at Southern California Edison, the US Department of Agriculture, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)’s Biomass Coordinating Council.