Accelerate-IT is a full service business solutions firm that specializes in helping expand the reach and scale of companies. Accelerate-IT is a powerhouse of tools specifically forged for startups in the IT industry. The company is made up of experienced CEOs, Investors, Strategists and Marketers. Visit website.

The ANTARA Group consists of senior-level IT Infrastructure experts with extensive experience helping businesses fuel their growth through the strategic and cost-effective use of data center services (wholesale / retail, managed services, cloud computing). The firm, founded by growth driver and turnaround architect, Tim Caulfield, offers a portfolio of solutions tailored to the needs of Private Equity VCs, Start-ups, SMBs and Fortune 1000 Enterprise companies. Visit Website.

Bird Rock Systems is a company that has been built on a foundation of exceptional customer service, technology and long-term partnership. Bird Rock Systems excels at deploying the latest enterprise class technologies including: security, routing, switching, traffic management, WAN acceleration, wireless, IP communications, storage area networking, performance computing and virtualization. We typically begin a new client engagement by completing a network or security assessment. Our many loyal customers represent enterprise business, casino, university, Fortune 500 and government organizations requiring ‘Best in Class’ secure technical solutions.

Brainlike, Inc. delivers computing solutions for reducing streams of sensor data to nuggets of valuable information, “at the edge.” Applications include generating effective alerts from environmental sensor data under changing conditions and reducing massive amounts of imagery to important highlights. Our field programmable products can run on cell phones, smart radios, and specialized processors. Our analysts can help you find the best sensor processing solutions to meet your monitoring needs. Visit Website.

Brier and Thorn works with companies to offer the knowledge, insight, and guidance they need to move forward in their industry with the knowledge that their position has been built unassailable against an APT attack and that their intellectual property is secure. Brier and Thorn counsels clients on their key strategic issues, leveraging our deep industry expertise and using analytical rigor to help them make informed decisions more quickly and solve their toughest and most critical cyber security problems. Visit Website.

BrightCurrent is the nation’s leading retail sales platform for clean energy solutions. They believe education is the catalyst to clean energy adoption. BrightCurrent manages direct to consumer clean energy marketing campaigns at major retailers around the country.

BrightCurrent also believe deeply in our employees. That’s They we provide significant training, competitive hourly pay and a clear and direct pathway to job growth.

BrightCurrent is passionate about their mission of providing the most simple pathway to affordable clean energy.

BroadDesk Business Development is a San Diego consulting firm for early stage ventures. We offer sales and business development services for start-ups that are looking to sell their product or services in the large enterprise market space under structures of wholesale, retail, distributorships, partnerships, or affiliates.BroadDesk is a pay-for-performance sales company. We take a percentage of a deal or sale only upon the successful completion of a transaction. BroadDesk handles the most critical aspects of new business allowing a start-up and early stage company to acquire customers, generate revenue and enjoy growth faster and for less money then developing an internal team to perform the same functions. Visit Website.

centrexIT helps small to medium-sized businesses focus on their success by providing a value-driven and transparent IT experience for remote, on-site, and mixed business environments. Specialized technical teams help clients in the areas of IT management, cloud services, cybersecurity, project implementation and strategic consulting. Since its founding in 2002, commitment to consistently providing excellent customer service and quality has defined centrexIT as the leading managed IT services provider in Southern California. To view centrexIT’s service and product offerings, or to join the centrexIT team, visit

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CGI Group Inc. is a multinational information technology (IT) consulting, systems integration, outsourcing, and solutions company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. It was founded in 1976 by Serge Godin and André Imbeau. In August 2012, CGI acquired the British IT services company Logica for $2.7 billion Canadian, making it the fifth-largest independent IT services provider in the world.[2] CGI employs approximately 68,000 people in over 400 offices across 40 countries. Visit Website.

Citracado Capital, LLC
Citracado Capital works with companies to provide investment and financial guidance.

CinemaViva can help you meet your marketing goals through using top quality gear that coupled with creative video artistry will engage your audience and drive traffic to your business. Whether you are a start-up company or an established brand, we can accommodate all your visual needs. Director Horacio Jones offers a personal touch with all the bells and whistles of a full range HD Video Production services company.

Located in central San Diego and serving all of Southern California, we offer a number of cutting edge services such as 4K video recording, aerial video and live switching. We also offer a number of turn-key Video Production packages that take all the guess-work out of the video production process. Additionally, CinemaViva offers a wide range of a la carte digital video services. Visit Website.

CleanTECH San Diego is a nonprofit member organization that positions the greater San Diego region, including Imperial County and Baja California, as a global leader in the cleantech economy. The organization achieves this by fostering collaborations across the private-public-academic landscape, leading advocacy efforts to promote cleantech priorities, and encouraging investment in the San Diego region. CleanTECH San Diego’s membership includes more than 100 local businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits committed to advancing sustainable solutions for benefit of the economy and the environment.

Founded in 2001, Coalfire is a fast-growing IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) firm, serving as a trusted advisor and IT GRC tools-provider to security-conscious leaders in Retail, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality, Higher Education, Government and Utilities. We help our clients recognize and control IT-related risks and maintain compliance with all major industry and government standards.

CONNECT is a regional program that catalyzes the creation of innovative technology and life sciences products in San Diego County by linking inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for success. Since 1985, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies. The leadership of CONNECT attributes its success to the unique culture of collaboration between industry, capital sources, professional service providers and research organizations that CONNECT has sought to foster in the

Crypteron provides next generation cloud security solutions that enable organizations to secure data in the cloud while satisfying compliance requirements (PCI, HIPAA, FIPS-140, etc.). Our technology provides military grade data encryption, key management, and dual authentication to a wide range of organizations.

CyberFlow Analytics has developed a disruptive approach to address cyber security that uses analytical and algorithm based technology. CyberFlow Analytics’ solutions fill the gap left by traditional perimeter based security solutions with a focus on data analysis, forensics and behavior analysis. Founded by Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi, Tom Caldwell, and Louie Gasparini, CyberFlow Analytics is a San Diego-based startup with offices in San Diego and Silicon Valley.

CyberUnited makes the Intersect Insider Threat Prevention and Detection solution which combines machine learning, big data, behavioral analytics and inferential algorithms to determine and prevent insider threats within enterprise, academic and government organizations. The patent pending PitViper decisioning and correlation engine uncovers malicious insiders (employees, supply chain partners, and impostors) attempting to commit fraud, IT sabotage, IP theft and product tampering. Intersect assists in the investigation of insider crimes by detecting illicit behavior in near real time and can help ensure the monitoring of organizational risk and legal and regulatory compliance.

For over 20 years, the Development Capital Networks team has provided specialized products, management and training to development associations and entrepreneurial networks relevant to our expertise including: Regional Economic Development, Technology Transfer,
Development Finance, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital and Capital Formation. DCN specializes in strategies that build regional innovation economies. We know that innovation thrives in communities rich in capital, people and knowledge. We network with investors, innovators and developers in 50 U.S. states and many nations.

DualSpark is a professional services firm that specializes in automating and streamlining business functionality in the AWS Cloud to allow companies to scale at speed.  DualSpark was formed to address the need for deep engineering skills when moving to AWS, to optimize workloads to take advantage of infrastructure capabilities and to align teams for long-term success. 

Emic Media is a Media Consultancy firm specializing in software platform integration, digital media, social engineering and PR. Key objectives: drive new revenues utilizing digital media platforms and develop social media brand identity both internally and externally.

Entertainment Transportation Systems (ETS) is an alternative fixed route private mass transit system focused on the needs and wants of the millennial generation. ETS operates late nights and early mornings when San Diego entertainment is at its peak. ETS is affordable, reliable and technically savvy.

Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon does business in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. The company is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with approximately 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Its Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 100,000 business and public sector customers and more than one million residential customers. Exelon’s utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to more than 7.8 million utility customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).

Firefly provides digital marketing strategy and consulting for clients in several verticals, including a national non-profit agency, a web-based consumer services company, an executive advisory group and a national luxury retailer.

Gamxing offers Next Generation, Adaptive, Online Compliance Training Games with Deep Dive Data Analytics for managers. Games are delivered online, via the cloud and require no computer upgrades or software purchase. Compliance managers and HR officers the next generation of employee training through timed, online games.

Greymar Associates is a full service design and real estate development company that specializes in the design and construction of energy efficient, state of the art buildings that incorporate alternative factory based pre-crafted construction technology. Over a 30 year period, Greymar has participated in projects throughout the United States, Japan and Europe.

Health Networks provides online health information for consumers struggling with medical conditions.  Primary focus is on the topic of Alopecia in men, women, and children.  User-generated content in the form of forums, chats, text and photo blogs.  Other site features include a health news center focusing on industry and new research in dermatology, surgical options, and hair replacement systems.  Heath Networks functions a liaison between the consumer public and medical / industry professionals.

Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) is an independent security firm in Baltimore, Maryland dedicated to aggressive defense strategies through advanced science. Our elite team of analysts and developers use scientific approaches to improve our clients’ overall security posture, protect digital assets, harden existing technologies, secure infrastructures, and work with development teams to ensure product security before deployment.

The Industrial Internet Consortium is the open membership, international not-for-profit consortium that is setting the architectural framework and direction for the Industrial Internet. Founded by AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel in March 2014, the consortium’s mission is to coordinate vast ecosystem initiatives to connect and integrate objects with people, processes and data using common architectures, interoperability and open standards.

Driven by the belief that ‘Your Networks are Everything’, the team set out to develop a simpler way for business to secure and connect their network services. The solution needed to facilitate better connections, better experiences and better commercial potential for any trusted user, application or device. The result is the commercial delivery of virtualized network services through iWebGate’s Virtual Services Platform (VSP). This platform’s patented technology enables organizations to securely and efficiently provision a virtual network of services in front of all other networks.

Leavitt Communications is a San Diego County-based marketing communications firm representing an extensive array of public/private sector and non-profit clients both nationwide and overseas.  Established in 1991, Leavitt Communications also has partnerships in place with marketing communications firms in Brazil, China, France, India and the United Kingdom.

Leavitt Communications was founded by Neal Leavitt, a former city editor, reporter and copy editor. Neal continues to contribute to various technology publications and has two ongoing blogs with IEEE Computing Now and iMediaConnection.

The company’s group of experienced professionals understands the strategic difference between the development of relationships and plans, and the visible presentation of solutions and information. The difference is critical to the efficient and effective success for both startup ventures and established companies. We keep clients informed of the issues that are of interest to affected constituents, whether it’s the media, investors, elected officials or the public. Visit Website.

LIFARS is a digital forensics and cybersecurity intelligence firm based in New York City. With its history of investigating cybersecurity breaches across a number of industries, LIFARS is uniquely positioned to help increase your cybersecurity posture to protect your organization and yourself from real-life hackers and advanced persistent threat actors. By bringing in LIFARS, you can maximize your existing investment into the cybersecurity infrastructure and make sure that your future investments are strategically placed – delivering maximum protection while preserving the productivity of your employees. For these and other reasons LIFARS was recently ranked as the #2 cybersecurity company in New York Metro area on the Cybersecurity 500 list.

MaFe, LLC is an independently owned and operated Marketing and Operations Consulting Firm that provides strategic, measurable, quality and innovative solutions for high tech, cybersecurity and IoT companies. MaFe seeks to redefine the way organizations prepare, organize and take their solutions to market. Visit Website.

Merging Streams is an Internet based company founded in Colorado established to develop and support Internet based businesses. The selection and implementation of the income streams that we develop applies the most current internet marketing procedures and methods to provide some level of assurance that the venture will be successful and profitable.

Mintz Levin is a law firm that serves clients of all sizes and at all stages of growth. We represent Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, emerging growth and established companies, government agencies, and nonprofits. The firm brings attorneys from complementary practices and geographies to address the rapidly changing legal and regulatory environment of many industries.

With state of the art technology, My Freight Options (MFO) allows interaction directly with the carrier of their choice without any middle man or broker, which saves the customer money while getting real time information from the carrier that actually has their shipment on their own truck. Customers are also given the ability to rate the carriers they chose which will allow information to be passed to the next customer as well as hold the carrier accountable for their service.

New Media Rights is an independently funded non-profit program of California Western School of Law (a 501c3 non-profit) that provides one-to-one legal services to creators, entrepreneurs and internet users whose projects require specialized internet, media, and communications law expertise.

ObjectSecurity’s mission is to simplify security for the complex, interconnected IT landscapes most
organizations have to deal with today. Their primary focus is around simplified security management and secure IT application integration. Object Security specializes in security for Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) / BPM / Cloud /
SaaS / Web 2.0, enterprise security policy management, model driven security, secure middleware, and modeling/simulation. They offer software products, solutions, and consulting services. The core product is OpenPMF, the leading “model-driven security” security policy management solution.

Founded in 1996, Palmchip pioneered the single chip SoC Technology. The company’s most recent innovation is a real-time cloud based security solution for Internet of Things (IoT). Today more than billion consumer devices on the market use Palmchip’s SoC and software technology.

As the next-generation security company, Palo Alto Networks is leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling all applications and preventing advanced threats from achieving their objectives for tens of thousands of organizations around the world. They are one of the fastest growing security companies in the market because of their deep expertise, commitment to innovation, and game-changing security platform focused on bringing an end to the era of breaches by uniquely integrating our Next-Generation Firewall, Advanced Endpoint Protection, and Threat Intelligence Cloud.

Because these capabilities are natively built into the Palo Alto Networks’ platform and designed to deliver highly automated preventative measures against cyberthreats, they ensure superior security to legacy point technologies such as stateful inspection firewalls, UTMs, or endpoint security products. With their platform, organizations can confidently pursue a digital-first strategy as they implement key technology initiatives within the cloud and increasingly mobile networks, while maintaining complete visibility and control, to protect their most valued data assets and critical control systems.

The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina is a multidisciplinary research center focused at the intersection of politics, policies and ideas. Dedicated to honoring Sen. Claiborne Pell’s legacy, the center promotes American engagement in the world, effective government at home and civic participation by all Americans.

Premanco Ventures identifies, invests and advises innovative technology companies with an emphasis on bridging the gap between entrepreneurs and investors in Silicon Valley and international

Premierehire’s founders, with more than 20 years of experience, have a solid track record of successfully meeting and exceeding clients’ staffing and recruiting needs. Our team of professionals make up a broad range of specialties and combined we bring over 90 years of industry experience.

Premierehire’s Purpose & Passion is to create mutually rewarding career placements for the individual and the organization; helping each party find the right fit and follow a specialized SmartStart hiring and on-boarding process to maximize individual potential, team synergy, organizational return, and employee retention.

Randstad US is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a $22.9 billion global provider of HR services. As the third largest staffing organization in the United States, Randstad provides temporary, temporary-to-hire and permanent placement services each week to over 100,000 people through its network of more than 900 branches and client-dedicated locations. Employing over 5,300 recruiting experts, the company is a top provider of outsourcing, staffing, consulting and projects and workforce solutions within the areas of Engineering, Finance and Accounting, Healthcare, Human Resources, IT, Legal, Manufacturing & Logistics, Office & Administration, Pharma and Sales & Marketing. Visit website.

Red Hat, Inc. (Red Hat), incorporated on September 17, 1998, is a global provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to develop and offer reliable and high-performing operating system, virtualization, middleware, storage and cloud technologies. Red Hat employs an open source software development model that uses the collective input, resources and knowledge of a global community of contributors who collaborate to develop, maintain and enhance software. The Company distributes its software offerings under open source licenses that permit access to the software’s human-readable source code. It provides its software offerings primarily under annual or multi-year subscriptions. A subscription generally entitles a customer to new versions of the software, security updates, fixes, functionality enhancements and upgrades to the technology.

The reTech Labs’ mission is to incubate and curate innovative retail and e-commerce solutions and products. reTech believes in technology which makes consumers’ life better and focused on incubating products and ideas most beneficial for consumers, retailers and brands. They believe that innovative technology products should make consumer experience memorable, simple and fun.

At ScaleMatrix, status-quo is simply not in our vocabulary.  Our teams embody the spirit of innovation, which is evident every time you step into one of our next-generation data centers.  With a proven track record and clients and partners spanning nearly every vertical, we are driven by the challenge to stay ahead of the fluid and ever-changing technology landscape. Visit website.

Secured Universe is building a new kind of cyber security firm focused on protecting personal data and communications on mobile devices.

It all started with cake bake on. Mathias Pomplitz and Ace Baker, the two founders of Sugar Note have met in the sandbox. In Hamburg it was, sometime in the early 80s. Whether they have mutually taken away the shovels, nobody knows, but if so, this small dispute has long been settled. No wonder it’s already more than 30 years ago. Since then the two go through thick and thin, know each other inside out and trust 100 percent. 100? Oh, 300. At least. And even though Ace now lives in San Diego and Mathias has remained in Hamburg, nothing separates the two – except perhaps 8000 km crow flies. The two have decided to put together something on the legs. If you like, Sugar note is actually incurred in the sandbox.

What we help our customers accomplish is simple: make money more efficiently. The computers in our data centers act like traders by playing thousands of trading scenarios every single day. Much like IBM’s Watson, our computers are constantly learning which market relationships have predictive outcomes. Our software identifies what is working in a down market or in an up market, and suggests exactly what to buy or short and when to exit. Our innovative new Trade Ideas Channel window is like a Tivo for your portfolio; providing you an ever growing menu of investment and trading layout choices. Become the CEO of your own Financial Empire with Trade Ideas. Visit Website.

TriNet provides small to mid-sized businesses with an HR solution so they can free themselves from the complexities of HR and focus on their goals. As their trusted HR business partner, TriNet assumes many of the responsibilities of being an employer and helps these companies contain HR costs, minimize employer-related risk, and relieve the administrative burden of HR. TriNet offers bundled HR products, along with additional software and strategic services, resulting in a comprehensive and empowering solution.

Originally called the Canadian Venture Exchange (CDNX), this was a result of the merger of the Vancouver and Alberta stock exchanges. The goal of TSX Venture Exchange is to provide venture companies with effective access to capital while protecting investors.

Tuliva = Tulevaisuus (Future) + Luova (Creative)

In Finnish, the word tulevaisuus means “future,” and luova means “creative.” We are working to create the future through the innovation and ingenuity of information technology.

Tuliva’s goal is to help individuals and organizations reach their highest level of achievement. But it goes beyond that. Tuliva believes they can change the world by creating

infrastructure and training the workforce to solve the world’s biggest problems. That’s why they work toward bringing big data to healthcare, connecting people via technology, and enabling the creativity of today’s youth through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) initiatives.

Tuliva was formed in 2010 with a focus on cloud architecture and design. They soon realized that organizations needed qualified and skilled IT engineers as much as they needed IT products and services. Tuliva Academy and Tuliva Bridgeways were formed to meet these needs, creating the comprehensive IT-as-a-service solution that Tuliva is today.

The University of San Diego is a nationally preeminent Catholic university known for educating students who are globally competent, ethical leaders committed to the common good and empowered to engage a diverse and changing world.

USD is dedicated to the values originally articulated by its founders, Bishop Charles Francis Buddy of the Diocese of San Diego and Mother Rosalie Hill of the Society of the Sacred Heart.

Those values are reflected in the University’s rich Catholic intellectual tradition. USD’s community of scholars are committed to educating the whole person—intellectually, physically, spiritually, emotionally, socially and culturally. The university provides a character-building education that fosters independent thought, innovation, integrity, analytical thinking, and an open-minded and collaborative world view.

USD welcomes and respects those whose lives are formed by different traditions, and we recognize their important contributions to a pluralistic society and to an atmosphere of open discussion and discovery, which is essential to a liberal arts education.

USCOMTRUST securely embeds machine learning into your systems architecture to extract only the most relevant data to gain contextual meaning from your databases. Our security project engineers manage your complex computing environments with innovative and cost-effective network centric solutions.

Vit Tall LLC is an information technology firm that has focused on cyber and electromagnetic vulnerabilities. Vit Tall was conceived in the high-tech ecosystem of the East Coast “Silicon Valley.” It developed within the California ecosystem, which includes the West Coast Silicon Valley, and advanced its capabilities in the realm of analytical fusion-based software. It is now engaged in resiliency engineering development near Florida’s Space Coast, which some consider to be the next “Silicon Valley.” Vit Tall’s core competencies include artificial intelligence-inspired data analytics and vulnerability assessments.

Within the realm of cyber, Vit Tall has provided Enterprise Security Compliance services to Fortune 500 companies and Ivy League universities as well as Cyber Threat Intelligence services to governmental organizations. Vit Tall’s mantra is “Resilience Engineering for a Better World.”

At Webpass, we help residents and businesses by offering blazing fast, simple Internet in urban areas. We do this by creating our own Ethernet network and by making it affordable and reliable. We are a team of highly dedicated individuals who share two things: a passion for problem-solving, and a commitment to simplicity.

A global, Tier 1, private, non profit university. Webster University, founded in 1915 with its home campus based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is the only Tier 1, private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world including metropolitan, military, online and corporate, as well as American-style traditional campuses in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Our mission is bold, and appropriate for these times: Webster University, a worldwide institution, ensures high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.