What a great way to end a year of tremendous progress in growing our entrepreneurial ecosystem in Riverside and the larger Inland Empire region. A huge thank you to Inc Magazine for including us at number 23 of the “50 Best Places in America for Starting a Business” as well as mentioning some of the programs that we are leading at the University of California, Riverside including our EPIC and EPIC SBDC (Small Business Development Center) programs as well as our ExCITE incubator which is a partnership between Riverside County, The City of Riverside and UCR. Looking forward to big things in the region in 2019. This is why I am #LongSoCal.
Congrats to University of California, Riverside alums and all around cool guys Tim Jenkins and Elmer Thomas on the $2B acquisition of their company SendGrid by Twilio. Thanks for all you do for our Riverside and Inland Empire tech startup ecosystem.
SmartBot360 is looking to hire for two positions: a Full-Stack Developer and a Business Development Officer. Vagelis Hristidis and his team have developed a platform to create, manage and share AI chatbots. The platform empowers customer agents to increase the number of reached customers by offloading routine interactions to the AI-powered chatbots.
Chatbots and humans work together through easy to define triaging handover protocols. The intuitive Web-based SmartBot360 Management Dashboard is the control panel of the platform, which allows monitoring and analyzing ongoing sessions, starting new chatbot campaigns and directly chatting with the customers. The chatbots can be deployed on Facebook Messenger, SMS, web pages or other media.
SmartBot360 is mentored by the team at University of California, Riverside‘s EPIC SBDC and is a resident at the ExCITE incubator in Riverside, CA.
More here: https://angel.co/smartbot360/jobs
Inland Southern California entrepreneurs – come and join us on April 3rd as we celebrate entrepreneurs and innovation at the launch of our new tech Small Business Development Center called EPIC SBDC. EPIC SBDC provides early stage tech entrepreneurs and companies in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties support to grow their businesses at no cost. Services include specialized consulting, training programs, access to capital and SBIR/STTR assistance. It is hosted and supported by University of California Riverside, Riverside County, the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network, the State of California and the Small Business Administration. Register here.
Excited to have Dali Rivera from Sticks and Stones be one of the 7 startups to join our Startups for Innovators program in partnership with UC Riverside at the Temecula Valley Entrepreneurs Exchange (TVE2). We need more female founders in Riverside County.