Weekly Wire RoundUp: BrightDrop, CapRock Partners, LaTerra Development, Uber & More

By: Editorial Staff


Jan 9, 2022


Startempire Wire Weekly Round up

Utilize Our Platform

Weekly Wire RoundUp Video 19

GM Motors’ Commercial EV Maker BrightDrop to Have its First Dealership in Fontana

BrightDrop is a business brand introduced by the American manufacturer General Motors in 2021. The all-electric commercial vehicle brand GM Motors has announced it will open its first dealership in Fontana, California.

“BrightDrop plans to continue establishing a small, focused dealer network capable of serving fleet customers throughout the United States.”Travis Katz, CEO and President | BrightDrop

The San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) Foundation Obtains $200K Worth of Grants

Four organizations, Wells Fargo, The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Edison International, and SoCal Gas, gave more than $200K in grants to The San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) Foundation.

$100K Grant under Valley Bound Commitment

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has given almost $2 million to support a program at San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) over the past 13 years. The program is named “Valley-Bound Commitment” that aims to reduce economic barriers that may deter academic success.

Three Inland Empire Projects to Get the lion’s share of $700M Venture Fund of CapRock Partners

Newport Beach-based industrial real estate investor CapRock Partners raised $700 million from its Logistics Venture Fund to invest $2 billion in industrial development totaling 15 million square feet throughout the Western US.

LaTerra Development Buys Apartment Development Site for $8.2M in the City of Perris, CA

LaTerra Development, a Los Angeles-based multifamily developer, has bought an apartment development site with 228 apartments in the City of Perris, CA. The transaction cost $8.2 Million to LaTerra; however, the developer will now have an in-demand property right in the heart of the booming Inland Empire. 

Uber Starts Operating at Ontario International Airport

Just when Uber has spread its operations throughout the world and even inspired the ‘uberization’ of every legacy industry, it is a surprise that the ride-hailing app was allowed to operate on the Ontario Int. Airport just in the last week of Dec 2021.

Cal Baptist University Teaches Business & Entrepreneurship to the Next Generation of Startup Ecosystem Leaders

California Baptist University is one of Southern California’s top private Christian colleges and universities. CBU offers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and credential programs in Riverside, San Bernardino, and online.

Upcoming Meetups & Meetings

Our goal at Startempire Wire is to act as a megaphone to connect the dots between the best startups, events, and people in the Inland Empire. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel, and like/follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram


Submit a Comment

Connecting you with the best startups, people & events in the Inland Empire.

Support Startup News & Media!

Enjoying the startup news & media? Support us!

We have big plans, and we need your help!

Startempire Wire is a community of people working together to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment in the Inland Empire. We provide resources and connect people with the startup culture.

We believe that the Inland Empire has all of the ingredients for success. This region just needs a platform to show the world what it can do – And this is exactly what Startempirewire.com is doing. Our goal is to act as a megaphone to connect the dots between the best startups, events, and people in the Inland Empire.

We have big plans, and we need your help! If you are passionate about creating a thriving local startup ecosystem, then we would like to invite you to join in contributing to the community by supporting us. You can do that by supporting us financially or by being an active contributor. In return, we will give you (depending on sponsorship level) free access to our content, other level based perks &  the opportunity to connect with a network of passionate people working to build a better future for all of us.

We cover the good and the bad of entrepreneurship, startups & business events; we do it with passion and purpose. If you like what we do, support us & please consider becoming a patron. Your support is essential for independent local startup media to survive & thrive.

You can make a regular one time donation to become a sponsor at any level, or you can choose to become a monthly or event sponsor.  Every little bit counts! Thank You

Verious B. Smith III

Founder, Startempire Wire

Related Articles

Benihana Temecula: A New Culinary Destination in Riverside County

Benihana Temecula: A New Culinary Destination in Riverside County

On September 29, Benihana Inc. will open its well-regarded Japanese teppanyaki and sushi restaurant chain in Temecula, California. Situated at 26420 Ynez Road within the Promenade Temecula, Benihana Temecula aspires to enhance the dining landscape of Riverside County....

Economic Growth in the Inland Empire: The IECE and Beyond

Economic Growth in the Inland Empire: The IECE and Beyond

The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), published its 2022 Impact Report. We look at the economic impact of IECE and what other organizations have done to drive economic growth in the Inland Empire...

Stay Up On Startempire News

Access Premium Content

Startempire Wire premium content access is free during the beta period of our  website.  Join during beta and get a grandfathered discount when we launch.

$5 for first month then $15 per month

Get Every Update

Would you like to receive Startempire Wire updates in your inbox? Subscribe below!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Follow Us

Follow Startempire Wire on other social media channels.

My cart
Your cart is empty.

Looks like you haven't made a choice yet.