Weekly Wire RoundUp: From State of the County Business Summit to IECE Getting $500K from The Citi Foundation

By: Editorial Staff


Oct 10, 2021


Startempire Wire Weekly Round up

San Bernardino County: A Business Summit and a Vacation Rental Website

In today’s Weekly Wire RoundUp, we will give you an overview of the news we reported on this week. We kicked off the week with San Bernardino County’s ‘State of the County’ regional business summit that brought together more than 1,000 business, government and community leaders. It took place at the Toyota Arena in the Ontario Center.

Since the massive popularity of Airbnb, short term vacation rentals business has touched every community and the county could no longer have had neglected the presence of this business model. That’s why we reported the San Bernardino County launched a special website for short term rentals in the county.  

Fourth Sector Innovations: Logistics Startup Accelerator

We know Inland Empire is a hub of logistics and retail/e-Commerce goods distribution. In only a few months Amazon has tripled its investment in the region. The Seattle-based e-Commerce giant is set up open Inland Empire’s first Amazon Fresh market in fall 2021 in the Murrieta Town Center in Riverside county. It recently opened a new Amazon air hub in the San Bernardino County followed by an announcement to open two Amazon fulfillment centers, one in Victorville and the other in Ontario.

With that said, it makes sense to prop up logistics and supply chain startups in the region. Fourth Sector Innovations in doing exactly that with its logistics startup accelerator located in Ontario, CA.

Rancho Cucamonga To Get a New Train Station

We also reported about Rancho Cucamonga’s new train station for Vegas and Ontario airport transit projects. You will also get to read about the housing projects starting nearby the station, a prominent one being ‘Homecoming at the Resort’ which is a 867-unit next-generation housing community in Rancho Cucamonga.

ExCITE Riverside’s New Location

We shared that the startup incubator ExCITE Riverside in downtown Riverside, California plans to move out of its current building and shift to another location in Riverside. 

Real Estate Startup’s Presence in the Inland Empire and Citi Foundation’s $500K Grant for SCUSB’s IECE

We also reported on a real estate tech startup that got its Series B funding back in December 2020 and has a significant presence in the Inland Empire. However, we don’t know as yet how big are its operations in the Inland region.

Lastly, we shared that The Citi Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic arm of the Citi Group gave $900K to The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE), the latter being CSUSB’s center for entrepreneurship.

Upcoming Meetups & Meetings: THIS WEEK

Conferences & Festivals

Riverside Angel Summit Until Nov 3

  • Friday * Semi Finalists Were Chosen
  • Semi Finalists will be giving their pitches on Oct 19 – 20

Upcoming: FTR FST Nov 12

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