Weekly Wire RoundUp: i-Corps™, Amazon, Ontario Great Park, ReStart Small Business Loan & More

By: Editorial Staff


Jan 16, 2022


Startempire Wire Weekly Round up

This week, we covered the following news and you may read them in detail by visiting the links given below.

What is the NSF Innovation Corps Program and How Can Entrepreneurs Benefit From It?

The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program is an experiential education program supported by the National Science Foundation. It helps researchers gain valuable insight into entrepreneurship, starting a business or industry requirements and challenges.

Will Amazon Be Forced to Shutdown its San Bernardino Air Cargo Facility?

The State of California, through its Attorney General Rob Bonta filed a lawsuit in a federal appeals court to have Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shutdown a new air cargo facility at San Bernardino International Airport it leased to Amazon in April last year.

The disputed $200 million Eastgate Air Cargo Logistics Center was handed over to Amazon in April last year and forms an important package hub in Amazon’s air network. 

Build-to-Rent Townhomes in Riverside County

Land brokerage company based in Irvine; The Hoffman Company has sold 26-acres of land that Sancerra Communities and STG Capital Partners will use to build a rent-only townhome community in Southwest Riverside County, California. Build to Rent (BTR) refers to purpose-built housing designed for rent rather than sale. Schemes usually offer longer tenancy agreements and are often professionally managed by the owner or operator.

Ontario plans to build 370-acre Ontario Great Park

Ontario plans to build a 370-acre new city park, reports Steve Scauzillo. Known as The Great Park, the proposed project is approximately 340 acres with a length of 3.7 miles and encompasses roughly 400 acres, and extends over 3-1/2 miles.

ReStart Small Business Loan of $15k-$30k: Who is Eligible to Apply?

The Riverside County Office of Economic Development announced it has partnered with AmPac to provide business restart loans to small businesses. The details published by the Economic Development department are as follows:

Restart loans are available to businesses located anywhere in the county. Loans may be given for $15,000 to $30,000.

California’s Ontario International Airport Ranked Fastest-growing U.S. Airport

Ontario International Airport (ONT) is the fastest-growing airport in the United States for the fourth consecutive year, based on a survey of frequent travelers by Global Traveler, a leading industry publication geared to business and luxury fliers who travel extensively in the U.S. and abroad.

Upcoming Meetups & Meetings

  • Inland Empire Python Users Group – Tue Jan 18
  • The IDEA Exchange | January Meet-up – Wed Jan 19
  • MULTI ROBOT CLUB ONLINE Zoom Meeting! – Sat Jan 22
  • BCCIE Business Mixer – Mon Jan 24 (view link or photo in assets)
  • Ambitious Entrepreneurs Connect: Networking Mixer – Thu Jan 27

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