Why you don’t want to miss out on Innovation Month Events: April 2022 is Riverside County Innovation Month! This is a chance to celebrate innovation, share best practices and inspire others to create new inventions. The goal is to educate and connect entrepreneurs, business owners, and students with the resources that can help them start or grow a business. Innovation Month is sponsored by the Riverside County Economic Development Agency, along with several other organizations and private businesses.
UCR EPIC Alumni Inviscid Acquired by Rethink First: University of California, Riverside (UCR) has an entrepreneurial and startup incubation program called Entrepreneurial Proof of Concept Center (EPIC). In Sep 2021, a UCR EPIC’s alumni startup called Inviscid, a SaaS solution for autism-related medical consultants was acquired by Rethink First. This shows EPIC’s capability to help commercialize and graduate new startups.
If You Don’t Attend Corona Night Market, You’ll Miss out on this: This summer, the Corona Night Market is returning to the City of Corona at the Circle City Center parking lot to provide a unique community gathering consisting of independent food trucks, artisan crafts, and locally sourced products in an interactive environment.
Victor Valley College Starts Empowering Entrepreneurs: Victor Valley College pioneered an 18-credit entrepreneurship degree at the college, including “Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset” and “Starting a Business for Entrepreneurs with Limited Resources,” to empower entrepreneurs and support innovation.
Inland Empire Created Greater Number of Jobs Than It Lost During the Pandemic: The Inland Empire has gained back all of the employment/jobs lost due to the COVID-19 problem. Rather than a net loss, the region has grown total payroll employment since the pandemic initially threw global labor markets into disarray.
Cheaper Housing, Booming e-Commerce, and Big-Box Supply Chain Rescue the Inland Empire’s from Recession: Inland Empire has a resilient economy because of the three main factors; Cheaper housing, booming e-commerce, and supply chain centers. It is significantly more affordable than living in coastal areas. The rise of online shopping and fulfillment centers has also caused a boom in the economy of the Inland Empire.
Upcoming Meetups & Meetings. Next Two Weeks
1. #Iewp Monthly Meetup (General Meetup) – Tue, April 5
2. Open Pitch Nights 1 & 2 – Tue – Wed, April 5- 6
3. Riverside Regional Pitch Competition At Excite – Thurs, April 7 (5:30)
4. Virtual WordPress Developer Night – #Iewp – Tue, April 12, Tue
5. Virtual WordPress Workshop Night – #Iewp – Thurs, April 14, Thu
6. In-Person – Robot Meeting! – April 16, Sat
7. Grand Opening For Excite And Riverside Angel Summit Check Presentations – April 21 (5:30)
8. Ftr Fst S//\\ (Spring 2022) – Friday 22 Apr 22
Innovation Month – Https://Rivcoinnovation.Org/