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New arrival from Brooklyn joins Startup Berkeley panel

Kalimah Priforce moved his startup from Brooklyn to Berkeley Kalimah Priforce describes himself as “a madman on a mission”. Through his startup Qeyno Labs, Priforce works with local partners and schools to bring technology-enabled career discovery into under-served classrooms, using game-like rewards and mentorship from real-life professionals. Priforce will be joining the panel at Berkeleyside’s Local […]

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Autodesk signs up for ‘Startup Berkeley’ Forum

Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk, speaking at TEDxBerkeley this month. Photo: Ira Serkes Berkeleyside is delighted to announce that Autodesk has signed on as a sponsor of the Berkeleyside Local Business Forum 2012: Startup Berkeley, which takes place on Monday March 5th in downtown Berkeley. “Autodesk is interested in encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Carl […]

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Announcing: Berkeleyside Local Business Forum 2012 ‘Startup Berkeley’, Monday March 5, 7-9 pm

Creator of The Sims Will Wright founded his latest company, Stupid Fun Club, in Berkeley Berkeleyside is thrilled to announce that on Monday March 5th we will be hosting the Berkeleyside Local Business Forum 2012: Startup Berkeley. The Forum’s focus will be the strengths, and weaknesses, of the city of Berkeley for startups. What does it […]

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Berkeley to reassess Wells Fargo, open account to bids

The City of Berkeley will look at switching its account out of Wells Fargo. Photo: Lance Knobel Last night Berkeley’s City Council voted unanimously to review its banking arrangements with Wells Fargo when the current contract expires at the end of 2012. This followed a recommendation by councilmembers Jesse Arreguín and Darryl Moore to consider alternatives to the 160-year-old […]

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Berkeleyans move their money, and small banks benefit

Gary Bell, CEO of Cooperative Federal Credit Union in Berkeley. Photo: Judith Scherr By Judith Scherr On Friday at noon, Mark Coplan waited patiently for his turn to open an account at the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union on Ashby Avenue. Thirty-eight people did the same on Saturday which was “Move Your Money Day”, also known as “Bank Transfer […]