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Posted inBerkeleyside, Business, Video

In case you missed it: Startup Berkeley Forum highlights

https://youtu.be/tYtenu8QQcU Last month, Berkeleyside held its second Local Business Forum, concentrating on “Startup Berkeley” — the strengths and weaknesses of the city for startups. If you weren’t able to attend, or if you just want a quick refresher on the evening, we’ve condensed the two hours into a little more than six minutes of highlights […]

Posted inEvents

New arrival from Brooklyn joins Startup Berkeley panel

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 Business Forum on March 5th to discuss his experience moving […]

Posted inEvents

Autodesk signs up for ‘Startup Berkeley’ Forum

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 Bass, CEO of Autodesk, and a Berkeley resident. “Berkeley, as a whole, has […]

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

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 take to turn an idea into a successful business, how can one nurture innovation, and what […]

Posted inCity

Berkeley to reassess Wells Fargo, open account to bids

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 San Francisco bank which, they said, “was a key part of the subprime lending crisis which led […]

Posted inBusiness

Berkeleyans move their money, and small banks benefit

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 Day”, a concept promoted by the Occupy Wall Street Movement, MoveOn.org and other […]