[Talk of current happenings in the SD tech scene starts at 24:31]
Mike Krenn is the President & CEO of Connect w/ SDVG, which elevates innovators and entrepreneurs throughout their growth journey by providing educational programming, mentorship, networking events, and access to capital.
Mike grew up in Mountain View, at the heart of Silicon Valley. After high school, he moved out to San Diego despite his parents’ wishes for him to attend Humboldt State. Soon after making his way to sunny SD, Mike enrolled in classes at San Diego State (Go Aztecs!) to pursue his bachelor’s degree.
After graduating from college, Mike spent five years working at the San Diego Business Journal, where he learned about the local tech and startup community. Soon enough, Mike’s career began to revolve around the local tech and startup scene.
Listen in to hear how Mike Krenn got his start being involved in the local tech scene, what he’s currently doing at Connect w/ SDVG, and get the scoop on his favorite local tacos.
Listen in as Neal & Mike comment on recent news like (starting at 24:31):
ecoATM becoming private again, raising $200M
Flock Freight (previously Auptix) raising $50M
BlueNalu raising $20M
Williot, Israel- and SD-based, raising $20M
Aira’s recent acquisition
Along with upcoming events:
CDI Startup Series: The Entrepreneurial Leader Mindset - March 17
Startup78 Quarterly Meetup - March 19
March Mingle - March 25
TCA Women in Angel Investing Panel - March 31
Thanks to our partners at Cox Business for their support in enabling us to grow the San Diego startup and tech ecosystem.
Mike’s favorite tacos:
Mike’s Taco Club in Ocean Beach
Fish tacos at Mitch’s Seafood in Point Loma
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