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The Tacos and Tech Podcast highlights the builders of companies, technologies, and the ecosystem of San Diego with a local flair for our lifestyle as well.

Tacos and Tech Podcast Neal Bloom

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The Tacos and Tech Podcast highlights the builders of companies, technologies, and the ecosystem of San Diego with a local flair for our lifestyle as well.

    Keeping the School Community Safe with Ross Young

    Keeping the School Community Safe with Ross Young

    The pandemic has completely changed the school system, making the transition from in-person to virtual learning difficult and opening new risks of cyber attacks towards young students. Companies like Linewize are focused on keeping students safe in a digital learning environment and content-filtering in the classroom or at district level. Ross Young, Senior Vice President at Linewize, shares his experience in the cybersecurity industry and leading sales operations for the North American branch.

    • 25 min
    San Diego Tech News Weekly – October 22, 2021

    San Diego Tech News Weekly – October 22, 2021

    This Week in SD Tech:

    1. San Diego scientists are working on a vaccine against all coronaviruses. Yes, all of them
    2. Shares in this Encinitas-based biotech jump 31 percent in first day of trading
    3. San Diego County to expand its renewable energy sources
    4. Flock Freight gets $215 million as it remakes truck shipping
    5. UCSD won $1M grant to fund accelerator for under represented entrepreneurs 

    • 26 min
    Putting Things to Good Use with Kimia Talebian

    Putting Things to Good Use with Kimia Talebian

    Ever bought items that you never ended up using? Or do you have things you no longer need, but are still in good condition? Kimia Talebian, CEO and co-founder of Good Use, addresses this issue by connecting communities together through a social application platform to give and receive free stuff, and put it into good use.

    Listen to Kimia share the founding story of Good Use and how the application promotes contributing to the community and creating a happier place for people as they give and receive.

    • 19 min
    San Diego Tech News Weekly – October 15, 2021

    San Diego Tech News Weekly – October 15, 2021

    This Week in SD Tech:

    1. Local investors Section 32 and Qualcomm Ventures recently invested in Gretel AI and AmionX respectively
    2. Union Tribune releases list of 26 phenomenal women to know in San Diego, including many tech leaders
    3. SoftBank invests $400 million in activewear maker Vuori
    4. The Top Tech Awards recently honored many local technologists and leaders
    5. The largest public companies in San Diego saw major stock gains in the first half of 2021

    • 27 min
    Protecting Individuals By Protecting Companies

    Protecting Individuals By Protecting Companies

    October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Since the pandemic, there has been an increase in ransomware attacks as companies struggle to move their organizations to a digital setting. A recent Mimecast study shows there has been a 64% increase in cyberthreats in 2019/2020. Additionally, emails are a front door to a wide range of attacks. Jeremy Ventura of Mimecast and Chris Pierdominici of RapidScale share their insight on how to protect all-digital means of communication.

    • 33 min
    San Diego Tech News Weekly – October 8, 2021

    San Diego Tech News Weekly – October 8, 2021

    This Week in SD Tech:
    San Diego To Develop Regional Cyber Innovation Center To Prevent Attacks, The San Diego Crypto Ecosystem, Professor Ardem Patapoutian wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, For subscribers: First COVID, now HIV. Moderna and San Diego researchers race to make a vaccine, San Diego Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Garthiia ,

Best Introduction I’ve Heard

First time I heard it, I couldn’t believe my ears. Shows how plugged in Neal is with the San Diego culture and industry

JeezyLakobe ,

Start Ups San Diego and Beyond

Neal is the best in the biz! Fire guests, fire show, must listen for anyone in the startup scene, especially those looking to dive deep.

johnny_butt ,

Finally a tech podcast from San Diego

A great first hand experience podcast about tech in San Diego. Love listening and learning about all the great startups here in SD county. And as always can’t wait to hear more!

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