Congrats to University of California, Riverside alums and all around cool guys Tim Jenkins and Elmer Thomas on the $2B acquisition of their company SendGrid by Twilio. Thanks for all you do for our Riverside and Inland Empire tech startup ecosystem.
SmartBot360 is looking to hire for two positions: a Full-Stack Developer and a Business Development Officer. Vagelis Hristidis and his team have developed a platform to create, manage and share AI chatbots. The platform empowers customer agents to increase the number of reached customers by offloading routine interactions to the AI-powered chatbots.
Chatbots and humans work together through easy to define triaging handover protocols. The intuitive Web-based SmartBot360 Management Dashboard is the control panel of the platform, which allows monitoring and analyzing ongoing sessions, starting new chatbot campaigns and directly chatting with the customers. The chatbots can be deployed on Facebook Messenger, SMS, web pages or other media.
SmartBot360 is mentored by the team at University of California, Riverside‘s EPIC SBDC and is a resident at the ExCITE incubator in Riverside, CA.
More here: https://angel.co/smartbot360/jobs
Inland Southern California entrepreneurs – come and join us on April 3rd as we celebrate entrepreneurs and innovation at the launch of our new tech Small Business Development Center called EPIC SBDC. EPIC SBDC provides early stage tech entrepreneurs and companies in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties support to grow their businesses at no cost. Services include specialized consulting, training programs, access to capital and SBIR/STTR assistance. It is hosted and supported by University of California Riverside, Riverside County, the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network, the State of California and the Small Business Administration. Register here.
Excited to have Dali Rivera from Sticks and Stones be one of the 7 startups to join our Startups for Innovators program in partnership with UC Riverside at the Temecula Valley Entrepreneurs Exchange (TVE2). We need more female founders in Riverside County.
In case you missed the big announcement – UC Riverside has launched the Highlander Venture Fund – a $10M venture capital fund that will make seed capital investments on campus and in regional startups. If you want more info, please get in touch with me if you are an entrepreneur in the Riverside County region.
A huge thank you to Russell Jeide and Scott Cromar from Knobbe Martens as well as the entrepreneurs for coming out to the Murrieta Innovation Center (The MIC) to talk about “Intellectual Property and your Startup” this week. We hope to deliver more Lunch & Learns to Riverside County in the coming months. If there are other topics relevant to your startup you want us to cover, get in touch with me.