Month: November 2019

Family mourns loss of 72-year-old woman killed in Fremont hit-and-run

FREMONT (KRON) – “I always knew someone would be hit and killed — I just never knew it would be my mom.”

Ton Ogi-Robbins struggled to come to grips with his family’s loss.

“In shock, you know, it’s in shock,” he said. “We still can’t believe it.”

His 72-year-old mother, Suzanne Ogi, was killed using the crosswalk on Rock Avenue at Niles Boulevard Friday night in Fremont — just 300 feet from where they shared a home.

Flowers and a stuffed animal left at the scene honor her and her labradoodle, Molly Cupcakes, who also did not survive.

“We’ve had talks with the city about slowing it down, making it single lane,” Ogi-Robbins said. “At the very least, they should have had stop signs here.”

The city has developed a “safe and complete” streets project to make Niles Boulevard safer.

A plan that includes some of ton Ogi-Robbins’ suggestions, which is scheduled to be complete next year.

But obviously too late in this situation.

Police said a caucasian man in his 50s, with grey hair driving a silver or grey sedan, now with front-end damage, is believed to be the driver who killed Ogi-Robbins’ mom.

“According to one of the witnesses, the driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian, he actually stopped, got out of his car, walked towards the female and then looked at her,” Sgt. Daniel O’Connell said. “And then he left and got back into his car and drove away.”

He’s now potentially facing felony hit-and-run charges.

Police and neighbors said drivers routinely speed in this area.

Where on one side of the road the limit is 35 miles per hour, and on the other its 40 miles per hour.

Ogi was a semi-retired caregiver who moved to Berkeley from Maryland in the 60s.

And, was an activist during the Civil Rights Movement.

“She was such a loving, caring person that is going to be missed greatly,” Ogi-Robbins said. “I don’t have any animosity towards the driver. You know, probably was afraid, took off. I just hope that they do the right thing and turn themselves in, just to help with closure and that’s it.”

Police say this is the city’s seventh deadly traffic collision of the year.

Fire reported in South San Francisco

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – A fire has been reported in South San Francisco.

The fire is on Tamarack Lane.

Video shows flames and smoke erupting from what appears to be a residence.

No additional details are available at this time, check back for updates.

‘Small Business Saturday’ highlights local shops as holiday shopping picks up

SALT LAKE CITY — Locally owned stores took the spotlight on Small Business Saturday.

The annual event is meant to highlight small, neighborhood shops as an option for consumers doing holiday shopping.

“We want them to shift just 10 percent of their holiday shopping toward locally owned businesses,” said Kristen Lavelett of Local First Utah.

One of the shoppers supporting the local establishments was Salt Lake City Mayor elect Erin Mendenhall.

“For every dollar spent locally, at a business, 55 cents of that dollar stays right here, in Salt Lake City,” Mendenhall said.

Local entrepreneurs rely on a strong holiday season to assure their continued success.

“What happens in November and December pretty much determines whether or not we will be here another year,” said Lisa Brady, the owner of Lille Botanica in Sugar House. “Without the support of local people, we wouldn’t be able to have this business. We wouldn’t be able to have our dream.”

Brady’s neighbor, Gail Piccoli the owner of Commerce & Craft, isn’t trying to compete with big box stores. She believes stores like hers offer customers items and service they can’t get anywhere else.

“Probably, a good 35-40 percent of my work is from Utah,” Piccoli said. “Sometimes you want something a little special for someone. A gift that shows you went through a little effort. That’s why we are here.”

With Small Business Saturday coming to an end, local store owners hope their new customers will return after the holidays to help their businesses grow.

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2020 Best Tech Startups in Reno

2020 Best Tech Startups in Reno

reno, nevada

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Reno, Nevada. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

Looking for a badge to celebrate your awesome accomplishment? Find it here!

1. Filament

Filament

Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“Filament builds blockchain hardware and software solutions for the enterprise and industrial IoT, allowing companies to securely connect devices and machines that interact and transact value independent of a central authority.

Filament is headquartered in Reno, Nevada with offices in Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, and San Francisco.”

2. BlocWatch Inc.

BlocWatch Inc.

Founded: 2018

“BlocWatch Inc. is a comprehensive SaaS solution to monitor and manage your blockchain environment. It helps make blockchain better by providing the visibility and control needed to ensure your blockchain remains stable, secure, and compliant.”

3. haus.me

haus.me

Founded: 2016

Also honored in:

“We are reinventing the house that fit the future. This modern house combines autonomous and off-the-grid capabilities, fast and solidly built technology using 3D-printing, and the ability to make its own decisions with AI Smart HomeOS system.”

2020 Best Tech Startups in Reno

2020 Best Tech Startups in Reno

reno, nevada

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Reno, Nevada. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

Looking for a badge to celebrate your awesome accomplishment? Find it here!

1. Filament

Filament

Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“Filament builds blockchain hardware and software solutions for the enterprise and industrial IoT, allowing companies to securely connect devices and machines that interact and transact value independent of a central authority.

Filament is headquartered in Reno, Nevada with offices in Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, and San Francisco.”

2. BlocWatch Inc.

BlocWatch Inc.

Founded: 2018

“BlocWatch Inc. is a comprehensive SaaS solution to monitor and manage your blockchain environment. It helps make blockchain better by providing the visibility and control needed to ensure your blockchain remains stable, secure, and compliant.”

3. haus.me

haus.me

Founded: 2016

Also honored in:

“We are reinventing the house that fit the future. This modern house combines autonomous and off-the-grid capabilities, fast and solidly built technology using 3D-printing, and the ability to make its own decisions with AI Smart HomeOS system.”

2020 Best Tech Startups in Reno

2020 Best Tech Startups in Reno

reno, nevada

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Reno, Nevada. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

Looking for a badge to celebrate your awesome accomplishment? Find it here!

1. Filament

Filament

Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“Filament builds blockchain hardware and software solutions for the enterprise and industrial IoT, allowing companies to securely connect devices and machines that interact and transact value independent of a central authority.

Filament is headquartered in Reno, Nevada with offices in Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, and San Francisco.”

2. BlocWatch Inc.

BlocWatch Inc.

Founded: 2018

“BlocWatch Inc. is a comprehensive SaaS solution to monitor and manage your blockchain environment. It helps make blockchain better by providing the visibility and control needed to ensure your blockchain remains stable, secure, and compliant.”

3. haus.me

haus.me

Founded: 2016

Also honored in:

“We are reinventing the house that fit the future. This modern house combines autonomous and off-the-grid capabilities, fast and solidly built technology using 3D-printing, and the ability to make its own decisions with AI Smart HomeOS system.”

2020 Best Tech Startups in Scottsdale

2020 Best Tech Startups in Scottsdale

scottsdale, arizona

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Scottsdale, Arizona. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify. Looking for a badge to celebrate your awesome accomplishment? Find it here!

1. SmartRent

SmartRent

Founded: 2017

“SmartRent is bringing smart home automation to property managers and renters. Whether you develop, own or manage multifamily communities, our platform enables you to control all of the smart devices in your properties.

Property managers can monitor all vacant unit activity and remotely control door locks, thermostats, lights and hundreds of other smart devices.

When a unit is filled, the residents can seamlessly control their smart devices through our app, giving them an unparalleled resident experience.”

2. Emerge

Emerge

Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Arizona

“A web-based truckload management system focused on connecting shippers and their partners when executing full truckload transactions. Our system includes quote management, real-time tracking, real-time chat, analytics, history, and automated lane/repeat shipment creation.”

3. Trusona

trusona Founded: 2015

Also honored in:

“Trusona is the leader in simply secure identity authentication. We developed the world’s first and only insured digital identity authentication solution and are leading a movement where there are no passwords to be created, remembered, stolen, or compromised. Where people are who they say they are – every time. Our solution takes a completely different approach. It is radically simple, and relies on patented technology that uses the unique nature of every interaction to assure the True Persona behind every digital interaction. Trusona. Simply Secured.”

4. Paradox

Paradox

Founded: 2016

“We are Paradox, the AI company that believes recruiting is a people game.

Our flagship product is Olivia, the AI recruiting assistant obsessed with improving and reinventing the candidate experience.

Olivia helps companies capture and screen candidates, improve conversions, and answer all candidate questions. She delivers one-to-one candidate experience at scale, and even handles interview scheduling.”

5. Allbound

Allbound

Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Phoenix

“Allbound’s SaaS partner sales acceleration platform lets any size business accelerate growth through sales and marketing partners. Make every engagement between you and your partners – and between your partners and their prospects – more simple, productive, rewarding and engaging.

We’re on a mission to change traditional partner sales and marketing that is out-of-touch with today’s buyer and is underperforming.”

6. Ryver

ryverFounded: 2011

Also honored in:

“Ryver (“river”) provides all of your team communications in one place: chats, posts, and files. Invite as many team members and guests as you need.”

7. ClickIPO

ClickIPO Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Scottsdale

“ClickIPO is the world’s first industry utility for optimizing retail distribution of IPO and Secondary Offerings. We’ve built a platform for Issuers, Underwriters, and Online Brokerages to leverage the benefits of broad retail distribution and gain access to a large liquidity pipe of buy and hold retail investors, across multiple online brokerages. Using the ClickIPO platform, Issuers can place shares in the hands of employees, partners, customers, and other stakeholders through our Directed Share Program (DSP). The ClickIPO app can be downloaded by any individual investors and connected to a supported brokerage partner to participate in public offerings – making retail distribution simple!”

8. Post.Bid.Ship

Post.Bid.Ship

Founded: 2010

“PostBidShip is an emerging next-generation platform that quickly, cost-effectively and efficiently matches shippers to spot market truck capacity in real-time, using near-time data analytics, market indices modelling and real-time digital collaboration, that benefits both parties and the environment through an optimal mix of cost, performance and asset utilization.”

9. Qwick

Qwick

Founded: 2017

“Qwick is changing the way people work. We connect food & beverage professional who want on-demand work with businesses who need them. Qwick offers our team members flexibility, control over their schedules, and the ability to choose who they want to work for. Businesses benefit by being able to fill shifts in real-time with a qualified and vetted workforce at a fraction of the cost of traditional staffing agencies.”

10. Aural Analytics

Aural Analytics

Founded: 2015

“We build applications that use speech and fine motor to detect subtle changes in brain health. We are rooted in neuroscience with an award winning, first to market technology platform that turns the devices we use every day into objective brain health monitors.”

2020 Best Tech Startups in Scottsdale

2020 Best Tech Startups in Scottsdale

scottsdale, arizona

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Scottsdale, Arizona. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify. Looking for a badge to celebrate your awesome accomplishment? Find it here!

1. SmartRent

SmartRent

Founded: 2017

“SmartRent is bringing smart home automation to property managers and renters. Whether you develop, own or manage multifamily communities, our platform enables you to control all of the smart devices in your properties.

Property managers can monitor all vacant unit activity and remotely control door locks, thermostats, lights and hundreds of other smart devices.

When a unit is filled, the residents can seamlessly control their smart devices through our app, giving them an unparalleled resident experience.”

2. Emerge

Emerge

Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Arizona

“A web-based truckload management system focused on connecting shippers and their partners when executing full truckload transactions. Our system includes quote management, real-time tracking, real-time chat, analytics, history, and automated lane/repeat shipment creation.”

3. Trusona

trusona Founded: 2015

Also honored in:

“Trusona is the leader in simply secure identity authentication. We developed the world’s first and only insured digital identity authentication solution and are leading a movement where there are no passwords to be created, remembered, stolen, or compromised. Where people are who they say they are – every time. Our solution takes a completely different approach. It is radically simple, and relies on patented technology that uses the unique nature of every interaction to assure the True Persona behind every digital interaction. Trusona. Simply Secured.”

4. Paradox

Paradox

Founded: 2016

“We are Paradox, the AI company that believes recruiting is a people game.

Our flagship product is Olivia, the AI recruiting assistant obsessed with improving and reinventing the candidate experience.

Olivia helps companies capture and screen candidates, improve conversions, and answer all candidate questions. She delivers one-to-one candidate experience at scale, and even handles interview scheduling.”

5. Allbound

Allbound

Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Phoenix

“Allbound’s SaaS partner sales acceleration platform lets any size business accelerate growth through sales and marketing partners. Make every engagement between you and your partners – and between your partners and their prospects – more simple, productive, rewarding and engaging.

We’re on a mission to change traditional partner sales and marketing that is out-of-touch with today’s buyer and is underperforming.”

6. Ryver

ryverFounded: 2011

Also honored in:

“Ryver (“river”) provides all of your team communications in one place: chats, posts, and files. Invite as many team members and guests as you need.”

7. ClickIPO

ClickIPO Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Scottsdale

“ClickIPO is the world’s first industry utility for optimizing retail distribution of IPO and Secondary Offerings. We’ve built a platform for Issuers, Underwriters, and Online Brokerages to leverage the benefits of broad retail distribution and gain access to a large liquidity pipe of buy and hold retail investors, across multiple online brokerages. Using the ClickIPO platform, Issuers can place shares in the hands of employees, partners, customers, and other stakeholders through our Directed Share Program (DSP). The ClickIPO app can be downloaded by any individual investors and connected to a supported brokerage partner to participate in public offerings – making retail distribution simple!”

8. Post.Bid.Ship

Post.Bid.Ship

Founded: 2010

“PostBidShip is an emerging next-generation platform that quickly, cost-effectively and efficiently matches shippers to spot market truck capacity in real-time, using near-time data analytics, market indices modelling and real-time digital collaboration, that benefits both parties and the environment through an optimal mix of cost, performance and asset utilization.”

9. Qwick

Qwick

Founded: 2017

“Qwick is changing the way people work. We connect food & beverage professional who want on-demand work with businesses who need them. Qwick offers our team members flexibility, control over their schedules, and the ability to choose who they want to work for. Businesses benefit by being able to fill shifts in real-time with a qualified and vetted workforce at a fraction of the cost of traditional staffing agencies.”

10. Aural Analytics

Aural Analytics

Founded: 2015

“We build applications that use speech and fine motor to detect subtle changes in brain health. We are rooted in neuroscience with an award winning, first to market technology platform that turns the devices we use every day into objective brain health monitors.”

2020 Best Tech Startups in Scottsdale

2020 Best Tech Startups in Scottsdale

scottsdale, arizona

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Scottsdale, Arizona. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify. Looking for a badge to celebrate your awesome accomplishment? Find it here!

1. SmartRent

SmartRent

Founded: 2017

“SmartRent is bringing smart home automation to property managers and renters. Whether you develop, own or manage multifamily communities, our platform enables you to control all of the smart devices in your properties.

Property managers can monitor all vacant unit activity and remotely control door locks, thermostats, lights and hundreds of other smart devices.

When a unit is filled, the residents can seamlessly control their smart devices through our app, giving them an unparalleled resident experience.”

2. Emerge

Emerge

Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Arizona

“A web-based truckload management system focused on connecting shippers and their partners when executing full truckload transactions. Our system includes quote management, real-time tracking, real-time chat, analytics, history, and automated lane/repeat shipment creation.”

3. Trusona

trusona Founded: 2015

Also honored in:

“Trusona is the leader in simply secure identity authentication. We developed the world’s first and only insured digital identity authentication solution and are leading a movement where there are no passwords to be created, remembered, stolen, or compromised. Where people are who they say they are – every time. Our solution takes a completely different approach. It is radically simple, and relies on patented technology that uses the unique nature of every interaction to assure the True Persona behind every digital interaction. Trusona. Simply Secured.”

4. Paradox

Paradox

Founded: 2016

“We are Paradox, the AI company that believes recruiting is a people game.

Our flagship product is Olivia, the AI recruiting assistant obsessed with improving and reinventing the candidate experience.

Olivia helps companies capture and screen candidates, improve conversions, and answer all candidate questions. She delivers one-to-one candidate experience at scale, and even handles interview scheduling.”

5. Allbound

Allbound

Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Phoenix

“Allbound’s SaaS partner sales acceleration platform lets any size business accelerate growth through sales and marketing partners. Make every engagement between you and your partners – and between your partners and their prospects – more simple, productive, rewarding and engaging.

We’re on a mission to change traditional partner sales and marketing that is out-of-touch with today’s buyer and is underperforming.”

6. Ryver

ryverFounded: 2011

Also honored in:

“Ryver (“river”) provides all of your team communications in one place: chats, posts, and files. Invite as many team members and guests as you need.”

7. ClickIPO

ClickIPO Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Scottsdale

“ClickIPO is the world’s first industry utility for optimizing retail distribution of IPO and Secondary Offerings. We’ve built a platform for Issuers, Underwriters, and Online Brokerages to leverage the benefits of broad retail distribution and gain access to a large liquidity pipe of buy and hold retail investors, across multiple online brokerages. Using the ClickIPO platform, Issuers can place shares in the hands of employees, partners, customers, and other stakeholders through our Directed Share Program (DSP). The ClickIPO app can be downloaded by any individual investors and connected to a supported brokerage partner to participate in public offerings – making retail distribution simple!”

8. Post.Bid.Ship

Post.Bid.Ship

Founded: 2010

“PostBidShip is an emerging next-generation platform that quickly, cost-effectively and efficiently matches shippers to spot market truck capacity in real-time, using near-time data analytics, market indices modelling and real-time digital collaboration, that benefits both parties and the environment through an optimal mix of cost, performance and asset utilization.”

9. Qwick

Qwick

Founded: 2017

“Qwick is changing the way people work. We connect food & beverage professional who want on-demand work with businesses who need them. Qwick offers our team members flexibility, control over their schedules, and the ability to choose who they want to work for. Businesses benefit by being able to fill shifts in real-time with a qualified and vetted workforce at a fraction of the cost of traditional staffing agencies.”

10. Aural Analytics

Aural Analytics

Founded: 2015

“We build applications that use speech and fine motor to detect subtle changes in brain health. We are rooted in neuroscience with an award winning, first to market technology platform that turns the devices we use every day into objective brain health monitors.”