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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Be there for the first ever Surf, Skate, Climb Olympics

Hats off to Reef’s co-Founder Fernando Aguerre. Principally through his insight, commitment and relentless energy, there will be a modern Olympics, one that includes Surf, Skate and Climbing. Yup, the 2020 Olympics will be a break through where FINALLY the Olympic sport array will go modern… and we, and I hope you, definitely want to be there to see it all happen. Together we can share the inside look at the competition as seen through the eyes of our “tribe.”

To make sure we do indeed get the insider’s look at the event and take in the marvels of Tokyo, we have teamed up with Adam Daily at FunLy Events, a local and well known SDSI’er, San Diegan, and veteran Olympic travel operator. He has a crafted up a trip for us July 23 to 29th, 2020. We’ll stay in the right places, go to the cool spots, see the right events… and get to travel with friends who really “get it.”

This is a great opportunity for personal travel or even as reward travel for core employees at your business. We are “all in” on this for sure…go to and make it happen!

Gateway Workshop June 18th at 11:00 AM
This intensive workshop is our ultimate Entrepreneur's primer. This event covers all the essentials you need to build a foundation for your business and turn an idea into reality. In addition to an in-depth exploration of a comprehensive business plan, we’ve gathered industry experts, service providers and experienced mentors to create a workshop that covers the critical points entrepreneurs need to know when going from an idea to functioning business. Learn more about the program on our website.

Need Pro Bono Legal Help? Ask the Lawyer Office Hours with Procopio
SDSI has teamed with the Procopio law firm to provide SDSI members complimentary, monthly access to Sports & Active Lifestyle industry leading lawyers. Ask the Lawyer pro bono office hours kicked off in May and our second date will be June 20th. Appointments are required and time slots are limited so make your appointment now. Office Hours will be held at SDSI headquarters in Solana Beach.

SDSI Welcomes New Members: Primary Funding Corp and NanoCraft CBD
Primary Funding Corporation: We're thrilled to be with SDSI and can't wait to dive in and add value to the SDSI community. Primary Funding Corp has been in the San Diego community for 25+ years and looks to add value to our clients and professional network everyday.
NanoCraft CBD: NanoCraft was built on a simple mission: create exceptional CBD products that contribute to overall health and wellbeing while also giving back. Our commitment to quality products is as important as our commitment to the causes we support through our program NanoCraft Kids. NanoCraft aims to be an industry leader by bringing our top-quality hemp derived cannabidiol (CBD) products to the sports, health and fitness marketplaces.

SDSI Welcomes Back Renewing Member Digital Operative
We're excited to continue to support the mission of SDSI and it's growing membership base. We've had many opportunities to work with many of the consumer brands on enhancing and growing their ecommerce initiatives across a variety of engagements. To continue that trend, DO has built out a new Content Studio to not only support our existing customers, but also provide a local San Diego studio for brands to book time online. We see an increasing need by companies to continue to refresh their existing branded assets as well as create content for products, social media and their websites. We at DO hope to continue to play an influential role in the Outdoor/Active Lifestyle market both locally and nationally through our relationships with organizations like SDSI, OIA and others. See you all outside!

Looking to Co-Habitate with a Like-Minded Outdoor Brand?
Two shared office spaces available in Carlsbad: 2,500 and 3,600 sq. feet. Both spaces are move-in ready, fully furnished and wired. Available July 1. Contact for more details.

Del Mar Announces American Youth Racing Experience
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced it will serve as the host for the inaugural American Youth Racing Experience (AYRE) teaming up with The American Quarter Horse Association’s Youth Program. The AYRE will enable 10 young adults (ages 16-20) to immerse themselves in what career opportunities are available in the world of horse racing – from veterinary science to customer service. “The long-running Quarter Horse youth program has been termed instrumental in providing incentive for dozens of youngsters to go on and make a life and a career in the racing industry. They include current veterinarians, sales executives, trainers, racing journalists, handicappers and racing executives.” Read the full article

Slyde Adds Grant “Twiggy” Baker to the Roster and Q&A with Angela Watts
Big wave surfer, Twiggy Baker, may be best known for his three Big Wave world titles on a surfboard, but now he has just signed on to the Slyde Handboards team. “This is a very big day for me personally as well as the sport of bodysurfing/handboarding at large,” said Slyde founder Steve Watts. “Twiggy was the perfect fit for Slyde in that he believes the ocean should be enjoyed and respected like we do. He grew up bodysurfing and believes in riding everything — let the waves determine your board of choice.” Read the press release.
Angela Watts was interviewed for Thrive Global’s “Master of the Turnaround” series talking about her journey with Slyde and the other businesses coming soon. She was even able to give the SDSI CEO Peer Group a shout out. Read the full story.

soccerloco Expands to San Ysidro
SDSI joined John Lococo, media outlets, and City Officials to partake in the ribbon cutting ceremony for this new store. "Our newest location at the San Ysidro USA border, continues to connect soccerloco with the region's top young athletes from both sides of the border," said soccerloco founder and CEO John Lococo. "Cross border commerce with all the major brands has always been high on our priority, and this location should work out nicely." Read the full press release or a photo recap of the event

Procopio Supports Five Startups with LaunchPad
Procopio’s LaunchPad Incubator accepted five new companies into this year’s cohort including ClubHub, Edokonta, Givatar, Ivy by Grid, and RealStir. Read more about each company from the NBC7 article.

Sourcify’s Nathan Resnick Featured on CNBC... Again
Nathan Resnick discusses how the tariff situation is impacting small and mid-size businesses that depend on Chinese manufacturing. Nathan starts the video clip and then comes back around the 3:15 marker saying “the businesses that are really getting effected are the millions of medium to small businesses that are fueled through the ecommerce platforms like shopify and amazon… they don’t have the capabilities like larger fortune 500’s to shift production outside of China as fast.” Watch the full clip for more info.  Nathan also spoke to our advisory board group yesterday about the tariff escalation for products made in China and how it can impact your business which was a very enlightening experience. Members, be on the lookout for a future breakfast with Nathan in June to continue the conversation.

TaylorMade CEO Discusses Innovation
David Abeles spoke with Entrepreneur about the culture of innovation at Taylormade including "how the company was founded to revolutionize golf club materials, the intersection of creativity and profitability and how TaylorMade reinvests profits in people and philanthropy.” Watch the half-hour interview on Entrepreneur.

5 Eating Habits That Rewire your Brain for Success
Speaking of Entrepreneur, our favorite guest writer for the outlet, Elisette Carlson of SMACK! Media, posted a new article to help readers select foods that will help lose weight and gain energy. With your brain utilizing more energy than any other organ in your body, its is important that you feed it what it needs. “So what should you be eating and how much? Good question. Today we are bombarded by so much nutrition guidance that it is easy to get confused about what is best for our bodies and minds.” Read the full article.

HYLETE Service League Incentive in Military Appreciation Month
During the Month of May (still one more day left) HYLETE is offering an extra 10% off the already deeply discounted Service League Pricing. Service League pricing applies to men and women of the military, veterans, and first responders. Learn more about the program, the May incentive, and HYLETE from the press release.

Bold Brew Coffee featured on “Elevator Talk” Series
Accelerator graduate and SDSI member, Jack Doheny of Bold Brew Coffee talks to about their new Oat Milk product, closing fundraising, and what they are focusing on as a brand moving forward. Watch the video interview.

Active Skin Repair Discusses Next Steps
With the popularity of the naturally produced, eco friendly, do-it-all formula of BLDG Active, CEO Justin Gardner spoke with SGB Media to talk about future plans including the new kids and baby line. “The next step for us, which is coming with the kids and the baby line, is to market to the entire family. And then it will be to add other products into our portfolio,” Gardner said. “That will be focused around clinically proven, peer-reviewed products that are also environmentally and naturally produced.” Read the full interview for more or visit their website to get their new Active Skin Repair products at a 25% discount using promo code ACTIVESUMMER valid through the end of May

FlingGolf featured on Fox Sports San Diego
FlingGolf was featured on Fox Sports San Diego with hosts Mike Pomeranz and Mark Sweeney taking tips from Jenn Harris at the Loma Club. Mike and Mark took a brief tutorial from Jenn before flinging their way to fun. The group was later joined by San Diego Seals superstar, Ethan Schott. View the 5 minute segment for more.

ElliptiGO and Race Guards Expand Partnership
This press release is a double whammy of SDSI Accelerator success featuring one of our first accelerator companies nearly 10 years ago (ElliptiGO) and Race Guards who graduated the program in early 2017. Our executive chairman, Bill Walton, would be quick to quote the Grateful Dead here with, “it all rolls into one.” But, most importantly, this partnership allows for better safety on course. "Our team of Race Guards are endurance runners who provide in-race support for athletes", said Andy Voggenthaler, founder of Race Guards. "By adding a couple of ElliptiGO bikes to our race mix, our team is able to be even more effective and responsive on the course on race day." Read the full press release.

Suncayr Showcased in Buffalo, NY Local News
Current Accelerator company, Suncayr, has the technology to help us all know when it is time to reapply sunscreen. The company was the spotlight of local news story in Buffalo (where they are produced) giving demos on how the product is used and why the product is needed. “Before you put your sunscreen on, you apply the purple sticker anywhere on your skin and you’ll put sunscreen over it," said Jessica Trace, director of content for Suncayr. "When there’s sun outside, you put your sunscreen on and it will turn clear to let you know that you’re protected." Watch the whole video segment (or read the text if you wish.)

San Diego Startup Week is Underway with Partnership Content from SDSI
Day two of San Diego Start Up Week kicked off with two panels with SDSI. Andrew Ewald (CBRE) and Bob Rief (SDSI) discussed the trends and impact behind San Diego’s Sport and Active Lifestyle community in a panel titled: “The San Diego Lifestyle by the Numbers.” Dana Rowley (SDSI) moderated a panel with Angela Watts (Slyde) and Kate Nowlan (HYLETE) who shared lessons learned throughout their experiences starting and scaling their businesses on a panel, titled “If I Knew Then What I Know Now."  There is plenty of great content still available going through this weekend so check out the schedule and see how you can get involved with like-minded entrepreneurs.  

Challenged Athletes Foundation – Marketing Services Coordinator click for info

Digital Operative – Multiple positions available click for info

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa - Multiple Positions Available click for info

Hookit – Multiple Internships Available click for info

KPMG - Multiple Positions Available click for info

Procopio – Multiple Positions Available click for info

J!NX – Web Designer click for info

soccerloco – Warehouse Associate click for info 

TaylorMade Golf – Multiple Positions Available click for info 

Jun. 18 – SDSI Gateway Workshop click for info

Jun. 20 - Ask the Lawyer with Procopio click for info

Jun. 25 – SDSI Accelerator Quick Pitch/Elevator Pitch Presentation

Jul. 31 – SDSI Board of Directors Meeting, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Jul. 23-29, 2020 – SDSI/FunLy Group Trip to 2020 Olympic Games, Tokyo. Details and deposits here

May 29-Jun 3 – San Diego Startup Week, SD County, CA click for more info

Jun. 13-16 – Dew Tour Skateboarding, Long Beach, CA click for info

Jun. 15 – SHACC Ohana Gala, Huntington Beach, CA click for info

Jun. 20 – America’s Finest Corporate Dash – San Diego, CA click for info

Jun. 22 – SlydeFest, San Clemente, CA click for info

Jul. 17 - Opening Day Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, CA click for info

Aug. 14-17 – American Youth Racing Experience, Del Mar, CA click for info

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