San Diego, known as “the birthplace of California,” maintains an average year-round temperature of 70 degrees, is the avocado capital of the world, and is home to beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches. Ron Burgundy may have given the city a voice in the ‘70s and ‘80s, but Native American tribes have called the area home for thousands of years. It’s a city enriched in tradition, old and new. If there’s a paradise on Earth, it may be in San Diego.
But San Diego isn’t just a dream vacation destination. It’s a major hub of the U.S. Navy, and it’s also the home of some of the largest cellular, biotechnology, and health care companies in the world. There’s something special about the fire San Diegans bring to their vocations—and at Owler, we’re heat seekers. That’s why out of the over 20,185 companies on Owler based in the city, we’re awarding 50 businesses our 2016 HOT in San Diego Award.
Winners will receive a digital badge to display on their website, a reflection of the incredible contributions they make to the business community in San Diego and beyond. (Winners: Find out how to get the most out of your badge here.)
We promise we aren’t playing favorites, but here are a few San Diego businesses that we’ve really warmed to.
When it comes to crowdfunding, GoFundMe sets the standard. They’re the largest social fundraising platform, with over $3 billion raised and over 25 million donors. From hospital expenses to celebrations and graduations, GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives.
Simple name—big idea. Events.com is changing the world of events. Their mobile-friendly event registration helps amateur event organizers streamline everything from a pancake breakfast to a major marathon. With Events.com, you can make manage, market, and monetize your events, ensuring that you have the oversight and funds to pull off your next incredible endeavor.
Qualcomm Life combines two of San Diego’s most prominent business verticals—telecommunications and health care. A subsidiary of telecom leader Qualcomm, Qualcomm Life is mobilizing health care to improve lives and advance the capabilities of medical devices. Their “always-on” connectivity is trusted by medical experts the world over.