Press Clips from 2016

November 30, 2016


Stanford Class Challenges Students to Pick Defense Over Google

Sam Gussman arrived four years ago at Stanford University hoping to eventually parlay an engineering degree into a product manager job at Google or Facebook Inc. Working for the National Security Agency or other intelligence bureaus never crossed his mind. For Gussman, the government didn't seem like the the place for the most exciting, cutting-edge research in human computer interaction -- his area of interest. Plus, it did no on-campus recruiting, unlike the many tech startups that e-mailed him daily about job opportunities and happy hours. Full Story

September 16, 2016

The San Diego Union Tribune

Portfolium raises $6.5 million to help recent college grads find jobs

San Diego's Portfolium, which gives college students and recent grads a platform for showcasing academic projects to employers, said this week that it has raised $6.55 million in a first round of venture capital funding. The 18-employee social network start-up, which began in the EvoNexus incubator downtown, said it will use the money to expand its user base and market position as a bridge between university students and the job market. Full Story

June 16, 2016

San Diego Union Tribune

UC San Diego sets up institute for entrepreneurs

UC San Diego has created a new Institute for the Global Entrepreneur to give students both skillsets, potentially paving the way for more university-based innovation to come to market. Full Story