Spiegel Sohmer

Spiegel Sohmer is a firm of attorneys offering state-of-the-art expertise to a diversified business clientele seeking solutions that are innovative, concrete, and pragmatic. Our firm groups some forty five attorneys who concentrate principally within three broad specialties: business law (including Intellectual Property), tax law and litigation.  Spiegel Sohmer has extensive experience representing companies at all stages of their life cycle, from start up through to exit, and also represents a wide array of investors.
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National Bank

National Bank helps home-grown businesses expand by offering them personalized service and banking solutions adapted to their needs. We strive to develop integrated, diversified and innovative business solutions that will meet the needs of your business at every phase of its existence. We offer a full range of financial services to individual clients, SMEs and large companies. Whatever your sector of activity, our team of experts will be able to advise you and assist you with every stage of your business growth. www.bnc.ca

Does Your Community Offer What Startups Need? Adriana Herrera Discusses Her Experience in San Diego

Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-04-09

In her weekly blog posts for the New York Times Small Business, Fashioning Change CEO, Adriana Herrera gives an inside look into the challenges many young startups face. From learning to code to earning a co-founder, she shares insights from her own experiences as the Founder of a fashion-focused social enterprise startup in San Diego.

This week Adriana got a little more personal, focusing on the pros and cons of starting up in her native Southern California. A graduate of the San Diego Founder Institute (where she was the only female founder), Adriana explains how her participation and continued involvement with the FI community propelled Fashioning Change forward.

“The program was like drinking from a fire hose” she says, “It was tough... but the experience was invaluable and connected me to a network of brilliant advisors and mentors that taught me what I needed to know to get Fashioning Change of the ground”.

She goes on to explain how the relationships formed while in the Institute have proven to be helpful years later and how the program is a great option for female founders. An approach that’s “a head of the curve” in regards to women in tech, Adriana says her experience in the program helped her become more resourceful in a largely patriarchal business community.

Click here to read Adriana’s full post on the New York Times and follow her on twitter at @adriana_herrrera.

If you are interested in starting up in San Diego, register now for Employee to Entrepreneur: Making the leap to Startup Founder happening on Wednesday, April 10th at 5:30pm. Hear from successful startup founders that took the plunge and left the corporate world behind to build their dream companies.

The event is free and open to anyone interested in entrepreneurship. Click here to register now.

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