San Diego’s EvoNexus Incubator Admits 13 to SoCal Franchise

EvoNexus, the startup incubator supported by the regional tech industry, said it has accepted 13 new companies from 182 applications for free office space in the latest round of its “no strings attached” program. Nine of the startups will be in San Diego. Six are moving into the EvoNexus space in downtown San Diego; three are going into space in University City. Four were admitted at the EvoNexus Irvine space near UC Irvine.

The latest round brings the current total of EvoNexus startup residents to 56. Here’s a rundown of the latest admissions:

San Diego/University City:

CleverPet has developed a Web-enabled and mobile app-connected feeding device designed to help get dogs and other pets through the boredom of the day while they are home alone. The device rewards dogs for solving simple puzzles presented by three scuff-resistant LED lights. CleverPet participated in the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, powered by Techstars, earlier this year.

GrollTex is using proprietary technology, licensed from UC San Diego, to mass-produce graphene in single-molecule monolayer sheets. The company plans to be a material supplier to two industries, touchscreen displays and thin-film photovoltaic manufacturers.

Solenica has incorporated industrial design in developing a mood-brightening device that uses a solar-powered mirror to reflect natural sunlight into a home or office. Solenica was founded in Rome, and recently participated in the Qualcomm/Techstars Robotics Accelerator.

San Diego/Downtown

AttackIQ is developing network security technology that continuously challenges existing host, network, and cloud infrastructures to help organizations monitor, validate, and improve the integrity of their enterprise computer systems.

CourseKey, a Web-based platform that is intended to enhance communications between professors and students, enabling students to use their smart phones or tablets to check-in for attendance, answer and ask questions, and interact with other students.

Englue, uses artificial intelligence to develop sales leads for B2B customers.

Fanpics uses proprietary camera technology at sports venues to capture every fan’s reaction to the big moments of sporting events.

Motoroso operates a market network for the $36 billion automotive and powered-sports aftermarket.

Skysense has developed a fully automated charging container and hangar for operating drones in remote locations. The containers can be networked together and deployed to create infrastructure that supports extended operations. Skysense participated in the Qualcomm/Techstars robotics accelerator earlier this year.


Evasyst has developed a command center for competitive gaming.

Kuddly has developed an app that provides pet owners 24/7 access to veterinarians around the world.

Marvel Coupon has developed a mobile coupon app for disrupting and revolutionizing retail marketing.

Cloud Spot has developed software for that enables professional photographers to deliver, sell, and share their photos. The software is designed to integrate services that photographers use across throughout their businesses.

Bruce V. Bigelow was the editor of Xconomy San Diego from 2008 to 2018. Read more about his life and work here. Follow @bvbigelow

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