The tech ecosystem of San Diego is a booming one. With flexible premium co-working space for budding tech entrepreneurs to take advantage of, and plenty of talent to go around, San Diego has become a hot spot for doing business in this industry.
The local tech industry has been growing each year, and has its own trends to pay close attention to. With every coming year, San Diego grows into a better version of itself, and this continues to ring true through the year 2019 and will likely continue beyond. Some trends in the tech ecosystem to pay attention to for this year include:
• Talent is more important than ever –
With the booming San Diego tech ecosystem, there has never been a greater need for top talent. While local universities are supplying a constant flow of great junior talent, it’s the senior level talent that is really needed. Middle and senior level management professionals in marketing, software development, design, data science, and product management are in greater demand than ever for new large tech companies coming to town as well as the growing startups looking to mature.
• Diversity in the tech industry –
Previous generations saw little diversity in the tech industry, but this is far from the case in San Diego today. The San Diego tech ecosystem sees diversity and inclusion as a major asset, and is reflected in today’s female fronted businesses like Hera Labs and Ad Astra. This makes San Diego a desirable location for diverse brands to find workspace, anchor down, and celebrate the inclusion the region has to offer.
• More tech offices are moving in –
Due to its booming nature, more tech offices are moving into local town workspaces each quarter. Q1 of 2019 saw Apple expanding its San Diego offices to 1,200, Kyriba is moving its headquarters back to San Diego after a stint in New York, Comma.ai moving its entire headquarters from San Francisco to San Diego, and software company Dvele raising $14 million and moving to the Bird Rock area. What could the rest of 2019 and the start of 2020 have in store?
The San Diego tech ecosystem is filling local workspace with top talent, creating an exciting situation that continues to grow each year. With diversity, opportunity, and a need for talent on all levels, innovative professionals continue to flock to San Diego.