City of Riverside, California
 This Thursday:
Funding the Big Idea
Featuring panel discussions: "Raising Capital & Traversing the Funding Landscape" and "Murphy's Law"; as well as 'Speed Dating' with Investors Read more.
 Seizing Our Destiny 
Weekly Wins
Great projects, initiatives and successes are happening in Riverside everyday; highlights for this week:


 Riversiders Take Home the Cake on Food Network's 'Cupcake Wars'


'Splash' Launches with High National Ratings, Showcases Riverside's World-Class Diving Facility 


Riverside Community Online Survey Launches Monday, April 1 


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GRCC Annual Inaugural Celebration

Wed, Mar 27
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Tri-Tech SBDC

"Funding the Big Idea" Event

Thurs, Mar 28
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Employee Engagement & Delegation Training
Tues, Apr 2
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Economic Development News
City of Riverside, California
Office of Economic Development
March 26, 2013 
Riverside is being recognized worldwide for its forward looking, cutting-edge approaches to economic development, education, sustainability and technology. Discover the possibilities within this City of Arts & Innovation.
Riverside Startup Weekend Kicks Off May 3rd 

StartUp Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.


The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies. Riverside's event is being led by local technology professionals Benjamin MuellerMike Kennedy and Conley Read. (Read more...)


UC Riverside School of Business Adds Master of Finance,
Flex MBA 

The University of California, Riverside School of Business Administration is launching two new graduate programs this fall: a Master of Finance and Flex MBA.

The Flex MBA allows students to tailor the schedule to their needs and complete the program in as little at 20 months or up to several years. The master of finance degree is for full- or part-time students and concentrates specifically on finance. 
The Master of Finance can be completed as a full-time student in nine months or as a part-time student in two years. It's geared toward students with quantitative backgrounds in fields such as business, mathematics, physics, economics, engineering and statistics. (Read more...)
Riverside Public Utilities Receives Honors in Annual American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards

Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) received four honors last week in the 2013 Inland Empire Ad Club/American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards competition for advertising and marketing items it created over the past year.


Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (the oldest national advertising trade association), the IEAC/AAF ADDY Awards are the first of a three-tier national competition that recognizes creative excellence of all forms of advertising.  (Read more...)

We invite you to celebrate the achievements and continued progress of this City of Arts & Innovation. Please contact the Office of Economic Development for more information.


Scott C. Barber

City Manager
City of Riverside