The Inland Empire is the second largest metropolitan area in California, and the job market is rapidly growing every year. The tech industry is especially starting to expand, and it has seen an 11% increase… since the first quarter of 2011, compared to 10.7% for the state overall. As of the third quarter of 2017, there were 2,100 Inland Empire establishments employing 22,650 workers in tech industries.
Here is a list of some of the tech start- ups that are contributing to this growing trend:
A digital design and development company that specializes in creating meaningful web experiences and products across platforms for organizations that want to go digital. In 2017, they have had over 80 million visitor experiences for one of the largest companies in the US, helped increase e- commerce site revenues by an average of 40%, and have been nominated for multiple awards.
When asked why they started their business in the Inland Empire, CTO Joshua Northcott said:
“We felt that we could be a breath of fresh air within the corporate digital design and development agency world which has historically had a lot of distrust. We always felt confident that we could be successful planting it here in Redlands and we’re so glad we did almost 3 years ago now. I truly believe that the Inland Empire has some of the best creative talent in the world and it’s been very rewarding to represent our home town.”
And, when asked how The Orange Space contribute to their start- up:
“The folks from Orange Space where super kind to let us shoot several videos there, as well as invite me to speak at some of the design and development meet- ups. They’ve been amazing to help foster the design and developer community.”
A digital marketing agency that is dedicated in providing results for small business clients. Helping to consult, design, and implement campaigns through Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, and Web Design. HipBadger identifies the strategies to help communicate your business uniqueness and position in the marketplace.
Co- Founder Jess Robertson also gave an input on why they started their business in the Inland Empire, and said:
“We honestly started our business in the Inland Empire because we live here in Redlands! We love helping local, small business owners succeed by promoting their uniqueness so that they can live a more empowered life.”
The all- in- one platform to manage your Photo Booth or Mobile DJ business. This company vision is to easily help clients with managing events and providing services like: wedding DJs, ice sculptures, magicians, photographers and more. They also support businesses to the next level with email automation and built- in messaging.
With over 70,000 installs to date, Venntov provides app innovations for Shopify users. These Shopify expert specialize in helping people sell more online through providing services like SEO Manager, Order Lookup and Clocked In.
A University of California, Riverside spin- off company developed by a team of computer scientists, psychologists and industry experts in 2014. The purpose of this organization is to improve customer satisfaction using AI- powered chatbots for online businesses.
A fresh multifaceted tech start up that is concentrated on the Arts & Entertainments Industry. They are focused on developing a system where the creator can create while Loud Mind Inc. work behind- the- scenes developing applications, software, and hardware to make creation more accessible.