Success Stories

We help businesses start, grow and get financing

We work day-in, day-out to keep small businesses hiring instead of firing and growing instead of closing. Share your story, we would like to hear about your success! 

Here are some of our successful small business stories. 


team with winning checkGroGuru, La Jolla, CA 92037

Economic Impact

  • Capital infusion: $1.3M
  • Sales increase: $350,000
  • Jobs created: 3


"The Brink SBDC is providing an invaluable service to entrepreneurs by giving guidance and providing connections to both investors and customers. Events such as the San Diego Angel Conference are the icing on the cake, which spreads the spirit of entrepreneurship in the community by bringing entrepreneurs and new investors together, and resulted in an investment of over $100,000 for our company.” —Farooq Anjum, Co-Founder/CTO

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Run2Play, San Diego, CA 92107

Economic Impactman next to banner

  • Capital infusion: $1.2M

“The Brink SBDC has been incredibly helpful to our company. They made a number of connections to potential investors, strategic partners and customers, and also used their hands-on experience to give us crucial guidance on negotiations and funding that we were otherwise lacking. It’s great having them on our side.” - Joseph Anthony, Founder/CEO

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Bold Brew, San Diego, CA 92182

coffee cansEconomic Impact

  • Capital infusion: $500,000 (Angel Investment)
  • Sales Increase: $50,000

“Thanks to the Brink SBDC, we had the right investor pitch and positioning to make our seed round happen. Their expertise and mentoring had us well prepared to confidently and efficiently raise our first significant round of funding.” —Jack Doheny, Co-Founder

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AccuDava, La Jolla, CA 92037

logoEconomic Impact

  • Capital infusion: $500,000 (Grants)

“The Brink SBDC and Dr. Martin Kleckner have been invaluable in the success and progress of AccuDava. They dedicated many hours to reviewing and giving advice on our SBIR grant application to the National Cancer Institute, which was successfully awarded $300,000.

Their unconditional support continued with extreme efforts that helped us with a $50,000 NIH I-corps grant, which resulted in additional NCI grant funding of $150,000 to extend our diagnostic test application to non-small cell lung cancer.” —Nahid Razi, Founder/CEO

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