What is the FiReStarters program?

Now in its thirteenthth year, the FiReStarter program annually showcases up to 12 businesses – top startups or companies with new startup technology – chosen by the Strategic News Service (SNS) for world promotion at FiRe, based on nominations by trusted SNS strategic investment members.

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October 6-9, 2020


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La Jolla, CA

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    Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:05:00 -0800

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