Save the Dates for STARTUP WEEK!!!

Be sure you’re in San Diego for this epic, jam-packed week!  

June 19th – 23rd   |   150 Events   |   15 Tracks  ..

Be sure you’re in town to join thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, inventors, students, and community leaders for the most nerdy epic week of the year!

Save the dates to your personal calendar from the event page.

 

Interested in Volunteering?

Get to know the Startup Scene, its Convergence 2017!

January 25th – 27th, join us for a series of events specifically designed for getting new entrepreneurs and students incubated into the San Diego startup community. Orientation, Poker & Game Night, Internship Panel & Career Fair, Demo Night, Mentor + Domain Expert Hours, And The Downtown STARTUP CRAWL !!!

Fall 2016 Highlights for Startup San Diego

There’s lots happening in San Diego for ambitious entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts. Here are some highlight events and competitions to know about!

San Diego Startup Week Tickets on Sale! June 13 – 17, 2016

Over 150 Events, 10 Tracks, 5 Days

San Diego Startup Week (SDSW) is the region’s premier catalyst for innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurialism. Featuring a week of scheduled events, panels, and revelry in the heart of downtown San Diego, Startup Week showcases leading innovators in Software as a Service (SaaS), consumer Internet, mobile tech, hardware, and defense tech. Participants include San Diego’s brightest entrepreneurs, top-tier regional and national investors, strategic advisors, and high profile community and political supporters, all of whom contribute to San Diego’s thriving startup ecosystem.

 

Startup Week Highlight Events

Monday

Kicking off with Opening Ceremony

Tuesday
SDVG hosts Keynote Speaker, Mark Suster

Wednesday
Entrepreneurs Trek the Streets Downtown for the Startup Crawl

Thursday
SD Tech Founders Showcased 7 Growing Startups at Demo Night

Friday
The 2016 San Diego Startup Festival at Quartyard Open to the Public with Startups Tables and Live Music.

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StartupSD San Diego Startup Week 2016 June 12 - 18th 2016

SAVE THE DATE!! June 12 – 18th is Startup Week 2016 #SDSW

Startup Week is sooner than you think…

Save some space on your calendar, June 12th — 18th!

Last year, Startup Week brought out an unprecedented number of startups, entrepreneurs and community leaders. We listened to your feedback and are making this year even better.

You might remember the stage-focused Tracks from last year — tailoring the experience to people the Idea phase, launching a startup in the Seed phase, and gearing up to expand in the Growth phase.

New this year! We’re adding industry-specific Tracks in:

  • Defense/Cyber Security
  • Bio/Med Tech
  • Design
  • Development/Programming
  • Brew Tech
  • Cross-Border Resources

Whether it’s attending, volunteering to help out at an event or run one, speak on a topic or contribute an event as your organization, or be a sponsor — we’d love to see you!


San Diego Startup Week (SDSW) is the region’s premier catalyst for innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurialism. Featuring a week of scheduled events, panels, and revelry in the heart of downtown San Diego, Startup Week showcases leading innovators in Software as a Service (SaaS), consumer Internet, mobile tech, hardware, and defense tech.

Participants include San Diego’s brightest entrepreneurs, top-tier regional and national investors, strategic advisors, and high profile community and political supporters, all of whom contribute to San Diego’s thriving startup ecosystem.

Get involved!

 

 

 

 

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The Seed Track of San Diego Startup Week

Businesses lack chlorophyll!  Meaning, sunlight and water won’t grow your Startup… but the Seed Track during Startup Week can give you the right tools to nurture your Startup seedling into the blooming business it is meant to be.  

The San Diego Startup Week Seed Track is focused on taking your startup to the next level by helping you prove your MVP, get traction, and prepare for seed financing!  Hire for skill or for culture?  Join an incubator?  Raise VC money or bootstrap it?  When you start to get the feeling that your wild idea really has legs you have important decisions to make and you don’t get a second chance to make the right choices. Join San Diego’s own entrepreneurs to hear stories from the Startup trenches and learn from their mistakes and successes. The Seed track at Startup week offers something for any entrepreneur or would-be bootstrapper.

Kick off the week at Noon on Monday with $h!t Founders Don’t Talk About a no-holds-barred truth talk about the ups and downs of early-stage startup life.  Mel Gordon, co-founder of Tap Hunter, Bryan Hall founder of embarke (formerly email co-pilot) and David Warren CEO of LIA will tell you the $h!t that all of the mentors and TedX talks gloss over.  If you’re an entrepreneur you don’t want to miss this.

Rise and Shine and get your groove on with a not-so-typical breakfast event.  The IoT Startup Breakfast Table event promises food trucks, a DJ (@ 7:30AM!!!) and hands on workshops on Traction, Proving your MVP and Prepping for Seed Financing.  Moderated by Darrin Andersen Chairman of CyberTech and featuring speakers such as Navid Alipour of Analytics ventures, Ray Major of Practicum Advisory Services, Melanie Ruthrauff of Mintz Levin and Marsha Wilson of DaulSpark.  The early bird gets the seed funding so come on down and get your entrepreneurial juices flowing, Tuesday 6/16 from 7:30 – 9:00AM.

Thursday 6/18 from 4:30 – 6:00PM, learn How to Launch a Product KickStarter. CleverPet, WareHouse Innovations, and Hush, all EvoNexus residents, share their knowledge and experience with launching product Kickstarter Campaigns.  Then walk on over to Demo Night @ 6:00.

Make yourself a cheese sandwich wrapped in gluten and head on down to the brown-bag lunch event Is an Accelerator/Incubator Right for You? Friday @ Noon, Join Austin Neudecker – Y Combinator,  Adam Riggs-Zeigen – EvoNexus Plug and Play, Jason Riggs – Relocated to EvoNexus & Bach Le – Boulder TechStars to hear about their decisions to join Incubators/Accelerators and what it has meant for their Startup’s journey.  

The Seed Track metaphors abound but in the end, you need information and Seed Track’s the place to find it so sign up, come down and learn about what it takes to get your bloomin’ startup seeded and on a path to growth and success!