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2-Night In-Person Event | April 13 – April 14, 2022
Students $10 | General Admission $35

Grow Your San Diego Tech Company & Career!

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Featured Speakers

Ryan Kuder

Managing Director, Techstars Anywhere at Techstars

Alex Waters

Director of Economic Development and Innovation, Jacobs Center

Dominique McGill

CEO and Head of People Operations, The HR Bar

Neal Bloom

Managing Partner, Interlock Capital

Julius Alejandro

Founder & Project Director, Village Up San Diego

Lauren A. Rowley

Chief Investment Officer, Stella

Oralia Alvarez

Director of Business Development, Mission Driven Finance

Kim Davis King

Partner, Launch Factory

Chris Staszak

Chief Technology Officer, LogicBoost Labs

Caitlin Wege

Caitlin Wege

Managing Partner, MooDoos Investments

2-Night In-Person Conference of Fun, Interactive, and Educational Events

We’re bringing together our region’s next-generation founders and tech workforce with the local innovation ecosystem!

Who should attend?

•  College students
•  First-time founders
•  Job seekers for San Diego startups
•  Recruiters and reps from established startups and tech companies

This once-a-year conference will connect startup/tech industry members, students, first-time entrepreneurs, and aspiring job seekers.

You’ll have an opportunity to connect with San Diego startups hiring now, get feedback on your resume, get tips on upleveling in-demand skills, and network with the San Diego startup and business scene.

We’ve lined up an incredible 2-nights of opportunities to help you launch or grow your startup, connect with a mentor, break into the tech industry, or find your next big idea.

Schedule at a Glance

Night 1: Talent Incubation Night – Find An Opportunity: Training, workshops, and mentorship that will take your skills to the next level. Learn how to create a career path that is tailor-made to you.

Date: Wednesday, April 13th

Location: UC San Diego Park & Market, 1100 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

Time: 3:00 – 9:00 pm

Night 2: Startup Night – Create An Opportunity: Learn what it takes to go from an idea to a business and beyond, witness the toughest pitch competition on earth and hear war stories from hardened veterans.

Date: Thursday, April 14th

Location: Design & Innovation Building, San Diego, CA 92093

Time: 3:00 – 9:00 pm

You’ll have access to...

Convergence Job Matching Portal

Get on the radar of San Diego companies looking to hire top talent. If you are a student in search of an internship, a recent grad, or if you are changing careers, you’ll want to sign up & submit your information below! We’ll help connect you with local startups and hiring tech companies. Interested companies will reach out to you directly if you are a match for their role(s)!
•  Aspiring Talent Submission Form
•  Hiring Companies Open Role(s) Form

Intercollegiate Pitch Competition & Founders Tournament

Sixteen hand-selected startups from our local college partners will compete in the toughest inter-college pitch competition around! After three separate battle rounds, our all-star judging panel will crown the champ for ultimate bragging rights. Watch what makes a great pitch, see the next generation of talent, and cheer for your favorite. Check out the schedule below for more details on the tournament structure and eligibility. Submit the interest form to pitch! We will consider high school student submissions.

Workshops & Office Hours with Industry Experts

Uplevel your skills and connect with industry experts. We’ll host workshops and office hours to cover the fundamental skills needed to thrive in the startup scene. Come learn from the best!

Deep Dive to Level Up: Panel Discussions

What does it take to land your startup dream job? Learn more about how companies hire, what they look for, and how to increase your chances of landing a job in 2022 and beyond. We’re bringing in industry experts to chat about career paths in:
• Engineering/Product
• Marketing
• Sales & Customer Success

We’ll also talk about what to do when things don’t go according to plan. Behind every success are years of hard lessons learned. We’ll chat about real-life struggles that paved the way for a resilient future.

Plus! Hands-On Workshops and Networking:

Improve your LinkedIn profile
Group mock job interviews
Startup Expo