Fall 2016 Highlights for Startup San Diego

Posted: August 16, 2016 by the Startup San Diego team

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


It’s OFFICIAL! Startup San Diego is officially a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization!!
Want to get involved? We’re holding an Open Call for Volunteers!

Coworking Week!
August 8-12th

Monday, Aug 8th

Union Coworking & Ansir Innovation Center

Tuesday, Aug 9th
Hera Hub

Wednesday, Aug 10th

Thursday, Aug 11th
NEST CoWork (CyberHive, iHive, xHive Incubators)

Friday, Aug 12th
Co-mmunity, Hillcrest

6-9pm @ Co-mmunity, RSVP


August 12-14th

Use discount code ‘STARTUPSD

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, and business devs come together to build ideas from concept to launch all in one weekend.  

It’s a great opportunity to test startup ideas, meet potential co-founders, build the community in San Diego — and maybe even launch your next startup!  

We’re calling this event Startup Weekend Classic because in recent years, we’ve hosted a lot of events focusing on different verticals — including Veterans, Women, Social Impact, and Education.

This time, we’re bringing it back to the basics and opening up the pitch floor to any and all ideas you may have that can be tested over a weekend.

Get social! Be sure to get your tickets, RSVP on facebook, and invite your friends!

The Startup Collaborative Kickoff Event
August 10th

Join us at 3rdSpace in University Heights from 6 to 8:30pm for kickoff!

This will be an interactive networking event for the Startup Collaborative, an organization committed to year-round support for San Diego’s tech entrepreneurs.

Startup Collaborative is focused on building momentum within San Diego’s startup community by encouraging a genuine grassroots experience with peer-to-peer support for entrepreneurs.

CONNECT‘s ’Most Innovative New Product’ Awards
Submissions Open NOW
through Sept 5th

CONNECT will honor the celebrities of innovation, along with groundbreaking new products launched within the past year.

The Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Awards is a CONNECT signature event, held annually in December.

SDVG Venture Summit
September 8th

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Venture Summit is the largest annual gathering of VCs outside Silicon Valley. Join the venture capital community, and meet some of the coolest companies in San Diego.

San Diego Venture Group will bring together San Diego entrepreneurs, guest speakers, and more.

StartupSD Zone at The Maker Faire
October 1st & 2nd

The Maker Faire kicks off INNOVATE San Diego — a week-long event presented by the City of San Diego showcasing innovation in the Cali-Baja region.

Startup San Diego will have a space in the INNOVATE San Diego Zone (Hall of Champions) to share with a couple of our favorite startups!

Tech Coast Angels Quick Pitch Competition
October 6th

The 10th Annual TCA Quick Pitch Competition will be held on October 6th 2016

Call for Applications Open NOW through August 12th

Quick Pitch showcases talented entrepreneurs, giving 2 minutes to pitch to an expert panel of judges and large audience of investors, business executives and community leaders.

Finalists receive invaluable coaching from TCA members and The Pitch podcast investors, and the winners of the event will be awarded prizes!

StartupSD’s #CrossSD Demo Day & Startup Festival
October 25th-26th

In partnership with SD Lean Tech Founders, MindHub & Impact Without Borders

We bring you…

#CrossSD Demo Day & Startup Festival

Continuing to foster Tijuana/San Diego tech collaboration, we bring you two nights of events on both sides of the border!

On Tuesday, San Diego-based startups will be on display at the Startup Fair and then seven Mexico-based companies will demo their progress at the San Diego Downtown Library. On Wednesday, Mexico-based startups will be on display and then seven San Diego-based companies will demo their progress for the audience in TJ.