Startup San Diego News

Read all the latest news the San Diego startup community has to offer. From organizational changes, to local business news, to general startup news and announcements, we’ve got it all covered right here.

Alexa Rae Navarro Headshot

Getting to know Alexa-Rae Navarro

Get to know Alexa-Rae Navarro, Startup San Diego’s Executive Director. Learn more about her background in the non-profit sector and her passion for startups.

City of San Diego Increases Support for San Diego Startup Week 2020

Startup San Diego is proud to announce that the City of San Diego will again be helping to fund San Diego Startup Week (SDSW) next year, increasing its funding from $35,000 to $50,000 for SDSW 2020 and ensuring the early-stage planning of our signature annual event. This timing is perfect. We just finished SDSW 2019, […]

Jarrod Russell, Executive Director, Transitions to Bay Area

Startup San Diego Announces New Executive Director – Press Release

SAN DIEGO — Aug 16, 2018 — Startup San Diego, is a nonprofit organization which fosters collaboration amongst entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors to accelerate and grow the greater San Diego startup community.  After 6 years of consistent growth. with the help of passionate volunteers, the organization is thrilled to announce it has hit an important […]

Meet the new Executive Director, Jarrod Russell!

Meet the new Executive Director, Jarrod Russell! With San Diego Startup Week still in our rearview mirror, the organization has been working on fostering this celebration of local entrepreneurship all year.

SDSW San Diego Startup Week 2017 Speaker Jason Calacanis

Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups

Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000 By: Jason Calacanis One of Silicon Valley’s most successful angel investors shares his rules for investing in startups. There are two ways to make money in startups: create something valuable—or invest in the people that are creating valuable things. Over the past twenty-five years, Jason […]

San Diego Startup Week – Recap & Thoughts

(repost from: & more details of the week @ Whew! San Diego Startup Week is behind us. I hope you were there, met someone interesting, enjoyed yourself &/or learned something. Thanks again to all our sponsors and volunteers that made it all possible – we couldn’t have done it without your efforts and support. Personally, I […]

DT’s How to Design an Unforgettable Party

Check out Chuck’s awesome post which both recaps the Opening Ceremony from San Diego Startup Week (which Digital Telepathy so graciously put on) and teaches through story (the best way)! Great read: How to Design an Unforgettable Party (especially appreciated the time-lapse of the party setup, party, and takedown) 

Local Startups on a Mission

A group of entrepreneurs got together yesterday to discuss how they can help San Diego startups grow into strong companies. Some of the groups that I have been a part of in the past never came up with these simple tasks to help each other out. This type of leadership is about building a community […]

TECH FOOSBALL! 18 San Diego tech companies get together for an NCAA style foosball tournament

TECH FOOSBALL! 18 San Diego tech companies get together for an NCAA style foosball tournament The first ever Tech Foosball was a blast! The formula was simple: beer on tap from San Diego’s Mission Brewery, a wide range of munchies, a regulation foosball table, and a bunch of great people from San Diego’s tech industry. Hosted on […]