5 Ways to Support Startup San Diego for #GivingTuesday & Year-Round

Posted: November 27, 2023 by the Startup San Diego team

Startup San Diego Giving Tuesday

We’re officially in the holiday season of giving! We want to thank our community members for their support throughout the year. Startup San Diego is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to support, connect, and grow the local startup community through innovative events and programs. Our organization is only possible with monetary support from individual donors, grants, and generous sponsorships from various organizations.

Just this year alone, we’ve hosted nearly 3,000 community members, granted $15,000 in cash prizes to startup founders, hosted hundreds of student entrepreneurs and diverse founders, held 50+ panels, keynotes, and workshops through San Diego Startup Week, and showcased multiple startup hubs and startup leaders with our 1st Mondays events.  

Here are Five Ways to Support Startup San Diego this #GivingTuesday and Year-Round:

1) Become a Startup San Diego Member

Become A Member of Startup San Diego

As an official member of Startup San Diego, you will receive a monthly newsletter with a guide to local events, programs, and networking opportunities. Early access and recognition on our Impact Report and complimentary tickets to San Diego Startup Week and all 1st Mondays events. Membership is a great way to connect with founders, entrepreneurs, like-minded individuals, investors, and the startup community. With a low introductory price of $199, this price point saves you up to 30% on events, is tax-deductible, and supports SSD’s mission year-round! Sign up to be a Startup San Diego member today

2) Attend our December 1st Mondays: 

1st Mondays December 2023

Come celebrate the last Startup San Diego event of the year with our 1st Mondays – Holiday Party and Startup Market! Happening Monday, December 4th, at 6 PM at the new Aquillius campus. If you’re new or seasoned to the San Diego startup community, this is a great opportunity to network and speak directly with founders. We will also be having an open mic where community members can share their successes from this year and their goals for the following year. Don’t forget to bring your ugliest holiday sweater! The top three ugly sweaters will win prizes like tickets to San Diego Startup Week and 1st Mondays, and one lucky winner will walk away with a $250 Vuori Gift card. Grab your 1st Mondays tickets. 

Get Tickets to December 1st Mondays - Holiday Party & Startup Market

3) Get Advance Tickets to #SDSW2024 Unitl December 31st

SDSW2024 Advance Tickets

Planning for San Diego Startup Week 2024 is already underway! Thanks to your feedback, we’re coming back bigger and better. In SDSW2023, we sold out on most days, and SDSW2024 won’t be any different. Get advance tickets for #SDSW2024 at our lowest price point yet, at $99.  Secure your spot for #SDSW2024 by December 31st!

4) Donate Directly to our Organization

Donate Directly To Startup San Diego

Donate to Startup San Diego and help power an event or program. Whether it’s San Diego Startup Week, 1st Mondays, or our Incubator and EIR program. As a lean team of one full-time employee, two contractors, and a volunteer board, 100% of your donations will go towards events, programs, and operations that will support our mission to connect, grow, and educate the local startup community. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your donation is also tax-deductible! Donate to Startup San Diego today. 

5) Become an Official Sponsor

Sponsor Startup San Diego

Are you a startup, organization, or individual looking to support SSD year-round? Become an official sponsor of Startup San Diego and get your logo, website, and assets shared with the local community! With a mailing list of 15,000+, nearly 3,000 community members hosted, and events throughout Carlsbad to Tijuana, Mexico, being a Startup San Diego sponsor is a great opportunity to promote your brand and increase visibility. Sponsorships can be tailored to your needs. 

Notable sponsors include: San Diego State University, Aleph One, Arkusnexus, the City of Carlsbad, Qualcomm, Logicboost Labs, Wege Foundation, the City of San Diego, Trust & Will,, and more. 

Sponsor benefits include (varies on sponsorship level): Logo recognition on digital and print materials, website hotlink, exhibitor space at San Diego Startup Week or 1st Mondays, panel or judge seat, and more. Check out the benefits of being a sponsor and learn more

Support Startup San Diego and Bolster the Startup Community 

Startup San Diego would not be possible without your support! Thank you for being a part of our community, and we look forward to serving you and creating events and programming that support your growth. 

Ella Napata

February 22, 2024
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