1st Mondays Holiday Party & Startup Market – Wrap-Up & Pictures

Posted: December 6, 2023 by the Startup San Diego team

Startup San Diego

The startup community came together for the last Startup San Diego event of the year, 1st Mondays – Holiday Party & Startup Market. In collaboration with Aquilluis, we brought together 160+ attendees and 10+ vendors for an exciting night celebrating the end of the year, highlighting local startups, and giving away amazing prizes.

Thank you to our Startup Market vendors: PublishAR, Raw EthiopiCa Coffee, Emotcia, Candle By Design, Shore Buddies, Cleeri, Odd Fare Affairs, Luv Mylk, Panic Panties, and FedTech. These startups showcased their products and pitched their plans for the next year.

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Curtis Moring Jr., pitch prize sponsor with Maria-Nicole Marino, Founders Fight Club 2023 winner.

San Diego Startup Week Intercollegiate and Founders Fight Club winners Margaret Yoo, Founder of ReliaCare, and Maria-Nicole Marino, Founder of Panic Panties,  came to officially receive their $15,000 checks. Curtis Moring Jr. our pitch competition sponsor, handed out the check, and there was huge applause all around.

Congratulations to the ugly sweater competitors who won Startup San Diego memberships and our opportunity-drawing winners! 

Erika Gastelum
Erika Gastelum, Operations Manager, Startup San Diego

It was great celebrating the success, progress, and connections made by the Startup San Diego community this past year! In partnership with Aquillius, we featured some of our local startups in the Holiday Startup Market – these founders helped spread the holiday cheer by showcasing & selling their products just in time for the holidays. We look forward to supporting & collaborating with you in your 2024 endeavors. Stay connected!

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We’re gearing up for 2024, and we have a lot in store for the startup community. Expect robust programming for San Diego Startup Week, more networking and mentorship opportunities, workshops, and 1st Mondays events showcasing the startup hubs throughout the San Diego and Baja region. Thank you for supporting us and being part of this successful year!

Ella Napata

February 22, 2024
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