New Partnerships – LogicBoost Labs, Hopsctch, StartOut, Fresh, & Business of San Diego

Posted: June 30, 2024

By Ella Napata

We want to announce our newest and renewed community partners and sponsors! These mission-aligned organizations incubate startups, create innovative designs, support LGBTQ+ founders and entrepreneurs, safeguard inventors’ technology, and tell impactful stories about our region. Give a warm welcome to Startup San Diegos newest community partners and sponsors:

LogicBoost Labs – SaaS Incubator & Long-time Startup San Diego Supporter

Logicboost Labs

Logicboost Labs is a SaaS-focused Venture Capital firm led by Jonathan Cogley, CEO, and Chris Staszak, President & CTO. As long-term supporters of Startup San Diego, we’re excited to have them again this year as a partner of the organization and sponsors for San Diego Startup Week. The Logicboost Labs team has always worked hard to support SaaS startups here in San Diego. They coined the term “SaaS Diego” this year and plan to keep fostering the SaaS community here in San Diego and throughout the U.S.


StartOut – Enabling LGBTQ+ Founders


StartOut is a nonprofit organization supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer entrepreneurs. The organization was founded in 2009 by a group of gay entrepreneurs fighting for their companies to succeed. Now, Startout has over 18,000 members attending their events in eight chapter cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Austin, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Denver, and most recently, San Diego! We’re excited to have StartOut as a partner and continue our efforts to support local LGBTQ+ founders, entrepreneurs, and talent.


Hopsctch – Leap Towards Limitless Design


Hopsctch (Hop-scotch) is a community-driven design and marketing agency specializing in creating innovative designs and crafting powerful stories for startups, mission-aligned organizations, and businesses. Founded by duo Ella Napata and Emir Taheri, these young designers and creators lead a team of designers and talent in the San Diego and Tijuana region. One of their goals is to start a young designer mentorship program where students from the San Diego Tijuana region can connect with senior designers and learn and grow from them. At Startup San Diego we’re excited to have Hopsctch as the marketing and design agency for San Diego Startup Week!

Business of San Diego – Go-to Newsletter for the Latest Tech News

Business Of San Diego

Business of San Diego is San Diego’s top technology and venture capital publication: A deeply reported newsletter on the inner workings of the local startup industry written by technology journalist Fred Grier. Startup San Diego is proud to partner up with Business of San Diego to highlight the work being done in our startup ecosystem and the impact of our efforts as a non-profit.


FRESH – IP Lawyer for Startup Founders and Inventors

Fresh Emily Do

Emily Do is a patent attorney at FRESH, where her expertise is in helping inventors and businesses protect their intellectual property (IP) through patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Her approach goes beyond legal counsel, she is committed to building strong relationships with her clients, understanding their goals and objectives to provide the best possible guidance. FRESH is a modern and collaborative tech-based IP law firm, allowing them to operate from anywhere in the world. At FRESH, Emily and her team support Innovative companies and universities with a focus on providing strong, creative and strategic IP advice. Emily is also a pharmacist with over 18 years of experience in various settings, including large healthcare systems, regulatory and compliance. Her most current role in healthcare is a pharmacy executive overseeing pharmaceutical services in a large organization. Her combined experience in healthcare, IP, knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and business allows her to effectively assist and counsel clients on various aspects of intellectual property.

Become a Sponsor or Community Partner of Startup San Diego

Our organization is only possible with the support of the community, with a full volunteer board, and only three paid staff, we do a lot to serve the 2,500+ founders, entrepreneurs, students, and talent that come through our doors. If your business or organization is looking to be more involved in the startup community, get in front of your tech audience, or want to give back, look into becoming a Startup San Diego sponsor or community partner! More details below.