Startup San Diego and Mission Edge have joined forces to announce a free startup series for early-stage entrepreneurs, business owners, and industry professionals in the lead-up to this year’s San Diego Startup Week. Are you a closet entrepreneur who has an idea and curious whether it might be San Diego’s next unicorn? Have you taken the plunge into startup life and in the midst of market validation? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions you need to check out The Startup Series!
Powered by the Collaboratory for Downtown Innovation and Downtown San Diego Partnership, this five-part series will feature hands-on workshops as well as presentations by industry experts. Held every two weeks starting March 17th, each event will tackle a different topic to help entrepreneurs and other professionals navigate the tricky business of starting, running and owning a startup.
Startup San Diego’s Executive Director, Alexa-Rae Navarro, says the series aims to support the growing entrepreneurial community in the city and give them the tools and confidence needed to be successful.
“The workshops focus on both the tactical and interpersonal skills that entrepreneurs need to build sustainable businesses here in San Diego,” Navarro says. “Our aim is to facilitate the growth of local startups and to arm them with a toolkit to successfully launch and scale.”
- March 17th: The Entrepreneurial Leader Mindset
- March 31th: Business and Impact Model
- April 14th: Customer Development and Validation
- April 28th: Fundraising and Pitching
- May 12th: Lessons Learned and Speed Mentoring
Shortly after the final workshop in the Startup Series, Startup San Diego’s annual event, San Diego Startup Week, will be held at the Convention Center.
Attend two or more workshops in the Startup Series and bring a friend to each to get a free ticket to SDSW2020. That’s up to $130 in value!
“Startup San Diego’s main goal is to support individuals building startups in San Diego and to foster a cohesive and collaborative community,” says Navarro. “These free workshops we’re holding just add to our ever-growing portfolio of events that we hold to help drive us toward our mission.”
The Startup Series is free and you can register online via Eventbrite. Spaces are limited so it’s highly recommended to sign up early to get a seat.
Marketing Director, Startup San Diego