Announcement: New Partnerships with ClickUp, JP Morgan,, Montfort Ventures, Techcon Socal, and Top Tech Awards 

Posted: April 25, 2024

By Ella Napata

Startup San Diego New Partnerships

We want to welcome six new community partners and sponsors to Startup San Diego: Clickup, JPMorgan Startup Banking,, Montfort Ventures,  TechCon SoCal, and Top Tech Awards! These organizations believe in founders, entrepreneurs, and innovation. Through these strategic partnerships, we hope to build stronger relationships and increase opportunities for the startup community.

Learn more about our news partners and sponsors:


ClickUp is a San Diego-based startup led by Founder & Chief Executive Officer Zeb Evans. ClickUp is a powerful all-in-one productivity platform that provides small and large teams across industries with flexible and customizable work management solutions, tools, and functions. ClickUp has been very supportive of the San Diego startup community, hosting us during the March 1st Mondays event and continues to support Startup San Diego throughout the year.

JPMorgan Startup Banking 

JPMorgan Startup Banking is committed to being the leading bank for founders, investors, startups, and high-growth companies. Their specialized services enable bootstrapped, venture-backed, and late-stage private companies to make secure, real-time, efficient decisions. David Loseke, Executive Director at JPMorgan, has taken the role of a Startup San Diego board member working with the board and staff to provide more resources and opportunities for the startup community. is a venture firm at the intersection of entrepreneurship, breakthrough technologies, and mission-driven organizations. Since 2015, has been dedicated to providing entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and government game-changers a viable path to transition breakthrough technologies to real-world impact. Their commitment to unlock the benefits of technology for all is possible with their deep relationships and collaboration that spans across the DoD, NASA, DoE, NIST, VA, federal labs, research institutions, universities, and corporations.

Startup San Diego met the team last year at December 1st Mondays, with this strategic partnership we plan to activate more defense tech and veteran founders in the startup ecosystem.

Montfort Ventures

Montfort Ventures helps founders avoid getting lost in the fundraising shuffle. They challenge your thinking and co-create narratives and visuals that differentiate and impress. Montfort Ventures target investors to help founders raise capital more efficiently. Montfort Ventures is led by Yannis Moore, Founder and Managing Partner, him and his team are very involved with the startup and European business community in San Diego. Startups looking for fundraising support or international expansion in Europe can look to Montfort Ventures for advise. 

TechCon SoCal

TechCon SoCal pledges to cultivate an environment where creativity flourishes and bold ideas are embraced. Through strategic partnerships and targeted initiatives, TechCon SoCal seeks to drive investments into cutting-edge projects and emerging industries, fueling economic growth and technological advancement. They host a conference in San Diego every year bringing together investors and founders for a day of technology, investments, academia and research. Led by longtime CTO and Startup leader, Faisal Mushtaq, he is very passionate about supporting founders, investors in the San Diego startup community. 

Top Tech Awards 

The Top Tech Awards honor outstanding information technology executives, as nominated by their peers and clients. Nominees and honorees who meet the specified criteria, as determined by an independent panel of judges, are recognized at the Top Tech Awards each year. With a strategic partnership with Top Tech Awards and Startup San Diego we hop that community members in the startup ecosystem will get recognized for their work! 

Startup San Diego is Growing Strategic Partnerships 

Our organization works for the San Diego startup community. Whether you’re a new founders, entrepreneur or looking to get into the startup ecosystem, we want to make that experience as seamless as possible so you can focus on building, creating, and growing your company. If you’re a company looking to support or get more involved with Startup San Diego. Take a look at our partnership/sponsorship opportunities. 

Ella Napata

March 28, 2024
8 min read