The New Interim Executive Director of Startup San Diego, Lisa Barnhouse

Posted: March 30, 2023

By Ella Napata

After countless applications, interviews, and vetting, the Startup San Diego board proudly announces the new Interim Executive Director for Startup San Diego, Lisa Barhouse.

Lisa Barnhouse’s career spans over 18+ years of experience in strategic marketing, non-profit leadership, and entrepreneurship. As the newest leader of the Startup San Diego team, she will be helping steer the organization toward our mission and create a strategy for fundraising and growth.

Lisa Barnhouse

Lisa Barnhouse, Interim Executive Director at Startup San Diego

“I am most excited to work with a team of smart, motivated, and passionate people to help them achieve their mission to connect, educate, and inspire founders and local talent. From the volunteer board members to the dedicated staff, everyone I have met wholeheartedly walks the walk, supporting the goal to grow an equitable San Diego startup ecosystem and entrepreneurial community. That in and of itself is rewarding. I also am impressed with the valuable programming and resources that Startup San Diego offers, purposefully making sure it all is accessible to any person – at any level of education, age, experience, or economic background. Non-profits like this one give me hope for a healthy, thriving San Diego.” – Lisa Barnhouse.

Lisa Barnhouse received her B.A. in Communications from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is working towards her CFRE certification and enjoys serving Camarada Chamber Music Group as their part-time Executive Director.

Meet Lisa and the rest of the Startup San Diego team at the next 1st Mondays event happening June 5th in San Diego.