Welcome to the 13th Annual…

San Diego Startup Week

We’re making waves of innovation! Join hundreds of Founders, Entrepreneurs, Designers, Investors, Students, Startup Leaders for an unforgettable week bringing the San Diego – Baja startup community together!

Happening October 21st - 25th, 2024

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Thank you to our Event Sponsors!

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Welcome to San Diego Startup Week!

Startup San Diego is back again with the 13th annual San Diego Startup Week. This premier conference celebrates and convenes the San Diego and Tijuana startup community. Join us on October 21st – 25th for five days of curated content and experiences that will bring together hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, executives, and talent to connect, educate, and inspire the San Diego innovation ecosystem. Startup Week Experiences include networking, mentorship madness, pitch competitions and tournaments, startup expos, and more. Make sure to get your ticket and be at the center of all things startups!

1500+ Attendees

Get connected with some of San Diego’s top entrepreneurs, founders, investors, talent and business professionals!

Receptions & Startup Expos

Kick off & close San Diego Startup Week with keynote speakers and connect with local startups at the Startup Expos.

5 Days 5 Locations

This will be an all encompassing conferencing highlighting different startup hubs and resources for founders and entrepreneurs in San Diego and Tijuana.

Pitch Competition & Tournament

Intercollegiate and Heavyweight startups will go head-to-head for one of the toughest pitch competitions in San Diego!

Mentorship & Networking

Connect with the best startups and community leaders. Network with the startup ecosystem and thrive.

Binational Conference

Take part in a unique international experience with programming in Tijuana, MX and San Diego, CA!

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5 Days 5 Locations

Across the San Diego – and the border!  Curated themes, industry focused speakers, access to startup resources and mentors — check daily schedules for event start and end times.

Creative Coast

Making Waves in the Creative Coast

Monday, October 21st Carlsbad Village

We’re making waves in the Creative Coast, our kick-off day takes place at Carlsbad Village, and in the surrounding street and businesses. The program features startup Expos Booths, speakers, showcases, entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders in North County. Don’t miss our keynote, panels and speakers. You won’t want to miss this kick-off day!

Boats Rise Together

All Boats Rise Together in Borderless Business

Tuesday, October 22nd, ArkusNexus, Tijuana, B.C.

San Diego would not be where it is today without the support of Tijuana. As a mega-region learn how SDTJ works together to create a seamless borderless experience for startup founders, and innovators. Learn from Tijuana leaders, startups,  and find out how we all can work and rise together. Note: 3:00pm pick up at San Ysidro Border.

Ripple

Rising Tides: The Ripple Effect of Grit

Wednesday, October 23rd, San Diego State University Alumni Center

Every founder starting from zero always has a level of grit and tenacity to succeed. Join us for day three with workshops and speakers focusing on the early-stage and first time entrepreneurs. our day is hosted at the SDSU Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center and will feature our Intercollegiate Lightweight Pitch Competition and more. Our main keynote is TBA.

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Connecting Currents - Startup Week Networking Evening

Thursday, October 24th, Location TBA

Startup Week attendees are invited to the premiere social and networking event. This mid-week conference break is organized to give you a rest from the main programming and a chance to connect with attendees in a laid-back atmosphere.

Bring your business cards and startup stories to join old and new friends for hosted drinks & light bites! Location TBA.

New Waves

The New Wave of Tech - Heavyweight Pitch Comp & Tech Day

Friday, October 25th, UCSD Design & Innovation Building

End this monumental week with a tech-focused day. Learn from some local innovators making waves in AI, Agtech, Fintech, Edutech, and more! Join us for our premier Heavyweight Pitch Competition, where founders go head-to-head for bragging rights and cash prizes. 

After the main programming, enjoy a closing reception with the startup community. Keynote TBA! 

Previous San Diego Startup Week Featured Speakers

Younes Aatif

Younes Aatif

CEO at ArkusNexus

Cody Barbo

Cody Barbo

Founder and CEO at Trust & Will

Lisa Barnhouse

Lisa Barnhouse

Executive Director at Startup San Diego

Marc Barron

Marc Barron

Co-founder of Coursekey

Sandra Carter

Sandra Carter

Founder at M2 Ingredients OM Mushrooms Superfood

Jim Cathey

Jim Cathey

Chief Commercial Officer of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Sashee Chandran

Sashee Chandran

Founder & CEO at Tea Drops

Brant Cooper

Brant Cooper

Founder & CEO of Moves the Needle

William Fulton

William Fulton

Visiting Policy Designer at UC San Diego Design Lab

Ronan Galvin

Ronan Galvin

Co-founder & of Sunday Golf

Cheryl Goodman

Cheryl Goodman

Founder of Findgood.tech

Juan Jose Gutierrez

Juan Jose Gutierrez

CEO & Founder at Jelp Delivery

David Graham

David Graham

Chief Innovation Officer at the City of Carlsbad

Todd Harris

Todd Harris

Founder & CEO at Tyra Biosciences

D'ontra Hughes

D’ontra Hughes

Founder & CEO at Spare

Suman Kanuganti

Suman Kanuganti

Founder & CEO of Personal.AI

Kimberly Davis King

Kimberly Davis King

Director at StartR at Radys School of Management

Ryan Kuder

Ryan Kuder

Managing Director of Techstars Anywhere

Joe Kudla

Founder and CEO of Vuori

Mike Matey

Mike Matey

VP of Sales at Reef

Tiffany Norwood

Tiffany Norwood

Founder and CEO of Tribetan

Paul Orlando

Paul Orlando

Director of USC Incubator Program

Samantha Pantazopoulos

Samantha Pantazopoulos

Co-Founder & CEO of Vizer

Thania Quiroz

Thania Quiroz

Corporate Image Consultant at TipTop Image Consulting

Ricky Ibarra

Ricky Ibarra

Cloud FinOps Manager at Tealium

Bob Rief

Bob Rief

Executive Director at San Diego Sports Innovators

Adam Riggs

Adam Riggs

Head of Programs and Technology at Founders First Capital Partners

Paul Roben

Paul Roben

Associate Vice Chancellor, Innovation & Commercialization at UC San Diego

Diana Rodríguez Mendioléa

Diana Rodríguez Mendioléa

Executive Director at TipTop México

Angel Sanchez

Angel Sanchez

Founder at ArkusNexus

Nicholas Sandoval

Nicholas Sandoval

CEO at Create Purpose

Matt Sanford

Matt Sanford

Economic Development Manager, City of Carlsbad

Christian Sanz

Christian Sanz

CEO at Skycatch

Alo Sarv

Alo Sarv

Co-founder & CTO, SOCi Inc

Jennifer Schoeneck

Jennifer Schoeneck

Deputy Director of Economic Development, City of Escondido

Brianna Showell

Brianna Showell

Vice President of Marketing at prAna

Lena Skliarova Mordvinova

Lena Skliarova-Mordvinova

Co-founder & CTO at Good Face Project

Chris Staszak

Chris Staszak

President & CTO at LogicBoost Labs

Tracy Stevens

Tracy Stevens

Product Coach at Product Rebels

Stanislav Synko

Stanislav Synko

Founder & CEO of Aleph One

Carmen True

Carmen True

Vice President of Channel Marketing, Sales Enablement and Ecosystem Development at Qualcomm

Ashley Van Zeeland, PhD, MBA

Ashley Van Zeeland, PhD, MBA

VP of Corporate and Business Development at Illumina

Albert Wang

Albert Wang

Sr. Investment Director, Qualcomm Ventures

Alex Waters

Alex Waters

Director of Economic Development and Innovation at Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation

Caitlin Wege

Caitlin Wege

President of NuFund Venture Group

Jamar Williams

Founder & CEO of Promo Drone Inc

Sharon Zhang

Sharon Zhang

CTO at Personal.AI

San Diego Startup Week!

San Diego Startup Week 2024 Schedule TBA

We’re currently finalizing the 2024 San Diego Startup Week programming. Please check back here later in July to get full schedule, speakers, experiences, and more.

Disclaimer: Events and times are subject to change, we encourage you check back often to be up to date!

Join the Startup San Diego Slack Community!

Make the most out of your San Diego Startup Week experience. Join the Startup San Diego Slack community and start talking to different attendees and community members.

  • Navigate the event agenda and logistics, even without Wi-Fi or data. Access useful information like ridesharing and local attractions through the Community Board
  • Network effectively. Plan whom to meet by exploring attendee profiles and sending out messages
  • Participate in event activities through session likes, comments, ratings, live polling, tweeting, and more
Exhibit At San Diego Startup Week

Want to Exhibit Your Startup During Startup Week?

Expo your startup alongside San Diego’s best! Price includes two expo opportunities during the Startup Week kick-off: Monday, October 21st at Carlsbad Village and Wednesday October 23rd at San Diego State University.

What’s provided? A 5′ x 30″ table covered in black linen. Bring your branded items for your booth (e.g. signs, banners, swag, etc). We will be doing social promotion, so you’ll also be represented in an exhibitor post for additional exposure and further digital engagement with conference attendees. Price includes one general admission ticket for you or a staff member to manage your booth. Power will not be provided.

Note: If you are experiencing financial hardship, please apply for a sponsored expo table! We want folks from the startup community to be involved in this event. Community over all.

Experiencing financial hardship or professional displacement?

Startup San Diego & the larger community want to support you in attending the conference! Please submit the below form for the opportunity to receive a sponsored ticket.
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Thank You to Our 2024 Startup Week Sponsors!

Interested in Being a San Diego Startup Week Sponsor?

Get your brand in front of thousands of individuals within your market. With over 2,000+ attendees expected to attend, 5 days of tech-focused workshops and events. Become a San Diego Startup Week sponsor and support the startup community while elevating your brand.

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Local organizations, programs, and resources helping SD founders and talent.

San Diego Startup Week is a weeklong program bringing together founders, investors, entrepreneurs, students, and anyone interested in the innovation economy. People can learn from panelists, workshops, and mentorship one-on-ones, as well as participate in networking and happy hour events.

Want to get in front of thousands of people? Exhibit at San Diego Startup Week and present your product or service to individuals within your target audience.

Startup San Diego is dedicated to serving the community and making our events accessible to all. If you are experiencing financial hardship send us an email and we will be providing sponsored tickets on an at need basis. 

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