DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Thinking independently together

San Diego startup community prides itself in being a diverse and inclusive culture to all diverse groups. We are introducing successful and thriving entrepreneurs who come from different diverse communities here in San Diego. From social groups, media startups to women founders, you will learn perspectives from a diverse point of view and how to give your company what it needs to grow. Hear from leaders who are a reflection of the communities they serve. To promote diversity and maintain a inclusive culture to be part of the San Diego Startup community ecosystem.


Featured Sessions

Building Wakanda

How to Build a Business by Starting a Facebook Group. Luis Martinez (Moderator) Black San Diego Co-Founders Olivia Green, Sheri Hopkins and Tinicia Smith.

Why do women-led companies have a tough time raising capital:

Badass women are smashing through barriers in the startup world, and the future looks bright for women led businesses in San Diego looking to raise capital. Join Cheryl Goodman, Head of Corporate Communications at Sony, as she moderates an all-star panel of female entrepreneurs who will share insights and advice from their experience in the battlefield. Panelists include Sabrina Johnson, DARE Bioscience, Kim Folsom, Founders First Capital Partners, LLC and TBD.

Workshop capacity is limited. Reserve your space now by activating your Sched account and adding the DiversityTrack  sessions to My Sched.

View the Diversity Track Schedule.


Meet the Organizers

Luis Martinez

H. Puentes


Meet the Speakers

Tamera Hill

Tamera Hill

CEO/Founder Writer-Director-Producer, Tamera Hill Productions and Entertainment LLC.

Sara Schairer

Sara Schairer

Founder, COMPASSION IT

Kim Folsom

Kim Folsom

Co-Founder, Founders First Capital Partners, LLC

Felena Hanson

Felena Hanson

Founder, Hera Hub

H. Puentes

H. Puentes

Director of Outreach, CONNECT

Johnathan Adlam

Johnathan Adlam

Managing Director of Diversity and Inclusion, San Diego Renewable Energy Society

Edgardo Leija

Edgardo Leija

Edgardo Leija

Lisa Rosenfelt

Lisa Rosenfelt

Co-Managing Director, Girls In Tech San Diego

Liane Thompson

Liane Thompson

CEO, Aquaai

Cheryl K Goodman

Cheryl K Goodman

Olivia Green

Olivia Green

Sheri Hopkins

Sheri Hopkins

Luis Martinez

Luis Martinez

Shamroc Peterson

Shamroc Peterson

Tinicia Tee Smith

Tinicia Tee Smith

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