October 23-27, 2023

Hundreds of Entrepreneurs, Developers, Designers, Investors, Students, Community Leaders…

One Incredible Week!

Thank you to our Startup Week Sponsors:


1500+ Attendees

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

specialized tracks

Specialized Tracks

Learn from industry experts.

startupweek reception

Receptions & Startup Expos

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

startupweek pitch competition

Pitch Competition & Tournament

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

startupweek awards

Startup Awards & Networking

Our annual startup awards will name the best startups and community leaders, and network with leaders and the community!

Startupweek incubator


New this year will be incorporating our Convergence program into Startup Week for maximum impact. Focused on converging and bridging our local student talent and local startup ecosystem to support with talent retention, provide a bridge to high-growth career opportunities, and a path for entrepreneurial growth. 

Startups, Developers, Mentors, Speakers,
Community Leaders & Talent

Startup San Diego’s premier annual conference celebrating and convening the San Diego startup community to connect, educate, and inspire the ecosystem!

Once a year we come together to share progress, exchange resources, and celebrate each other. Startup San Diego volunteers work with the community to create four days of educational sessions and social events.

During the week, attendees meet hundreds of entrepreneurs, startup founders, investors, developers, designers, community leaders, students, innovators…and local leaders doing good for the startup ecosystem.

Session tracks and topics help attendees find their way to the right place each day.  The days will end with networking events, keynotes, startup awards, pitch competitions, and expos.

2023 Event Tracks

Program starts daily at 4 pm and ends at 8 pm.

Founder & People

Founder & People

Connect with startup Founders and people/HR experts, and learn how to grow your team at scale. Enjoy a kick-off reception and startup expo.

Data & Customer

Data & Customer

Knowing your data is vital to get in front of the right customers at the right time. Listen to industry data experts and also take part in our networking reception, incubator company demos, & mentor lounge.

Marketing & Sales

Marketing & Sales

Marketing & Sales go hand-in-hand to grow and build your product. Meet with industry experts and witness the toughest Pitch Competition & Tournament around!

Design & Developer

Design & Developer

Learn what it takes to design and build your app, web presence, or product. Hear from our featured speakers and end Startup Week with our Awards Party & Closing Reception/Expo.


Carlsbad Village

Day 1

Monday, October 23rd

Carlsbad Village

2676 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008

SDSU Aztec Student Union

Day 2

Thursday, October 26th

San Diego State University Aztec Student Union

6075 Aztec Circle Dr, San Diego, CA 92182

San Diego Tech Center By Alexandria

Day 3

Friday, October 27th

To Be Announced.

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 and closing receptions: (1) Monday, October 23rd and (2) Friday, October 27th

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 running on the Whova App this year, so you’ll also be represented in the exhibitor section of the app 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 not provided. 

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.


Download the Whova app

San Diego Startup Week will be using the Whopa App this year! Easily organize your agenda, connect with speakers, network with attendees, win prizes, and more! This app will keep you updated on all things Startup Week. Download the Startup Week Whova App today.

Startup Week Schedule

Events and times are subject to change, please check back often.

Thank You to our San Diego Startup Week Sponsors!

Clear Channel Outdoor
The City Of San Diego
Wege Foundation
Logicboost Labs
Aleph One
City Of Carlsbad
Trust & Will
SDSU Division Of Research And Innovation
County Of San Diego
Knauss School Of Business USD
MiraCosa College
Point Loma Nazarene University
REC Innovation Lab
UCSD Rady School Of Management
CSUSM Innovation Hub
City Of Escondido
City Of Vista
San Diego Regional EDC
Downtown Works
JP Morgan
San Diego Business Journal
Startup San Diego Individual Donors

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an official non-profit for building the entrepreneurial community in San Diego.

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