Startup Incubator Program

A no cost, no equity virtual program with expert training, mentorship and community to help grow and scale awesome startups. 

Startup Week Incubator Program

Get ready for something new

Our Startup San Diego Incubator, in collaboration with Techstars Anywhere  and Managing Director, Ryan Kuder,  is a no cost, no equity virtual 4-week program providing expert training, mentorship and community to help grow and scale early-stage San Diego startups. Curriculum includes 11 education and group mentorship sessions led by industry experts or Incubator Commanders. Past Incubator Commanders have represented companies such as, Techstars, Forecastr, and Silicon Valley Bank, to name a few. Program culminates with a Demo Showcase at San Diego Startup Week. To promote an equitable an inclusive ecosystem, all expert-led educational content is streamed and available to San Diego entrepreneurs at no charge! 

Join us for Incubator Open Sessions happening throughout October.

Surrounded by experts

Our Startup San Diego Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and Board Members serve as “Mission Specialists” to support our cohort throughout their incubator journey. We bring together “Incubator Commanders” aka. leading industry experts to lead curriculum and provide the cohort mentorship and support. It is the goal to be able to incubate this class of entrepreneurs throughout the program and drive connections, exposure, and warm landings to ecosystem partners, support organizations, accelerators, and investment opportunities.

Startup Week Incubator Awards

Why should you care?

Our primary goals for the demo showcase are to have the companies gain exposure and put them in front of investors if they are raising a round of funding. We invite a bunch of VCs and angel investors to attend the showcase in addition to the greater San Diego startup community.

Incubator Open Sessions Schedule

Sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/420959038817

2022 Mission Specialists

Elliot Gluck

Elliot Gluck

Head of Product Marketing at Daily

Kurling Robinson

Kurling Robinson

CEO at Fōkcus

Marc Barron

Marc Barron

Co-Founder, VP Business Development & Partnerships at CourseKey

Rebecca Owens

Rebecca Owens

CEO at Cancer Commons

Rohan Jawali

Rohan Jawali

Startup San Diego EIR

2022 Incubator Commanders

Cheryl Goodman

Cheryl Goodman

Founder, FindGood.tech

Ethan Lu

Ethan Lu

Entrepreneur in Residence & Data Science at BrightZen

Ileana Gonzaelez

Ileana Gonzaelez

Venture Associate at Techstars

Josh Sturgeon

Josh Sturgeon

Co-founder at EmberTribe

Kit Ryan

Kit Ryan

Associate at Pillsbury

Marc Barron

Marc Barron

Co-Founder, VP Business Development & Partnerships at CourseKey

Misti Cain

Misti Cain

Founder at Whyzze

Morgan Spenla

Morgan Spenla

Founder at Crafter

Ryan Kuder

Ryan Kuder

Managing Director, Techstars Anywhere

Tara Falcone

Tara Falcone

Founder & CEO at Reason

Taylor Cavannah

Taylor Cavanah

Founder & CEO at PetDesk

Alumni Incubator Commanders

Brant Cooper

Brant Cooper

Author/Speaker at Disruption Proof

Breanne Acio

Breanne Sekr

CEO and Founder at Sekr

David Mandell

David Mandell

Co-founder and Managing Director at Massive

Josh Sturgeon

Josh Sturgeon

Co-founder at EmberTribe

Martin Bridges

Martin Bridges

Consulting Manager at Pillsbury Law

Melani Gordon

Melani Gordon

Investment Principal at Techstars Anywhere

Nora Khalili

Principal Consultant at NJK Consulting

Reid Carr

Reid Carr

CEO at Red Door Interactive

Ryan Kuder

Ryan Kuder

Managing Director at  Techstars Anywhere

Steven Plappart

Steven Plappert

Co-Founder & CEO at Forecastr

San Diego Startup Week

Join us for the biggest startup event of the year: San Diego Startup Week! Learn from top notch speakers, discover the hottest topics in your area of expertise, pitch your startup idea in front of investors, join career development workshops and meet other startup enthusiasts!