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SDSW 2015 — Idea Track

The Idea Track of San Diego Startup Week is a series of events created specifically for people interested in the earliest stages of a startup company. Whether you think you have your first big idea and just want to find out if you’re on the right track or you’re trying to find co-founders to help you develop your idea, the Idea Track is for you.

Everyone in the startup community faces similar challenges as they pursue their first ideas and the Idea Track puts you into the room with other founders who are in the same position as you are now or have been in your shoes at least once before – if not more. As a new startup founder, you need to think about co-founders, product development, marketing and intellectual property – where are you supposed to start?

The events developed for the Idea Track are there to help you answer those exact questions. Here are some of the highlights of the events in the Idea Track:

Startup Week Idea Competition Kickoff: One of the events featured on the first full night of San Diego Startup Week will pull people up into the spotlight to pitch their idea to the crowd in two minutes. The top five ideas will be selected to present in front of a high profile panel for the chance to win $1,000!

Lean Product Development for Startups: This event will feature Bryan Hall discussing how startups can shorten their product development cycle by focusing on hypothesis driven experimentation and validated learning. This will be a great session that will explore how startups can reduce risk and lower the need for initial funding to get their product launched.

Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and Prototyping: What’s the difference and when should you start?: This event will focus on the various intricacies of the intellectual property. Getting ready to launch a product but have questions about IP? Join us for this workshop and get your questions answered by leaders and attorneys who have the answers.

The Idea Track promises to be a phenomenal track for anyone in the beginning stages of their startup. We’re looking forward to having you join us!