SDSW networking events that help you get the most from Startup Week!


For the first time in Startup Week history we will have four fairs that feature different segments of our startup community. Attendees have the opportunity to connect with freelancer talent, community resources, local startups, and employer. These face-to-face meetings connect you with who you need to know about the startup community.

DoWhop Freelancer Fair – find talent, get clients!

Freelancers of all backgrounds are invited to exhibit their skills at the inaugural DoWhop Freelancer Fair. Flipping the tables on finding talent, exhibitors will showcase what they do through small, in-person interactions (a.k.a. DoWhops). Meet local developers, designers, makers, and innovators, and participate in live entrepreneurial activities at this hands-on fair. Local startup DoWhop connects people through shared experience. This fair will connect independent contractors, consultants, freelancers, and solopreneurs with potential clients, colleagues, and friends. Share what you do by registering here:


Community Resources Fair – find a mentor, get a network!

A lunchtime fair showing off all the resources available to YOU, the SD Startup Community, as you build your Startup or Entrepreneurial Endeavor!
If you are searching to connect with local Incubators and Accelerators, Education and Training Organizations, Coworking Spaces, Startup Financing opportunities, and more be sure to join us!

Inclusive Community Fair – find a organization, get a community!

A lunchtime fair showing off all the resources available to YOU, the SD Startup Community, with a focus on Diversity and Inclusion in Tech and Entrepreneurship! Including resources for diverse entrepreneurs and technologists like CONNECT All and Tech Women of Intuit and organizations like Girls In Tech SD, Latina Geeks, Blacks In Tech, Operation Code, the National Society of Black Engineers, and more!

Startup Fair – find a team, get customers!

The who’s who in the SD STARTUP SCENE all in one place! Join us for an afternoon of tabling filled with Startup Product Demos, Service Showcases, and HIRING galore! End your week networking with your new best friends as you explore these fantastic Startups!

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

View the Fairs Schedule.


If you are part of a Startup Team and might have more than 10 teammates coming, please visit the teams page.