New and Improved Mentor Program

Startup San Diego’s Mentor Program has been revised and renewed to include  more local tech based, or related, startups from ideation through seed stage growth. Historically, the Mentor Program focused on teams that were further developed and were addressing specific issues related to immediate concerns focused on growth, team building, market strategy, etc..

The SSD team realized that the health of the San Diego startup ecosystem depends on earlier stage companies having access to experienced mentors to assist them to develop and grow, while still serving those companies who meet the requirements of the historic Mentor Program.

The extension to the Mentor Program creates an “Ideation” Channel where companies still defining their concept, market, and methods have access to experienced SSD startup mentors in a moderated, responsive, and closed channel where their questions are answered and discussed.

Participation in the Mentor Program is open to all tech based and tech related San Diego based startups. Please fill out this form to apply. We will respond either with an invitation to the “Ideation” channel for very early stage companies, or to an upcoming Mentor Session for those companies that meet these requirements:

  • Tech based, or tech related concept
  • One member of the founding team is working full time on the startup
  • You have done market development
  • You have a good sense of your total addressable market
  • You have an MVP that you have shown to potential customers
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