Businesses lack chlorophyll! Meaning, sunlight and water won’t grow your Startup… but the Seed Track during Startup Week can give you the right tools to nurture your Startup seedling into the blooming business it is meant to be.
The San Diego Startup Week Seed Track is focused on taking your startup to the next level by helping you prove your MVP, get traction, and prepare for seed financing! Hire for skill or for culture? Join an incubator? Raise VC money or bootstrap it? When you start to get the feeling that your wild idea really has legs you have important decisions to make and you don’t get a second chance to make the right choices. Join San Diego’s own entrepreneurs to hear stories from the Startup trenches and learn from their mistakes and successes. The Seed track at Startup week offers something for any entrepreneur or would-be bootstrapper.
Kick off the week at Noon on Monday with $h!t Founders Don’t Talk About a no-holds-barred truth talk about the ups and downs of early-stage startup life. Mel Gordon, co-founder of Tap Hunter, Bryan Hall founder of embarke (formerly email co-pilot) and David Warren CEO of LIA will tell you the $h!t that all of the mentors and TedX talks gloss over. If you’re an entrepreneur you don’t want to miss this.
Rise and Shine and get your groove on with a not-so-typical breakfast event. The IoT Startup Breakfast Table event promises food trucks, a DJ (@ 7:30AM!!!) and hands on workshops on Traction, Proving your MVP and Prepping for Seed Financing. Moderated by Darrin Andersen Chairman of CyberTech and featuring speakers such as Navid Alipour of Analytics ventures, Ray Major of Practicum Advisory Services, Melanie Ruthrauff of Mintz Levin and Marsha Wilson of DaulSpark. The early bird gets the seed funding so come on down and get your entrepreneurial juices flowing, Tuesday 6/16 from 7:30 – 9:00AM.
Thursday 6/18 from 4:30 – 6:00PM, learn How to Launch a Product KickStarter. CleverPet, WareHouse Innovations, and Hush, all EvoNexus residents, share their knowledge and experience with launching product Kickstarter Campaigns. Then walk on over to Demo Night @ 6:00.
Make yourself a cheese sandwich wrapped in gluten and head on down to the brown-bag lunch event Is an Accelerator/Incubator Right for You? Friday @ Noon, Join Austin Neudecker – Y Combinator, Adam Riggs-Zeigen – EvoNexus Plug and Play, Jason Riggs – Relocated to EvoNexus & Bach Le – Boulder TechStars to hear about their decisions to join Incubators/Accelerators and what it has meant for their Startup’s journey.
The Seed Track metaphors abound but in the end, you need information and Seed Track’s the place to find it so sign up, come down and learn about what it takes to get your bloomin’ startup seeded and on a path to growth and success!