San Diego Startup Week Returns This Month For Its 7th Year
San Diego Startup Week, San Diego’s largest startup event presented by Startup San Diego, will return for its seventh year with the theme “We Are San Diego”. This six-day event will feature more than 150 events led by experts in fields ranging from entrepreneurship, sales and marketing to biotech, venture capital and more.
In all, San Diego Startup Week is expected to draw thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, investors, strategic advisers, community leaders and talent who will have the opportunity to make new connections, exchange resources and celebrate the progress of San Diego’s thriving startup community.
A worth-every-minute six-day event
In an effort to shine a light on the entire ecosystem and make programming more accessible, activities will take place in multiple cities within the region. The week begins on May 28 with a Startup Showcase in Tijuana focused on networking and bi-national partnerships.
From May 29 through June 1, activities move to the San Diego Convention Center for the conference’s first year in this downtown space which will engage thousands of attendees and include speaker sessions, pitch competitions, mentorship and a startup crawl
On June 2, MAKE creative office space in Carlsbad will offer mentor drop-ins, speed networking, panels and talent matching. The week will close with a final networking on June 3 at Border X Brewing in Barrio Logan.
This year’s San Diego Startup Week will provide educational content at various stages via four tracks:
The Idea Track for those with an idea for a startup or who have recently launched a startup
The Seed Track for startups looking to achieve product-market fit, solidify business models, learn about team development and take product design to the next level
The Growth Track for startups who have generated traction and customers and are ready to grow through raising large rounds, business development, scaling operations and customer support
The San Diego Track – which is new this year – for attendees interested in learning about what makes the San Diego’s startup ecosystem unique including biotech, diversity and inclusion, binational partnerships and veteran entrepreneurship.
About Startup San Diego
Founded in 2013, Startup San Diego, a California nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity is a local, grassroots, volunteer-based group of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors who have created a simple platform to grow the Greater San Diego startup community – through democratizing the skills, resources and connections needed to build more startups and expand economic opportunities.
Startup San Diego and its regular programming has helped grow the startup scene in the region, attracting more than twenty-thousand event attendees and regional and national attention since its launch.