October Is San Diego Startup Month

Grab your seat for an out-of-this world lineup bringing you the best of San Diego startups.

Startup Month Kickoff and Opening Party – October 1st, 4:00-6:15PM

Join top ecosystem builders and tech CEOs as we talk the importance of community, bringing people together, and ensuring our ecosystem’s resiliency. Join us for the opening keynote and fireside chat with top tech leaders.

Keynote by Ian Hathaway, Co-Author, The Startup Community Way

Jump into our virtual COX-tail party for speed networking with other SDSM guests.

We’ll wrap with a panel discussion, “Future of Work: The Work-From-Home Revolution”

The night ends with a party in a state-of-the-art virtual experience in VirBELA, featuring a Startup Fair, beach party, and more.

Incubator Workshops – All October!

We’re handpicking top applications from up-and-coming startups for the Startup Month Incubator. Accepted startups will get amazing mentorship and workshops from some of the best in the industry. Workshops will be open sessions for all SDSM participants. Learn more HERE.

Get Your Ticket Here!

Stellar Headline Speakers

We have a great lineup of headline speakers for this year’s San Diego Startup Month! The CEO’s, experts and investors we have will for sure inspire and kickstart any entrepreneur’s startup dream. Take a look at these headliners:

Lolita Taub, Co-Founder, and General Partner at The Community Fund and acting interim Head of Sales at Catalyte. She is a first-generation Latinx operator and investor pushing for diversity in tech. With 15 years working within the Silicon Valley ecosystem, she has accomplished +$50 million in sales and made 38 investments as an angel investor and VC at Backstage Capital.

Ian Hathaway, The Startup Community Way, Co-Author. Ian Hathaway is an analyst, strategic advisor, writer, and entrepreneur. He is co-author of The Startup Community Way, is a Senior Director on the Product team at Techstars, and is an active startup advisor, mentor, and investor, including at The Fund.

Caitlin Wege, MooDoos Investments. Caitlin is a partner in a private family Investment fund, where she is an Angel Investor that is active in companies across the country and in Canada. While her family office invests in many industries, she has recently focused her attention on San Diego’s emerging Impact and Social Enterprise ecosystem.

Quick Shoutout to Our EIRs

Huge shoutout to this cohort of SSD Entrepreneurs-in-Residence! These are the folks doing behind the scenes planning for this year’s #SDSM2020. They’ve organized top business leaders to come together for this event and created interactive virtual workshops for budding entrepreneurs. Read more about the EIR program HERE. We are looking forward to seeing all of you at SDSM! Meet the EIRs and connect with the Startup San Diego ecosystem all October!.

What are you waiting for? Join all the excitement of San Diego Startup Month!

Stay healthy, San Diego!