San Diego

Startup Week

June 17-21 2014

Startups! Demos! Parties!

Join us as we celebrate San Diego's Innovation Wave. 5 Days of fun and informative events highlighting how San Diego rides it differently

About San Diego Startup Week

What is San Diego Startup Week?

San Diego Startup Week is the region’s premier catalyst for innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurialism. Featuring a week of scheduled events, panels, and revelry in the heart of downtown San Diego, Startup Week showcases leading innovators in cleantech, biotech, defense tech, cross-border hard tech manufacturing, mobile tech, and online marketplaces. Participants include San Diego’s brightest entrepreneurs, top-tier investors, talented service providers,and high profile community supporters, all of whom contribute to San Diego’s thriving startup ecosystem.

StartUP San Diego

San Diego Startup Week is organized by StartUP San Diego, a grassroots, volunteer-based group of local entrepreneurs, mentors and investors committed to creating an inclusive and thriving San Diego startup community. We are supported by an amazing team of dedicated volunteers, professionals, civic leaders and city officials.

Sponsorship Opportunities

San Diego Startup Week offers several sponsorship levels, each of which offers a number of ways to incorporate your brand throughout the week’s activities.We will work with your company to tailor a package to achieve key business objectives for your company, whether you desire to broaden brand exposure, promote new products or services, or generate goodwill through an affiliation with San Diego Startup Week.We support and encourage creative ideas when it comes to helping you generate desired returns on your sponsorship investment. View San Diego Startup Week 2014 Sponsorship Opportunities Press Release Initial Announcement

Get Involved

The Main Events!

  • JUN 17th 12:00:pm
    SAMfest by CyberHive
    CyberTECH CyberHive in partnership with EvoNexus, Analytics Ventures and Wireless Incubator presents SAMfest: Startups, Art, & Music. 20 companies will present to 4 judging panels, intermingled with an Art show and Music!
  • JUN 17th 6:00:pm
    Opening Ceremony
    Kick off SDSW at Digital Telepathy with a special guest speaker, local craft beer and food, and live entertainment.
  • JUN 18th 12:00:pm
    DLA Q&A Lunch Presented by EvoNexus “Capitalizing Your Start-up Company”
    From issuing founders shares to employee stock options to your first Series Seed financing, successful entrepreneurs need to maintain flexibility while properly incentivizing founders, employees and investors. As part of DLA's commitment to provide startup companies with access to experienced corporate lawyers, Larry Nishnick, a partner and former startup general counsel, will be hosting a Q&A session at EvoNexus to discuss the early recruitment and fundraising cycle.
  • JUN 18th 5:00:pm
    Startup Crawl
    Choose from four treks through startup offices to learn about their products and company culture. Treks end at EvoNexus for food, drink and socializing. See the details about each trek.
  • JUN 19th 7:30:am
    SDVG Venture Summit
    Join us Thursday, June 19, 2014, 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Marriott Marina Hotel for San Diego’s premier gathering of entrepreneurs, investors – and those who make it happen! Register Here. A fantastic combination of COOL Companies and HOT Topic speakers. So big, you were not able to see and hear it all! We had more than 700 people, including 100+ VCs, 30 COOL Companies, networking, an out-of-this-world keynote speaker. They got to see and hear the new, exciting, thought-provoking, HOT to talk about and COOL to see! Some of the 2014 HOT Topic speakers include: Daniel Obodovski, Author, “The Silent Intelligence: The Internet of Things” Dr. Ron Reedy, CTO & Founder, Peregrine Semiconductor, ”The End of Moore’s Law” Greg Lucier, Chairman, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (SBMRI) cool companies 2014 Don’t miss our Cool Companies, Hot Topics, and more than 120 VCs from around the country!
  • JUN 19th 12:00:pm
    Party in the Park
    Enjoy an afternoon outside and discover what San Diego startups are bringing to market in 2014.
  • JUN 19th 3:00:pm
    Speed Mentoring
    1-on-1 one mentoring between approved startups and successful entrepreneurs and investors. Apply to be mentored.
  • JUN 19th 6:00:pm
    Demo Night
    7 minutes in heaven. 7 San Diego startups will demonstrate their disruption! Apply to Demo
  • JUN 19th 8:30:pm
    Tech Founders / Tech Scene Startup Bash
    SD Tech Founders and SD Tech Scene team up (again!) to bring you the post-Demo, Thursday night, knock-down, drag-out party of the week!
  • JUN 20th 1:00:pm
    Startup Panel Discussions
    Local San Diego speakers present on a range of topics representing a broad cross section of the innovation economy.
  • JUN 20th 6:00:pm
    Startup Boost!
    A networking event designed to connect entrepreneurs with the proper local resources to grow their business.
  • JUN 21st 12:00:pm
    Geek Girl Tech Con
    A one day long conference dedicated to empowering women in tech, from complete novice to startup savant.