Jan 22-24 2015

Startups! Events!

Join us for SD Converge and start off the year with style!

About SD Convergence

StartupSD Convergence is a series of events to celebrate and connect local entrepreneurs. We’ve clustered some of our favorite events into a couple compact days that will be both fun and helpful to the community.

Startup SD Events

  • JAN 22nd 4:30:pm
    Community Orientation
    Community Orientation (tour & chat) Brief tour of the hub of the downtown startup scene, followed by an honest chat about all the various groups, activities, programs around town.
  • JAN 22nd 5:30:pm
    Poker 2.0
    Poker 2.0The best un-networking event in town! Come play a friendly game of Texas Hold’em poker and meet solid startups and investors.
  • JAN 23rd 3:00:pm
    Domain Expert Hours
    30 minute 1-on-1 meetings with experts in various fields (legal, marketing, design, HR, PR, etc.). SIGN UP REQUIRED
  • JAN 23rd 5:30:pm
    SD Startup Crawl
    Our the growing downtown Startup scene, hopping between cool startup digs with some snacks, drinks and awesome company. Several tours will end at the hub for a larger celebration...Register Here!
  • JAN 24th 10:00:am
    Successful Interning
    Come hear how to get the most out of an internship at a startup from both interns and local CEOs that are currently hiring.
  • JAN 24th 11:00:am
    Startup Internship Fair
    The top startups in town are looking for the strongest candidates to join their growing businesses. Immediate and summer positions available (most paid). Lunch provided. Signs up for students and companies respectively.
  • JAN 24th 1:30:pm
    Mentor Hours (Students & Student companies)
    Speed-dating for startups. Rapid mentor sessions between serious startups and successful entrepreneurs and investors.
  • JAN 24th 3:00:pm
    Mentor Hours (Companies)
    Speed-dating for startups. Rapid 30-minute mentor sessions between serious startups and successful entrepreneurs and investors.
  • JAN 24th 3:00:pm
    Startup Foosball Tournament

    A little friendly rivalry never hurt! Hangout with fellow entrepreneurs and students while we play some Foosball and Cornhole.

    Register Here!
  • JAN 24th 6:00:pm
    Demo Night
    Come check out some of the hottest companies in town as they share what the are working on and their recent successes. Register Here!

Who's Involved

Your Startup SD Team

Austin Neudecker Startup Fanatic
Johnathan Goodwin Startup Dreamer
Andrew Deddeh Startup Lover
Michele Yoshioka Director of Programs and Operations at EvoNexus
Kristen Long Senior Program Manager at EvoNexus San Diego
Rafa Rodriguez Creative Designer at EvoNexus


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  • Melani Gordon and Randy Apuzzo on Good Morning San Diego

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    A group of San Diego's leading innovators kicked off San Diego Startup Week early Thursday with a panel discussion where they championed the benefits of the tech community here.
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