The Wildest Night of the Week: San Diego Startup Crawl

It’s that time again: we’ve heard dozens of speakers on MVPs, traction, and knowing your user. Don’t get me wrong, all the information is great, but sometimes we need a little more. Some great craft beer. Real connections. Check! That’s what Startup Crawl is for.

As one of the most anticipated social events of the week, the Startup Crawl gathers hundreds of attendees and spreads them across all of downtown San Diego. The two-hour long event, which is its 5ht year, allows attendees to get a glimpse into the offices of prominent startups.

One of those startups, OSSIC, plans on opening their 101 Broadway offices to the community and sharing some beer and food. The company, who moved from UTC to downtown earlier this year is excited about getting to be apart of the crawl.

“The Startup Crawl is an awesome way to get the local community into the OSSIC office to see what we’re working on and get a glimpse into our culture,” said Kristen Long, Marketing Operations at OSSIC. “We love supporting the startup community and the tech crawl is one of our favorite events every year.”

Starting at 7 pm on the dot, the crawl is divided up into ten different tracks, giving attendees the opportunity to interact with companies they may haven’t seen or interacted with before. Attendees will get a chance to check out three different startups.

Zesty.io, another crawl host, is excited to be hosting the event for the fourth time.

“Hosting has been a really fun experience, says Chloe Spilotro, Account Coordinator at Zesty.io. “It’s always great to see familiar faces and meet new ones. Everyone looks forward to the Startup crawl, and we’re so glad to share our space with the community. We love doing things like making Totchos (tater tot nacho bar!) for everyone to share and nom on while we network. It’s a small way to give back and support our startup community, but we’re always happy to do it.”

People who have been involved with SDSW have raved about the event, says Brandon Christopher, Co-Captain of the SDSW Social Track.

“The Startup Crawl is my favorite of the week,” says Brandon. “What better way is there to develop an affinity with this community than to be able to go to these startups, see what they are up to while networking with a hundred other people, and then to convene at an insane after party.”

The after party Brandon is speaking of will have music by DJ Marc Thrasher, food from El Indio Mexican Food, and an amazing view from a great San Diego rooftop. We’re vague here because we want you to sign up. Get the picture?

You can sign up at WeWork on the 3rd floor all day Wednesday.

SDSW Swag

We’ve got a good lineup of companies on deck for SDSW, and they’ve got some great stuff for attendees. Here’s what you can expect:

FREE FOOD/SODA:
San Diego Startup Week Creative Jam / Thursday, June 22 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Adobe Creative Cloud team will host Creative Jam, a design showcase highlighting the work of creative leaders, followed by the Adobe Experience Design showdown. Audience members will vote to select a People’s Choice winner, while the Grand Prize winners will be decided by a group of judges

FREE BEHANCE PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
Leading up to the Creative Jam, local creative leaders will be on site to offer personalized feedback. The reviews are a 1-on-1 opportunity to meet for 15 minutes with a creative professional before the main event. Sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/creativejamreview and we’ll send info with the exact time and place of your review.

20% OFF MOO BUSINESS CARDS AND FREE EVENT PICKUP
Network the heck out of SDSW with premium business cards from MOO.
We’re offering attendees 20% off and an optional event pick up at San Diego Start Up Week. To arrange to pick up your cards at the event, place your order before June 11th, select “San Diego Startup Week” under Collection Options at check out and pick up your order at the SDSW Headquarters in the WeWork during registration hours.

$2000 AMAZON WEB SERVICES CREDIT
Event participants are eligible to receive $2,000 in credit towards AWS.

RAFFLE PRIZES
The Monday night opening party will be a real circus! Complete a game from each “track”to win a range of prizes: Atomic Design, “Exploding Kittens” by The Oatmeal, games from the makers of “The Bigger, Blacker Box,” $100 voucher towards StickerMule, and more.

Get SOCIAL with San Diego Startup Week

Entrepreneurs *love* social media, but sometimes we chatter so much that it gets tough to follow the conversation.

Here’s your official, definitive, bonafide SDSW social media cheat sheet.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

 

Official Event Hashtag:   #SDSW

Brought to you by parent organization: #StartupSD

 

Each industry “Track” has its own hashtag:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

#SanDiego

 

For the particularly enthusiastic, to celebrate a big local startup win:

#GoSanDiego

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our website has the 411 on the San Diego Startup Week lineup, schedule, tickets, and more: https://sandiegostartupweek.com/  
Our Startup San Diego blog has inside information on new, exciting talks and tracks: https://startupsd.org/blog/

 

 

 

 

 

We recently launched a flashy new app! Download the SDSW app to access event schedules, speaker information, and ticketing capabilities on your smartphone.

 

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.attendify.conf05ui42

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/san-diego-startup-week/id1238648424?mt=8

 

 

Check out Facebook for special event promotions and news about upcoming events. @SanDiegoStartupWeek  https://www.facebook.com/sandiegostartupweek/

https://www.facebook.com/StartupSD/

 

 

 

 

Follow us on Twitter for  real-time, on-the-ground updates from San Diego Startup Week.

@StartupSanDiegohttps://twitter.com/StartupSanDiego

@SDStartupWeekhttps://twitter.com/sdstartupweek

 

 

 

 

 

Our Instagram feed features behind-the-scenes looks at our sponsors, speakers, and volunteers. Tag us or use our hashtags to be featured!

@startupsandiego

https://www.instagram.com/startupsandiego/

#StartUpSD #SDSW

 

 

 

 

Our YouTube page is chock-full of exclusive interviews with panelists, coordinators, and local entrepreneurs.:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv0AAA5WLsu77qHn74oYAbA

 

 

 

 

Connect with us on LinkedIN for networking and sponsorship opportunities.

StartupSD:  

https://www.linkedin.com/company/10661024

 

 

 

(NOTE: Can the owner of these LinkedIN and YouTube pages possibly brand these channels with a more user-friendly URL? youtube.com/StartupSD and linkedin.com/startupSD perhaps?)

 

 

 

 

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IS there a geocode?

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