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San Diego’s popular annual gathering of startups, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and innovators — now in its third year — kicks off Sunday on the waterfront downtown.
San Diego Startup Week runs June 14-20, beginning with the launch festival Sunday afternoon on the Broadway Pier, and continuing at locations throughout downtown San Diego.
“Startup Week is a great way to shine a light on what’s happening in San Diego’s exciting startup community and show people what it’s really all about,” said Melani Gordon, Startup Week Founder and CEO of TapHunter.
“Startups get exposure and connect with the local ecosystem, whether it’s talented professionals looking for the next jobs, mentors, or service providers,” she added.
The year the schedule of events will be divided into four tracks to appeal to entrepreneurs at different stages:
- Idea Track: Learn about startups and network with other entrepreneurs.
- Development Track: Identify local resources and communities to help you build a successful product.
- Seed Track: Complete your product and prepare your startup for seed financing.
- Scale Track: Get help during the growth phase of your new business.
In addition, there will be social events throughout the week, from meetups to happy hours to dinners so that local entrepreneurs can network.
Last year San Diego leapt to national prominence when Forbes Magazine named the city the best place for a startup in the United States.
Passes for the entire event cost $50 ($20 for students) and are available online.
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