October 1st - 29th, 2021
A first-of-its kind, hybrid startup event!
A month-long, hybrid experience
We re-imagined our Annual San Diego Startup Week conference and shifted to a structured month-long hybrid experience that features digital workshops and in-person events!
Enjoy content and experiences that will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, executives, and talent to connect, educate, and inspire the San Diego innovation ecosystem. Get your tickets today!
#SDSM2021 Experience Highlights
Track Content Week
Monday, October 4th - Thursday, October 7th, the content will go from 4 - 9:30 pm daily structured across our 8 functions-based tracks. Check the schedule & add sessions to your calendar!See the Schedule
Happy Hour & Startup Fair
Hosted Friday, October 8th from 5 pm - 8 pm by Downtown Works at the Carlsbad location, we'll welcome back the community with an outdoor in-person outdoor event featuring lite bites, beverages, and all the startups! Make sure you have your ticket & if you're a company interested in tabling we still have a few tables available for purchase.Get a Startup Fair Table
In collaboration with Techstars & Ryan Kuder, this is no cost, no equity program with expert training, mentorship, and community to help grow and scale 10 awesome startups. Expert-led sessions will be accessible to the Startup Month general audience. Incubator participants will receive additional mentorship from experts. This kicks off Monday, October 11th so hurry & apply now! Deadline to Apply September 30, 2021, 6 pm PDT.Apply for the Incubator
Pitch Competition & Tournament
In partnership with Tech Coast Angels & Connect, hand-selected startups from our university and larger startup ecosystem will compete in the toughest pitch battle around! Our all-star judging panel will crown the lightweight & heavyweight champs. Winners will receive the opportunity to pitch in front of TCA. Some of our judges include State Farm Ventures, Moodoos Investments, Ad Astra, Connect & More. Apply to pitch now! Deadline Oct. 5th.Apply to Pitch
Is this event for me?
Ready to join the next big San Diego company?
You have the skills, the drive, and the passion for startup life. You want to connect with San Diego companies hiring right now and learn how you can stand out.
Ready to level up your startup?
You have an amazing idea, the passion to build it, and you're ready to turn your startup into the next unicorn... you just need the right connection, mentor, or partner.
Ready to connect with the right investor?
You’re ready to be in the room with investors and advisors. You want practical, next step advice to get you funded, real-time feedback on your pitch, and tips to make your startup standout.
Ready to sell more to scale?
You know that experience separates the best from average, and you want to learn from the industry experts on improving your inbound and outbound sales, funnel optimizations, and analytics.
Ready to find your dream team?
You have a game-changing product, the systems to scale… but how do you build a team in a virtual world? You’re ready to hire values-aligned top performers who want to scale your startup.
Ready to build your startup's foundation?
Entrepreneurship is for the bold, and you are ready for the challenge. You know you have what it takes, and you want to learn from successful founders about the lessons they wished they knew when they were in your shoes.