Startup Month Awards & Gala Dinner
Startup San Diego will host an inaugural capstone event for Startup Month 2021. Join us as we bring together 150 of the ecosystem's founders, investors, and community champions Friday, October 29th 6-9:00 pm at Stone Brewing Liberty Station. The evening’s festivities will feature the recognition of five community members, leaders, and founders. Enjoy a hosted networking reception, a brief program during a 3-course dinner, followed by more networking and entertaining. Nominations for the 2021 Startup Month Awards are due by 11:59 pm October 8th 2021. Nominate someone
We’ll be awarding 5 awards:
- INVESTOR OF THE YEAR: We envision San Diego as a thriving and inclusive global hub of innovation, producing meaningful and high-growth companies. A pivotal piece to the puzzle is funding. This award recognizes a mission-aligned local investor plays an exemplary role in funding our local homegrown companies.
- IMPACT COMPANY OF THE YEAR: Entrepreneurs can change the world. And for some entrepreneurs, that’s their mission. The impact company of the year award recognizes the San Diego startup making the biggest impact on our world by changing lives for the best.
- STARTUP CHAMPION OF THE YEAR: Honoring an individual who values community collaboration and the coalescing of entrepreneurs, academic, research, private capital, government, corporate, and NGOs, to create a frictionless, zero-barrier-to-entry startup environment and has demonstrated it through actions.
- "THINK BIG" LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Presented by AWS, thinking small is a self-fulfilling prophecy. This lifetime achievement award recognizes leaders that have a history of creating and communicating a bold direction that inspires results across public & private sectors and markets. They think differently and have demonstrated a clear vision to look around corners for innovative ways to serve our Startup San Diego community and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
- STARTUP OF THE YEAR AWARD: There are a ton of amazing companies being built in San Diego. The Startup of the Year Award recognizes the San Diego startup that has shown rocket ship growth, amazing technology, unparalleled leadership, and is a startup that makes us all proud to be part of the San Diego Startup Community.
Nominate someone you think would be the best! Nominations close October 8th 11:59 pm.