The health and safety of our Startup San Diego community, organizers, volunteers, and partners is our highest priority. As such, we are actively monitoring news updates on COVID-19 and recommendations from the local, state, federal, and global health organizations.
Having spent the past six months preparing for SDSW, we are genuinely bummed about considering postponement, but our fundamental belief is community over all! Therefore, we will continue to base our decisions with the health and well-being of you all at the forefront.
Regardless of our decision surrounding SDSW, we thank you for your continued Startup San Diego support and sincere commitment to growing our startup ecosystem. We will be sure to keep you all updated as more information becomes available. Until then, stay safe and healthy!
As the organizing team is judiciously evaluating the postponement of SDSW, the speaker selection process has been put on hold until we have reached a formal decision around SDSW. We will keep all speakers informed as more information becomes available.
Precautionary measures include enhancing onsite communications and signage in restrooms regarding preventative actions, placing an increased number of hand sanitizer stations throughout the building, increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched objects, and providing ongoing training for SDCC staff and partners regarding best practices for providing a safe and healthy environment. For more information, please visit the San Diego Convention Center Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & FAQ page.
We are also currently working on short-term strategies to ensure continued support of our startup community. At this time, the production of all of our monthly events will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. As a precaution, mass gatherings or events that garner large groups of our community members, such as 1st and 3rd Mondays, will be evaluated real-time in association with local information development. Our workshops that are part of The Startup Series, a program of the Downtown San Diego Partnership’s Collaboratory for Downtown Innovation--powered by Startup San Diego and Mission Edge, scheduled to kick-off Tuesday, March 17th will be postponed to commence in late April.
Additionally, senior citizens are asked to stay home and limit travel.