Getting Involved

What is the judging criteria for the pitch competition?

The pitch competition is designed to support you as you improve pitch. The judges will give supportive, constructive feedback. This is a unique opportunity to get feedback from an actual panel of investors and advisors so that you can strengthen your pitch.


How do I volunteer for this years Startup Month?

If you are interested in volunteering for this years SDSM, you can email us at info@startupsd.org

How do I apply for the pitch competition?

The application can be found here, and submissions are due by October 5th


How do I apply for the Startup Month Incubator?

The application can be found here, and submissions are due by Wednesday September 30th 6pm PDT.

What can I expect if I'm tabling for the Startup Fair?

The Startup Fair will be happening at Downtown Works Carlsbad from 5 -  8 pm PDT. Startup Fair tables are 5'x30" and will be covered in black linens. Signage, banners, promotional materials, and giveaways are welcome. Alcohol is not permitted. We are following COVID guidelines, mask are recommended indoors, and outdoors mask will not be required. If you have any questions you can email us at: info@startupsd.org

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