How it Works

A step-by-step guide of the San Diego Startup Month experience

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1. Grab Your Ticket

Your ticket gets you access to all the virtual events featuring the best of the San Diego startup ecosystem. Whether you are looking to build a team in a virtual world, get funding for your startup, or connect with companies hiring right now, we’re here to connect, build community, and give you resources to level up.

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2. Sync Your Schedule

Keep yourself up-to-date and make sure you don’t miss a thing! You have your pick of about 60 talks and experiences across our 8 tracks, so sync your calendar today. All October, we’ll have networking events that are fun and interactive. Connect your calendar and star your favorites!

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3. Get Run the World

You’ll attend most content experiences at San Diego Startup Month through an awesome events platform called Run the World that is both web and mobile enabled so you can participate from home or on-the-go. After you have your ticket, you will get an email to set up your attendee account. You’ll be able to interact with speakers, join "COX-tail" Party mixers, record a virtual video handshake to share with attendees, have one-to-one meetings, and even take group selfies with other guests all within the platform. Our Kick-off and Closing day will start in Run the World!

Startup Month Kick-off day, the Inventors & Investors Pitch Competition, Career Incubator Day, and Startup Month Closing Day will all start in Run the World!

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4. Download VirBELA & Create Your Avatar

For our October 1 Kickoff Party, Coworking access (VIP ticket holders), October 30th Closing Party and other social experiences, you'll need to create a customized avatar in the virtual world of VirBELA. After you download/install VirBELA on your desktop (not mobile enabled), you'll be able to attend the social events noted above and experience the Startup Fair, visit the virtual beach, take a speedboat ride, partake in some trivia, and most importantly network with the community.

Instructions to get inside the VirBELA Virtual World

  1. Download VirBELA client:  https://www.virbela.com/install
  2. Dress Avatar and click Save at the bottom right
  3. You will be teleported to the campus entrance! *Headphones recommended* 

Quick User Guide  

We recommend you give the world a test run the day before the kick-off. Here are some tours and info sessions happening on Wednesday 9/30:

  • Open Campus Tour: 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm PT [Location: Orange Circle (behind info booth)]
  • Getting Started with VirBELA: 10:00a PT [Location: Conference Hall]

Get ready to have an amazing October!


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