In 2014 San Diego ranked number one in a list of best cities to launch a startup, according to this Forbes article written by Tom Post. Without doubt, many entrepreneurs choose to settle down in the America’s finest city and start up their ventures.
It doesn’t matter if you are passionate individuals looking for opportunities to network with other entrepreneurs, or you just launched your own startup seeking spotlights to pitch your ideas or showcase your products, immersing yourselves into events has always been a great way to achieve your goals.
That’s why we, here at Whova, put together these top startup events that you can attend this summer. Note: all events recommended below are hand picked based on either our interaction with the event organizers or past attendees’ feedback.
Here you go:
7:30am July 10 / August 14, 2015 The Broken Yolk (1851 Garnet Avenue, San Diego)
Like the name indicates, the monthly roundtable discussion is for entrepreneurs like you to “eat problems for breakfast” – bring business issues and challenges to discuss with peers. You will learn about growing a business based on internal cash flow and organic profit through serious conversations. Note: this is for founders who are actively bootstrapping a startup. The other attendees will all be in startups. This meetup repeats on the 2nd Friday of every month.
The July Innovative CTO Lab
12:00pm-6:00pm July 17, 2015 Room 8, 101 W Broadway, 8th Floor, San Diego
The Lab is a workshop in Emotional Intelligence & Practicable Innovation. It’s an on-your-feet day of amazing take-aways and inspiring collaboration specifically for Technology Leaders. Led by Michael Saul and Etienne de Bruin, co-founders of 7CTOs, you will learn about the techniques C-Suite professionals need to be successful communicators, to advocate for their technologies, and to lead their teams effectively, inspiring the trust that allows ideas to flow freely.
Writing Right for the Web: Improving Your Online Content
July 13-14, 2015 Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa (1775 E. Mission Drive San Diego)
Your web content should be clean, simple, and helpful in a way that allows your visitors to accomplish their top tasks. This is easier said than done when users are accessing your website on computers, tablets, and phones. Join higher education marketing expert, Bob Johnson, to learn and apply key web writing principles that will help improve your institutional website. You will come away from this event prepared to make your web content more useful, scannable, concise, and engaging.
July 27-29, 2015 San Diego Convention Center (111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego)
Whether you are showcasing your new services, or you are simply checking the pulse of the industry, this is your opportunity to meet with your existing business partners and network with potential partners, in a fun and educational atmosphere.
EVOLVE’15 AEM Summit
August 17-19, 2015 Hard Rock Hotel (San Diego 207 5th Ave, San Diego)
EVOLVE’ 15 is the world’s largest conference for AEM (Adobe Experience Manager) business and technical users is back in San Diego and it’s back in a BIG way. You’ll participate in compelling business and technical tracks that show how to deploy, enhance AEM and maximize your AEM investment. Coupled with inspiring keynotes, networking events, and entertainment, EVOLVE’15 is the ideal place for attendees to celebrate AEM and network within the community.
1 Million Cups
9am-10am every Wednesday, 2015 The Procopio Building (525 B St, San Diego)
1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations.
Get more information from the official 1MC website here.
EvoNexus Startup Incubator Events
weekly events, 2015 101 W Broadway Ste 200, San Diego
Whether you’re a first time or serial entrepreneur, EvoNexus is the best place for you. This is a group for all entrepreneurs looking to meet tech startups and hear from talented San Diego entrepreneurs. EvoNexus leverages community resources to provide what entrepreneurs need, without requiring them to surrender equity. They hold events now and then in San Diego and Irvine.
Join the Startup Incubator meetup to view more information.
SD Tech Founders: Lean Startup Group Events
monthly, 2015 San Diego
Ever since Brant Cooper started this meetup in 2010, SD Tech Founders have hosted 43 past events for high-tech entrepreneurs. Here you can interact with great speakers relevant to startups, provide opportunities to meet potential co-founders, and facilitate discussions on lean startups, customer development, product development and business model strategies.
San Diego Entrepreneur Center Events
monthly, 2015 San Diego
Enjoy the SDEC resources and meetups with like-minded people consisting of “quintessential entrepreneurs”…people who are purist with their ideas and their commitment to take action. They are movers and shakers, inventors and builders, influencers and connectors, investors and rainmakers and they know when to have fun, relax and have a good time with their peers.
Learn more from the official event website.
(June 13) – 14th San Diego Bio-Pharma Conference 2015.
(June 16) – Building a Great Technical team.
(June 14-20) – San Diego Startup Week.
(June 20) – GeekGirl TechCon
(June 18-19) – Connected Healthcare 2015.
(June 30) – San Diego Venture Group event.
Now it’s your turn!
Do you find the above events helpful, or have another great event to recommend? Feel free to let us know by simply leaving a comment below.
Happy San Diego, happy reading!
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