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Monday, June 13 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Idea Competition - Kickoff

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Come join us for a brief kickoff of the week long San Diego Startup Week Idea Competition. Learn about the competition and how you can get involved. Sync with other attendees and join the Ideator community to see which ideas drive the most excitement. There are judges to impress and prizes to win!

Sign up today and get your idea started. Be ready for the kickoff and get a head start!

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Not interested in competing? That’s okay. Sign up to see other ideas and help advise the entrepreneurs and startups. Join the community and get involved.

This event is open to all SDSW attendees. 


Startup Week 2016 and various sponsors are hosting an idea competition and giving away prizes to the top 3 finalists:

First place:
ScaleMatrix ScaleFlex Cloud Service – One year subscription, worth $3000, to ScaleFlex, the on-demand cloud platform for development and testing.

Second place:

AKeyMark Trademark Application Startup Pack worth $2000 – Protect your startup’s brand with 3 trademark applications, including the cost of a single class of goods or services for each application! A lucky prize winner will get full access to the AKeyMark platform for 3 trademark applications. The AKeyMark process includes: a strategic trademark attorney consultation, a proprietary AKeyMark Audit and use of the AKeyMark dashboard which monitors and tracks your trademark application status. This pack is perfect for a new business owner that is ready to protect their brand name, logo and slogan.

Third place:
HIRED Private Marketplace Access – $1000 in Credits to the HIRED private marketplace upon a candidate accepting a final offer from your company. Applicable to candidates in engineering, product management, sales, and marketing for full time roles.


We will pick the seven (7) top ideas (criteria here) to pitch to a panel of amazing judges:

Chris Orlando
Co-Founder, ScaleMatrix
Ken Sherman
Chairman and CEO, AKeyMark
Gabriela Dow
Partner, Plug and Play San Diego and Director, NV5 Inc.
Derek Quackenbush 
COO, Rock My World
Rock My World (RockMyRun) – Smart Music for Fitness and Wellness
Regina Bernal
Entrepreneurship and Experiential Learning, School of Business, USD

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Startup Leadership Program

The Startup Leadership Program is a highly selective, world-class training program for outstanding founders, leaders, and innovators who want to become top startup CEOs. SLP Fellows have founded nearly 1600 successful startups & raised more than $500M in funding.

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AKeyMark is a fast, easy and cost-effective trademark application platform that provides the efficiency of an online self-filing system and the expertise of a trademark attorney. Designed with entrepreneurs and startups in mind, AKeyMark brings you the benefits of hiring an expert... Read More →
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Hired is a highly curated marketplace of only the best Technical, Sales, and Marketing Talent, who are primed and ready for their next career opportunity or open to contract work. Hired empowers hiring managers and recruiters to accelerate sourcing efforts at a lower cost. Each week... Read More →
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ScaleMatrix is a San Diego-based Hybrid Service Provider delivering an array of cloud, colocation, managed services, storage, data protection and connectivity solutions under one simple umbrella. With a focus on helping clients choose the right platform and performance criteria for... Read More →

Monday June 13, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT