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Monday, June 13
 

8:00am

Westfield Startup Week Touchdown Zone at Horton Plaza Park
Need a place to get some work done? Want to relax between sessions? Lost and need help? 

Come down to the Westfield Startup Week Touchdown Zone at Horton Plaza Park. With 53,000 sqf of open space, there is plenty of room to decompress.

The San Diego Startup Week HQ and lounge is located in the South Plaza. It will be open everyday from 8:00am until 5:00pm 

Need assistance - Visit the San Diego Startup Week information kiosk located next to the Broadway Fountain.

 


Monday June 13, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Horton Plaza Park 900 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

8:15am

Accelerate Your Fundraising
If your fundraising process is taking too long, this session is for you.  If you are tired of pitching investors that don't really understand your business, this session will save you precious time.  If you are tired of investors saying that they will follow if you go find a lead investor, this session will show you how to find a lead investor quickly.  If you are tired of being told how to revise your pitchdeck instead of how to get a termsheet, this session will help you get unstuck and cut through the clutter to get a deal done faster than you ever imagined possible.  

Speakers
avatar for Jeff (J.D.) Davids

Jeff (J.D.) Davids

Managing Partner, Fronis Group
J.D. has served on the management teams of 8 venture backed startups, 3 of which completed successful IPOs and 3 were successfully acquired. With well over $1 Billion in deals completed, J.D. is now 100% focused on helping early stage entrepreneurs accelerate their fundraising, get a termsheet with a lead investor and build their business quickly. | | J.D. shows entrepreneurs how to attract SmartMoney investors that bring valuable knowledge... Read More →


Monday June 13, 2016 8:15am - 9:15am
Pillsbury Balboa Room 501 West Broadway Suite 1100

8:15am

Between Sessions Lounge
Relax between sessions at the 1CP terrace. Enjoy a coffee or snack, check up on emails, talk with your fellow Startup Week attendees.

9:30am

México Business 101
What is your perception of México?
Have you been on the other side of the border in the last 3 years?
What are the business opportunities there?
This year we are adding the Binational Track to the Startup Week to answer those and many other questions.
To kickstart this Track we are having the opportunity to hear from Adriana Eguia (Executive Director of Cali Baja) talk about México Business 101.
If you are looking to do business on this part of the border or exploring the idea of it, this is a talk that you don´t want to miss.  

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Eguia

Adriana Eguia

Executive Director, Calibaja Bi-national Mega-region, Inc.
Adriana Eguia has a Major in International business, an MBA and a Masters in Economic | Development from CETYS University. She has 13 years of experience working with | entrepreneurs. She was the head coordinator for a business incubator in Mexicali, Baja, | worked with the Maquiladora Industry for a year and during the last 8.5 years, as the head | of Endeavor which is a business accelerator project in developing countries.  | She also... Read More →


Monday June 13, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room D 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

9:30am

Hello, (Startup) World!
CPA, CPC, ABC.XYZ. What the heck are all these nerds talking about?

Learn the startup language from basic terminology to the common tools of most startup founders, like calendly, sumome, and [insert your favorite task management system].

This will be a fun talk with some networking to follow.  

Tweet at @SixPeppers your favorite startup buzz word to be included in the talk. 

Speakers
avatar for Derric Haynie

Derric Haynie

Head of Growth, Rebrandly
Entrepreneur. Founder. Growth Marketer. Startup Socials SD Chapter Director. | | I help startups build customer-centric businesses. | | Currently working as Head of Growth at Rebrandly, a branded link shortener marketing tool.


9:30am

Love It or Kill It: A proven 4-step process to know if you’re creating a monster or building an empire

In this highly interactive session, you'll learn a proven 4-step process to validate your big idea. We'll show you how to quickly identify key users and their needs, create a prototype (without any coding!), and get real feedback from users. Should you love your idea or decide to kill it? Join us so you can find out.

Note: You absolutely do not have to come with an idea in mind. You'll learn a process to validate any idea.


Speakers
avatar for Jarret Blaze

Jarret Blaze

UX Designer, Pathway Genomics Corporation
avatar for Paul Hong

Paul Hong

Director of User Experience, AttackIQ, Inc.
Paul leads user and customer experience strategy, research, and design for AttackIQ, Inc., a San Diego-based cybersecurity startup revolutionizing how organizations think about their security. | | He is also President of SDXD (San Diego Experience Design) meetup. An association of over 1,000 UX professionals, dedicated to inspiring, educating, and strengthening the San Diego design community.


Monday June 13, 2016 9:30am - 11:45am
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room C 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

10:45am

TJ: Tequila, Tacos and Tech
All of us have had a business Idea, a way to make things better, a way to create a new project but... How should I start? Is a Business Incubator the right way to go?
A Business Incubator is an organization designed to accelerate the growth and success of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services that could include physical space, capital, coaching, common services, and networking connections (def. Entrepreneur.com)  
But... Have you think of going South of the border to reach an Incubator?
In this panel you will hear about 3 organizations dedicated to help entrepreneurs, you will learn what resources are available in Tijuana and why you should consider to apply to their programs.
And you never know... we might have Tequila to start and celebrate this Binational Track!

Moderators
avatar for David Peguero

David Peguero

Marketing, Mind Hub
David currently works in the Marketing and PR department for a business incubator called Mind Hub, located in Tijuana Mexico, where he helps startups to develop their market strategies, connects them with mentors, accelerators and events. His areas of expertise are Public Relations, Strategic Marketing, Pitch Mentoring, among others. | | He has been able to speak at Startup events such like Entrepreneur Week (Semana del Emprendedor... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eduardo Durazo

Eduardo Durazo

Coordinator Business School, CETYS Universidad
Professor at the School of Business Administration at CETYS University, Tijuana Campus. He is also the founder of the technology development firm Genesis Ventures. He served as an advisor to the Coordination of Information Society and Knowledge part of the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation in the areas of entrepreneurship and digital gap. It was entitled to several awards as a technology entrepreneur, such as being named among... Read More →
avatar for Charles Gillespie

Charles Gillespie

Partner, BlueBox Ventures
Charles Gillespie is a San Diego-based serial entrepreneur with deep experience in start-ups, from formation, funding (bootstrap, as well as VC), growth, and successful exit. New technology innovator with proven track record in big data, graph analytics, Department of Defense, Intelligence, publishing, B2B/B2C portal, online gaming, integrated media strategies, web communication, environmental/non-profit fundraising... Read More →
avatar for Guillermo Mejia

Guillermo Mejia

Director, Mind Hub
Guillermo is the Managing Director at the MIND Hub which is a Tech Incubator in Tijuana, Mexico, focusing on early stage Software StartUps.He is also the CTO and Co Founder of Pointman Magazine, which is an interactive guide for men, a place where they can find interesting topics related to them. He was also the ITC Cluster Manager in Baja, from 2011 to 2014.He has a Bachelor´s Degree in Graphic Design.


10:45am

Starting a Biotech Company - JUST DO IT!!
***THIS EVENT IS IN LA JOLLA***

Join us for an honest conversation from a few of San Diego's top BioTech startup founders. They're excited to share some raw stories from the front lines. The good, bad and ugly. You won't want to miss it.

Moderators
avatar for Julio de Unamuno

Julio de Unamuno

CEO, LabFellows
Julio de Unamuno is a local entrepreneur building digital technologies helping refresh and revitalize the BioTech startup ecosystem. | | After experiencing all the inefficiencies in science firsthand doing anti-cancer research at University of San Diego, Julio started his post-academic career helping scientists leverage computer software to fail experiments faster, saving time and money for only the most promising work at the bench... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Curt Becker

Curt Becker

Co-Founder & CEO, Molecular Assemblies
Dynamic, knowledgeable, and highly accomplished scientist with exceptional career in business start-up, product development, sales, marketing, customer service and cross-functional leadership roles. Creative, intuitive, and bottom-line oriented in devising corporate, marketing, sales and support strategies and implementing successful programs that launch new companies and products, enhance sales of existing lines, gain marketplace dominance... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Hitchcock

Thomas Hitchcock

Founder & CEO, Xycrobe Therapeutics, Inc.
Thomas holds a doctorate in molecular genetics from Clemson University where he did his research on DNA damage and repair. He has completed postdoctoral training at both Duke University in the Biomedical Engineering Department and Yale University in the Program in Vascular Biology and Therapeutics where he was involved in ground-breaking research and development of in vitro engineered human cardiovascular and pulmonary tissues. He has also... Read More →
avatar for Paul Laikind

Paul Laikind

President and CEO, ViaCyte
I have been starting and managing biotechnology companies for 27 years. I co-founded Gensia Pharmaceuticals in 1986. Gensia built a pipeline of small molecule, biopharmaceutical products for the treatment of cardiovascular, neurological and inflammatory disease. I served as Vice President of Corporate/Business Development, and as a member of the board of directors. Gensia went public in 1991 and grew rapidly. I was part of the team that later... Read More →
avatar for Tim Mullen

Tim Mullen

Founder & CEO, Qusp Labs
I'm interested in the application of signal processing techniques, computer science and information theory, and statistical machine learning to computational neuroscience problems, particularly studying cortical network dynamics and constructing brain-machine interfaces (BMI/BCI). I'm also interested in ubiquitous/pervasive computing and human-computer interaction and the intersection of these fields and cognitive neuroscience.
avatar for Zachary Zimmerman

Zachary Zimmerman

CEO and Co-Founder, Forge Therapeutics, Inc.
Zachary Zimmerman, Ph.D. has 15 years of biotechnology start-up experience holding various business and scientific positions at Forge Therapeutics, Arcturus Therapeutics, Regulus Therapeutics, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, and 454 Life Sciences. He brings both practical and strategic senior management experience, and is a proven and capable leader who builds and motivates teams to achieve great results. | | Dr. Zimmerman has successfully driven... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Lab Fellows

Lab Fellows

LabFellows is a Digital Research Platform and Full Service Lab Concierge supporting BioTech companies through the Discovery and Development Phase. Industrial research is an extremely expensive and highly inefficient process. By leveraging sharing economy principles, deep understanding of scientific research, and our technology platform, we are able to save BioTech companies on average 30% on their capital expenditures while accelerating their... Read More →
avatar for Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics is dedicated to increasing access to quality healthcare for rural U.S. populations through digital health products.


10:45am

Outsourcing Manufacturing to Focus on Manufactured Product Design
San Diego has a strong sector working with manufactured products across a number of verticals. Come learn about how local electronic product operation, Bliss Lights, has massively scaled their home lighting product from initial product market fit and revenue, and come to the conclusion it was time to outsource their manufacturing operation to focus on their core competency - product design. One of the largest issues that manufactured product organizations encounter is the need to ramp up production while maintaining their competitive edge in product design. We speak with Alan Lee, Founder and President of Blisslights about outsourcing his manufacturing and getting back to his roots.

Moderators
avatar for Gary Hoffman

Gary Hoffman

Managing Director, XiXI LLC
Gary Hoffman is an organizer for San Diego Startup Week Growth Track and the San Diego startup speaker series Vital Intake. Gary mentors local startup CEOs and coaches at startup events.Gary is Managing Director for XiXi, LLC an international trading company.
avatar for Ryan Willemsen

Ryan Willemsen

Founder / CEO, Solar to the People
I'm happy to talk about web and product analytics, finance, and growth. And of course, solar! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanwillemsen

Speakers
avatar for Alan Lee

Alan Lee

President / Founder, Blisslights
President and one of the founding members of BlissLights, Inc., an artistic lighting company founded in 2006 after being involved with inventing, engineering, and patenting a unique multiphase diffractive holographic optics and light projection technology. The company focuses on manufacturing unique lighting experiences that are changing the way we see light. | | I've founded multiple successful businesses throughout the years, givinig him a... Read More →


Monday June 13, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
401 West A St., CR 370 401 W A St, San Diego, CA 92101

10:45am

Startup | Getting Started Guide - The Idea

Jeremiah Gardner presents a compelling talk on startups getting started. The session will explore validating an idea, learning fast, pivoting, recognizing the good from the bad and the great from the good. You’ll leave the session with a deeper understanding of how to generate bold ideas, how to be more customer-centric in your work, and how to (in)validate ideas early to eliminate unnecessary waste.

What are three key takeaways the audience will get from this session?

  • A practical understanding of new tools and techniques for early phase startups

  • How to (in)validate ideas early through experimentation

  • How to identify bad ideas before they scale

Speakers
avatar for Jeremiah Gardner

Jeremiah Gardner

Principal, Moves the Needle
I'm the author of The Lean Brand, the first book to bring the rigor of lean startup principles to the marketing black box of branding.  | | I'm Principal at Moves The Needle where we help organizations transform their culture into one where customer focus, rapid experimentation and evidence-based decision-making drive continuous innovation. | | I'm the founder of #LeanBrandLAB, a brand innovation accelerator focused on teaching startup... Read More →


Monday June 13, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
401 West A St. 24th Floor Room B 401 W A St, San Diego, CA 92101

12:15pm

Licensing IP From UCSD and other Research Institutions
***THIS EVENT IS IN LA JOLLA***

San Diego is one of the "Hotbeds" of biotechnology and innovation in general. We have research institutions ranging from UCSD and Scripps through SPAWAR. Come learn about the opportuntites available in licensing technology and useful tips to consdier when entering negotiations. Come hear from individuals from the technology transfer office at the research institutions and also the perspective from an entrepreneur who licensed their technology through UCSD.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Forrest

Scott Forrest

Vice President, Corporate Development, BlackThorn Theraputics
Life science professional with extensive experience in corporate planning, healthcare partnerships and startup company launches. Leader with strong track record of building and managing teams and working closely with Boards to implement long-term strategies. Ph.D. pharmacologist with understanding of drug discovery process. | | Formerly Scott spent four years as the Vice President of Business Development with The Scripps Research Institute.
avatar for Paul Roben

Paul Roben

Associate Vice Chancellor, UCSD Office of Innovation and Commercialization
I have extensive experience in business development and management of cleantech and biotechnology start-up companies. I most recently managed a large portfolio of Irish State investments in the indigenous cleantech and biotechnology sectors, as Director of Biotechnology for Enterprise Ireland. I was a key player in the development and implementation of national policy for the biotechnology sector. Formerly, I founded Target Protein... Read More →
avatar for Zachary Zimmerman

Zachary Zimmerman

CEO and Co-Founder, Forge Therapeutics, Inc.
Zachary Zimmerman, Ph.D. has 15 years of biotechnology start-up experience holding various business and scientific positions at Forge Therapeutics, Arcturus Therapeutics, Regulus Therapeutics, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, and 454 Life Sciences. He brings both practical and strategic senior management experience, and is a proven and capable leader who builds and motivates teams to achieve great results. | | Dr. Zimmerman has successfully driven... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Lab Fellows

Lab Fellows

LabFellows is a Digital Research Platform and Full Service Lab Concierge supporting BioTech companies through the Discovery and Development Phase. Industrial research is an extremely expensive and highly inefficient process. By leveraging sharing economy principles, deep understanding of scientific research, and our technology platform, we are able to save BioTech companies on average 30% on their capital expenditures while accelerating their... Read More →
avatar for Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics is dedicated to increasing access to quality healthcare for rural U.S. populations through digital health products.


12:15pm

Minimal Viable User Experience: How to Find the One UX Person You Need to Succeed
Does the term UX leave you scratching your head?  Do you know you need it but struggle to understand how to find it, how it fits your current product, or who has the best credentials to help your resource-strapped start-up?  In this talk by veteran UX Design strategist Edward Moore (Amped-UX), you'll learn all about the different types of UX practices, why your start-up business needs them, and when should they happen in the lifecycle of your product or service.  Through fun, interactive exercises, you'll expand your understanding of what UX really is and gain insights about the steps you need to solve your start-up business' unique challenges.

About Edward J. Moore III (Amped-UX)
Ed is an eighteen year veteran of the entertainment software industry (that means videogames), with nearly twelve years of strategic UX design experience.  As founder of Amped-UX and an expert in Gamification, Ed seeks to share his holistic problem solving toolkit with startups and businesses, and develop technically sound development strategies for organizations struggling to connecting to their worldwide audiences.

Moderators
avatar for Edward Moore

Edward Moore

UX Design & Gamification Strategist, Founder, AMPED-UX
I'm a 16+ year veteran game designer, producer, and programmer from the retail video game design industry, with 10+ years of specialization in UX Design for games. In August 2014, I transitioned into self-employment, revamped my online branding, and launched my UX Design consultancy, AMPED-UX. Currently I offer a variety of strategic UX services, including UX Design, Gamification, and UX Mentorship, for mobile, web, VR, digital marketing, and... Read More →

12:15pm

Who to Hire When Building a Technical Product as a Non-Technical Co-Founder
When you have an idea, but no technical expertise, deciding how to build can be intimidating. Join our panel of technologists who will share strategies for developing a concept as a non-technical founder. Learn when to hire a freelancer vs an agency vs finding a CTO and where to find them. We'll also talk about payment options, including equity and when you should distribute it for work. 

We recommend attending this event before attending Tuesday's "Pitch Developers to Get Your App Built": http://sched.co/6uQH

Moderators
avatar for Neal Bloom

Neal Bloom

San Diego lead, Hired.com | StartupSD
I am an organizer of San Diego Startup Week, lead for Hired.com in San Diego, and a co-founder of Portfolium. Passionate about talent tech.

Speakers
avatar for Carlisia Campos

Carlisia Campos

Senior Software Engineer, Verve Mobile
I work at a startup building APIs and other backend distributed systems that are part of an end-to-end platform for a mobile ad server system. I think daily about time series, geolocation, performance monitoring and improvement, and data search and retrieval at scale. | | I co-founded and ran a remote first SaaS company for 5 years, managing the software development team, scouting and recruiting developers, managing clients and partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Marashlian

Daniel Marashlian

CTO, Portfolium
Daniel Marashlian is a tech-entrepreneur from Sedona, AZ but living and building companies in San Diego for the past 8 years. Currently, he's the CTO at Portfolium, an EvoNexus company that is aimed to change the way people apply to jobs. Prior to Portfolium, Daniel was the CTO & Co-Founder of SlimSurveys and RapidEngage (sold to QuestionPro), TweetPhoto/Plixi (sold to Lockerz), and Pelotonics. Daniel has build enterprise solutions with... Read More →
avatar for Chris Ridge

Chris Ridge

Director of Recruiting, The Control Group
Chris is no stranger to the process of hiring employees as an early-stage startup, having hired team members for somewhere around 200 companies over the years. Having initially focused on web developers, software engineers, DBA’s, etc, Chris now recruits for a large variety of different positions, including eCommerce and marketing. Chris currently serves as the Director of Recruiting for The Control Group, where he's constantly on the... Read More →
avatar for Emily Rotolo

Emily Rotolo

Founder and CEO, What Tax Form
Emily Rotolo is the founder and CEO of San Diego-based startup What Tax Form, a SaaS application that simplifies the completion and collection of employee tax forms during onboarding. The former Director of Staff for Summit Outside, she quickly learned how frustrating completing tax forms can be for both the employee and employer. Fresh off What Tax Form's launch at Collision Conf, Emily is currently in the process of raising a $1M seed... Read More →
avatar for Ben Wanicur

Ben Wanicur

Web Development Consultant, Middle Path Development
Ben has been working as a web developer for the past decade. Working everywhere from large dot-coms to small, mom-and-pop startups. He has been working as a freelance web development consultant the majority of that time. He currently runs his own consulting business, Middle Path Development Inc.


12:15pm

How to Speak Investor?

Bridging the gap between entrepreneurs and investors- how to get on the same page and speak the same language.

Often, there exists a misalignment between investors and entrepreneurs. This session will focus how to bridge that gap. Starting with teaching entrepreneur’s ‘how to speak investor'- i.e. going over the definitions of some commonly misunderstood investor terms, then focusing on why selecting the right Lead Investor is important, and ending with a focus on aligning entrepreneur’s expectations with the realities of Angel Investing.


Speakers
avatar for Jack Scatizzi

Jack Scatizzi

Head Analyst, San Diego Tech Coast Angels
Tech Coast Angels is one of the nation’s largest and most active Angel Investing networks. Their mission is to provide opportunities for members to obtain outstanding financial returns by investing in early-stage companies in Southern California. Their members provide seed and early-stage capital between $250K-$2M, an investment range not generally served by venture capital funds, thus serving as a catalyst helping to build Southern... Read More →



Monday June 13, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room A 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Biotech Partnerships and Joint Ventures
***THIS EVENT IS IN LA JOLLA***

This event will focus on how a small biotech company can avoid the high cost of development and risk by entering into a partnership or joint venture with a larger player in the industry. Come and learn about how you can approach various players from targeting strategy and deal terms.  

Moderators
avatar for Greg Mckee

Greg Mckee

President & Chief Executive Officer, Speaker
Greg McKee brings nearly 30 years of experience in the healthcare, investment management and investment banking industries to CONNECT. He was co–Founder of Global Bio Link, a global Specialty Pharma company focused on the commercialization of novel and niche compounds in markets outside the United States. Prior to Global Bio Link, he was Chairman and CEO of Akela Pharma Inc. and its predecessor company, Nventa Biopharmaceuticals... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jay Lichter

Jay Lichter

Managing Director, Speaker
Jay B. Lichter, Ph.D. is an experienced biotechnology and pharmaceutical business executive with 25 years of experience in management, scientific research, and business development.  Throughout his career, Dr. Lichter has applied his exceptional combination of business acumen and deep technical knowledge to creating commercially successful biotech companies and identifying the commercial potential of scientific discoveries at their... Read More →
avatar for Damien Mcdevitt

Damien Mcdevitt

GSK, Speaker
Dr. Damien McDevitt is Vice President and head of business development for GSK R&D Extended Therapy Areas and for Worldwide business development (WWBD) Asia. Damien is also head of the new GSK R&D West Coast Satellite based in San Diego. He is a member of the GSK Business Development Executive Committee and Technology Investment Board and the Southern California BIOCOM board. Damien has held a number of positions of increasing... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Schwarzbach

Elizabeth Schwarzbach

VP, Chief of Staff, Speaker
Elizabeth Schwarzbach is the VP, Chief of Staff at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. In this role, she works with the CEO to shape and deliver the Institute’s mission and performance against annual objectives. Liz currently oversees Board of Trustee activities along with the External Relations and Business Development teams.  Liz has an extensive background in drug discovery and development most recently as... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Lab Fellows

Lab Fellows

LabFellows is a Digital Research Platform and Full Service Lab Concierge supporting BioTech companies through the Discovery and Development Phase. Industrial research is an extremely expensive and highly inefficient process. By leveraging sharing economy principles, deep understanding of scientific research, and our technology platform, we are able to save BioTech companies on average 30% on their capital expenditures while accelerating their... Read More →
avatar for Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics is dedicated to increasing access to quality healthcare for rural U.S. populations through digital health products.


1:30pm

From Idea to App with User-Centered Design Techniques

This is a practical and interactive talk that lays out a simple process to turn your idea into solid features, user flows, interfaces, and functionality for an app.


We’ll start by writing User Stories for your big idea to capture your user’s intent and goals. Then we’ll move onto extracting the Tasks users can perform while in the app and list the required Interfaces so that we can start to map out Flow Diagrams to visualize the user’s journey. Lastly we’ll talk about how to sketch out the interfaces in broad strokes and provide resources to build your design into higher fidelity Mockups or Prototypes.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Lenny

Mike Lenny

Co-founder, Zipdev
Launched Zipdev last year at SDSW 2015 and since then have been focused on helping startups design and develop software applications across web, iOS and Android. Lover of startups, iterative design, languages, avocados, and life in general. Studied International Business at SDSU (go Aztecs!) and started my first business while living in Lima, Peru. | | Talk to me about the Binational scene here in SD/Baja, software design and... Read More →


1:30pm

San Diego Accelerators. Which program is right for you? (Hosted by Startup Leadership Program)
The San Diego Startup eco-system provides a variety of programs to help the startup community grow their business to the next level.  In this panel discussion, Program leaders will give you an overview of their program.  You will then have an opportunity to ask questions to decide which program is right for you.

Please send your questions in advance to sandiego@startupleadership.com

Moderators
avatar for Mahtab Beheshti

Mahtab Beheshti

Founder and CEO, Travel and Discover Nature (Tndnature.com)
Tndnature's mission is to help travelers plan their next nature destination trip. | Looking for great talent passionate about nature and travel to join my team to grow tndnature.

Speakers
avatar for Fabrice Gould

Fabrice Gould

CEO, Diggen
Fabrice Gould is a well rounded leader in business development, product development, marketing, technology, and operations. Passionate about building b2b ventures in scalable technology to help deliver customer value to grow their business. | | Constantly learning new concepts, digital marketing techniques, and technology innovations. I’m an advocate of lean startup and agile methodologies, so continue to discover, test, learn, and... Read More →
avatar for Felena Hanson

Felena Hanson

CEO, Hera Hub
Felena is the founder of Hera Hub, a shared, flexible work and meeting space (coworking) where entrepreneurial women can create and collaborate in a professional, productive, spa-like environment. The platform provides its members with connections to other business experts, access to educational workshops, and visibility within the community... thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous. Hera Hub has received national media... Read More →
avatar for Steve Hoey

Steve Hoey

Senior Director, Springboard & Innovation Research, CONNECT
Steve Hoey manages CONNECT’s flagship business acceleration program Springboard. Springboard is designed to assist science and technology-based start-ups with strategic business, marketing, and financial guidance from mentors who have experienced building a successful company. | | Each startup is matched with a team of C-level executives with deep | experience in growing and scaling companies. This mentoring | team coaches and... Read More →
avatar for Remy Meraz

Remy Meraz

Founder, CEO, Me Tyme Network, Inc.
Remy Meraz, social entrepreneur, is the Founder and CEO of Me Tyme Network Inc., an edutainment company producing content to help people think and feel better anytime, anywhere through a self-help video platform. | | A 25-year expert in sales and marketing, Remy has managed advertising and marketing campaigns for top name brands such as VH1 to HBO. Remy is well versed at working with small and large organizations across a variety of... Read More →
avatar for Tom Perkowski

Tom Perkowski

Co-Founder, Eagle Cap Software
As President and Co-founder of Eagle Cap Software Tom develops and executes sales, marketing and partnership strategies. Eagle Cap Software was recently accepted into AeroInnovate, an aerospace accelerator. Tom has more than 25 years experience marketing and selling both products and services for start-ups to Fortune 50 corporations. He is a 2016 Start-up Leadership Program Fellow.
avatar for Kayla Trautwein

Kayla Trautwein

Sr. Portfolio Manager, Speaker
EvoNexus is a technology incubator and hub for Southern California's startup community, with locations in San Diego and Irvine. We empower motivated entrepreneurs to turn their transformative ideas into fundable, commercially-viable companies. EvoNexus leverages community resources to provide what entrepreneurs need, without requiring them to surrender equity. | | As Sr. Portfolio Manager Kayla manages a variety of recruitment, portfolio... Read More →


3:00pm

Fireside Chat: Going Virtual In BioTech
***THIS EVENT IS IN LA JOLLA***

The virtual biotech represents a drastic paradigm shift in the biotech industry, and as such has a different approach to tackling the challenges of drug R&D. Dr. Kent Pryor sits down to share his key lessons learned transitioning from managing dozens of scientists in a wet lab environment to now fully outsourcing today's full lab operations.

Moderators
avatar for Julio de Unamuno

Julio de Unamuno

CEO, LabFellows
Julio de Unamuno is a local entrepreneur building digital technologies helping refresh and revitalize the BioTech startup ecosystem. | | After experiencing all the inefficiencies in science firsthand doing anti-cancer research at University of San Diego, Julio started his post-academic career helping scientists leverage computer software to fail experiments faster, saving time and money for only the most promising work at the bench... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kent Pryor

Kent Pryor

COO, Speaker
Dr. Pryor is a scientist and corporate executive with over fifteen years of pharmaceutical industry experience. He has had broad operational leadership responsibilities spanning the continuum from discovery research to first-in-human studies and proof-of-concept clinical efficacy trials.  He has worked closely with PIs, coordinators, and clinical research organizations as the sponsor representative on numerous clinical trials. Dr. Pryor... Read More →

Sponsors
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Lab Fellows

LabFellows is a Digital Research Platform and Full Service Lab Concierge supporting BioTech companies through the Discovery and Development Phase. Industrial research is an extremely expensive and highly inefficient process. By leveraging sharing economy principles, deep understanding of scientific research, and our technology platform, we are able to save BioTech companies on average 30% on their capital expenditures while accelerating their... Read More →
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Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics is dedicated to increasing access to quality healthcare for rural U.S. populations through digital health products.


3:15pm

3D Printing: What´s all the Fuss about
Workshop: 

We’ve all have heard of it but... What is 3D printing really about? We’ll be discussing how it all began, its possibilities, different types of technologies and what the near future looks like, all of this in terms we can all understand.


Speakers
avatar for Victor Diaz

Victor Diaz

Co Founder, Ion Industries
Together Victor and Eduardo founded ION Industries, a startup that took on the challenge of bringing 3D printing to Northwest of Mexico serving a wide range of customers from students, entrepreneurs and developing products, to big manufacturing companies. On its early stage ION Industries already serves clients all around Baja and Cali.
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Eduardo Valencia

Co Founder, Ion Industries
Together Victor and Eduardo founded ION Industries, a startup that took on the challenge of bringing 3D printing to Northwest of Mexico serving a wide range of customers from students, entrepreneurs and developing products, to big manufacturing companies. On its early stage ION Industries already serves clients all around Baja and Cali.


3:15pm

From 250K to 1 Million in Revenue - Growth Tactics for the Up-And-Coming Company
Not all companies go from zero in revenue to a 10 billion acquisition. The gigantic majority of companies grow by building up a good product or service and scaling up with revenue. We sit down with two entrepreneurs from the Entrepreneur's Organization's local accelerator and talk about their journey from a quarter million in revenue to the seven-figure mark. We will take both a strategic and tactical angle for the discussion.

Moderators
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Gary Hoffman

Managing Director, XiXI LLC
Gary Hoffman is an organizer for San Diego Startup Week Growth Track and the San Diego startup speaker series Vital Intake. Gary mentors local startup CEOs and coaches at startup events.Gary is Managing Director for XiXi, LLC an international trading company.
avatar for Ryan Willemsen

Ryan Willemsen

Founder / CEO, Solar to the People
I'm happy to talk about web and product analytics, finance, and growth. And of course, solar! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanwillemsen

Speakers
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Julien Brandt

CEO, OrganikSEO
Named San Diego Metro’s “40 Under 40”, a finalist for San Diego Business Journal’s “Most Admired CEO’s,” and a nominee for The Daily Transcript’s “2014 25 Top Influentials,” Julien Brandt is the Founder & CEO of Organik SEO, a San Diego-based online marketing company that harnesses the power of SEO, social media and content marketing to help businesses increase their online exposure... Read More →
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Jimmy Page

Founder and President, Inseev Interactive
Jimmy Page is the Founder and President of Inseev Interactive, a full service performance digital marketing agency located in Pacific Beach, here in San Diego.    After a corporate career as a marketing analyst and digital marketing strategist for numerous brands including ProFlowers and Shari’s Berries, Jimmy saw an opportunity to build a marketing agency focused purely on results, with a true competency in SEO and pull... Read More →


3:15pm

Startup in San Diego: A Guide to the Community
This talk takes the pulse of the San Diego startup community, shining a spotlight on some of its key stakeholders and making the case for why startups can not only survive but thrive in this community. Startups of every shape and size will learn how best to leverage the community to further their goals.

Speakers
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Brant Cooper

Co-Founder, Moves the Needle


3:15pm

Difference between getting investors versus attracting investors
How to groom a seed stage startup to attract inverstor versus having to fish for one.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Jensen

Tyler Jensen

CEO, Startup Garage
I am a serial entrepreneur, startup coach, early stage PT CFO and trusted advisor to numerous founders. I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs start companies that matter. I have helped launch over 200 companies, non-profits and social enterprises. | | * Launching New Companies (For Profit, Non-Profit and Social Enterprise) | * Expert Business Plan Writer | * Extensive Network of Business Relationships focused on Launch & Rapid... Read More →


3:15pm

I Love Mondays

NOTE: To gain access to I Love Mondays, press the yellow button just inside the Werewolf bar next door and someone from rethinkCAFE will be down to escort you upstairs.

I Love Mondays is a weekly dose of design thinking for startups to kick your week of on the right foot. Light & fun activities designed to stimulate discussion around the business value of design, methods-based research and the importance of seeing with new eyes. Design thinking is focused on 'making', not an academic exercise.

For two hours each week, we'll be selecting one project to focus on and do open innovation around while applying proven design methods to capture meaningful and actionable insights.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Darius

Michael Darius

Founder, rethinkCAFÉ


Monday June 13, 2016 3:15pm - 5:30pm
I Love Mondays 621 4th Ave

4:30pm

Idea Competition - Kickoff
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!

Follow this link for sign-up details & instructions

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. 

Prizes

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.

Judges 

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

Follow this link for sign-up details & instructions

Partners
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Ideator

If you’ve ever pitched an idea, you know how challenging it can be. There’s rarely enough time. It’s hard to connect with the right people. And even if you have a good idea, it usually requires money, mentorship, or both—and those things are hard to come by. | | Well, we’ve been on both sides of the pitch and that’s what inspired us to build a platform where people could easily capture their business ideas... Read More →
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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.

Sponsors
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AKeyMark

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 trademark attorney at a fraction of the traditional cost.
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HIRED

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, Hired delivers a curated pool of responsive candidates directly to you, so you can spend less time sourcing and more time interviewing and hiring. Over 3500... Read More →
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ScaleMatrix

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 a variety of IT workloads, ScaleMatrix aims to be a one-stop shop for those looking to simplify and reliably manage development, production, and disaster recovery... Read More →


Monday June 13, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
EvoNexus 101 West Broadway, 2nd Floor, San Diego, CA 92101

4:30pm

The Tech Behind the Beer
What does technology and craft beer have to do with each other? At "The Tech Behind the Beer" you will learn about the efficiencies and enhancements that are created with the integration of these two industries. From online beer ordering to digital beer boards, come get a taste of what technology can really do for the brew industry!

Moderators
avatar for Andy Coppock

Andy Coppock

Speaker
TapHunter

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon

Co-Founder / CTO, TapHunter
CTO of TapHunter
TP

Thomas Peters

Speaker
Belching Beaver
avatar for Alex Pierson

Alex Pierson

Co-founder, Speaker
Craft beer, entrepreneurship, branding/design, sustainable/community development, green tech.
BR

Brandy Rosenquist

Speaker
Director of Hopportunity
avatar for Chris Young

Chris Young

Speaker
Founder of The Beer Connect


Monday June 13, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
101 West Broadway Ste 800 101 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

4:30pm

Considerations When Developing Cross-Platform Apps (web, iOS, Android)
Small teams can leverage modern technology stacks to develop robust cross-platform apps like never before, but there are many variables to consider when choosing how to release your app on iOS, Android and Web. In this talk we will cover architecture options, the trade-offs between factors such as development time, performance, user experience, and scalability, as well as discussing which options make sense in which situations. 

Speakers
avatar for Mike Lenny

Mike Lenny

Co-founder, Zipdev
Launched Zipdev last year at SDSW 2015 and since then have been focused on helping startups design and develop software applications across web, iOS and Android. Lover of startups, iterative design, languages, avocados, and life in general. Studied International Business at SDSU (go Aztecs!) and started my first business while living in Lima, Peru. | | Talk to me about the Binational scene here in SD/Baja, software design and... Read More →


4:30pm

Growth by Revenue From Bootstrap to A-Round
Our Speakers represent bootstrap success stories!
They will share why their bootstrap ventures succeeded where many have failed,
or get acquired before they could grow.
After each has gotten to growth on revenue, they have now raised capital.

Bootstrapping is often romantized for control with without meddling investors.
Reality is often that a bootstrapped venture is under-capitalized, struggling to compete for customers, partners, employees, and valuation .. not only competing against established businesses, but well-funded startups too.

Please submit questions for the Speakers to vitalintake@scenicvista.com

Moderators
avatar for Gary Hoffman

Gary Hoffman

Managing Director, XiXI LLC
Gary Hoffman is an organizer for San Diego Startup Week Growth Track and the San Diego startup speaker series Vital Intake. Gary mentors local startup CEOs and coaches at startup events.Gary is Managing Director for XiXi, LLC an international trading company.
avatar for Ryan Willemsen

Ryan Willemsen

Founder / CEO, Solar to the People
I'm happy to talk about web and product analytics, finance, and growth. And of course, solar! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanwillemsen

Speakers
avatar for Stephan Chenette

Stephan Chenette

CEO, AttackIQ, Inc.
Stephan has been in involved in security research for the last 15 years and has presented at numerous conferences including: Blackhat, CanSecWest, RSA, RECon, AusCERT, ToorCon, SecTor, SOURCE and PacSec. His specialty is in writing research tools and investigating next generation emerging threats. He has released public analyses on various vulnerabilities and malware. | | Prior to venturing off to create a security startup, Stephan was... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Gazdecki

Andrew Gazdecki

CEO, Bizness Apps
Andrew is the founder and CEO of three companies: Bizness Apps, a do-it-yourself mobile app and mobile website platform for small businesses; Bizness CRM, a CRM tool designed to simplify selling to small businesses; and Bizness Web, an affordable, easy-to-use website building tool for small businesses. | | A graduate from CSU Chico, Gazdecki has been an entrepreneur for as long as he can remember. At the age of 10, he was selling baseball... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Sullivan

Daniel Sullivan

CEO / Founder, Sullivan Solar Power
Daniel Sullivan is the president and founder of San Diego-based Sullivan Solar Power. He has been a key driving force for the growth of the solar industry in Southern California for the last 12 years, and his company is a primary contributor to San Diego’s ranking as one of the top solar markets in the country. Daniel grew Sullivan Solar Power from a one-man shop living in a client's garage to one of the largest solar firms in the U.S... Read More →


4:30pm

Guiding seed stage founding team in the health and wellness space
How to take an early stage medical startup through seed stage to acquisition?

Speakers
avatar for Brad Pruitt

Brad Pruitt

Executive Director, Chief Medical Officer / Founder, CEO, Parallel 6 / nPruv
Digital Transformation and Disruptive Technologies for Healthcare & Clinical Trials; Startups, FFF/Seed Funding, Team Formation, Accelerators, Incubators; Surf, Snow, Music, Yoga, Travel, Food, EtOH


4:30pm

Meet the Tech Coast Angels: A Fireside Chat
  • How can entrepreneurs who seek Seed to Series A-stage funding in the San Diego-Tijuana region better position themselves for success? It’s difficult for founders - at a typical networking event - to get quality time while waiting on line to speak with an investor who may not have a mutual interest or relevant background. Moreover, investors are asked the same questions over and over again.
  • During this panel, for the first 40 min. you will learn about the current process for consideration at TCA and also about relevant programs that are being developed to improve deal flow and the community experience. For the final 20 min. we will open up the floor to the audience for pressing Q&A.
  • The panel members all hail from a variety of industries and many are serial entrepreneurs, representing diversity within TCA.
  • Pre-work: Listen to The Impact Matters Podcast, Episode 2: Eric Gasser (Tech Coast Angels) - Angel investor who’s a part of - not apart from - the startup community (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ep2-eric-gasser-tech-coast/id1095743198?i=1000366293087&mt=2


Moderators
avatar for Millard Chan

Millard Chan

Host | Impact Matters - The Podcast, Co-Founder | Impact Without Borders
Building a vibrant impact entrepreneurial ecosystem and engaging with our Cali-Baja community. Want to learn more about this community? Listen to Impact Matters, The Podcast at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/impact-matters/id1095743198?mt=2 | | Please subscribe on iTunes and review!

Speakers
avatar for John Baez

John Baez

CEO, The Behemoth
In 2003, John co-founded the Behemoth, a game development studio located in San Diego, CA. Since then he has continued to lead the company into the video game publishing space for the Xbox and PlayStation systems. With his two partners he has created “The Gold Egg Project" which funds innovative video game development studios to help bring their non-traditional projects to life. He has also done some other mind blowing stuff but mostly he... Read More →
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Jeff Friedman

Tech Coast Angels
After receiving a BS in biology from MIT, Jeff earned a MD and PhD in Cancer Biology at Stanford University. His thesis elucidated the mechanism of action of the immunosuppressive drugs cyclosporine A and FK506. Dr. Friedman went on to train in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and was a fellow in Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. From 2003-2012 Dr. Friedman was a Principal Investigator and Assistant... Read More →
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Raul Gomez

CEO, Max Interamericas
After BS and MBA from UC Berkeley worked for major New York banks establishing startup financial companies in Latin America. Worked with major Mexican banks and conglomerates in the financial and commercial sectors. Did M&A and large international public bond offerings for major international food and television companies with operations in Mexico and Latin America. Startups in the US for food exporting companies to Latin America.
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Dean Rosenberg

Vice President, Due Diligence, Tech Coast Angels
Serial entrepreneur turned angel investor. Started a number of companies in San Diego - some were self-funded, one raised $32M in venture capital, and my most recent venture raised $2M in funding from Tech Coast Angels, and was recently acquired by a public company. I am now on the Board of Tech Coast Angels, helping other entrepreneurs to raise funding and grow their businesses.
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Amy Vavrunek

TCA
Amy is a serial entrepreneur, having started multiple graphic design agencies and she just launched a fashionable and functional line of golf apparel. At TCA, Amy is developing a proper marketing and PR effort and helps startups with potential to get their message across in their pitches.
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Caitlin Wege

Member, TCA
Caitlin is a partner in a private family Investment fund, where she is an Angel Investor that is active in companies across the country and in Canada. While her family office invests in many industries, she has recently focused her attention on San Diego's emerging Impact and Social Enterprise ecosystem. | She is an active member at Tech Coast Angels, is Board Chair of The 1to1 Movement, a progressive environmental education organization... Read More →


6:00pm

Launch Party
Kickoff San Diego Startup Week 2016 with the launch party at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier! The event will feature live music, networking, food, and drinks with San Diego's breathtaking scenery set as the backdrop.

Partners
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Southern California Youth Alliance

Southern California Youth Alliance Incorporated is an innovative non-profit organization created for the sole purpose of financing housing opportunities, vocational training, continuing education and personal growth programs for disadvantaged and at-risk youth.
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Suja Juice

Suja Juice offers cold-pressured organic juices packed with fruits and vegetables. With a wide range of organic juices, Suja has a juice for every lifestyle.


Monday June 13, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Broadway Pier Pavilion 1000 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
 
Tuesday, June 14
 

7:30am

SDSW Startup Table Breakfast

This special Startup Table Breakfast will take place during San Diego Startup Week (SDSW)!

The Startup Table Breakfast encourages CyberTECH members along with other entrepreneurs in the community to connect and build relationships with like-minded individuals. There are often speakers and topics discussed. Some examples include: Alicia Tschirhart from Sheppard Mullin who discussed the current state of Venture Capital, Dr. Alex DeNoble, the Director for the Lavin Entrepreneur Center at SDSU, and Lin McClure who is a CyberHive mentor and cybersecurity entrepreneur who co-founded San Diego Research Center Inc., a wireless defense company.

Details regarding topic, panel speakers, etc. to be announced.


Tuesday June 14, 2016 7:30am - 9:30am
CyberTECH 1855 1st Avenue, San Diego, CA. 92101

8:00am

Westfield Startup Week Touchdown Zone at Horton Plaza Park
Need a place to get some work done? Want to relax between sessions? Lost and need help? 

Come down to the Westfield Startup Week Touchdown Zone at Horton Plaza Park. With 53,000 sqf of open space, there is plenty of room to decompress.

The San Diego Startup Week HQ and lounge is located in the South Plaza. It will be open everyday from 8:00am until 5:00pm 

Need assistance - Visit the San Diego Startup Week information kiosk located next to the Broadway Fountain.

 


Tuesday June 14, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Horton Plaza Park 900 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

8:15am

Between Sessions Lounge
Relax between sessions at the 1CP terrace. Enjoy a coffee or snack, check up on emails, talk with your fellow Startup Week attendees.

9:30am

Startup | Getting Started Guide - The Pitch
Put your VC hat on to judge a pitch in real time! Learn how to pitch your company in a new way: sitting on the other side of the table. Austin is a pitch pro that has been both a VC (at two firms) and an entreprenuer (three startups). He has raised and funded many rounds and is a mentor to many companies at Evo and around town.

Don't miss this innovative talk about HOW and WHAT to pitch.

Speakers
avatar for Austin Neudecker

Austin Neudecker

Head of Growth | Founder, Rev | StartupSD
Co-Founder & Organizer of Startup San Diego & San Diego Startup Week in order to help build a better community in my home town. | | I've started a few companies, some successes, some failures. I've worked as a venture capitalist, went through Y Combinator, mentored at several accelerators (and help a lot at EvoNexus). By day, I'm at Rev.com (Transcription, Translation, Captions marketplace) as the Head of Growth. ~6000 workers, 80... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room C 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

9:30am

Research for Design with Digital Telepathy, Pt. I
Are you kicking off a project, and need stakeholder insights? Validating a prototype that your team recently built? Or maybe looking to discover how people use your product?
If you said "yes" to any of the above scenarios, the Research Workshops are for you. You'll walk out of the workshops with a framework for planning, conducting, and synthesizing research. The series is comprised of 2 sessions that laser-focus on accelerating individual skills growth for the following 4 topics:
  1. Writing a Research plan
  2. Writing Interview Questions
  3. Conducting interviews
  4. Synthesizing Data

Speakers
avatar for Brian Bimschleger

Brian Bimschleger

Senior Strategist, Digital Telepathy
Endearingly referred to as "Bim", Brian heads up the Product Design group at DT and creates educational content for DT's internal team and clients. He is a frequent contributor to the Digital Telepathy Blog, and is leading an upcoming workshop at DT called "The UX Essentials of Product Design." | | Across several agencies, he has followed his passion to build and scale products in telecom, global application-to-person (A2P) messaging, and... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room A 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

10:45am

Why is TJ better than SD
Sounds bold huh?... In this panel you will hear how and why these startup founders put their eyes in TIjuana and how they started business here. 
You will learn what kind of resources can you find south of the border and get some tips in case that you are thinking to follow their example. 
At the end is not that TJ is better than SD or SD better than TJ, there are resources on each city that make this region a unique an excellent place to start. So come and learn how to take advantage of it! 

Speakers
avatar for Paul Kats

Paul Kats

CEO, Vyng
Paul is Vyng’s millennial leader in arms. Entering college at 15, Paul opened the first unofficial Victoria's Secret store in Russia at 19. He earned his app startup and social marketing stripes as a first hire at TechCrunch Disrupt winning app–CheckPoints (35 million users). | | Paul took the original concept of social ringtones to LA startup battlefield, built a prototype in a weekend, won... and so,Vyng was born.
avatar for Mike Lenny

Mike Lenny

Co-founder, Zipdev
Launched Zipdev last year at SDSW 2015 and since then have been focused on helping startups design and develop software applications across web, iOS and Android. Lover of startups, iterative design, languages, avocados, and life in general. Studied International Business at SDSU (go Aztecs!) and started my first business while living in Lima, Peru. | | Talk to me about the Binational scene here in SD/Baja, software design and... Read More →
avatar for Joe Puglise

Joe Puglise

CEO, Tap To Eat
I enjoy building new things, exploring new technologies, solving problems, and occasionally I get to make a business out of it as well. :-) | | I have great experience, lots of energy, and a bit of that "vision thing"....and I'm not afraid to start from the beginning.  | | I am so blessed to have experience a bit of success, but I can only take partial credit. I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by amazing and talented people who... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room D 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

10:45am

All about Biotech MVP's
***THIS EVENT IS IN LA JOLLA***

An "MVP" or (Minimum Viable Product) is a term of art that is ubiquitous in the technology sector. Its origin is from the "Lean Product" movement and is supposed to be the earliest prototype a business can put out to the public. Once it is out you can attempt to get customers and make iterations on the product based on their feedback.

In life sciences and biotechnology company you can't put out a drug or any product without going through extensive FDA trials, rightly so. However, this event will focus on examples of what an MVP in biotech or digital healthh may look like.  

Moderators
avatar for Jeremiah Gardner

Jeremiah Gardner

Principal, Moves the Needle
I'm the author of The Lean Brand, the first book to bring the rigor of lean startup principles to the marketing black box of branding.  | | I'm Principal at Moves The Needle where we help organizations transform their culture into one where customer focus, rapid experimentation and evidence-based decision-making drive continuous innovation. | | I'm the founder of #LeanBrandLAB, a brand innovation accelerator focused on teaching startup... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Curt Becker

Curt Becker

Co-Founder & CEO, Molecular Assemblies
Dynamic, knowledgeable, and highly accomplished scientist with exceptional career in business start-up, product development, sales, marketing, customer service and cross-functional leadership roles. Creative, intuitive, and bottom-line oriented in devising corporate, marketing, sales and support strategies and implementing successful programs that launch new companies and products, enhance sales of existing lines, gain marketplace dominance... Read More →
avatar for Julio de Unamuno

Julio de Unamuno

CEO, LabFellows
Julio de Unamuno is a local entrepreneur building digital technologies helping refresh and revitalize the BioTech startup ecosystem. | | After experiencing all the inefficiencies in science firsthand doing anti-cancer research at University of San Diego, Julio started his post-academic career helping scientists leverage computer software to fail experiments faster, saving time and money for only the most promising work at the bench... Read More →
avatar for Tim Wesselman

Tim Wesselman

Speaker
Tim Wesselman is Founder of OnRamp BioInformatics and CEO since 2013. For the 20 years prior to starting OnRamp, Tim had been dedicated to understanding next generation servers and storage solutions. Serving as Vice President at Hewlett-Packard, he lead strategy & partnerships with the market leaders in big data software, advanced processors and cloud computing. These partners included known names, like FaceBook, MapR, Cloudera and DataStax... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Lab Fellows

Lab Fellows

LabFellows is a Digital Research Platform and Full Service Lab Concierge supporting BioTech companies through the Discovery and Development Phase. Industrial research is an extremely expensive and highly inefficient process. By leveraging sharing economy principles, deep understanding of scientific research, and our technology platform, we are able to save BioTech companies on average 30% on their capital expenditures while accelerating their... Read More →
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Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics is dedicated to increasing access to quality healthcare for rural U.S. populations through digital health products.


10:45am

Idea Stage Mentor Hours
Limited Capacity full

Starting a business? Not sure what to do? Meet Startup Founders who have been there and done that. Pick their brains about the next steps. All of the mentors for this session are founders at current San Diego tech startups.  Mentors include:

Leo Trottier, CEO, CleverPet

Adam Riggs-Zeigen, CEO, RockMyRun

Alex Littlewood, CEO, Motoroso

Rastislav Ivanic, CEO, GroupSolver

Chris Carver, CEO, Lennd

Olin Hyde, CEO, LeadCrunch

Royce Rowan, CMO, Portfolium

Eric Schleicher, CTO, Obrary

Chris Memmott, CEO, VaultRMS 

Derric Haynie, Head of Growth, Rebrandly 

In order to join mentor hours, you must fill out this form and qualify -https://derric.typeform.com/to/wphPnL.  

Most specifically we are mostly looking for people that are very serious about their idea and have already taken the leap into running with it full time.

You will be notified via email as to whether you have been accepted. 

NOTE: 

Attendees change schedules all the time, often right up until the start of the event. This means wait-listed attendees always have a shot. We strongly encourage attendees to add events to their schedule - wait-listed or not.  


Speakers
avatar for Scott Austin

Scott Austin

CEO, Obrary
I've co-founded two startups. My current company is Obrary - we are connecting the shopping experience to the manufacturing process for personalized and customized goods. We're EvoNexus alum. Before that was Porch - a home improvement network. | Previous to my startup career, I've worked at some larger organizations. I spent over decade each at the US Coast Guard and Microsoft.
avatar for Chris Carver

Chris Carver

Co-Founder & CEO, Lennd
avatar for Derric Haynie

Derric Haynie

Head of Growth, Rebrandly
Entrepreneur. Founder. Growth Marketer. Startup Socials SD Chapter Director. | | I help startups build customer-centric businesses. | | Currently working as Head of Growth at Rebrandly, a branded link shortener marketing tool.
avatar for Olin Hyde

Olin Hyde

CEO, LeadCrunch
avatar for Rastislav Ivanic

Rastislav Ivanic

Group Solver
avatar for Adam Riggs-Zeigen

Adam Riggs-Zeigen

Chief Rocker, Rock My World
http://rockmyrun.com
avatar for Royce Rowan

Royce Rowan

CMO, Portfolium
avatar for Leo Trottier Trottier

Leo Trottier Trottier

Co-Founder and CEO, CleverPet


Tuesday June 14, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room C 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

10:45am

How to sell when you don’t have any customers?
 An interactive session (half panel, half q&a / exercises) on sales & marketing for early stage startups.

Speakers
avatar for Dorian Chase

Dorian Chase

VP Sales, Chatmeter
Want to grow your business FAST? Let a World Record Holding Sales Acceleration and nationally recognized Online Marketing Consultant skyrocket you to the top. | | Let's cut to the chase and talk about RESULTS first. | | https://www.linkedin.com/in/dorianchase
DH

Doug Hecht

Speaker
https://www.linkedin.com/in/doughechtsd
avatar for Allison Long Pettine

Allison Long Pettine

Founder, Seed San Diego
avatar for Thomas Siebert

Thomas Siebert

https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-siebert-75ab672


Tuesday June 14, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room B 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

12:15pm

Crowdfunding, Equity Crowdfunding, Reg A+ IPO for Growth Ventures (Part 1)
Part 1: Reg A+ Panel 1 will focus on what Reg A+ and Title III are and which companies fit each.

Part2: Reg A+ Panel 2 will get into more depth about the methods to use and the how to go about successfully implementing your capital raise.

The First Cardinal Sin of Growth Startups is to be under-capitalized. Thou shalt NOT!

Regulation A+ is a new securities regulation as of June 2015 that allows companies to raise up to $50 million per year from accredited and non-accredited investors.
For Growth Track companies this is another source of Growth Capital enroute to traditional sources such as VCs and traditional IPOs.

Session Speakers are on the forefront of crowdfunding and Reg A+ financing.
Issues to be discussed can include -

Appealing to non accredited investors
How can I  know if my company is a good candidate?
How should I go about marketing my offering?
How much will it cost to RegA+, Title II, Title III ?
How can I decide which type of CF fits my business?
How do I protect my IP/secrets?
What is an accredited investor vs not/main street investor?
How much can I raise?
What is the downside?

Please send Speaker questions to vitalintake@scenicvista.com

Moderators
avatar for Rod Turner

Rod Turner

Chairman, Manhattan Street Capital
Manhattan Street Capital is the #1 Growth Capital marketplace for the best mid sized US and Canadian companies. Our FundAthena division was the first equity investment platform in North America for the new RegA+ SEC program. Simple Public Offerings, SPO for short.  | | We raise up to $50 million per year per company through equity offerings. RegA+ allows individual investors in the US and Canada to buy shares in private companies for the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Gosselin

David Gosselin

Principal, DBBMcKennon
David has been at the forefront the JOBS Act as it relates to the accounting requirements, including Regulation A (Reg A+) offerings through Tier IV of the JOBS Act and Tier III crowdfunding. David established www.crowdfundingaudit.com as a way to assist companies raising money through Regulation A+ choose an audit firm that best fits their needs.  | https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidgosselincpa
avatar for Scott Lopez

Scott Lopez

Managing Director, Primary Capital
Primary Capital LLC (PC) is a full service investment banking firm registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and a member of both the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). | https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-lopez-54129923
avatar for Darren Marble

Darren Marble

CEO, CrowdfundX
CrowdfundX is a pioneering crowdfunding agency serving corporations and entrepreneurs across a wide mix of industries. The company helps clients to effectively architect and execute strategic equity and rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns that build brand equity and drive growth. CrowdfundX regularly oversees comprehensive campaigns for multinational corporations, VCs and entrepreneurs alike including XTI Aircraft, Elio Motors, Cinedigm... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room B 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

12:15pm

Develop Your Community: Navigating Mentorship in Programming

Looking to help build and guide your current or future dev team? Interested in finding the best way to meet up and coming developer talent? Want to make a positive contribution to the ever-growing SD tech community?

Then join us in this interactive panel on the best practices for being a mentor or mentee, including a discussion on the benefits of being a mentor AND tips for a successful mentorship!


Speakers
avatar for Rob Kaufman

Rob Kaufman

Founder, LEARN Academy
Rob will tell you that he started programming around age 2 and hasn’t stopped since. He’s spent his professional life dedicated to helping businesses make their dream products into a reality and to learning and sharing as much about business as possible.  | | In 2007 he founded Notch8, a Ruby on Rails consultancy, through which he has helped launch numerous startups.  Notch8 now has offices both here in San Diego and in... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Solorio

Kevin Solorio

Campus Director, Dev Bootcamp
Kevin is a self-taught developer from the Midwest area that developed his coding skills through active community involvement and mentoring from the wonderful people in Cleveland OH. In 2013, Kevin moved to Chicago and joined Dev Bootcamp as the company was launching the second campus. Later, in 2015 Kevin moved to San Diego to lead the launch of Dev Bootcamp's fourth campus. When not coding you can find Kevin at the local general aviation... Read More →


12:15pm

What Biotech Investors Look For When Funding Startups
***THIS EVENT IS IN LA JOLLA***

Capital is the lifeblood of a startup. Without it you're dead. But how do you get it?

Our all-star panel of active investors, incubators, and accelerators convenes to share the state of funding, what they look for in startups, and the value given to entrepreneurs in return.

Moderators
avatar for Julio de Unamuno

Julio de Unamuno

CEO, LabFellows
Julio de Unamuno is a local entrepreneur building digital technologies helping refresh and revitalize the BioTech startup ecosystem. | | After experiencing all the inefficiencies in science firsthand doing anti-cancer research at University of San Diego, Julio started his post-academic career helping scientists leverage computer software to fail experiments faster, saving time and money for only the most promising work at the bench... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kara Bartone

Kara Bartone

Scientific Scouting & Portfolio Manager, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS
avatar for Stephen Connelly

Stephen Connelly

Principal, BioMed Ventures
Steve Connelly is currently a Principal at BioMed Ventures, the investment arm of BioMed Realty with over $175 million under management. Steve serves as an observer on several of the portfolio companies and is a managing board member of Phase 1 Ventures, a Philadelphia-based an accelerator for commercializing university-developed life science innovations. Steve previously served as Director of Business Development at aTyr... Read More →
avatar for Javier Noris

Javier Noris

Founder, ScienceVest
avatar for Ron Shigeta

Ron Shigeta

Chief Science Officer, Indie.bio, SOS Ventures

Sponsors
avatar for Lab Fellows

Lab Fellows

LabFellows is a Digital Research Platform and Full Service Lab Concierge supporting BioTech companies through the Discovery and Development Phase. Industrial research is an extremely expensive and highly inefficient process. By leveraging sharing economy principles, deep understanding of scientific research, and our technology platform, we are able to save BioTech companies on average 30% on their capital expenditures while accelerating their... Read More →
avatar for Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics is dedicated to increasing access to quality healthcare for rural U.S. populations through digital health products.


12:15pm

Evaluations of Early Stage Companies
- What are the considerations for a early stage startup
- How to develop advisory board and network
- SD financing eco system: How it plays in big picture compared to that of Bay Area 

Speakers
avatar for Jon Belmonte

Jon Belmonte

Founder, Cursive Labs
Cursive Labs is a San Diego-based company obsessed with developing a better way to create and grow companies that matter.  | | We do this by blending the elegance, efficiency, and repeatability of cursive with the objectivity, process, and data-dependency of labs. | | Our culture is fueled by a passion to do our best work every day and guided by a process that keeps us focused, objective, and disciplined along the way.
avatar for Eric Gasser

Eric Gasser

Founding Partner, Seed San Diego
Eric Gasser is the Founding Partner of Seed San Diego and Vice President of Hi-Tech Screening and Board Member at Tech Coast Angels San Diego and. He reviews over 150 applications for funding annually and has invested in over 30 companies since 2009, both directly and as an LP. He actively participates in the San Diego start-up ecosystem through panel discussions, mentoring and educational forums. Eric started his career in hospitality and is an... Read More →
avatar for Taner Halicioglu

Taner Halicioglu

Founding Partner, Seed San Diego
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanerh


Tuesday June 14, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room C 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

1:15pm

Crowdfunding, Equity Crowdfunding, Reg A+ IPO for Growth Ventures (Part 2)
Part 1: Reg A+ Panel 1 will focus on what Reg A+ and Title III are and which companies fit each.

Part 2: Reg A+ Panel 2 will get into more depth about the methods to use and the how to go about successfully implementing your capital raise.

The First Cardinal Sin of Growth Startups is to be under-capitalized. Thou shalt NOT!

Regulation A+ is a new securities regulation as of June 2015 that allows companies to raise up to $50 million per year from accredited and non-accredited investors.
For Growth Track companies this is another source of Growth Capital enroute to traditional sources such as VCs and traditional IPOs.

Session Speakers are on the forefront of crowdfunding and Reg A+ financing.
Issues to be discussed can include -

Appealing to non accredited investors
How can I  know if my company is a good candidate?
How should I go about marketing my offering?
How much will it cost to RegA+, Title II, Title III ?
How can I decide which type of CF fits my business?
How do I protect my IP/secrets?
What is an accredited investor vs not/main street investor?
How much can I raise?
What is the downside?

Please send Speaker questions to vitalintake@scenicvista.com

Moderators
avatar for Rod Turner

Rod Turner

Chairman, Manhattan Street Capital
Manhattan Street Capital is the #1 Growth Capital marketplace for the best mid sized US and Canadian companies. Our FundAthena division was the first equity investment platform in North America for the new RegA+ SEC program. Simple Public Offerings, SPO for short.  | | We raise up to $50 million per year per company through equity offerings. RegA+ allows individual investors in the US and Canada to buy shares in private companies for the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Lopez

Scott Lopez

Managing Director, Primary Capital
Primary Capital LLC (PC) is a full service investment banking firm registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and a member of both the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). | https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-lopez-54129923
avatar for Darren Marble

Darren Marble

CEO, CrowdfundX
CrowdfundX is a pioneering crowdfunding agency serving corporations and entrepreneurs across a wide mix of industries. The company helps clients to effectively architect and execute strategic equity and rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns that build brand equity and drive growth. CrowdfundX regularly oversees comprehensive campaigns for multinational corporations, VCs and entrepreneurs alike including XTI Aircraft, Elio Motors, Cinedigm... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room B 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

New Opportunities and Examples for Biotech Startups
***THIS EVENT IS IN LA JOLLA***

Indie.bio is a Synthetic Biology accelerator devoted to funding and building startups dedicated to solving humanity’s most pressing problems through biology. Dr. Ron Shigeta will lead an interactive discussion on the many new and non-traditional plays for biology-based startups, and how Indie.bio is putting $250M to back and launch them.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Shigeta

Ron Shigeta

Chief Science Officer, Indie.bio, SOS Ventures

Sponsors
avatar for Lab Fellows

Lab Fellows

LabFellows is a Digital Research Platform and Full Service Lab Concierge supporting BioTech companies through the Discovery and Development Phase. Industrial research is an extremely expensive and highly inefficient process. By leveraging sharing economy principles, deep understanding of scientific research, and our technology platform, we are able to save BioTech companies on average 30% on their capital expenditures while accelerating their... Read More →
avatar for Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics is dedicated to increasing access to quality healthcare for rural U.S. populations through digital health products.


1:30pm

Deeper Dives: Advanced Topics in Design
Follow-on session to Monday's "Love It or Kill It" session in the design track. Based on feedback from attendees of that session, we'll deep dive into one of the stages in the 4-step process: user modeling, journey mapping, rapid prototyping, or testing.

Speakers
avatar for Jarret Blaze

Jarret Blaze

UX Designer, Pathway Genomics Corporation
avatar for Paul Hong

Paul Hong

Director of User Experience, AttackIQ, Inc.
Paul leads user and customer experience strategy, research, and design for AttackIQ, Inc., a San Diego-based cybersecurity startup revolutionizing how organizations think about their security. | | He is also President of SDXD (San Diego Experience Design) meetup. An association of over 1,000 UX professionals, dedicated to inspiring, educating, and strengthening the San Diego design community.


Tuesday June 14, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room A 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Pitch the Journalist
Interacting with journalists is an art, not a science. Getting journalists to cover your company or product can have a profound impact on the adoption of a new technology or growth of a company.

Learn from Jennifer Van Grove, the technology journalist at the San Diego Union Tribune, how she and other journalists do and don't like to be pitched, how she choses topics, what's newsworthy, and what is just plain annoying. 

Following an initial presentation and discussion, you will have the opportunity to live pitch Jen with your idea, and she will give you live feedback. This is an extraordinary opportunity to get real constructive feedback from an established tech journalist, versus wondering why a journalist opened your email about your awesome new technology and never responsed. 

Moderators
avatar for Gary Hoffman

Gary Hoffman

Managing Director, XiXI LLC
Gary Hoffman is an organizer for San Diego Startup Week Growth Track and the San Diego startup speaker series Vital Intake. Gary mentors local startup CEOs and coaches at startup events.Gary is Managing Director for XiXi, LLC an international trading company.
avatar for Ryan Willemsen

Ryan Willemsen

Founder / CEO, Solar to the People
I'm happy to talk about web and product analytics, finance, and growth. And of course, solar! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanwillemsen

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Van Grove

Jennifer Van Grove

Senior Reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune
Jennifer Van Grove is a reporter with more than 7 years experience covering the technology industry.  | | Jennifer currently covers e-commerce and digital lifestyle for the San Diego Union-Tribune. She has years of experience reporting on Facebook, Twitter, startups, technology industry trends, breaking technology news stories, business news, social media apps, and digital brand campaigns. | | https://www.linkedin.com/in/jbruin


Tuesday June 14, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room C 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Pitch to Developers to Get Your App Built
Limited Capacity full

Get advice from actual developers on how to wireframe and explain your idea to a developer. Learn how to communicate and work with developers to turn your idea into a reality. Then pitch your ideas to students of Origin Code Academy to be a part of their final project.

Related Talk(s):

"Who to hire when building a technical product as a non-technical cofounder,"  
Mon Jun 13 12:15 - 1:15AM. Developer/Idea Track

NOTE: 

Attendees change schedules all the time, often right up until the start of the event. This means wait-listed attendees always have a shot. We strongly encourage attendees to add events to their schedule - wait-listed or not. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Winkler

Jeff Winkler

CEO/Founder, Origin Code Academy
Learning about how to transition to a career in software development, or if they have a startup idea, but are looking for developer help.


1:30pm

The Lean Startup Interactive Board Game
Interactive board game on Lean Startup techniques. 
12 participants max!!

After a brief introduction, we are going to play a boardgame that teaches some core principles of the Lean Startup methodology.
 

Speakers
avatar for Tobias Goellner

Tobias Goellner

Founder / CEO, ShiftYard
I am an entrepreneur with a passion for innovation tools and methods that help people thrive on creating the future of their companies.


2:30pm

Startup | Getting Started Guide - The MVP
Limited Capacity full

This is a highly interactive workshop that will take you through an abbreviated learning cycle that will get you to identify the riskiest assumptions in a product/idea, design tests for the assumptions and analyze/apply insights gained from running the tests to the idea/product in preparation for the next cycle. In other words, this workshop will get you to experience the iterative process that is central to the MVP (Minimum Viable Product).

Attendees to this workshop will ideally be early-stage entrepreneurs who are interested in applying lean methodologies to their business.

We strongly encourage you to read the "The Lean Startup" by Eric Ries (http://theleanstartup.com/book), prior to attending the workshop.

NOTE: 

Attendees change schedules all the time, often right up until the start of the event. This means wait-listed attendees always have a shot. We strongly encourage attendees to add events to their schedule - wait-listed or not. 

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Bettencourt

Ryan Bettencourt

Co-Founder, Cursive
Ryan Co-Founded Cursive Labs in 2014. He helps drive the product, marketing and sales efforts while overseeing the Incubation phase of Cursive's process. Ryan was previously part of KidZui’s founding team where he was President until the company was acquired by Saban Brands. Post-acquisition, Ryan led Saban’s digital efforts and eventually helped re-sell KidZui to Leapfrog. Ryan has also been Founder & CEO of Blurtopia, Founder of... Read More →
avatar for Dave Churchville

Dave Churchville

Founder, ExtremePlanner Software
Serial software entrepreneur, startup veteran, product creator, software engineer. Founded ClientSpot, UserMood, ExtremePlanner. Passionate about user experience, bootstrapping, and creating value.
avatar for Chris Corriveau

Chris Corriveau

CTO, Speaker
avatar for Bryan Hall

Bryan Hall

CTO, Email CoPilot
Email Copilot helps ESPs and large email senders to identify, analyze and fix deliverability issues in real time. I love to talk about anything around deliverability and real time analysis of issues in large data sets.
avatar for Jeremy Yamaguchi

Jeremy Yamaguchi

Founder + CEO, Lawn Love
Founder & CEO of Lawn Love. We're building the lawn service of the future. 4X founder with focus on marketplaces. Boostrapped last company to #5 on the SDBJ FAST100. Investor in a handful of startups. Y Combinator grad. | | twitter.com/jeremyyamaguchi


Tuesday June 14, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
401 West A St. CR 300 401 W A Street, San Diego, CA 92101

3:15pm

Cross Cultural Selling
Chris Stock is English, currently living in San Diego! As an International Sales Expert, Chris has worked throughout the United Sates, Europe, Eastern Europe, Canada, Middle East, East Asia, South America and Australia.

He will share his insight of International sales and will discuss the importance of understanding the cultural differences in building deep personal and professional relationships. He will look at the cultures of Mexico and the USA, and how we might approach selling cross-border.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Stock

Chris Stock

CEO and Founder, Nail that Sale
Chris Stock, founder of Nail That Sale, is a Sales Expert, Sales Trainer, Coach and Speaker. He worked in the IT industry for 15+ years for IBM and Intel Corporation, creating new business opportunities and markets. His sales techniques, tools and strategies help entrepreneurs around the world remove the frustration from selling to close more deals. | | Whilst working for Intel, Chris completed an MBA. This was the final piece of the puzzle... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room A 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

3:15pm

What We Did Right: The Story of Realtidbits from Start to Acquisition
Kelly Abbott, Founder and President of Realtidbits tells the story of how the San Diego-based comment management company launched and grew to an acquisition by Livefyre, and what they learned along the way. 

Kelly will highlight all the regular startup disasters that beset the company, but also what they did well and how they managed to rapidly grow their business and eventually be acquired by Livefyre.

Please send questions for Speaker to vitalintake@scenicvista.com 

Moderators
avatar for Gary Hoffman

Gary Hoffman

Managing Director, XiXI LLC
Gary Hoffman is an organizer for San Diego Startup Week Growth Track and the San Diego startup speaker series Vital Intake. Gary mentors local startup CEOs and coaches at startup events.Gary is Managing Director for XiXi, LLC an international trading company.
avatar for Ryan Willemsen

Ryan Willemsen

Founder / CEO, Solar to the People
I'm happy to talk about web and product analytics, finance, and growth. And of course, solar! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanwillemsen

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Abbott

Kelly Abbott

Member, Seed San Diego
Prior to role at Livefyre, I was the CEO of Realtidbits, a self-funded startup which provided publishers with realtime comments, forums and curation for their web sites and apps. Concept to acquisition in two years with $0 in outside investing. | https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyabbott


Tuesday June 14, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room B 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

4:00pm

Taco Tuesday with Taner
Come meet and chat with the man, the myth, the legend Taner Halicioglu.  Ask him about working with Mark Andressen, Ben Horowitz, and Mark Zuckerberg over tacos and beer.  All on the house!  Stop by the Downtown Partnership before walking down the block to hear SDSW's keynote speaker, Mark Suster.

Moderators
avatar for Kelly Abbott

Kelly Abbott

Member, Seed San Diego
Prior to role at Livefyre, I was the CEO of Realtidbits, a self-funded startup which provided publishers with realtime comments, forums and curation for their web sites and apps. Concept to acquisition in two years with $0 in outside investing. | https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyabbott
avatar for Eric Gasser

Eric Gasser

Founding Partner, Seed San Diego
Eric Gasser is the Founding Partner of Seed San Diego and Vice President of Hi-Tech Screening and Board Member at Tech Coast Angels San Diego and. He reviews over 150 applications for funding annually and has invested in over 30 companies since 2009, both directly and as an LP. He actively participates in the San Diego start-up ecosystem through panel discussions, mentoring and educational forums. Eric started his career in hospitality and is an... Read More →
DH

Doug Hecht

Speaker
https://www.linkedin.com/in/doughechtsd
avatar for Allison Long Pettine

Allison Long Pettine

Founder, Seed San Diego

Speakers
avatar for Taner Halicioglu

Taner Halicioglu

Founding Partner, Seed San Diego
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanerh


4:30pm

Speed towards MVP, with a 24x7 Dev Cycle
This talk will include tactics and strategies to leverage Onshore | Nearshore | Offshore configurations to speed up your MVP while preserving precious investor funds.

Real world tactics and strategies that an Entrepreneur can use to build out a more feature rich MVP for less than 1/2 the cost and bring it to market in 1/2 the time.   This talk will focus on distributed teams, bi-national region talent, global configurations, and new market opportunities. 

Speakers
avatar for David Turner

David Turner

President and CTO, Parallel 6 Inc
With over 20 years of executive, operations, and engineering experience managing small to mid size teams and businesses in the technology and services space, David has served in multiple capacities and executive leadership positions including the Board of Directors for technology and services companies both in the US and abroad. David founded several companies and is also the primary inventor for several patents with a continued focus on IOT... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room B 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

4:30pm

A Data First Approach to System Design
We all know how valuable data is, and lately, it's become even more valuable in the hands of Data Analysts and Data Scientists outside of your applications. The question is, how can we enable our data teams without sacrificing performance and scalability among many other things?

Ben Sullins has lived in both worlds, as a solution architect and as a data analyst. In this session, Ben will demystify how the data team does their job and how you can enable them to execute without losing sight of your other architectural goals. 

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sullins

Ben Sullins

Speaker
As a life-long data geek, Ben dedicates his time helping others use data wisely. During his sixteen years of industry experience, he has consulted many high-tech companies including Facebook, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Cisco, Mozilla, Pluralsight and Genentech on democratizing data in their organizations. With this expertise, Ben aims to provide exceptional service to his customers by enriching their lives with impactful smart data.


Tuesday June 14, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room D 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

4:30pm

Growth Marketing Strategy and Workshop (Part 1)
Are you ready to scale your business? It’s time to take a step back from your startup and outline your growth marketing strategy. Typically what worked in the early stages to find product market fit is not going to scale your business in the future. Learn what is important to consider and the resource tools available to establish a sound strategy. This will help you build out your tactics in a metric driven approach.

Learn from Jeremiah Gardner, the  author of The Lean Brand and principal of Moves The Needle. After all he has helped brands like GE, Sprint, eBay, Intuit, and Cisco to apply innovations in marketing, brand development, and growth.

Moderators
avatar for Gary Hoffman

Gary Hoffman

Managing Director, XiXI LLC
Gary Hoffman is an organizer for San Diego Startup Week Growth Track and the San Diego startup speaker series Vital Intake. Gary mentors local startup CEOs and coaches at startup events.Gary is Managing Director for XiXi, LLC an international trading company.
avatar for Ryan Willemsen

Ryan Willemsen

Founder / CEO, Solar to the People
I'm happy to talk about web and product analytics, finance, and growth. And of course, solar! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanwillemsen

Speakers
avatar for Jeremiah Gardner

Jeremiah Gardner

Principal, Moves the Needle
I'm the author of The Lean Brand, the first book to bring the rigor of lean startup principles to the marketing black box of branding.  | | I'm Principal at Moves The Needle where we help organizations transform their culture into one where customer focus, rapid experimentation and evidence-based decision-making drive continuous innovation. | | I'm the founder of #LeanBrandLAB, a brand innovation accelerator focused on teaching startup... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room A 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

4:30pm

Enterprise Sales with a Small Team, No Budget, and Unproven Product…NO PROBLEM!
Chris and Al have been involved in various versions of enterprise sales for most of their careers.  In the past they had budget, resources, and teams to be successful.  With their startups they've had to close the same kinds of deals with minimal budget, unproven products, and just themselves as the sole "sales / biz dev guy".

Sound scary?  Sure.  Overwhelming?  At times.  Doable?  Absolutely!

Chris and Al will share war stories, tips, tricks, tools, and how to focus your limited energy on the right things so you can be successful.  By themselves they've closed deals with customers like SendGrid, Zillow, Dyn, Sacramento City, the City of Tuscon, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Al Bsharah

Al Bsharah

Cofounder / CEO, Email Copilot
Got Send Button Anxiety? Email Copilot reduces stress around two main areas: 1) Are you ready to click the send button? 2) What the heck is going on after clicking send?
avatar for Chris Memmott

Chris Memmott

CEO, VaultRMS


4:30pm

Think Inclusion; Not Diversity: An Interactive Brain Splatter Session on Making San Diego Tech Succeed in Toto
"Diversity is being invited to the Party; Inclusion is Being Asked to Dance" - Vernã Myers, Esq.,

Diversity is used in almost every conversation regarding tech; not enough women, not enough people of color, not enough of something else. Yet being invited not always means you have a voice at the table. Inclusion is a more powerful word that encapsulates that if you make everyone welcome, you will attract everyone, and they in turn can add more to the conversation.

In this interactive session, we will be writing on the walls, literally; thoughts, ideas, goals, solutions, and a wishlist of what can be. We will have several moderators who will be reading questions from the audience as well as some questions sent in prior to the event. This is an INCLUSIVE event - to truly create an Inclusion Manifesto at the end of the evening, we need all voices. We need your voice. Men and Women. After the session, we will be scribing all the words and phrases into a report on how to make inclusion as common a word at a startup as craft brew and ping pong. What you'll need: an open mind, Sharpies, and a willingness to learn and teach.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Avenius

Lauren Avenius

Co-Founder, The Collective 1939
avatar for Amber Brandner

Amber Brandner

Founding Partner, The Collective 1939
Amber Brandner builds community through creative collaborations, entrepreneurship and discussions for the new economy. Amber leads a collective of entrepreneurs in creating video, events, workshops, and immersive experiences abroad which foster connection. Projects include Crowdfund-UP, an initiative to create collaborative crowdfunding campaigns and inspire learning through doing, CoDirecting TEDxAmericasFinestCity catalyzed Ambers work... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Fishlock

Leslie Fishlock

CEO & Founder, Geek Girl
GeekGirlTV is the official Online Educational and Video Channel for @GeekGirlCamp. Learn how to Code, use Photoshop, Social Media and more from the Geek Girls!
avatar for Chelsea Kaufman

Chelsea Kaufman

Co-Founder & CEO, LEARN Academy
Chelsea Kaufman is the Co-Founder and CEO of LEARN Academy - a web development bootcamp and training institution. As the leader of this San Diego based tech start-up she sets strategy and vision for the company, builds and maintains the company culture, provides the tools the staff needs to do their job to the best of their abilities and manages revenue, expenses and external financing to maintain the consistent growth of the business. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Mia Mian

Mia Mian

Speaker

Sponsors
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Geek Girl

Geek Girl empowers women & girls (and dudes!) of all ages and all financial levels in technology, from beginner newbie to startup savant. We do this through full day Tech Conferences, workshops, seminars, public speaking, consulting and Geek Girl for Hire. Our goal is to have a more diverse workforce in tech, create a stronger tech bond between children and their parents, and create a future where every child can become their own Tech... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room C 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

5:30pm

Women in Bio: Start-Up Pitch Challenge
***THIS EVENT IS IN LA JOLLA***

Women In Bio-Southern California invites women in the life
sciences to enter the “Start-up Pitch Challenge” to be held
June 14, 2016, at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS.
Finalists will pitch their businesses to a panel of judges. The
winner will be announced at the event and will receive
various prizes.

All contestants will have the opportunity to display their
business at our reception prior to the event. We are excited
to offer this opportunity, and welcome you to APPLY HERE
by May 26, 2016, by filling out our Executive
Summary
. Please attach your slide deck in an email to
SouthernCalifornia@womeninbio.org attention Debra
Bressaw. Participation Eligibility Criteria and Official Rules
are listed in the application. Please note that we only review
non-confidential materials.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Deschaine

Karen Deschaine

Partner, Cooley, LLP
Karen E. Deschaine is a partner in the Cooley's Business department and is resident in the San Diego office. Ms. Deschaine's practice encompasses a wide range of business and corporate matters, including general representation of public and private companies, private financings, public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Deschaine received a JD with a specialization in Business Law from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she... Read More →
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Marilyn Ferrari

Founder and President, Cesira, Inc.
Marilyn Ferrari is Founder and President of Cesira, a consultancy that supports life sciences | organizations in building successful product development partnerships. Marilyn has over twenty | years of academic and industry experience spanning basic research, drug development, business | development, and alliance management. Prior to founding Cesira, Marilyn held leadership roles | in all of these areas at Vical, a San Diego biotechnology... Read More →
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Deb Hubers

Co-Founder, La Vita Compounding Pharmay
Debra Hubers is serial entrepreneur and has started seven businesses; ranging from an advanced genomics to an employer healthcare purchasing cooperative. Deb has over 35 years of experience in healthcare finance, education, technology and pharmacogenomics. | | Ms. Hubers has dedicated her career to measuring and improving healthcare outcomes. Her expertise is leveraging technology to deliver personalized, preventative medicine. Ms. Hubers... Read More →
avatar for Silvia Mah

Silvia Mah

Founder and CEO of Hera-Labs and co-founder of Hera Fund., Hera-Labs & Hera Fund
Silvia is the CEO of Hera-Labs, a business accelerator for women-owned small businesses. She is also the co-founder of Hera Fund, an angel fund for female angels investing in female founders, and an angel investor in female-focused endeavors. Prior to her current endeavors, Silvia was the Director of the Teams in Engineering Service program at the Jacobs School of Engineering; an Instructor to over 200 students on social entrepreneurship, project... Read More →
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Sylvia Norman

Founder & CEO, Sandhill Crane Diagnostics, Inc
Sylvia Norman, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of Sandhill Crane Diagnostics, Inc. She has extensive experience in the biotechnology industry, specializing in developing diagnostic assays and medical devices. Sylvia founded Sandhill Crane Diagnostics, Inc. to develop technology that will enable delivery of affordable digital health products to rural populations. Prior to Sandhill Crane Diagnostics, she founded Molecular Diagnostics Consulting to... Read More →
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Lada Rasohova

Managing Director of Rady Venture Fund, Executive Director CA Institute for Innovation & Development, CEO Dermala, Inc.
Dr. Lada Rasochova is the executive director of the California Institute for Innovation and Development, managing director of the Rady Venture Fund and director of StartR and mystartupXX accelerators at the Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Rasochova has been involved in commercialization of pharmaceutical and biotechnology products for the past 20 years. She spent more than 15 years in the industry... Read More →

Sponsors
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Lab Fellows

LabFellows is a Digital Research Platform and Full Service Lab Concierge supporting BioTech companies through the Discovery and Development Phase. Industrial research is an extremely expensive and highly inefficient process. By leveraging sharing economy principles, deep understanding of scientific research, and our technology platform, we are able to save BioTech companies on average 30% on their capital expenditures while accelerating their... Read More →
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Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics is dedicated to increasing access to quality healthcare for rural U.S. populations through digital health products.


5:45pm

Kickstarter: Bring Your Creative Project To Life

Get the inside scoop on Kickstarter and bring your creative project to life. 

Clarissa Redwine is Kickstarter's Design & Technology Outreach Lead for the west coast. She travels up and down the coast in search of innovators, creators, and makers who can leverage the powerful community and storytelling tool of Kickstarter to bring creative projects to life. Before joining Kickstarter, Clarissa cofounded a nonprofit with the core mission of fostering the North Texas startup community and worked with 10 promising robotics startups as the Program Manager of the Qualcomm Accelerator, powered by Techstars.  


Speakers
avatar for Clarissa Redwine

Clarissa Redwine

Design & Technology Outreach Lead, West Coast, Kickstarter
Clarissa Redwine is Kickstarter's Design & Technology Outreach Lead for the west coast. She travels up and down the coast in search of innovators, creators, and makers who can leverage the powerful community and storytelling tool of Kickstarter to bring creative projects to life. Before joining Kickstarter, Clarissa worked with 10 promising robotics startups as the Program Manager of the Qualcomm Accelerator, powered by Techstars.


5:45pm

Diving Deep into Deep Learning: Convolutional and Recurrent Neural Networks
Building and deploying deep learning models holds tremendous potential to revolutionize every industry. This talk will showcase how deep learning can be applied to image, video and speech recognition, and deep dive into how to build Recurrent Neural Networks for sentiment analysis, and Convolutional Networks for solving a Kaggle competition using Nervana’s neon™. This session is targeted at data scientists and researchers who are looking to get started on their use cases, and will position them well to achieve the next level of speed and scalability when they need to do so.

Speakers
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Yinyin Liu

Engineer, Nervana
Yinyin has over ten years of experience in developing neural models and learning algorithms, applying computational neuroscience, and machine learning to solve problems in areas including image recognition, reinforcement learning and robotics. She recently worked on NLP and object detection problems at Nervana.


Tuesday June 14, 2016 5:45pm - 6:45pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room B 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

5:45pm

Growth Marketing Strategy and Workshop (Part 2)
Do you know how to outline your growth strategy? This workshop is a follow up to the Growth Marketing Strategy session with Jeremiah Gardner to walk through the process of building a plan to grow your business. Learn the questions you should be able to answer about your target market and how to reach them. This will be an interactive session to focus on your specific business, so come prepared to write down and share your plan.

Learn from Lars Helgeson the Founder / CEO of GreenRope and Fabrice Gould the Founder / CEO of Diggen. Both have helped thousands of companies of all sizes efficiently leverage marketing, data, and technology to drive their business growth.

Please send questions for Speaker to vitalintake@scenicvista.com

Moderators
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Gary Hoffman

Managing Director, XiXI LLC
Gary Hoffman is an organizer for San Diego Startup Week Growth Track and the San Diego startup speaker series Vital Intake. Gary mentors local startup CEOs and coaches at startup events.Gary is Managing Director for XiXi, LLC an international trading company.

Speakers
avatar for Fabrice Gould

Fabrice Gould

CEO, Diggen
Fabrice Gould is a well rounded leader in business development, product development, marketing, technology, and operations. Passionate about building b2b ventures in scalable technology to help deliver customer value to grow their business. | | Constantly learning new concepts, digital marketing techniques, and technology innovations. I’m an advocate of lean startup and agile methodologies, so continue to discover, test, learn, and... Read More →
avatar for Lars Helgeson

Lars Helgeson

CEO, Greenrope
Lars Helgeson has been in the Internet marketing space since 2000, when he co-founded one of the world's first email service providers, CoolerEmail. As a pioneer in responsible email marketing, he grew CoolerEmail to a global software company specializing in marketing communication with over 1,500 clients. In 2010, after spending several years designing and implementing a more comprehensive way to meet the needs of small and mid-sized businesses... Read More →



Tuesday June 14, 2016 5:45pm - 6:45pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room A 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

6:00pm

Keynote Mixer
Come join us for the lead up to our keynote speaker Mark Suster who has become the voice of LA's StartUp scene.  

(Wait till he sees over 1000 people in the audience here.  LA doesn’t have THAT!)  

Mark is an entrepreneur, angel investor and investment partner at Upfront Ventures. He is a prominent blogger in the startup venture capital world and mentor at Techstars. 


6:15pm

Realtime with San Diego's Kickstarter Creators
This event is a continuation from Clarissa's talk on Kickstarter.  This panel discussion moderated by Clarissa will be a fast paced synphony of actionable advice from San Diego's most successful Kickstarter creators, including Cleverpet, Ossic, CoDrone, and Hush. 

Cleverpet had 1,142 backers pledge $180,623 to help bring this gaming consol for dogs to life.  This team then went on to join the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Along with getting dream media coverage. 

OSSIC had 10,263 backers pledged $2,708,472 to help bring the first 3D audio headphones  to life.  They've gone on to join the prestegious Abbey Road Studios's music tech startup incubator program in the UK. 

CoDrone is has run 2 successful Kickstarter campaigns and their founding team is the heart of the San Diego robotics community. In their latest campaign, CoDrone had 1,093 backers pledged $205,642 to help bring thier quadcopter kit to life.

Hush had 4,415 backers pledged $593,255 to help bring their beautifully designed wireless noise masking earplugs to life.  This team was part of San Diego's primier incubator, EvoNexus.  


 

Moderators
avatar for Clarissa Redwine

Clarissa Redwine

Design & Technology Outreach Lead, West Coast, Kickstarter
Clarissa Redwine is Kickstarter's Design & Technology Outreach Lead for the west coast. She travels up and down the coast in search of innovators, creators, and makers who can leverage the powerful community and storytelling tool of Kickstarter to bring creative projects to life. Before joining Kickstarter, Clarissa worked with 10 promising robotics startups as the Program Manager of the Qualcomm Accelerator, powered by Techstars.

Speakers
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Hansol Hong

CEO, Robolink
Hansol Hong, is CEO and Founder of Robolink. Hansol has Bachelors degree from UC San Diego and 5 years of entrepreneurial experience. Hansol and Team Robolink has taught thousands of students how to build robots and program drones. Hansol also ran two successful Kickstarter Campaigns (CoDrone, Rokit Smart). He is also an organizer for San Diego Robotics Club with 900+ members. Hansol graduated from UC San Diego with the degree in Management... Read More →
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Leo Trottier Trottier

Co-Founder and CEO, CleverPet



Tuesday June 14, 2016 6:15pm - 6:45pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room D 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

7:00pm

Keynote: Mark Suster!
Considered by many as the top investor in Southern California, Mark Suster's keynote will be a highlight of the week. Mark started his entreprenuerial career founding BuildOnline (a SaaS company acquired by SWORD Group) & Koral (acquired by Salesforce, where he became VP of Product). Currently Mark is a Partner at Upfront Ventures and has a reputation for smart, early-stage investments. His interests include Digital Content and Distribution, AdTech, Consumer Internet, and SaaS businesses. Mark has a BA from UCSD and MBA from Univ. of Chicago.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Suster

Mark Suster

Partner, Upfront Ventures
Upfront is the largest and most established venture capital firm in Southern California. We look to invest in technology companies that have the potential to fundamentally disrupt traditional concepts and become next-generation market leaders. Our recent exits include Maker Studios, TrueCar, Burstly, Gravity, Envestnet and Ulta Beauty. | https://www.linkedin.com/in/marksuster


 
Wednesday, June 15
 

8:00am

Westfield Startup Week Touchdown Zone at Horton Plaza Park
Need a place to get some work done? Want to relax between sessions? Lost and need help? 

Come down to the Westfield Startup Week Touchdown Zone at Horton Plaza Park. With 53,000 sqf of open space, there is plenty of room to decompress.

The San Diego Startup Week HQ and lounge is located in the South Plaza. It will be open everyday from 8:00am until 5:00pm 

Need assistance - Visit the San Diego Startup Week information kiosk located next to the Broadway Fountain.

 


Wednesday June 15, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Horton Plaza Park 900 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

8:00am

Shama Hyder: The impact of social media on cultural, social-economic, political, and business.
This session is Sponsored by Ashford University in cooperation with the Downtown San Diego Partnership

Successful Young Entrepreneur. Web & TV Personality. Best Selling Author. Shama is a visionary business strategist for the digital age, and one of the most sought after keynote speakers today. She has been invited to share the speaking stage with the world’s top leaders from the Dalai Lama to President Obama.

8:00 a.m. Registration/ Coffee/ Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Program begins

More Information


Speakers
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Shama Hyder

CEO, The Marketing Zen Group
Shama is the Founder and CEO of The Marketing Zen Group, an award-winning web marketing and digital PR firm. Under her leadership, the company has grown to include a team of 30 and clients that range from publicly held, Fortune 500 companies to privately-held small businesses and non-profit organizations across the globe. As a result of her success, she has been the recipient of the prestigious Technology Titan Emerging Company CEO award... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
DiamondView Tower 350 10th Ave, 15th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101

8:15am

Between Sessions Lounge
Relax between sessions at the 1CP terrace. Enjoy a coffee or snack, check up on emails, talk with your fellow Startup Week attendees.

Wednesday June 15, 2016 8:15am - 5:30pm
401 West A St., 3rd Floor Terrace 401 W A St, San Diego, CA 92101

9:00am

Multi-use Technology Symposium: Innovative Aerospace and Defense Technologies – Panel Discussion

Autonomous vehicles are increasingly critical to the Depart of Defense, which has invested significant R&D into the technology for decades. This expert panel, with speakers from the US Navy, NASA, and Northrop Grumman will present active research and emerging trends in the development of unmanned and autonomous technology. 

8:50 - 10:30 AM - Moderator: Dr. Bill Hogan, Executive Director, iDEA Hub 

8:50 – 9:10 AM - Mr. Mark Skoog, Autonomous Systems, NASA AFRC

9:10 – 9:30 AM - Mr. Mallory Boyd, Unmanned Systems, NAWCWD China Lake

9:30 – 9:50 AM - SoCal Aerospace, Los Angeles

9:50 – 10:10 AM - Mr. Rick Crooks, Advanced Autonomous Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace

10:10 – 10:30 AM - Questions and Open Discussions

This session is part of the 6th Annual Multi-Use Technology Symposium.  For additional information on the full-day symposium, please visit the event webpage here.

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Bill Hogan

Dr. Bill Hogan

Dr. Hogan is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with over twenty-five years of success in founding and managing high-tech companies in the global computer and information technology industries. As CEO at four high-tech start-ups he has successfully raised millions in venture capital funding and had exits including M&A and IPO’s. As prior CEO of a 501c(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington DC, Bill brings much knowledge and passion to this... Read More →

Speakers
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Mallory Boyd

Mr. Boyd aspired to his current assignment following a 25 year technical career developing advanced Airborne Targeting and Fire Control Systems, with specific focus on Sensors and image/signals exploitation technologies. He is the Co-Inventor of the Automated Distributed Ground Based Threat Detection System. Mr. Boyd's current assignment involves technical oversight of all Science and Technology Efforts at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons... Read More →
avatar for Mark Skoog

Mark Skoog

Mark Skoog works for NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center as the Principle Investigator for their Automatic Systems Project Office which leads the Center’s autonomy research. He also leads the Collision Avoidance Technical Stewardship Group for the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. Over the past 35 years he has supported... Read More →


9:30am

1M Cups Weekly Meeting & Startup Pitches
1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.

Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors. Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience. Afterward, each startup receives vital feedback back from the always supportive San Diego startup community.

In San Diego, we have a vibrant startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem. The San Diego Cups team would like to welcome everyone from Startup Week to come to our weekly meetings, especially during Startup Week. Join us at The Vine for coffee, snacks, pitches, feedback, resources and lots of networking.

Moderators
avatar for Leslie Fishlock

Leslie Fishlock

CEO & Founder, Geek Girl
GeekGirlTV is the official Online Educational and Video Channel for @GeekGirlCamp. Learn how to Code, use Photoshop, Social Media and more from the Geek Girls!

9:30am

Scale up Manufacturing workshop by Tijuana EDC
This workshop is geared for entrepreneurs and startups that are in prototyping steps and want to scale up. Taking advantage of the Baja Manufacturing capabilities, and its High Mix - Low Volume profile for the companies, letting the startups grow in a efficient way. We discuss the who, where and what type of capabilities the binational region offers, with the participation of local experts in  prototyping, manufacturing, startups, and business development.
  • Prototyping
  • First runs, short runs
  • Custom Manufacturing
  • General assembly
  • Electronics
  • Plastic injection molding


Speakers
avatar for David Mayagoitia

David Mayagoitia

Vice President Innovation - Ignitus Program, Tijuana EDC
Mr. Mayagoitia has over 30 years experience in the promotion, development and management of Industrial Real Estate focused on foreign manufacturing investment in Mexico. In this period, he directed development in four cities, 11 properties, 4000 acres, with more than 200 users, building + 5 million sq.ft. and selling over 350 acres of property.  | | Founding CEO of Mexico's Industrial Park Association (AMPIP) and founding member of... Read More →
avatar for Ian Monroy

Ian Monroy

Business Development, Hunter Industries
16 years in both the public and private sector working and specializing as a raw materials sourcing professional. Vast knowledge over expansive array of industries, including but not limited to, the manufacturing of electronic consumer goods, oil and electricity generation, aftermarket automotive technology and ultimately residential and commercial grade irrigation systems and controls. Excel in negotiation and cost savings strategy; resulting in... Read More →
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Rigel Navarro

CEO, Tijuana EDC
Rigel Navarro has 16 years of experience in international business practice, specializing in marketing, promotion and high level networking activities for the attraction and establishment of foreign direct investment from industrial manufacturing companies in to Tijuana, Mexico. Currently he leads and oversees the overall operations of the Tijuana Economic Development Corporation in his role of Chief Executive Officer.
avatar for Xico Ramirez

Xico Ramirez

Operations Manager, Fusion Product Mfg
Fusion Product Manufacturing Inc. is a Prototype Manufacturing Firm, with capabilities in Polyjet High precision 16 micron printing, Stereolithography, Selective Laser Sintering ,Urethane Castings in Standard and High performance materials for low to mid production levels, as well as FDA approved resins, Silicone parts and keypads, Vacuum Castings, Architectural Models, Painting and Finishing Services, Electronic Assembly with capabilities in PBC... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
707 Broadway Conference Room B1 707 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

9:30am

Research for Design with Digital Telepathy, Pt. II
Are you kicking off a project, and need stakeholder insights? Validating a prototype that your team recently built? Or maybe looking to discover how people use your product?
If you said "yes" to any of the above scenarios, the Research Workshops are for you. You'll walk out of the workshops with a framework for planning, conducting, and synthesizing research. The series is comprised of 2 sessions that laser-focus on accelerating individual skills growth for the following 4 topics:
  1. Writing a Research plan
  2. Writing Interview Questions
  3. Conducting interviews
  4. Synthesizing Data

Speakers
avatar for Brian Bimschleger

Brian Bimschleger

Senior Strategist, Digital Telepathy
Endearingly referred to as "Bim", Brian heads up the Product Design group at DT and creates educational content for DT's internal team and clients. He is a frequent contributor to the Digital Telepathy Blog, and is leading an upcoming workshop at DT called "The UX Essentials of Product Design." | | Across several agencies, he has followed his passion to build and scale products in telecom, global application-to-person (A2P) messaging, and... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room B 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

10:45am

Multi-use Technology Symposium: Future of Robotics

Multi-use Technology Symposium: Future of Robotics
10:45 – 11:30 AM

Professor Thomas Bewley, University of California San Diego 

Mr. Treggon Owens, Chief Innovation Officer, 5d Robotics 

Mr. Chad Sweet, Director of Software Development, Qualcomm 

This session is part of the 6th Annual Multi-Use Technology Symposium.  For additional information on the full-day symposium, please visit the event webpage here.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Thomas Bewley

Professor Thomas Bewley

Mr. Bewley currently works at the intersection of semi-autonomous agile robotics and the analysis, estimation, and forecasting of environmental flows using advanced control theory and numerical methods. His Coordinated Robotics Lab is developing an array of clever vehicles to achieve maximum agility with minimal complexity, and is coming to the mass market with a number of small toy and educational robotic vehicles in collaboration with WowWee... Read More →
avatar for Treggon Owens

Treggon Owens

5d Robotics provides precise 3D mapping, photogrammetry, thermal and multi-spectral imagery data, empowering focused analytical solutions to vertical markets which include oil and gas, utilities, construction as well as others. Treggon will focus on bringing products to market for the commercial deployment of UAS. Founded Aerial MOB, which remains the leader and pioneer in the aerial cinematography and unmanned systems technology. Treggon remains... Read More →
avatar for Chad Sweet

Chad Sweet

In this role he leads development of mobile, autonomous robotics leveraging Snapdragon processors. He has been with Qualcomm for 18 years. 5 years ago he moved from computer vision R&D to start the first robotics effort in Qualcomm Research. He has 12 patents granted and others pending in the areas of robotics, computer vision and communications and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Vanderbilt University. 


10:45am

Build Your Business Model: A workshop by Startup Leadership Program
Limited Capacity full

This is an interactive, hands on session where you will be building a Business Model Canvas (BMC) for your startup.  You'll get introduced to different BMC modules and get help building out this visual chart  with elements describing your firm or product's value proposition, infrastructure, customers, and finances. 

This workshop is provided by Startup Leadership Program (SLP), San Diego.

Presentation slides: https://goo.gl/wu3DrV

NOTE: 

Attendees change schedules all the time, often right up until the start of the event. This means wait-listed attendees always have a shot. We strongly encourage attendees to add events to their schedule - wait-listed or not.


Speakers
avatar for Mahtab Beheshti

Mahtab Beheshti

Founder and CEO, Travel and Discover Nature (Tndnature.com)
Tndnature's mission is to help travelers plan their next nature destination trip. | Looking for great talent passionate about nature and travel to join my team to grow tndnature.
avatar for Brian Jessup

Brian Jessup

Co-Founder | Program Lead, Giftovus | SLP San Diego
Program Lead for Startup Leadership Program in San Diego - A highly selective training program for outstanding founders, leaders, and innovators. Learn more at http://slpsandiego.com
avatar for Remy Meraz

Remy Meraz

Founder, CEO, Me Tyme Network, Inc.
Remy Meraz, social entrepreneur, is the Founder and CEO of Me Tyme Network Inc., an edutainment company producing content to help people think and feel better anytime, anywhere through a self-help video platform. | | A 25-year expert in sales and marketing, Remy has managed advertising and marketing campaigns for top name brands such as VH1 to HBO. Remy is well versed at working with small and large organizations across a variety of... Read More →
avatar for Zach Rattner

Zach Rattner

Co-founder, Yembo
Zach Rattner is a startup cofounder and seasoned software engineer with expertise in web, mobile, and embedded systems. He spent five years in various roles at the telecom giant Qualcomm, where he was most recently the software lead for Qualcomm ImpaQt, the company's internal technology incubator. He is currently working in the early stages on a brand new startup.

Mentors
avatar for Trevor Gile

Trevor Gile

Founder, Learning Threads Corporation
I'm an entrepreneur in the learning/education innovation space. In particular, I focus on collaborative learning and collective knowledge. If you're passionate about learning or education, let's grab some coffee and chat. | | My background is in electrical engineering and software development; I have a "day-job" doing those things. However, I've always had a passion for learning and teaching, so I've purposefully stumbled upon education... Read More →
avatar for Fabrice Gould

Fabrice Gould

CEO, Diggen
Fabrice Gould is a well rounded leader in business development, product development, marketing, technology, and operations. Passionate about building b2b ventures in scalable technology to help deliver customer value to grow their business. | | Constantly learning new concepts, digital marketing techniques, and technology innovations. I’m an advocate of lean startup and agile methodologies, so continue to discover, test, learn, and... Read More →
avatar for Anne Masri

Anne Masri

founder, MediChefs
Board Certified Nutritionist and Food as Medicine Farm to Table Gourmet Chef, Caterer, and Recipe Developer.
avatar for Ryan Soscia

Ryan Soscia

Founder & CEO, JDoe
JDoe is a powerful tool for victims of sexual assault to pursue justice together, anonymously. We leverage crowd-sourced, anonymous reports to expose crime offenders and to bring them to justice. Together we are loud!
avatar for Chad Trytten

Chad Trytten

CEO, Koriist
During an undergraduate and research career at UBC, he was advocate, inventor, and developer of distributed systems made from composite applications and devices. The core of a two year research project - now with over a decade of experience in the sector - focused on new ways to resolve the fundamental problem of integrating highly mixed heterogeneous hardware and software components into cohesive functional systems. Securely. | | Chad has a... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 10:45am - 12:15pm
401 West A St. 24th Floor Room B 401 W A St, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am

Multi-use Technology Symposium: Keynote: Nasa Armstrong Flight Research Center

11:30 – 12:00 Mr. Patrick Stoliker, Deputy Center Director, NASA Armstrong FRC

Mr. Stoliker, the Deputy Director for NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center will be presenting his perspective on the past, present and future of autonomous systems technologies. Tapping into his personal experience gained from decades of work with advanced aircraft, Mr. Stoliker will make some observations on the progress of aviation autonomy. Armstrong Flight Research Center has been on the cutting edge of unmanned technology for NASA and continues to be a major source of innovation. 

This session is part of the 6th Annual Multi-Use Technology Symposium.  For additional information on the full-day symposium, please visit the event webpage here.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Stoliker

Patrick Stoliker

Patrick C. Stoliker is Deputy Director of NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA. He assists the Center director in the management of the NASA field center, focusing on strategy, business processes, and institutional management. Prior to his present assignment, Stoliker briefly served as Acting Associate Director for Operations at NASA Dryden (now Armstrong), responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Flight Operations, Test... Read More →


12:00pm

Multi-use Technology Symposium: Lunch Break and Live Demonstrations from General Atomics, NASA and SD State, UC Irvine

12:00 – 1:00 - Demonstrations, Poster Sessions, and Exhibits

  • Northrop, General Atomics, 5d Robotics
  • SPAWAR, China Lake, NASA
  • UC SD, SD State, UC Irvine
This session is part of the 6th Annual Multi-Use Technology Symposium.  For additional information on the full-day symposium, please visit the event webpage here.

12:15pm

Creating a Welcoming Tech Environment for Underrepresented Populations
How can you ensure that your company has the diversity required to thrive? Why are homogeneous teams damaging to startups? How can you create space for inclusion in a way that is effective and authentic? Join our panelists for a frank and enlightening discussion on building environments, policies, and behaviors that attract the talent necessary to make your startup competitive where it counts: the human element.

Moderators
avatar for Julian Bryant

Julian Bryant

Mobile Developer, FreshForm Interactive
Is a freelance iOS developer and Facilitator for Startup Weekend events in San Diego and around the US. He has a law degree from Georgetown and a BA from Notre Dame in Gov't, Japanese, and Computer Applications. When he's not building great apps for clients, he investigates legal tech innovation and uses of blockchain technology. He's also a huge Ultimate Frisbee fan.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fishlock

Leslie Fishlock

CEO & Founder, Geek Girl
GeekGirlTV is the official Online Educational and Video Channel for @GeekGirlCamp. Learn how to Code, use Photoshop, Social Media and more from the Geek Girls!
avatar for Charles Loftland

Charles Loftland

Career Transition Advocate, Wounded Warrior Project
Charles is a career transition advocate with Wounded Warrior Project where he works to prepare disabled veterans and their families for the job market after military service. In addition to serving 24 years in the United States Air Force, Charles previously co-owned a staffing company, directed an educational services non-profit and most recently founded WeFoci Consultants, LLC that specializes in small business and career coaching.
avatar for Adam Powers

Adam Powers

Community Liaison, The Design Lab, UC San Diego
Adam is a community designer and social entrepreneur whose greatest passion is bringing humans together. They're currently at The Design Lab, a multidisciplinary research hub at UC San Diego, where they work to help usher our city into its burgeoning renaissance. In their off-time, they organize discussion groups and mixers for special interest identities, and in their off-off-time, they co-produce music festivals. Talk to them about... Read More →
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Navrina Singh

Head of Qualcomm Innovation | Director Product Management, Qualcomm
I am crazy passionate about technology, world-changing ideas and people making those ideas a reality. I have over 14 years of experience in mobile technology, creating & leading invaluable innovation strategies and developing business & technology commercialization plan. I am excited about taking an idea from a spark to a commercial product that customers "need" & creating new revenue streams for a company. I pride myself on... Read More →
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Amanda Vidad

UI/Visual Designer, Reflexion Health Inc
I believe design influences and improves all parts of life. I love to solve problems where technology meets design. I get caught up in pixel counts and perfect spacing. All of my ideas start on paper and develop on a screen.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room A 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

12:15pm

Crafting a Killer Pitch Deck
Join us for a workshop on creating a pitch deck that tells your big story, captivates investors, and creates of feeling of FOMO. We'll cover overall structure and storytelling, understanding the true objectives of your deck, common pitfalls to avoid (don't send the wrong signal!), and guidance on what to include on the key slides. 

Speakers
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Peter Harris

Speaker
Peter is a Partner with University Growth Fund, an education based venture fund that gives students the opportunity to learn entrepreneurship and investing in real-time by making actual investments in innovative companies. Over the past 9 years as a VC, Peter has reviewed thousands of decks from innovative seed stage companies to big brands like Snapchat & Spotify and has helped countless entrepreneurs craft stories that help them raise... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
EvoNexus 101 West Broadway, 2nd Floor, San Diego, CA 92101

1:00pm

Multi-use Technology Symposium: Startup Partner Opportunities with NASA and Other Federal Laboratories – “Be the Next Tony Stark”

Startup Partner Opportunities with Federal Laboratories – “Be the Next Tony Stark” 
1:00 - 2:30 PM 

Moderator: Dr. Bill Hogan, Executive Director, iDEA Hub
Mr. Martin Machniak, S&T Manager, SSC-Pacific
Mr. Cameron Bruce, NAWCWD China Lake
Ms. Janeya Griffin, NASA Armstrong FRC
Dr. Martin Kleckner, TriTech SBDC
Questions and Open Discussions 

Businesses across the country have successfully leveraged research, IP, and partnerships with our nation’s federal labs to commercial market. 

California is home to a variety of military and government research labs that are constantly developing cutting edge science to meet their mission. These labs all operate under a federal mandate to support tech transfer. The purpose of this panel is to discuss the diverse technologies that are developed at NASA Armstrong, NAWCWD, and SSC-Pacific along with some of the tools for that you may be able to use leverage their IP for your business. 

A recent SSC Pacific startup success happened here in San Diego - the company formed in 2006 around technologies licensed from the lab, and was acquired by a Fortune 500 company in November 2014 for $85M. SSC Pacific also participated in the San Diego Furnace Program, which saw seven teams form around SSC Pacific technologies and graduate from a six-month technology accelerator in December 2015. 

Federal Lab Overview 

SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) located in Point Loma is the U.S. Navy's research, development, test, and evaluation laboratory and fleet support center for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, also known as C4ISR. SSC Pacific's mission is to lead the Navy from concept to capability through research, development, delivery, and support of integrated C4ISR, cyber, and space systems across all warfighting domains. 

The Armstrong Flight Research Center is NASA's primary center for atmospheric flight research and operations. NASA Armstrong is chartered to research and test advanced aeronautics, space and related technologies that are critical to carrying out the Agency's missions of space exploration, space operations, scientific discovery, and aeronautical research and development. For almost 70 years, research at NASA Armstrong has led to major advancements and breakthroughs in the design and capabilities of many state-of-the-art civil and military aircraft. Here, we demonstrate America's leadership in aeronautics, Earth and space science, and aerospace technology as we seek to revolutionize aviation, add to mankind's knowledge of the universe, and contribute to our understand and protection of Earth. 

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division 

The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) is an organization within the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) dedicated to maintaining a center of excellence in weapons development for the Department of the Navy (DoN). NAWCWD has two locations in sunny Southern California; China Lake hosting the land test range, and Point Mugu hosting the sea test range. 

This session is part of the 6th Annual Multi-Purpose Technology Symposium.  For additional information on the full-day symposium, please visit the event webpage here.

Moderators
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Dr. Bill Hogan

Dr. Hogan is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with over twenty-five years of success in founding and managing high-tech companies in the global computer and information technology industries. As CEO at four high-tech start-ups he has successfully raised millions in venture capital funding and had exits including M&A and IPO’s. As prior CEO of a 501c(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington DC, Bill brings much knowledge and passion to this... Read More →

Speakers
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Cameron Bruce (NAWCWD)

Cameron’s job is to maintain a future-oriented, stable business base providing our Warfighters the decisive weapons advantage. Prior to his current position, Cameron led a $500M group with more than 1000 engineers and support staff. During his career he served as a senior analyst in the Pentagon, and cost analyst for several DoD acquisition programs. Internationally he supported a NATO research study group and several programs related to... Read More →
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Janeya Griffin

Janeya Griffin is currently the Technology Transfer Specialist contractor for NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. She currently holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminal justice and Chemistry with a concentration in Forensic Science from Grambling State University and a certification in Entrepreneurial Technology Commercialization from California State University, San Bernardino. Ms. Griffin has consulting experience as a business... Read More →
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Martin Kleckner

Mr. Kleckner’s background comprises 26 years on senior level operations, general management, marketing and business development in the life sciences, oil & gas, cable television, counter-intelligence and aerospace. His current work encompasses guiding emerging and established companies with corporate planning and strategy, commercialization and business development, marketing, and public policy throughout Europe, Asia & the... Read More →
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Martin Machiak

S&T Manager, SSC Pacific
Supervisor/Manager in several roles at SSC Pacific in the Science & Technology 7.0 competency. Over the last 12 years as Division Head of the Advanced Systems & Applied Sciences, Robotics, UXS, and Autonomous Systems (RUXSAS) strategic planning group, Energy & Environmental Sciences, and other applied research developmental efforts. Current and future efforts in S&T Forecasting, Assessment, and Transition. Over ten years active in... Read More →


1:30pm

Medical Device Consumerization is a Powerful New Trend
Driven by technological innovation and a need to lower costs, health care is quickly migrating from the hospital to doctors' offices to the home. Long-established medical device manufacturers are scrambling to adapt to the new ways of thinking required to compete in the consumer marketplace. In the meantime, agile and innovative start-ups find themselves leading the way as opportunities for companies that understand retail consumers have never been greater.

Speakers
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Chris Ross

Principal, MindFlow Design
Chris Ross is a principal of MindFlow Design. His responsibilities include design strategy, product planning and company marketing. He has more than two decades of experience as a successful designer of products for organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, specializing in the healthcare, biotech and consumer markets. In recent years, his focus has become exclusively on developing medical, life sciences and consumer health... Read More →

Sponsors
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Lab Fellows

LabFellows is a Digital Research Platform and Full Service Lab Concierge supporting BioTech companies through the Discovery and Development Phase. Industrial research is an extremely expensive and highly inefficient process. By leveraging sharing economy principles, deep understanding of scientific research, and our technology platform, we are able to save BioTech companies on average 30% on their capital expenditures while accelerating their... Read More →
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Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics is dedicated to increasing access to quality healthcare for rural U.S. populations through digital health products.


1:30pm

The Top 10 Things That Happen to Companies in the Growth Stage
Adam Harris, CEO and Co-Founder of Cloudbeds, and Andrew Gazdecki CEO and Founder of Bizness Apps, will discuss the top ten things that happen to companies in the growth phase. Topics will range far and wide, but will include learning to scale a sales force, hiring extensively outside the founding team and building resilient infrastructure that can handle significant traffic. 

Moderators
avatar for Gary Hoffman

Gary Hoffman

Managing Director, XiXI LLC
Gary Hoffman is an organizer for San Diego Startup Week Growth Track and the San Diego startup speaker series Vital Intake. Gary mentors local startup CEOs and coaches at startup events.Gary is Managing Director for XiXi, LLC an international trading company.
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Ryan Willemsen

Founder / CEO, Solar to the People
I'm happy to talk about web and product analytics, finance, and growth. And of course, solar! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanwillemsen

Speakers
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Andrew Gazdecki

CEO, Bizness Apps
Andrew is the founder and CEO of three companies: Bizness Apps, a do-it-yourself mobile app and mobile website platform for small businesses; Bizness CRM, a CRM tool designed to simplify selling to small businesses; and Bizness Web, an affordable, easy-to-use website building tool for small businesses. | | A graduate from CSU Chico, Gazdecki has been an entrepreneur for as long as he can remember. At the age of 10, he was selling baseball... Read More →
avatar for Adam Harris

Adam Harris

CEO, CloudBeds
Cloudbeds creates browser-based hospitality management software that simplifies the working life of hoteliers. Cloudbeds' award-winning software is trusted by thousands of hotels, hostels, and groups in over 115 countries. With over 300 integrations, Cloudbeds connects to more marketplaces than any software in this industry. | | https://www.linkedin.com/in/adambharris
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Josh Komenda

President, Veyo
Josh has boundless optimism, loves to problem solve, and believes that the right technology can conquer any obstacle. Creative, innovative thinkers that can affect positive change in the marketplace inspire him. Before launching Veyo, Josh was president and co-founder of 2pointb and GoFastCab (Acquired by Total Transit), the creator of one of the first mobile ordering solutions for the taxicab industry. Prior to that, he led a worldwide... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room C 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Building Blocks and Innovation Triggers - Why emerging technologies and APIs will build the next billion dollar company
In this session we will cover the rise of the API economy and the growth of platforms as building blocks for a new breed of software company. We will also explore how social trends and emerging technologies act as innovation triggers enabling companies like UBER to disrupt established business models in a short period of time

Speakers
avatar for Greg Spillane

Greg Spillane

COO, Events.com
I am one of the pioneering team members of Events.com. I currently lead product direction, customer experience and overall business strategy. I am a Lean Startup enthusiast and a passionate product strategist.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
401 West A St. 24th Floor Room B 401 W A St, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Lab: A focus on female and family, research methods for product development
When was the last time you got a call while leaving the house, or parking the car? Did you have children with you? A couple of toys, a bag, a stroller? Were the kids screaming at each other? Refusing to put on their shoes? Did you also have low blood sugar and have to use the bathroom? 

Your product doesn't exist in a vacuum. It gets used in the context of everyday life. Learn how to use context to derive product ideas or features and functions. 

Start from a place of real user need to ...
  • align your product team,
  • prioritize development decisions,
  • make your product sticky, and
  • find market success.
This human-centered lab will focus on field research techniques to understand urban experiences from a female and family perspective. We'll start from a hypothesis; head out into the wilds of downtown San Diego to practice field research methods; before coming back to brainstorm solutions for these specific target audiences. 

What is a woman's experience in the urban jungle?
How does one child or multiple children affect a simple trip to the mall? 
How does the environment support or hinder desired or necessary activities?

You'll need:
  • a smart phone or camera to capture pictures
  • a notebook and pen 
  • sunscreen, sunglasses and layers

Speakers
avatar for Kristine Angell

Kristine Angell

Innovation + Design Research Strategist, Founder, Hopscotch Labs
From startups to fortune 500 companies she provides design innovation to create new opportunities and grow businesses. On a daily basis, Kris leads teams to solve complex innovation challenges by uncovering deep human and user-centered need. Kris is the Head of Events for SDXD, and was previously Co-Chair of AIGA/NY's mentoring program. She holds a Masters in Design Methods and an MBA.
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Julika Lomas

Founder, Pixel Stories Studio LLC
Contributes her wealth of knowledge on all things psychology, while attending closely to dynamic systems of diverse people and cultures. As a native German and a language expert (formerly at Duolingo), Julika develops company culture through harnessing complex human systems.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
707 Broadway Conference Room B1 707 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

2:45pm

Multi-use Technology Symposium: Tools for Accessing Federal IP

Tools for Accessing Federal IP
2:45 – 3:45 PM

Patent License Agreements & CRADA Walkthrough 
NASA AFRC, NAWCWD China Lake
Mr. Ross Epstein, Tech Law LLP
Mr. Martin Machniak, S&T Manager, SSC-Pacific 

The goal of this session is to explain tools you can use to work with federal labs to access innovative research. We'll walk through the main mechanisms that federal labs use for Technology Transfer: the Patent License Agreement and the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement. We'll discuss broader areas of work the lab conducts, giving a few specific examples in each area. 

This session is part of the 6th Annual Multi-Use Technology Symposium.  For additional information on the full-day symposium, please visit the event webpage here.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Epstein

Ross Epstein

Ross is a legal advisor to businesses and individuals seeking to protect, manage and leverage their intellectual property assets, as well as to grow and structure their business enterprises. His unique affinity for the entrepreneurial client stems from his own experience in business as a founder, President and CEO of BCH Communications. Mr. Epstein developed BCH Communications into a multi-million dollar telecommunications/internet business and... Read More →
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Martin Machiak

S&T Manager, SSC Pacific
Supervisor/Manager in several roles at SSC Pacific in the Science & Technology 7.0 competency. Over the last 12 years as Division Head of the Advanced Systems & Applied Sciences, Robotics, UXS, and Autonomous Systems (RUXSAS) strategic planning group, Energy & Environmental Sciences, and other applied research developmental efforts. Current and future efforts in S&T Forecasting, Assessment, and Transition. Over ten years active in... Read More →


3:30pm

Female Founders
With the rapid pace of female entrepreneurship (2x the rate of men) it's no wonder why the media is clamoring over female founders.  Coupled with this, more women are getting into the equity game - the number of female angel investors is has increased 40% over the last few years.  Come hear the stories, highs and lows, of four amazing women who are changing the way we do business!

Please send questions for Speakers to vitalintake@scenicvista.com

Moderators
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Felena Hanson

CEO, Hera Hub
Felena is the founder of Hera Hub, a shared, flexible work and meeting space (coworking) where entrepreneurial women can create and collaborate in a professional, productive, spa-like environment. The platform provides its members with connections to other business experts, access to educational workshops, and visibility within the community... thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous. Hera Hub has received national media... Read More →

Speakers
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Remy Meraz

Founder, CEO, Me Tyme Network, Inc.
Remy Meraz, social entrepreneur, is the Founder and CEO of Me Tyme Network Inc., an edutainment company producing content to help people think and feel better anytime, anywhere through a self-help video platform. | | A 25-year expert in sales and marketing, Remy has managed advertising and marketing campaigns for top name brands such as VH1 to HBO. Remy is well versed at working with small and large organizations across a variety of... Read More →
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Sonya Petcavich

CEO, Meowtel.com
Meowtel makes cat sitting easy, affordable, and fun by being a marketplace platform that connects busy cat owners with trusted cat sitters all across the USA.  | | I conceptualized the product, led a design and engineering team through product iteration and launch, and currently oversee Meowtel's strategy, sales, marketing, and operations. | https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonyapetcavich
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Kristin Slink

Co-Founder & COO, LoanHero, Inc
LoanHero was founded to give merchants, consumers and lenders the best rates and experience when it comes to financing at the point of sale. Through the integration of strategic lending partners in combination with a unique balance sheet lending structure, LoanHero is able to offer the most competitive loan product available for all levels of credit through its streamlined, easy to use, technology platform. LoanHero empowers merchants and lenders... Read More →
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Lea Wolf

CEO, iclique-in technology, inc.
Conceived and founded iclique-in technology in 2006. iclique-in is an innovative human resources web platform to expedite the hiring, scheduling and communications process between employers to potential blue-collar candidates. The company’s propriety patent-pending technology turns the hiring process on it’s head enabling employers instantly to match job requirements to workers qualifications and instantly communicate via web to... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
EvoNexus 101 West Broadway, 2nd Floor, San Diego, CA 92101

3:30pm

Big Data Resources For Biotech
Over the last five years, technological advances have dramatically reduced the cost and increased the throughput of DNA sequencing, resulting in the generation of vast amounts of sequence data that must be stored and analyzed to support research in human medicine, microbiomics, plant genomics, bioengineered organisms and compounds, and other areas.

Nowhere has this sea change been more evident than in San Diego’s major life sciences cluster, centered on the Torrey Pines Mesa and surrounds. As a national leader in high-performance computing and storage, the San Diego Supercomputer Center has been sought out for its infrastructure and expertise in storing and analyzing genomic and ancillary data for life sciences research.

This talk will introduce the local biotech startup community to the high-performance computing, storage, and big data resources available from SDSC. Topics to be covered will include systems, software, and data management. The workshop will discuss user support, expertise, and training available from SDSC researchers and staff. The various means for gaining access to the systems and expertise, such as research collaborations and service agreements, will also be covered. 

About SDSC:  As an Organized Research Unit of UC San Diego, The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is considered a leader in data-intensive computing and cyberinfrastructure, providing resources, services, and expertise to the national research community including industry and academia. 

Speakers
avatar for Ron Hawkins

Ron Hawkins

Speaker

Sponsors
avatar for Lab Fellows

Lab Fellows

LabFellows is a Digital Research Platform and Full Service Lab Concierge supporting BioTech companies through the Discovery and Development Phase. Industrial research is an extremely expensive and highly inefficient process. By leveraging sharing economy principles, deep understanding of scientific research, and our technology platform, we are able to save BioTech companies on average 30% on their capital expenditures while accelerating their... Read More →
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Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics is dedicated to increasing access to quality healthcare for rural U.S. populations through digital health products.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wells Fargo Plaza Ste 310 401 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

3:30pm

#CraftBeer: Building a Fan Base Through Social Media
Do you like, heart, and retweet every behind the scenes photo from your favorite local brewery? Is Instagram your go-to destination to keep up on what specialty beer is being released in the local taproom? With many craft breweries having thousands of online followers, social media has become one of the most powerful ways to build brand loyalty and drive sales at the tap and off the shelf. Join us on ___ to hear from some of San Diego's most loved breweries to learn about the campaigns and strategies they use to stay top of mind. If you are a digital strategist, social media content manager, marketing phenom, or just a fan of local craft beer this event is a must!

Moderators
HD

Heather Dueitt

Speaker
Coronado Brewing

Speakers
JB

Julis Baker

Speaker
Marketing at Hess Brewing
avatar for Aiden Kennedy

Aiden Kennedy

Speaker
Coronado Brewing
VD

Vincent De Nino

Speaker
Elevated Group
DP

Dan Pressler

Speaker
Coronado Brewing
avatar for Beau Schmitt

Beau Schmitt

Speaker
The Brew Project
JY

Julian Yakoo

Craft Shack
Owner of Craft Shack


Wednesday June 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
101 West Broadway Ste 800 101 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

3:30pm

Inside Sales The Growth Venture Way
A key metric Growth Ventures need to prove is a repeatable, scalable sales process. 
Inside Sales relies on the phone, emails and the internet to reach prospects.

Inside Sales The Growth Venture Way shares how successful San Diego New Ventures in different industries proved they were ready for the next stage in their growth. For startups issues include -
- sales complexity
- competition from established providers & status quo
- partners & channels
- gross margins
- workflow & process funnels
- transactionals vs enterprise velocity
- new tools for reaching prospects.

Send your questions for the session to vitalintake@scenicvista.com

Moderators
avatar for Gary Hoffman

Gary Hoffman

Managing Director, XiXI LLC
Gary Hoffman is an organizer for San Diego Startup Week Growth Track and the San Diego startup speaker series Vital Intake. Gary mentors local startup CEOs and coaches at startup events.Gary is Managing Director for XiXi, LLC an international trading company.
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Ryan Willemsen

Founder / CEO, Solar to the People
I'm happy to talk about web and product analytics, finance, and growth. And of course, solar! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanwillemsen

Speakers
avatar for Melani Gordon

Melani Gordon

CEO, TapHunter
TapHunter is the leader in beverage management and marketing software for bars, restaurants, brands and consumers. Our mission is connecting craft beer, spirit & cocktail fanatics with the drinks they love, the brands who make them and the locations that pour them. We do this through our web based business tools and free consumer mobile app. | https://www.linkedin.com/in/melgordon
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Roland Ligtenberg

VP Growth & Business Development, Housecall
Roland Ligtenberg, Co-Founder and VP of Growth and Business Development at HouseCall Pro, is passionate about finding scalable growth channels and mobile technology. HouseCall Pro is revolutionizing the home services industry by offering a cutting-edge SaaS platform for home service professionals to streamline business processes. Its sister app, HouseCall, is a mobile marketplace that makes it easy to book, schedule, and pay for home maintenance... Read More →
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Jason Wiley

VP Sales & Marketing, Empyr
Mogl has grown a phenomenal Inside Sales machine. Empyr now builds on that success. | Empyr closes the loop of Online to Offline Commerce because it can track someone from seeing an ad online to making a purchase offline and it can track the purchase in under 1 minute. This is through a direct partnership with Visa, MasterCard and American Express. | | https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-wiley-38261944


Wednesday June 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room B 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

3:30pm

Bitcoin and Block Chain: Powering a New Wave of Innovations
The opportunity is right for both the Block-Chain and Bitcoin which powers it. But what is the Block-Chain and Bitcoin and the SWOT analysis regarding this opportunity?  Why have some of the big names in finance rushed into this space and how will they utilize these concepts to conduct future business? More importantly, how can I incorporate these advancements in my life and business and profit from it?  These and other questions will be addressed by this talk.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Morgan

Scott Morgan

Co-Founder, AirBitz


4:00pm

Multi-use Technology Symposium: Opportunities for Security Technologies

4:00 – 4:20 - Dr. Elizabeth Prescott, National Security Technology Accelerator 

4:20 – 4:40 - Dr. Stephen D. Russell, Director of Science and Technology, Chief Technology Officer, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command 

4:40 – 4:50 - Questions and Open Discussions 

Dr. Prescott will be discussing tools and strategies for startups looking to do business with the DoD. In particular, she will how the National Security Technology Accelerator functions to support and drive innovation in the military. 

Dr. Russell the CTO of SPAWAR, will provide a talk titled "Collaboration: SSC Pacific in the San Diego Innovation Ecosystem and the Future UxS Naval Force." His talk will cover the future of Naval UxS R&D efforts and the growing collaborations between users and UxS and future challenges. SPAWAR is one of the leading entities responsible for developing, purchasing, and deploying cutting edged robotics technology to the US Navy. 

This session is part of the 6th Annual Multi-Purpose Technology Symposium. For additional information on the full-day symposium, please visit the event webpage here.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Elizabeth “Libbie” Prescott

Dr. Elizabeth “Libbie” Prescott

Previously, Dr. Prescott served at the U.S. Department of State as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources; Counselor to the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State; and Science and Technology Adviser to the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. She also served as Practice Head for Biosecurity at the Eurasia Group; a AAAS Congressional Fellow for the Senate... Read More →
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Dr. Stephen Russell

Dr. Stephen D. Russell is the Director of Science and Technology and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) and is Director of the Science and Technology Department at the SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) in San Diego, California. He also serves as the SPAWAR National Competency Lead for both Science and Technology and Research and Applied Sciences across the SPAWAR Enterprise. He... Read More →


4:45pm

Borderless engineering: Leveraging proximity and talent 

Whether you are building complex enterprise applications or a sexy mobile app startup, attracting the right talent into the team is challenging no matter if you are an entrepreneur or IT executive.

Join us for a chat on how Playboy and Spark Compass have leveraged the power of regional team collaboration comprised of engineers, tech leads, architects, developers and testers working together to bring to market game changing solutions. 

About the panel

Eduardo Hidalgo, Director of Software Development
Playboy Enterprises. 

After 62 years Playboy has gotten rid of its nudes and is transforming into a digital enterprise, while continuing to challenge the status-quo, changing history and innovating lifestyle. 

www.playboyenterprises.com

 

Brian Spracklen, SVP of Operations
Spark Compass 

Spark Compass a cloud beacon and mobile hot startup ranked 4th in the list of the world’s most innovative BLE beacon networks by ABI research report. Recent patent issued for contextual intelligence on mobile devices.

www.sparkcompass.com


Moderators
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Marco Barraza

Director of Enterprise Development, ArkusNexus
Marco Barraza is a bi-cultural marketing and sales professional with an enriched background in software solution projects. Deep understanding of the full software solution sales life-cycle.

Speakers
avatar for Eduardo Hidalgo

Eduardo Hidalgo

Director of Software Development , Playboy Enterprises
Software professional with 15 years experience in programming and design of computer applications. Has extensive experience in the development of object-oriented enterprise level Web and Windows applications. Solid technical knowledge and experience in coordinating and managing teams. Worked with several professional services companies managing teams of developers in multiple verticals of business including finance, licensing, and entertainment.
avatar for Brian Spracklen

Brian Spracklen

Senior Vice President of Operations, Spark Compass
Brian Spracklen is a seasoned operations and business development executive specializing in start-ups and new business unit creation within existing organizations. His 20-year career spans multiple industries including Maritime, Fire and Safety Protection and Real Estate Finance, with the most recent six years in Technology, currently serving as SVP, Operations of the Spark Compass Platform for Total Communicator Solutions, Inc. Brian’s... Read More →


4:45pm

Technology Development at the Intersection of the Genome and Computer Science
This event will focus on the intersection of Computer Science, Genomics and Personalized Medicine. As genomic sequencing is becoming more affordable to the masses it will continue to create new industries and revolutionize current ones. The data that is produced from a single genome is astronomical and is only useful if you are able to analyze the data. If personalized medicine is going to become a reality there will need to be a large number of life scientist and computer scientists working in collaboration to make this possible. Come llisten to the Chief Technology Officer of Human Longevity talk about the opportunties in this space and how you can get involved. 

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Van Zeeland

Ashley Van Zeeland

Chief Technology Officer, Human Longevity
Dr. Van Zeeland joined HLI as part of the acquisition of Cypher Genomics, a leading genome interpretation company, where she was co-founder and CEO. Prior to founding Cypher Genomics, she served as Director, Strategic Partnerships at the Scripps Translational Science Institute where she focused on novel public-private partnerships to accelerate translational research. Before transitioning to her role as Director, Strategic Partnerships she was... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Lab Fellows

Lab Fellows

LabFellows is a Digital Research Platform and Full Service Lab Concierge supporting BioTech companies through the Discovery and Development Phase. Industrial research is an extremely expensive and highly inefficient process. By leveraging sharing economy principles, deep understanding of scientific research, and our technology platform, we are able to save BioTech companies on average 30% on their capital expenditures while accelerating their... Read More →
avatar for Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics is dedicated to increasing access to quality healthcare for rural U.S. populations through digital health products.


4:45pm

Hardware Ecosystem Experts Panel
Launching a hardware startup holds a unique set of challenges. We've put together a stellar panel of leaders from some of the most influential members of the hardware ecosystem.  Join this unique conversation with Kickstarter, Techstars, MakeinLA, and Arrow and walk away with actionable insight.  This talk is expressly calibrated to help you understand the importance of rapid prototyping, how to test product/market fit, how to connect with the mentorship and manufacturing resources needed to deliver your product, and more.  If you're jumping into the hardware community or you're developing a hardware product, this panel will stoke the fire in your belly and give you a better understanding of the hardware ecosystem at your fingertips. 

Moderators
avatar for Clarissa Redwine

Clarissa Redwine

Design & Technology Outreach Lead, West Coast, Kickstarter
Clarissa Redwine is Kickstarter's Design & Technology Outreach Lead for the west coast. She travels up and down the coast in search of innovators, creators, and makers who can leverage the powerful community and storytelling tool of Kickstarter to bring creative projects to life. Before joining Kickstarter, Clarissa worked with 10 promising robotics startups as the Program Manager of the Qualcomm Accelerator, powered by Techstars.

Speakers
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Shaun Arora

Make in LA, Make in LA
Shaun Arora serves as Managing Director at Make in LA, where he focuses on leveraging NEO Tech’s resources to support the startups, leveraging his portfolio for best practices, providing world-class programming, and building strategic partnerships for the benefit of the startups. Shaun graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with Honors and went to work as a cultural anthropologist for consumer packaged goods companies. In... Read More →
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Cyril Ebersweiler

Co-Founder, HAX
Cyril is a Partner at SOSV and the founder of HAX (HAX Accelerator/HAX Boost/HAX China/HAX Futures), Chinaccelerator (the first mentorship-driven seed funding program in China - Shanghai) and InteractionX (building the future of interaction design - San Francisco). He runs HAX.
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Greg Fisher

Founder and CEO, Berkeley Sourcing Group
As founder/CEO of Berkeley Sourcing Group, Greg Fisher has spent the last 11 years working with over 800 startups to manufacture innovative products.  Living in China 1/3rd of that time, he worked with hardware startups to help improve their initial designs for DFM, qualify and select factories, manage factory negotiations and relationships, and develop and implement quality control criteria and inspection.  With his history, Greg has a... Read More →
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Erich Van Stralen

Consulting Engineering Services Manager, Arrow Electronics
Erich Van Stralen manages Arrow Electronics Consulting Engineering Services program for North America.  This program applies hardware and firmware engineering resources from over 35 of the top design firms in North America to ensure companies of all sizes are able to bring their products to market on time.  Erich has a foundation of over 20 years in hardware design (system, board level, ASIC), and technical program management.  Spending the... Read More →
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H. Ping Wang

EIR, Techstars
Dr. H.Ping Wang is an active entrepreneur and investor as well as advisor to various governmental and corporate organizations on advanced technology commercialization. He is also an EIR (Entrepreneur-In-Residence) at the Techstars IOT Accelerator, and was previously Director of the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, Powered By Techstars - a coaching & mentorship program for robotics/AI startups. He cofounded several startup companies and brands in... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
101 West Broadway Ste 800 101 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

4:45pm

Growth Ventures Building a National Brand - Partners, Channels, Distribution
Our Speakers discuss their experience building (physical) national brands. Also covering partnerships, channels, and distribution .. the good and the challenging.

Please send questions for the Speakers to vitalintake@scenicvista.com

Moderators
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Gary Hoffman

Managing Director, XiXI LLC
Gary Hoffman is an organizer for San Diego Startup Week Growth Track and the San Diego startup speaker series Vital Intake. Gary mentors local startup CEOs and coaches at startup events.Gary is Managing Director for XiXi, LLC an international trading company.

Speakers
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Felena Hanson

CEO, Hera Hub
Felena is the founder of Hera Hub, a shared, flexible work and meeting space (coworking) where entrepreneurial women can create and collaborate in a professional, productive, spa-like environment. The platform provides its members with connections to other business experts, access to educational workshops, and visibility within the community... thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous. Hera Hub has received national media... Read More →
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Amit Pandhi

CEO, Artic Zero
Mr. Pandhi is the CEO of Arctic Zero, Fit Frozen Desserts, a low calorie ice cream alternative. Made with premium ingredients, including whey protein and fiber, Arctic Zero products can be found in most major retailers including Albertson's/Safeway, Kroger, Publix, Sprouts, Walmart and Whole Foods. Prior to joining Arctic Zero, Mr. Pandhi was a founding member at Huntsman Gay Global Capital, a billion dollar private equity firm. While at... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room B 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

4:45pm

Cofounders Meeting Cofounders
Looking for a technical co founder? Or maybe you'd like to join a startup. Come here to meet early stagefounders looking to find team members.

Afterwards we are all heading to the startup crawl!

CoFoundersLab Matchup/ Cofounders Seeking Cofounders group is aimed at helping tech entrepreneurs find co-founders, advisors, and interns to build strong, core startup teams.  

Speakers
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Dinesh Sharma

Cofounder, Silverwealth
I have done a good bit of software engineering and product management in financial services space. I have been a tech entrepreneur for the past several years.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
401 West A St. CR 300 401 W A Street, San Diego, CA 92101

4:45pm

Shit Startup Founders Don't Talk About
Join us for an evening of honest conversation from a few of San Diego's top startup founders. They're excited to share some raw stories from the front lines. The good, bad and ugly. You won't want to miss it.

Speakers
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Melani Gordon

CEO, TapHunter
TapHunter is the leader in beverage management and marketing software for bars, restaurants, brands and consumers. Our mission is connecting craft beer, spirit & cocktail fanatics with the drinks they love, the brands who make them and the locations that pour them. We do this through our web based business tools and free consumer mobile app. | https://www.linkedin.com/in/melgordon
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David Warren

Senior Director, Showpad
Prior to serving as Senior Director of Business Development at Showpad, David founded and built LIA, a sales enablement SaaS company. LIA was acquired by Showpad in Q1 2016. Prior to LIA, David served in sales, marketing and channel functions for a variety of software firms in Silicon Valley. In 1999, he helped start one of the first Software as a Service (SaaS) firms. e*ECAD was an early driver of novel licensing within the SPICE and TCAD... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
EvoNexus 101 West Broadway, 2nd Floor, San Diego, CA 92101

5:46pm

Startup Crawl
After the day's sessions, be part of a fun group of techies that will visit top San Diego startup companies receiving beer tastings at each stop! Multiple groups will make the trek visiting offices of San Diego startup and tech companies. Each office serves you their favorite local brew while giving an office tour and showing you their products! 

Each year, we encourage people to dress up in their wackiest looks, whether that be a wig or a full blown costume. Will you defeat our "Best Dressed" champ from the last two years?

Event registration: 5pm-6pm.

Kickoff: Trek crawls leave promptly at 6pm.

After crawl: 9:15pm at atop the 707 Broadway parking lot

After-after party: Stout Public House 1125 Sixth Ave


Wednesday June 15, 2016 5:46pm - 10:00pm
Plaza at NBC Building 225 Broadway Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

9:00pm

After Crawl Gathering
Join us for a wind down gathering after the Startup Crawl. Talk with new friends, and old, about you favorite stop on the crawl, best costume, best snacks, best beer!

Or, just hangout for a while and enjoy the view.

 
Thursday, June 16
 

8:00am

Westfield Startup Week Touchdown Zone at Horton Plaza Park
Need a place to get some work done? Want to relax between sessions? Lost and need help? 

Come down to the Westfield Startup Week Touchdown Zone at Horton Plaza Park. With 53,000 sqf of open space, there is plenty of room to decompress.

The San Diego Startup Week HQ and lounge is located in the South Plaza. It will be open everyday from 8:00am until 5:00pm 

Need assistance - Visit the San Diego Startup Week information kiosk located next to the Broadway Fountain.

 


Thursday June 16, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Horton Plaza Park 900 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

8:00am

Design Forward: A Day-Long Summit on Design's Transformative Role in San Diego's Renaissance

Human-centered design has the power and potential to drive San Diego's economy, industry, civic infrastructure, and quality of life.

Design Forward brings together designers, civic leaders, and industry innovators at the Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier to explore the possibilities for San Diego design thinking and doing.

DESIGN FORWARD IS...

> A DESIGN SUMMIT 

Civic leaders, industry innovators and designers come together to explore the potential and power of human-centered design in driving San Diego’s economic growth and global identity. The day-long event will demonstrate design as a critical component of San Diego’s innovation strategy.

> A DESIGN SHOWCASE 

An interactive showcase featuring examples of San Diego design thinking and doing on Broadway Pier.

> A DESIGNER + ENTREPRENEUR SOCIAL 

Evening + morning mixers and events connect 1000+ innovators through event partnerships with Startup Week and Creative Mornings San Diego.

For more information, visit http://designforwardsd.com.

You must register at the Vendini page to attend, and use code StartupCOMP for free admission.


Thursday June 16, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Broadway Pier Pavilion 1000 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

8:15am

Between Sessions Lounge
Relax between sessions at the 1CP terrace. Enjoy a coffee or snack, check up on emails, talk with your fellow Startup Week attendees.

9:30am

Ready to Launch? Tools, Tips & Tricks
Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. We’ll provide insight into 7 areas worth investing your time into before you start marketing.

From evaluating your business idea and choosing a company name through to designing your brand identity, developing a website and, finally, getting ready to launch. Understanding this before launch will save on costly mistakes.

Organization and Planning
Business Plan - Accounting - Business Model
Legal Matters
Registering your business - Company Structure - IP - Terms and Conditions, Privacy, etc
Your Brand
Naming your company - Logo and Brand Identity
Testing your idea: Website
Ecommerce - B2B - Landing Pages - Social - Advertising 
MVP
Technology - Product - Service
Financing
Self-funding - Seed/Angel - Venture Capital
Resources
Entrepreneur focused websites - Tactical Meetup Groups - Incubators - Advisors


Speakers
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Anna Bell

Speaker
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Chris d'Eon

CEO, Deon Direct
Deon Direct and Prospr helps companies automate their marketing in order to increase conversions and cut costs. We offer strategic and tactical marketing consulting to start-ups and companies that want to increase conversions -- fast. Much of the time is focused on funnel design and marketing automation. We worked with dozens of B2C and B2B companies and continue to stay on the leading-edge of the newest strategies, tactics and tools that help... Read More →
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Randy Gerson

Partner, Gerson & Associates
Gerson & Associates is a direct marketing agency that specializes in growing sales and market share by implementing direct marketing best practices coupled with proven testing methodolgy designed to increase profits. Since 1993 Randy Gerson and Chris dEon have successfully helped businesses launch and test new products, new strategies, new campaigns and new channels. | | Areas of expertise include Financial Services, Health and Wellness... Read More →



10:45am

Building a Binational Impact Ecosystem
Unlocking cross-border collaboration and capital among social entrepreneurs and impact investors focused on tackling the region's most pressing challenges.

Moderators
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James Halliday

Co Founder, Impact Without Borders
Our mission at Impact San Diego is to teach and empower new entrepreneurs to build thriving businesses focused on generating positive social impact. Providing tools to learn everything from design strategy to business models, our programs will help you hit the ground running.

Speakers
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Rudy Argote

Co Founder, Centro Ventures
Studied architecture and cinematography  at Universidad Iberoamericana del Noroeste. From 2011 to 2015 worked at Torolab as a designer participating in diverse multidisciplinary projects focused on creating opportunities for better quality of life for disadvantaged communities. www.torolab.org | 2013-2015. Co-Founded E-S-T-U-D-I-O in Mexico City an office focused on activating public spaces  through human scale urban... Read More →
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Pedro Morales

Founder, Asociacion de Empresarios Mexicanos
I was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Guadalajara Mexico. By the age of 18 left Guadalajara, Mexico to study in the US. I did my Bachelors degree in Banking and Finance at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio Texas graduating in December 2012. I moved to Guadalajara, Mexico and worked as a International Banking Coordinator for Banco del Bajio. By 2014 I decided to move to San Diego California to start a new company... Read More →
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Patricio Orozco

Corporate Attorney
Juris Doctorate, graduated with honors, from the “Universidad de Guadalajara”. He is currently the Public Broker No. 23 for the State of Baja California.  | He acts as Mexican counsel on international business transactions including, among others, the representation of leading International Banks to secure credits granted in Mexico and providing continued legal advise as Mexican counsel for the start up and operation of a... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
401 West A St., CR 370 401 W A St, San Diego, CA 92101

10:45am

Where to Focus Your Cannabis Startup
With legal cannabis supported by 58% of all Americans, and a whopping 81% approving of the legalization of medical cannabis, you should be exploring how you can provide products and services for this rapidly growing market.

Legal cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Legal cannabis sales in 2015 were $5.7Bn and the industry is projecting sales in 2016 to break $7Bn. The market growth projections for legal cannabis are expected to outpace the entire projected organic foods industry in 2020, with sales of $21.8Bn. That is a total market impact of $44Bn, when all services are factored in.

This session will help you to think about where you can find ground floor startup opportunities in a young and high growth marketplace!

Speakers
EG

Eric Gomez

Speaker
Experienced in both the Fortune 100 world and family-run businesses. Angel investor with a focus on management and market identification. Also representing Mexico City and the Lakers.
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Kimberly Simms

Attorney, Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms
Kimberly R. Simms earned her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and became a member of the California State Bar in 2009. Kimberly started her law practice immediately after law school focusing on the legal and political needs of the medical marijuana community. In her law practice, she has negotiated with government officials to craft reasonable and effective regulations that allow for safe access, litigated complex land use and... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
550 West B Street 4th Floor 550 W B St, San Diego, CA 92101

12:15pm

Building our Tech Community Through Apprenticeship Programs
What are apprenticeships and why does tech need them? Join our panel of technologists for an inspiring discussion about employer-led apprenticeship programs and how they allow companies to take a two-pronged approach to hiring: continuing recruiting highly skilled people while also growing high-potential people into skilled employees. 

In today's hiring market, a failure to invest in growing skills in-house will result in decreased retention, decreased productivity, and higher expenses. Learn how to effectively implement an apprenticeship program and what it takes to maintain one for optimal company success. 

Moderators
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Brianne Wada

Career Developer, Dev Bootcamp
Creating mutually beneficial relationships and connecting people who share common interests is what I love to do. I'm a career counseling and diversity programs specialist with 5+ years experience supporting underrepresented populations and recently moved into the tech industry to support career changers. Strong background in career services, advising, volunteer management, and retention programming. Passionate about developing programs to... Read More →

Speakers
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Adam Cuppy

COO, Zeal
Master of Smile Generation. Husband. Speaker. Rubyist. Actor. Partner @CodingZeal & @DefineYourEdge.
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Adam Ingram-Goble

Sr. Software Engineer, Verve Mobile
Adam Ingram-Goble began his work in gaming research with a M.S. in Computer Science where he focused in A.I. and Machine Learner models of human gameplay as instruments for understanding human learning. Realizing he desired a deeper understanding of human learning, he went on to a Ph.D. in Learning Sciences at Indiana University, where he worked on the Quest Atlantis platform. 
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Kristen Jourdonais

Director, Project Management, Veyo Logistics
As the Director of Project Management at Veyo Logistics, I help the technology team through product inception to release. As we have grown quickly, I have been very focused on enabling our rapid growth and scaling efficiently.
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Arie Trouw

CEO / Founder, XY - The Findables Company
I am a life long software developer, getting my start at age 10 on a TRS-80 Model 1 in the late 70s, shortly after I moved to the United States from South Africa. I have worked though the ranks to become a successful Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor in San Diego with several exits under my belt. With my current start-up, XY, my goal is to change the world by making everything "findable".


1:30pm

Opportunities & Challenges of Digital Health
Digital Health has the potential to dramatically influence the delivery of healthcare. Substantial advances have been made but the scale of impact is still limited. There remain many unmet needs and challenges in Digital Health. Topics addressed: Digital Medicine Innovation, Opportunities In Digital Medicine, Current Unmet Needs, Avoidable Pitfalls In Digital Medicine Startups. 

Speakers
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Paddy Barret

Speaker

Sponsors
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Lab Fellows

LabFellows is a Digital Research Platform and Full Service Lab Concierge supporting BioTech companies through the Discovery and Development Phase. Industrial research is an extremely expensive and highly inefficient process. By leveraging sharing economy principles, deep understanding of scientific research, and our technology platform, we are able to save BioTech companies on average 30% on their capital expenditures while accelerating their... Read More →
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Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics is dedicated to increasing access to quality healthcare for rural U.S. populations through digital health products.


1:30pm

How to grow a startup Team outside the core founding team
Often inexperienced execs Wait & Wish for perfect hires.
We're going to discuss Hire & Manage, also known as Date & Marry.
Join our Speakers to hear their success!

Please send questions for the Speakers to gary@vital-intake.org 

Moderators
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Gary Hoffman

Managing Director, XiXI LLC
Gary Hoffman is an organizer for San Diego Startup Week Growth Track and the San Diego startup speaker series Vital Intake. Gary mentors local startup CEOs and coaches at startup events.Gary is Managing Director for XiXi, LLC an international trading company.
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Ryan Willemsen

Founder / CEO, Solar to the People
I'm happy to talk about web and product analytics, finance, and growth. And of course, solar! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanwillemsen

Speakers
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Jon Carder

CEO, Mogl
Mogl.com is a game that hooks you up with cash-back every time you buy from thousands of restaurants in over 250 cities. You can keep the cash or you can donate it to any cause that matters to you. | | Say goodbye to coupons, loyalty cards or having to show your phone. With Mogl all you do is link up any debit or credit card and simply use it to pay. Within seconds you'll get a notification that you earned cash-back. It's that easy... Read More →
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Josh Komenda

President, Veyo
Josh has boundless optimism, loves to problem solve, and believes that the right technology can conquer any obstacle. Creative, innovative thinkers that can affect positive change in the marketplace inspire him. Before launching Veyo, Josh was president and co-founder of 2pointb and GoFastCab (Acquired by Total Transit), the creator of one of the first mobile ordering solutions for the taxicab industry. Prior to that, he led a worldwide... Read More →
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Amy Zebrowski

Human Resources, Underground Elephant
Amy is responsible for HR at Underground Elephant, a fast growing agency in Downtown San Diego. As Amy says, they are "always recruiting". | | https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-zebrowski-phr-b6163660


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room B 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Startup Socials Workshop: How to Get Users Before During and After Your Launch
This event will have 4 speakers and a brief hands on session with each speaker.

Revolving around User Acquisition. We will talk about channels, inbound marketing, content marketing, tracking, and building out a marketing funnel for your business.

This event is usually very pricey, so take advantage while it's freeeeeeee. 

Talks:

Misti Cain:
The step-by-step process and tools to Identify, Reach and Market to (IRM) your target audience.
Identify: Finding your ideal tribe
Reach: Discovering where your tribe members are
Market: Figuring out what your tribe wants to hear and see 

Jamie Smith:

Do you know what your competition is doing? What are they offering and how are they positioning their product?

In  order to succeed in this very competitive digital landscape, you have to show your customers quickly the value your product has over the competition.

In this workshop you will learn a step by step guide you can follow to use competitive intelligence to gain an almost unfair advantage on desktop and mobile advertising.

Derek Magill:

Derek Magill is a proud college dropout, writer, and director of marketing for Praxis. He blogs on his own site and helps entrepreneurs get real world business experience.

His talk:

I share the things I've learned as head of marketing at an early stage startup. Including:

- How to tweak your product to speed up your sell cycle. 

- Lowering the barrier to entry to double your signups 

- Developing a sales program and marketing funnel from scratch

And,as always, I, Derric Haynie, will be hosting... 

Our Awesome Sponsor:

IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Program
IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Program is empowering startups and driving innovation. Build, launch, and scale your business on IBM Cloud.

The IBM Global Entrepreneur Program helps startups by applying the technology, scale, and resources of IBM to help bring your business to market fast alongside a global community of business experts, corporate executives, and industry leaders who are ready and waiting to support you along your startup journey.

Moderators
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Derric Haynie

Head of Growth, Rebrandly
Entrepreneur. Founder. Growth Marketer. Startup Socials SD Chapter Director. | | I help startups build customer-centric businesses. | | Currently working as Head of Growth at Rebrandly, a branded link shortener marketing tool.

Speakers
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Misti Cain

Chief Advyzzor, Whyzze
Misti Cain is the founder and Chief Advyzzor for whyzze.com, a subscription-based site that provides personal, professional and creative advice. Cain s a traditional and digital marketing professional.
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Derek Magill

CMO, Praxis
Derek Magill is a proud college dropout, writer, and director of marketing for Praxis. He blogs on his own site and helps entrepreneurs get real world business experience.
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Jamie Smith

CEO, Campaign Watch
Jamie Smith is the CEO of Campaign Watch and has been involved in Internet marketing and software for the last 18 years. He has a long and successful track record of building great products and companies. He's a worldwide speaker and author at Search Engine Watch.


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:30pm - 4:15pm
401 West A St. 24th Floor Room D 401 W A St, San Diego, CA 92101

3:30pm

Innovation: Building Bridges
When we think about our neighbors the first thought that comes to mind is our next-door neighbors right? We might know their Saturday morning routine of walking their dog, picking up the newspapers, or their Friday night gatherings that make it difficult for us to sleep. But how much do you really know about them other than their basic routine? A similar concept can be applied to our neighbors that are just a couple miles away. Perhaps you never thought about Tijuana as your neighbors but based on the geographic location and proximity of our two cities it is not far fetched to understand that we share more neighborly characteristics that we once thought and now are coming to understand. The V2 Pitch Competition, the University of San Diego’s flagship Entrepreneurship event for bi-national collaboration is the perfect example of two countries working together to support the next generation of entrepreneurs.  In just 3 years we have tripled our fund, the number of entrants to the competition,  and community participation. We are proud to build bridges at the University of San Diego. 

Speakers
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Regina Bernal

Entrepreneurship and Experiential Learning, University of San Diego
Millennial with accomplishments and awards beyond her years, Regina leads and enhances major Entrepreneurship opportunities at USD including the V2 Pitch Competition, the Legacy Entrepreneurship Conference, and the coaching and mentoring program for student entrepreneurs. Having grown up on both sides of the border, she mentors US and Latin American startups. She moves so fast, we suspect her blood type is caffeine but know that she is... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
401 West A St. 24th Floor Room C 401 W A St, San Diego, CA 92101

3:30pm

Digital vs. Services in Healthcare
There has been an enormous increase in capital and attention flowing into Digital Health -- but are software-only companies poised to deliver the results they've been promising? Or will revenue (and profit) remain in the hands of services businesses that are delivering the care? 

Lucian and Spencer will provide context and example of their own thinking from the perspective of investor and entrepreneur. They'll talk through their own successes and struggles, as well as why they are both bullish on technology-enabled services as the most exciting avenue for disruption (and business building) in the healthcare market.

Speakers
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spencer hutchins

Entrepreneur
Technology-enabled service models in healthcare. Impact ventures. Company formation and early-stage growth. Landing your first customer & raising capital.
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Lucian Iancovici

Senior Investment Manager, Qualcomm Life Fund
Lucian is a senior investment manager and responsible for the $100M Qualcomm Life Fund (QLF) at Qualcomm Ventures, which focuses on investing in digital healthcare companies.  Since Lucian joined Qualcomm Ventures in 2012, he has helped establish QLF as one of the most widely recognized and respected funds in the space, cited as among the most active today by numerous sources including CB Insights, Rock Health, and Startup Health.  He... Read More →
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Josh Komenda

President, Veyo
Josh has boundless optimism, loves to problem solve, and believes that the right technology can conquer any obstacle. Creative, innovative thinkers that can affect positive change in the marketplace inspire him. Before launching Veyo, Josh was president and co-founder of 2pointb and GoFastCab (Acquired by Total Transit), the creator of one of the first mobile ordering solutions for the taxicab industry. Prior to that, he led a worldwide... Read More →

Sponsors
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Lab Fellows

LabFellows is a Digital Research Platform and Full Service Lab Concierge supporting BioTech companies through the Discovery and Development Phase. Industrial research is an extremely expensive and highly inefficient process. By leveraging sharing economy principles, deep understanding of scientific research, and our technology platform, we are able to save BioTech companies on average 30% on their capital expenditures while accelerating their... Read More →
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Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics is dedicated to increasing access to quality healthcare for rural U.S. populations through digital health products.


3:30pm

From Software Engineer to CTO
From Commodore 64 to the Cloud, programming has been my passion. I started as an engineer, climbed my way to the top, and have now expanded my team and product dramatically. This was accomplished not only through hard work, but a systematic approach to growth. I have used this model to excel not only my career, but those working with me through a collaborative, innovative, and culture driven climate at MindTouch.  

This talk will share how I found my footing as CTO and shaped engineering at MindTouch. My hope is to help and inspire fellow entrepreneurs on their startup journey by delivering actionable insights to self and team expansion.

Speakers
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Steve Bjorg

CTO, MindTouch
I am the CTO and co-founder of MindTouch Inc., a company dedicated to bringing the best possible authoring and publishing experience to the web. I wrote much of the original codebase and have overseen MindTouch's transition from an open source technology company to a premiere enterprise cloud application vendor. My passion is in building tight, effective teams that embrace agile development. I am a perfectionist at heart and continuously drive to... Read More →


3:30pm

How to Get Your Idea Built: Finding the Right Dev for the Job
During this session, we'll talk about the various options for development. We'll talk about CTOs, virtual CTOs and consultancies. Off shoring and its tradeoffs and how to hire and impassion developers to your company.

Join Rob Kaufman, Founder of Notch8, a Rails Consultancy, as he facilitates a conversation on who to hire, when to hire, and how to win them over to turn your idea into a fully functional app

Speakers
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Rob Kaufman

Founder, LEARN Academy
Rob will tell you that he started programming around age 2 and hasn’t stopped since. He’s spent his professional life dedicated to helping businesses make their dream products into a reality and to learning and sharing as much about business as possible.  | | In 2007 he founded Notch8, a Ruby on Rails consultancy, through which he has helped launch numerous startups.  Notch8 now has offices both here in San Diego and in... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
401 West A St. CR 300 401 W A Street, San Diego, CA 92101

3:30pm

Putting 'V' in the MVP
How to determine and design a most viable MVP (Minimum Viable Product)

Speakers

Thursday June 16, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
401 West A St., CR 370 401 W A St, San Diego, CA 92101

4:45pm

Big Data to Smart Data
When it comes down to it, big data is only a big deal when you can attach context and meaning to it. Smart data -- that is the right data at the right time to the right person -- can help professionals enhance and inform care decisions. That’s the prize; and while everyone’s got their eyes on it, not everyone knows how to get their hands on it. This session will focus on how to provide solutions that look at data at every stage, from collection and protection to collaboration and storage.

Speakers
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Brady Davis

Speaker
Brady heads strategy, market development and product marketing for the Enterprise Informatics Business Unit (EIBU) at Illumina. Brady works with the commercial and product development leads in order to help accelerate new market opportunities with a focus on using genomics data as a clinical utility. Brady is also responsible for building strategic partnerships with both technology and services based organizations as well as working with... Read More →

Sponsors
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Lab Fellows

LabFellows is a Digital Research Platform and Full Service Lab Concierge supporting BioTech companies through the Discovery and Development Phase. Industrial research is an extremely expensive and highly inefficient process. By leveraging sharing economy principles, deep understanding of scientific research, and our technology platform, we are able to save BioTech companies on average 30% on their capital expenditures while accelerating their... Read More →
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Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics is dedicated to increasing access to quality healthcare for rural U.S. populations through digital health products.


4:45pm

Perfect Your Palate
What's the difference between an ale and a lager? Don't know how a malty beer differs from a hoppy one? Join us at Perfect Your Palate to learn about different beer varietals and taste the difference. Learn from a few experts in the industry!

Moderators
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Greg Okada

TapHunter

Speakers
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Nathan Brown

Account Executive, TapHunter
TapHunter
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Chris Hernandez

TapHunter
CH

Colin Hughes

Speaker
TapHunter


Thursday June 16, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
550 West B Street 4th Floor 550 W B St, San Diego, CA 92101

4:45pm

Team Automation for Slack: Tips and Tricks
With new integrations being added every day, it is amazing what Slack can do. In this session, we’ll discuss its various uses, some helpful integrations, and go over a few tips and tricks to better use the tool and keep your inbox clear.

Slack can do a lot and can often walk the line between facilitator and distraction. Join us to talk about what worked and what didn’t work to improve communication and efficiency between both local and remote employees at TakeLessons.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Flanders

Tyler Flanders

VP of Technology, Take Lessons


4:45pm

Scaling A Marketplace
Effectively scaling a marketplace is a constant balancing act. How do you deal with unpredictable demand? How to scale with suppliers? How do you maintain quality? How do you build & maintain a culture/community? How do you deal with cheaters? 

Scaling requires a balance between the two to maintain and improve sales volume and profit margins. Ultimately, the value of a marketplace lies in the number of providers and consumers you serve. As in all businesses, there are two ways to grow, get more customers or sell more to the customers you've got.  

Please submit questions for the Speakers to vitalintake@scenicvista.com

Speakers
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Roland Ligtenberg

VP Growth & Business Development, Housecall
Roland Ligtenberg, Co-Founder and VP of Growth and Business Development at HouseCall Pro, is passionate about finding scalable growth channels and mobile technology. HouseCall Pro is revolutionizing the home services industry by offering a cutting-edge SaaS platform for home service professionals to streamline business processes. Its sister app, HouseCall, is a mobile marketplace that makes it easy to book, schedule, and pay for home maintenance... Read More →
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Austin Neudecker

Head of Growth | Founder, Rev | StartupSD
Co-Founder & Organizer of Startup San Diego & San Diego Startup Week in order to help build a better community in my home town. | | I've started a few companies, some successes, some failures. I've worked as a venture capitalist, went through Y Combinator, mentored at several accelerators (and help a lot at EvoNexus). By day, I'm at Rev.com (Transcription, Translation, Captions marketplace) as the Head of Growth. ~6000 workers, 80... Read More →
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Jeremy Yamaguchi

Founder + CEO, Lawn Love
Founder & CEO of Lawn Love. We're building the lawn service of the future. 4X founder with focus on marketplaces. Boostrapped last company to #5 on the SDBJ FAST100. Investor in a handful of startups. Y Combinator grad. | | twitter.com/jeremyyamaguchi


Thursday June 16, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
401 West A St. CR 300 401 W A Street, San Diego, CA 92101

4:45pm

Building a SaaS Model from Ground Up
More info coming here soon!

Speakers

Thursday June 16, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
401 West A St., CR 370 401 W A St, San Diego, CA 92101

4:45pm

Funding Female Founders

In 2016 women are starting businesses at double the rate of men. According to Forbes, more than 30% of privately-held businesses in America are run by women, and in the last decade the number of all women-owned firms has grown by 28.6% – compared to a 24.4% increase for all U.S. businesses. The sad news is women still get less than 4% of VC funding. Meet a tech exec, a bio-startup and an investor that will tell StartUpWeek why we are still facing this and what can be done about it.

Panel led by Cheryl Goodman, Executive Director of Athena San Diego

Mission of Athena: Our mission is to promote professional growth for women executives and rising managers in science and technology.

Sectors include life sciences, healthcare, defense, engineering, and related industries, as well as the service providers who support these sectors.

Personal and professional growth is fostered through unique educational and motivational programs that address key issues in these industries. Athena also provides networking opportunities that contribute to the vitality of women’s roles in business and nurtures the next generation of women executives.


Moderators
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Cheryl Goodman

Executive Director, Athena San Diego
Executive Director of Athena San Diego - Athena is a non-profit business league designed to connect women executives and rising managers in STEM. Athena also oversees the Athena Foundation - a 501(c) 3 that provides merit-based scholarships to high school women. @athenasandiego @ckgoodman

Speakers
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Lori Steele Contorer

Lori Steele Contorer is the world's top expert in election modernization, pioneering the adoption of software as a service and bringing proven state of the art technologies, already proven in other mission–critical industries, to make elections more accessible, affordable, transparent and secure. | The transformation has begun, and her visionary leadership in business, innovation and elections led to Ms. Steele Contorer being one of... Read More →
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Susie Harborth

Susie Harborth is General Partner at BioInnovation Capital and Managing Director of BioLabs San Diego, a premier coworking space for life science startups. She is focused on emerging areas of biotechnology, including orphan and rare disease, genomics, diagnostics, women's health and personalized/precision medicine. | | In 2016, she was nominated for the Athena Pinnacle Award in Life Sciences and was recognized as a 2013 "Women to Watch" by... Read More →
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Supriya Jaiswal, PhD

Supriya is the CEO and Founder of Astrileux Corporation, a next generation semiconductor company in San Diego, CA. Astrileux designs advanced engineering technologies that enable high volume manufacturing of next generation integrated circuits (IC) chips at 14 nm and smaller. The implications of this development are to accelerate the arrival of next generation computing technology creating faster, smaller more powerful mobile devices for the... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
401 West A St. 24th Floor Room D 401 W A St, San Diego, CA 92101

5:00pm

Design Forward: A Designer<>Entrepreneur Mixer
The UC San Diego Design Lab and Startup San Diego invite you to the beautiful Pier Pavilion for food, drink, and the opportunity to connect with some of the premier minds in the San Diego design, civic, and industry ecosystems.

This mixer will be directly following a conference session held in the same space by the Design Lab -- a multidisciplinary research institute headed by famed design scientist Don Norman -- and momentum will be built around ideas about our incredible city, passion for its extraordinary opportunities, and excitement to connect with people who can help make those dreams reality.

Demo Night will occur in the same space following the mixer, so you won't have to take a step to keep having an awesome evening.

Thursday June 16, 2016 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Broadway Pier Pavilion 1000 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

6:00pm

Idea Competition Finals - Pitchoff
Watch the top competitors from the Idea Competition each pitch their ideas to the judges in an attempt to win a piece of the prize pool.

Judges

Chris Orlando 
Co-founder, ScaleMatrix
Gabriela Dow 
Partner, Plug & Play, San Diego
Ken Sherman 
Chairman & CEO, AKeyMark
Derek Quackenbush 
COO, Rock My World
Regina Bernal
Entrepreneurship and Experiential Learning, School of Business, USD

Prizes

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

Winner, Second
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.

Winner, Third

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. 

Winners will be announced at the closing ceremony.

Partners
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Ideator

If you’ve ever pitched an idea, you know how challenging it can be. There’s rarely enough time. It’s hard to connect with the right people. And even if you have a good idea, it usually requires money, mentorship, or both—and those things are hard to come by. | | Well, we’ve been on both sides of the pitch and that’s what inspired us to build a platform where people could easily capture their business ideas... Read More →
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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.

Sponsors
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AKeyMark

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 trademark attorney at a fraction of the traditional cost.
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HIRED

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, Hired delivers a curated pool of responsive candidates directly to you, so you can spend less time sourcing and more time interviewing and hiring. Over 3500... Read More →
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ScaleMatrix

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 a variety of IT workloads, ScaleMatrix aims to be a one-stop shop for those looking to simplify and reliably manage development, production, and disaster recovery... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
EvoNexus 101 West Broadway, 2nd Floor, San Diego, CA 92101

6:00pm

Fuckup Nights: Binational Female Founder Edition
Fuckup Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share publicly business failure stories. Hundreds of people attend each event to hear three to four entrepreneurs share their failures. Each speaker is given 7 minutes and is able to use 10 images. After each speaker, there’s a question/answer session, as well as time for networking.

In this Binational edition you will hear the story of Female Founders who will  share their failures, their learnings and you will have the chance to meet them.

 

Moderators
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Diana Haro

Founder CEO, Movers & Shapers
Graduate of International Relations from the State University of Baja California (UABC) . She worked in the Office of Cultural Affairs and Academic Exchange at the Mexican Embassy in Rome, Italy as part of the professionalization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Has extensive experience in production and cultural management. Fellow at StartingBloc Institute program that specializes in leadership, innovation and social entrepreneurship... Read More →

Speakers
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Karla Escobar

Founder, Vive Barre
In December of 2013, our founder Karla Escobar took one class of something she had never seen or done before: under the name of Barré, the perfect fusion of Ballet + Yoga + Pilates, she discovered a new way of life.From the first moment, she was hooked by the system and realized it was something that needed to be shared with all women of the world, as the positive effects it causes, are deeply transforming the lives of all women that... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Fishlock

Leslie Fishlock

CEO & Founder, Geek Girl
GeekGirlTV is the official Online Educational and Video Channel for @GeekGirlCamp. Learn how to Code, use Photoshop, Social Media and more from the Geek Girls!
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Edna Jael Lugo

Founder, Cut Hair Like Female
Edna is the Founder of Cut Hair Like Female, which is a Girl Power brand for hairdressers all over the world. 5% of all proceeds are donated to the Global Fund For Women and The Salvation Army Womens Auxiliary.
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Skyler McCurine

Owner, Le Red Balloon
Skyler is redefining the standard of beauty in America/The Look of Leadership as a personal stylist, public speaker, wonder woman and founder of Le Red Balloon.  Driven by the lackluster stereotypical portrayal of women in the media, she leads workshops for teenage girls and professional women around conscious media consumption, leadership, self­ acceptance, personal branding, and of course, style. Skyler’s... Read More →
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Natalie Susi

Founder, Speaker
Natalie Susi is a teacher by heart, a writer by trade, and an entrepreneur by choice. | | A former English and writing teacher, Natalie Susi founded Bare Organic Mixers after she was laid off in the CA budget cuts from her dream job at San Diego State University. Natalie decided to explore the world of entrepreneurialism when she recognized a large gap in the marketplace for low-calorie, all-natural cocktails. | | While teaching... Read More →
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Paty Villarreal

Public Relations, Think Blu
BA in Interior Design by ISCAM (Institute of Culture and Art of Monterrey, México) | Junior High School principal for 12 years at Colegio Reina Isabel in Tijuana, responsible for | project-based learning and meaningful teaching techniques, promoter of cross border | activities with Institutions of Higher Learning and Private High Schools in San Diego. | In July 2014 she joined the family business “Think Blu” full time, as... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 6:00pm - 7:45pm
401 West A St. CR 300 401 W A Street, San Diego, CA 92101

6:00pm

Technology Hot or Not Panel
We are excited to bring you a panel of CTOs to discuss the latest technologies that you should be using in your next startup, OR NOT!

Moderators
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Etienne De Bruin

CEO, 7 CTOs
I am a lover of People and Programming. Data science energizes me. I relish the opportunity to create products that make people happy especially when I can get involved at an early stage. I enjoy rapidly prototyping ideas in order to help shape and mature products. I love leading teams of all shapes and sizes.

Speakers
avatar for Erik P. Birkfeld

Erik P. Birkfeld

Development Manager, MindTouch
Over the last 18 years I have devoted my career to Software Development Product Engineering with a focus on Process and Strategies. I consider my core competencies to be product and software engineering, engineering processes, and team creation and collaboration.
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Phil Borlin

Director of Engineering, Pluralsight
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Alison Gianotto

Co-Founder and CTO, Grokability, Inc.
avatar for Joy Lyons

Joy Lyons

CTO, OSSIC
Joy Lyons is an applied scientist with degrees in Physics, Music, and Acoustics, who has been working in the consumer electronics industry for over a decade, delivering 30+ award winning products to store shelves everywhere. Two years ago, she co-founded OSSIC (Sonic VR), with the sole purpose of solving the deep technical issues unique to VR audio, and to transform ordinary audio into real, life-like, 3D sound.
avatar for Michael MacFadden

Michael MacFadden

CTO, SOLUTE
avatar for Erin Mester

Erin Mester

Co-Founder and CTO, DreamItAlive.com
avatar for Shaiwal Priyadarshi

Shaiwal Priyadarshi

CTO, Home Premiere at IMAX
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Krijn van der Raadt

Vice President of IT and Software Development, GreatCall, Inc
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Bill Vieux

CTO, Casual Fridays


6:00pm

Power Sales for Growth & Workshop

Responsible for Sales, but have little or no personal sales leadership experience?
Nail That Sale!

In the first segment, Chris will share his insight and the role of sales within your organization, in the context of a digital 21st Century. He will consider the practicalities of growing the business and how the sales function needs to be a key element of the overall business strategy.

During the second segment, Chris will show you how to create deep professional relationships and incorporate powerful sales tools and techniques to close bigger deals with bigger clients.




Moderators
avatar for Gary Hoffman

Gary Hoffman

Managing Director, XiXI LLC
Gary Hoffman is an organizer for San Diego Startup Week Growth Track and the San Diego startup speaker series Vital Intake. Gary mentors local startup CEOs and coaches at startup events.Gary is Managing Director for XiXi, LLC an international trading company.

Speakers
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Chris Stock

CEO and Founder, Nail that Sale
Chris Stock, founder of Nail That Sale, is a Sales Expert, Sales Trainer, Coach and Speaker. He worked in the IT industry for 15+ years for IBM and Intel Corporation, creating new business opportunities and markets. His sales techniques, tools and strategies help entrepreneurs around the world remove the frustration from selling to close more deals. | | Whilst working for Intel, Chris completed an MBA. This was the final piece of the puzzle... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 6:00pm - 7:45pm
550 West B Street 4th Floor 550 W B St, San Diego, CA 92101

6:00pm

Hands-on Workshop for Customer Feedback and User Experience

Help make San Diego’s startups better!

This is a unique, hands-on event where you will be able to help San Diego’s startups.  Startups will be at the to get your feedback on their products.  Companies will be asking you to try out their products, look at their websites and more.  They’ll want your feedback and opinions.  This is your chance to see how products and businesses are built.

Attendance is limited, so get signed up early.

Startups interested is doing research during this session, please email scotta@obrary.com.

And there’s sure to be some swag at the session.

 


Speakers
avatar for Scott Austin

Scott Austin

CEO, Obrary
I've co-founded two startups. My current company is Obrary - we are connecting the shopping experience to the manufacturing process for personalized and customized goods. We're EvoNexus alum. Before that was Porch - a home improvement network. | Previous to my startup career, I've worked at some larger organizations. I spent over decade each at the US Coast Guard and Microsoft.


Thursday June 16, 2016 6:00pm - 7:45pm
401 West A St. 24th Floor Room D 401 W A St, San Diego, CA 92101

8:00pm

Demo Night
Join us as 7 local startups demo their wares during this year’s San Diego Startup Week. Once a year, Startup Week brings together entrepreneurs to share progress, exchange resources, and celebrate the thriving innovation community here. Cheer, geer, laugh, cry, and have an all around good time. Like any Demo Night, it promises to be packed with entertainment, exciting startup companies, and good people.

2016 Lineup:
Tourrs
Gofer
TeamVibe
Democracy Counts!
Optisom
Obrary
Airbitz

After Party:
“Top of the Hyatt” at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, 1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA 92101

Parking: Free parking at 501 W. C St. for the first 300 attendees. You must get validation tickets at registration.

Alternatively use Uber/Lyft or limited metered street parking is available around the Port Pavilion or the Midway parking lot http://www.midway.org/Directions-Parking

Moderators
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Jeremiah Gardner

Principal, Moves the Needle
I'm the author of The Lean Brand, the first book to bring the rigor of lean startup principles to the marketing black box of branding.  | | I'm Principal at Moves The Needle where we help organizations transform their culture into one where customer focus, rapid experimentation and evidence-based decision-making drive continuous innovation. | | I'm the founder of #LeanBrandLAB, a brand innovation accelerator focused on teaching startup... Read More →

Thursday June 16, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Broadway Pier Pavilion 1000 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
 
Friday, June 17
 

8:00am

Westfield Startup Week Touchdown Zone at Horton Plaza Park
Need a place to get some work done? Want to relax between sessions? Lost and need help? 

Come down to the Westfield Startup Week Touchdown Zone at Horton Plaza Park. With 53,000 sqf of open space, there is plenty of room to decompress.

The San Diego Startup Week HQ and lounge is located in the South Plaza. It will be open everyday from 8:00am until 5:00pm 

Need assistance - Visit the San Diego Startup Week information kiosk located next to the Broadway Fountain.

 


Friday June 17, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Horton Plaza Park 900 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

8:15am

Creative Mornings
Creative Mornings is a breakfast lecture workshop for creative communities that take place once a month to celebrates a city's creative talent while also promoting an open space to connect with like minded individuals. San Diego Startup Week 2016 will host June's Creative Mornings event will bring all of the entrepreneurs, developers, and thought leaders together in an effort to launch more awesome into the world. Creative Mornings includes a 20 minute talk and is totally free.

Moderators
avatar for Nate Spees

Nate Spees

Partner, Strategy Director, Grizzly

Speakers
avatar for Jeremiah Gardner

Jeremiah Gardner

Principal, Moves the Needle
I'm the author of The Lean Brand, the first book to bring the rigor of lean startup principles to the marketing black box of branding.  | | I'm Principal at Moves The Needle where we help organizations transform their culture into one where customer focus, rapid experimentation and evidence-based decision-making drive continuous innovation. | | I'm the founder of #LeanBrandLAB, a brand innovation accelerator focused on teaching startup... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Zeeto

Zeeto

Zeeto is a SaaS company that offers clients a specialized, proprietary ad platform to power their visitor sign-up process and monetize the registration flow. Using cutting-edge technology, custom in-house analytics and optimization algorithms, the product delivers a dynamic user experience, giving clients the highest quality inventory. These algorithms determine the right questions to ask, at the right time, and analyze responses in order to show... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 8:15am - 9:45am
Broadway Pier Pavilion 1000 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

8:15am

Between Sessions Lounge
Relax between sessions at the 1CP terrace. Enjoy a coffee or snack, check up on emails, talk with your fellow Startup Week attendees.

9:30am

South Landing
Soft landing.- a controlled landing of a spacecraft during which no serious damage is incurred.

South landing.-  a controlled landing of a startup to a LatAm market segment or industry, either because the business is looking to test, launch or shifting to growth.

There are two important factors that have influenced the rapid startup surge in LatAm fast-growing market: technology, and consumer confidence.

This workshop will provide a baseline for you to anticipate your startup performance and costs against the performance and costs of others in Tijuana, Mexico and Latin America markets.

With this knowledge, you can begin to understand where to focus your optimization efforts within a particular market, and ultimately receive more in return for your test, launch or growth endeavors.

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • Latino consumers general attributes

  • Social media benchmark penetration

Speakers
avatar for Francisco Gudiño

Francisco Gudiño

Speaker
I have done two pivots to my career. I started on the graphic design field and moved to marketing, and from there to business development. | I believe my background and experience as a generalist has led me to develop things differently, and to understand my ideal to foster and grow the developers & the creative community for Mexico with the vision of a bi-national ecosystem. | I am passionate about technology, community and design. A... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 9:30am - 11:45am
Wells Fargo Plaza Ste 310 401 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

9:30am

Disruption for Good
Join us for a panel and interactive workshop on how startups can have an even greater impact by working to improve the local or global community while making money. We have a great panel of folks with experience in both for-profit startups and nonprofits. They will be sharing their personal stories as well as answering your questions about building companies and organizations that make the world better. There will also be an opportunity for you to meet other attendees that share your domain interest in social entrepreneurship.

Moderators
avatar for BH Kim

BH Kim

CEO & Co-Founder, Impact Without Borders
BH Kim currently serves as CEO/cofounder of Impact Without Borders ( www.impactsd.org ). Impact Without Borders invests in the social capital of our communities and binational region by educating aspiring impact makers, equipping emerging leaders with tools and technologies to drive innovation and change, and accelerating a new generation of social entrepreneurs. Mr. Kim is passionate about social innovation and impact. With an extensive... Read More →

Speakers
LB

Lee Barken

Chief Community Officer, Speaker
Lee Barken, CPA, LEEDAP, is the Chief Community Officer at CollectiveSun®, LLC. He has broad industry experience in renewable energy project finance, environmental commodities consulting and public policy analysis. He is dedicated to helping nonprofits develop economically viable energy projects. Lee writes and speaks on the topics of renewable energy project finance, social ventures and community financing. Lee plays an active role on the... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Cusitello

Lauren Cusitello

Executive Director, Speaker
Lauren Cusitello is the founder of Crossroads Justice Center of San Diego, a nonprofit that offers low-cost holistic legal services to people with criminal and immigration legal problems. Before starting Crossroads, Lauren worked as both a state and federal public defender, which motivated her to open an office that would help clients address not just their cases, but also the causes and effects of their involvement with the system. Lauren... Read More →
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Thomas Fitzpatrick, D.D.S.

Founder/CEO, Cura Coffee Co.
Thomas Fitzpatrick is not your everyday dentist. Driven by a passion for serving others and dedicated to quality care for all people, from his local San Diego practices to the far-reaching corners of Nicaragua. Dr. Fitzpatrick began his journey into dentistry earning a B.A. in Biology at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2001 followed by a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Loma Linda University in 2006. His desire to serve worldwide... Read More →
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Robert Foster

COO, ZipCap
I am the COO of ZipCap, a San Diego based fintech company with a social mission: we use customer loyalty, not FICO, to underwrite low-cost loans to Main Street businesses. Our loyalty platform defines the commitment between communities and businesses and impels customers to endorse, visit and spend more. Then, by coupling these relationships with customer profile and transactional data, the ZipCap algorithm informs a proprietary underwriting... Read More →
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Sneha Jayaprakash

CEO, Giventure
Computer scientist. Social innovator. I started Giventure, a social enterprise that helps anyone volunteer anywhere, anytime, in my freshman year at UCSD. We are currently running a Kickstarter campaign that was fully funded in just 6 days.


Friday June 17, 2016 9:30am - 11:45am
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room C 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

10:45am

Marketing & Sales for Companies with Seed Investment (Chris & Randy) (Part 1 of 2)
Typically the marketing goal of a company with seed investment is to prove that there’s a market for your product or service. You have limited time and limited resources (money and people). In this section, we will briefly cover the fundamentals of building a marketing campaign (brand positioning, benefits and what motivates people to purchase). We will also discuss how to choose good, inexpensive marketing channels for your tests.

Qualified startups are invited to offer themselves as a case study for the session.

Please send questions for the Speakers to vitalintake@scenicvista.com 

Moderators
avatar for Gary Hoffman

Gary Hoffman

Managing Director, XiXI LLC
Gary Hoffman is an organizer for San Diego Startup Week Growth Track and the San Diego startup speaker series Vital Intake. Gary mentors local startup CEOs and coaches at startup events.Gary is Managing Director for XiXi, LLC an international trading company.
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Ryan Willemsen

Founder / CEO, Solar to the People
I'm happy to talk about web and product analytics, finance, and growth. And of course, solar! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanwillemsen

Speakers
avatar for Chris d'Eon

Chris d'Eon

CEO, Deon Direct
Deon Direct and Prospr helps companies automate their marketing in order to increase conversions and cut costs. We offer strategic and tactical marketing consulting to start-ups and companies that want to increase conversions -- fast. Much of the time is focused on funnel design and marketing automation. We worked with dozens of B2C and B2B companies and continue to stay on the leading-edge of the newest strategies, tactics and tools that help... Read More →
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Randy Gerson

Partner, Gerson & Associates
Gerson & Associates is a direct marketing agency that specializes in growing sales and market share by implementing direct marketing best practices coupled with proven testing methodolgy designed to increase profits. Since 1993 Randy Gerson and Chris dEon have successfully helped businesses launch and test new products, new strategies, new campaigns and new channels. | | Areas of expertise include Financial Services, Health and Wellness... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 10:45am - 11:30am
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room B 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

10:45am

Designing for Your Audience
9th floor in the Shirley Special Events Suite.

Designing for your audience: Awlogy is a audience buying group that marries
top ad technologies and big data to execute complex digital advertising
campaigns. With the online landscape becoming more and more focused on
reaching your exact individual audience - This highly experienced panel will
discuss how to deliver and design the right creative/messaging based on your
audience and the hurdles/benefits they see from their ecommerce, startup,
franchise and innovative standpoints.

Moderators
avatar for Chad Recchia

Chad Recchia

Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Awlogy
Chad has founded two startups currently in the digital space; Crowdpeep & Awlogy. Over the past 10 years in the digital industry, his focus has been on creating solutions that provide beneficial experiences in an innovative and efficient way. His latest venture as a co-founder is with a group called Awlogy. An audience buying group that marries the most advanced ad technologies with big data to execute complex digital advertising campaigns to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Philip Diehl

Philip Diehl

Ecommerce Manager, Eagle Creek
Philip Diehl joined the Eagle Creek team in October 2014, and their eCommerce program has never been the same since. Taking a holistic approach and focusing on the entire customer journey has allowed Eagle Creek’s ecommerce business to grow rapidly in the past 3 years, giving Eagle Creek a strong position to gain market share and even enter new markets. Outside of managing the online business Philip is a challenger of the status quo... Read More →
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Nick Nelson

Global Manager of Creative Services, Netflix
I am passionate about the intersection of creativity and technology. I thrive in a culture devoted to curiosity, innovation, and honesty. But most importantly, I value motivated colleagues who I respect and can learn from.
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Jude Trapp

Multi-Cultural Regional Sales Manager, Pandora
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Jeff Wallace

Creative Director, UFC Gym
I have spent the last eleven years designing, energizing and creating for industry leaders such as, Pioneer, Star Trac Fitness, Audio Quest, Microsemi, Disney and Black and Decker. Currently I work as the Creative Director for UFC GYMs, contributing to the strategy and driving the creative output of advertising initiatives that build brand awareness, shift product perception and directly generate membership leads through effective brand... Read More →


11:45am

Marketing & Sales for Companies with Series A Investment (Chris & Randy) (Part 2 of 2)
Typically the marketing goal of the company with series A investment is to show that you have a marketing strategy that can scale. Your resources are still limited, but you’ll need to spend enough to get statistically significant results.

In this section, we will touch upon the fundamental (brand positioning, benefits, motivation), but more time will be spent in how to build a strong marketing campaign that is measurable. We will discuss how to track and report this data to investors (Key Performance Indicators).

Qualified startups are invited to offer themselves as a case study for the session.

Please send questions for the Speakers to vitalintake@scenicvista.com 

Moderators
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Gary Hoffman

Managing Director, XiXI LLC
Gary Hoffman is an organizer for San Diego Startup Week Growth Track and the San Diego startup speaker series Vital Intake. Gary mentors local startup CEOs and coaches at startup events.Gary is Managing Director for XiXi, LLC an international trading company.
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Ryan Willemsen

Founder / CEO, Solar to the People
I'm happy to talk about web and product analytics, finance, and growth. And of course, solar! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanwillemsen

Speakers
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Chris d'Eon

CEO, Deon Direct
Deon Direct and Prospr helps companies automate their marketing in order to increase conversions and cut costs. We offer strategic and tactical marketing consulting to start-ups and companies that want to increase conversions -- fast. Much of the time is focused on funnel design and marketing automation. We worked with dozens of B2C and B2B companies and continue to stay on the leading-edge of the newest strategies, tactics and tools that help... Read More →
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Randy Gerson

Partner, Gerson & Associates
Gerson & Associates is a direct marketing agency that specializes in growing sales and market share by implementing direct marketing best practices coupled with proven testing methodolgy designed to increase profits. Since 1993 Randy Gerson and Chris dEon have successfully helped businesses launch and test new products, new strategies, new campaigns and new channels. | | Areas of expertise include Financial Services, Health and Wellness... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room B 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

12:15pm

Modeling for Pitching: Design and Data
There are many practices employed by startups to bring their products to as many markets as soon as possible. But you don't have to be a startup to benefit from rapid prototyping, building MVP's, and analytics. Our company, Sosolimited, is a design studio specializing in media sculptures and data visualizaiton - not a startup. But when we're pitching to new clients we employ startup methodologies to win them over quickly. Our aim in pitching is to give them a demo, not a deck. In this talk I'll go over some of our favorite tricks and pitches that helped us out-maneuver competitors that were many times our size and better known.

Speakers
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Justin Manor

Partner, Sosolimited
Justin is a co-founding partner at Sosolimited, an interactive design studio with offices in Boston and San Diego. He focuses on the creative applications of new technologies in entertainment, architecture, and communication. Justin is a graduate of the MIT Media Lab, and holds degrees in Media Arts & Physics.


Friday June 17, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
SD Library Auditorium 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

12:15pm

Strategies for Advancing Your Tech Career
The tech space is rapidly evolving every day. With developers in hot demand and opportunities aplenty, there are many different paths one can take. Join us as we discuss strategies for advancing in your tech career, whether that means moving into data science, planning a path to a CTO role or exploring ways to stay connected to the local tech scene. 

Moderators
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Jill Felska

Director of Customer Experience, Breezy.hr
Jill Felska is a former marketing specialist who has spent the last six years focused on creating a happier, more engaged workforce through tech, community building and thought leadership. She recently joined the founding team of Breezy.hr and looks forward to helping companies hire faster and with less stress.

Speakers
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Michael Roberts Jr

Sr. software engineer, Zeeto
Michael is a Sr. Software Engineer at Zeeto and co-organizer of SanDiegoJS community. He is Fullstack JavaScript practitioner, primarily using the MERN stack (MongoDb, Express.js, React, Node.js). A fan of Gulp over Grunt, but he believes each have their place. He enjoys teaching web development and building Javascript tools that empower developers to be more productive.
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John Shiple

CEO, FreelanceCTO
I am a seasoned technology leader and act as Chief Technology or Technology Adviser for companies in one of the three following situations: | | 1) Triage - the business is burning to the ground | 2) Scale - the company is stuck and unable to grow | 3) Launch - bringing new companies to life | | My current focus is on technology strategy and product leadership.
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Michael Singer

EVP Technology, Veyo Logistics
Over the past 15 years, I have developed, analyzed, and managed off and onshore teams in Europe, Asia and the Americas and worked with Fortune 500 companies such as UPS, The United Nations, Sony, Adidas, AllState, CBS, Hertz, AVIS among others. Today I head the tech team at Veyo.
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Melanie Spiegelman

Consultant/Angel Investor, Spiegelman Consulting
Following her time as the VP of Tax Software Engineering at Intuit, Melanie has spent almost a decade working with local startups, consulting on everything from technology team leadership to SaaS technology and data analytics strategy. In addition to her consulting, Melanie is an active Technology Advisory Board member and angel investor. 
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Patrick Torossian

Lead Developer, Owaves
After 5 years of software engineering in the corporate world, I moved into the startup scene. I wanted to work with as broad an array of technology as possible so I started advising startups in a variety of fields including IoT, Health and Wellness, Robotics, Education, and Gaming. While every startup's needs are different, my advising mostly revolves around establishing solid technology stacks, creating sustainable processes for rapid feature... Read More →
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Nicole Virgo-Carter

Talent Advocate, Hired


12:15pm

Why and How to Partner With a Big Company
Startups frequently don't realize the large amount of opportunities there are to partner with large companies. Many larger corporate entities invest significant resources in identifying and partnering with promising early-stage companies, and have large teams dedicated to finding and working with these companies.Learn why and how technology giants Cisco and Qualcomm go about finding and partnering with startups to expand their portfolio of new technologies and solutions. 

Moderators
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Gary Hoffman

Managing Director, XiXI LLC
Gary Hoffman is an organizer for San Diego Startup Week Growth Track and the San Diego startup speaker series Vital Intake. Gary mentors local startup CEOs and coaches at startup events.Gary is Managing Director for XiXi, LLC an international trading company.
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Ryan Willemsen

Founder / CEO, Solar to the People
I'm happy to talk about web and product analytics, finance, and growth. And of course, solar! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanwillemsen

Speakers
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Alex Goryachev

Director, Innovation Strategy and Programs, Cisco
Alex Goryachev is an entrepreneurial go-getter. He takes risks, thinks ahead, and loves | making way for new innovations. Over the past 20 years, he’s made it his business to | turn disruptive concepts into emerging business models. | For him, it’s all about a passion to create a strategy and then drive it home to “get things | done.” And as Cisco’s director of Innovation Strategy and Programs, he has plenty of... Read More →
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Navrina Singh

Head of Qualcomm Innovation | Director Product Management, Qualcomm
I am crazy passionate about technology, world-changing ideas and people making those ideas a reality. I have over 14 years of experience in mobile technology, creating & leading invaluable innovation strategies and developing business & technology commercialization plan. I am excited about taking an idea from a spark to a commercial product that customers "need" & creating new revenue streams for a company. I pride myself on... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room B 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

12:15pm

Patent Protection: A Business Tool for Commercial Success

Patents are often the key to the foundation, growth, and ultimate survival of a company. The ability to raise funding turns not only on the creativity of the technology, but also, how well it is protected by creating a barrier to entry by competitors. Without such protection, investors are typically reluctant to finance the company. Consequently, establishing an effective patent portfolio around the company’s innovations is key.


Speakers
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John Wetherell, Ph.D.

Partner, Pillsbury
Dr. John Wetherell has over 25 years' experience in intellectual property law. His counseling experience includes intellectual property acquisition, transactional due diligence, patent infringement and validity analyses, freedom-to-operate opinions, as well as licensing and strategic counseling. Dr. Wetherell’s patent prosecution experience includes obtaining US and foreign protection in biotechnology areas such as molecular biology... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Pillsbury Balboa Room 501 West Broadway Suite 1100

12:15pm

3D Printing: How to profit from it
Workshop: 

Yes... anyone can buy one of these machines, in fact it is very possible that in the near future we’ll all have a 3D printer at home, but how can you make money with it? Victor and Eduardo will share their experience and vision of how to make 3D printing a profitable business.

You will also explore with us all the manufacturing and prototyping possibilities south of the border. 

 

Speakers
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Victor Diaz

Co Founder, Ion Industries
Together Victor and Eduardo founded ION Industries, a startup that took on the challenge of bringing 3D printing to Northwest of Mexico serving a wide range of customers from students, entrepreneurs and developing products, to big manufacturing companies. On its early stage ION Industries already serves clients all around Baja and Cali.
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Eduardo Valencia

Co Founder, Ion Industries
Together Victor and Eduardo founded ION Industries, a startup that took on the challenge of bringing 3D printing to Northwest of Mexico serving a wide range of customers from students, entrepreneurs and developing products, to big manufacturing companies. On its early stage ION Industries already serves clients all around Baja and Cali.


1:30pm

Startup Community Roots: Cultivating Strength from the Ground Up
Each and every member of the startup community must play their own role in building a healthy, supportive environment for entrepreneurship. With community-minded individuals leading and following, organizations can orient themselves together and create an ecosystem that bears the fruit of startup success

Speakers
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Tim Falls

VP, Community, Keen.io
Community • culture • team-building • mindfulness • oneness • travel • data science & analytics • Keen IO • tacos


Friday June 17, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room B 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Global Vision & Entrepreneurial Mindset

World Nativ is a global creative ecosystem that offers entrepreneurs everything needed along the journey including business training, mentorship, resources for hire and networking events for both startups and seasoned entrepreneurs. Their mission is to connect minds locally and globally to collaborate in bringing epic visions into the world. 

CEO and Founder Danielle Blum will be speaking about how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and a global vision that will motivate people from around the world to get involved with your mission. FB:@WorldNativ/ www.worldnativ.com

Speakers
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Danielle Blum

CEO, World Nativ
CEO and Founder WorldNativ/ www.worldnativ.com


Friday June 17, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room C 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Culture Wonks - Passionate About People & Growing the Company
Culture is the DNA of a Startup.
Is everybody playing the same game, playing by the same rules, playing for the same goals?
When the going gets touch do the tough pull together and pull through? 

Culture often helps resource limited startups get past challenges, such as growing rapidly and meeting difficult milestones.

We're gonna talk with folks that have succeeded and credit attention to culture as a leading reason for success.

Please send Speaker questions to vitalintake@scenicvista.com

Moderators
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Gary Hoffman

Managing Director, XiXI LLC
Gary Hoffman is an organizer for San Diego Startup Week Growth Track and the San Diego startup speaker series Vital Intake. Gary mentors local startup CEOs and coaches at startup events.Gary is Managing Director for XiXi, LLC an international trading company.
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Ryan Willemsen

Founder / CEO, Solar to the People
I'm happy to talk about web and product analytics, finance, and growth. And of course, solar! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanwillemsen

Speakers
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Steven Cox

Founder and CEO, TakeLessons.com
http://TakeLessons.com - TakeLessons is an online marketplace that helps service providers make a living doing what they love. The company helps music instructors and tutors find more students, and also provides them with back-end tools (such as scheduling, billing, communication, mobile presence, and marketing) to help them run their teaching studio more effectively. The company is backed by Crosslink Capital, SofTechVC, Triangle Peak Ventures... Read More →
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Stacy Mendes

Vice President of Culture at Underground Elephant, Underground Elephant
Startups face challenges recruiting and retaining great employees in the face of bigger and more established competition. | NOT with Stacy Mendes on the job! | https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacy-mendes-19a98583
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Akshay Sateesh

Applied Play Expert, Ziksana Consulting
Work CAN be fun and productive. Play is a catalyst for learning and innovation, and to motivate an entire workforce with minimal workplace rules. My wish is for you to rediscover the rewards of play and strengths in your work and life. Next time don't think about it, play about it! | https://www.linkedin.com/in/akshay-sateesh-5042932


Friday June 17, 2016 1:30pm - 3:45pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room A 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

2:45pm

Building a High-Tech Startup: Why, What, and How to Build your New Venture
This is a part presentation, part Q&A session on building a high-tech startup. Consider this an open office hours with a technologist/entrepreneur who's been there and done that!

Why, What, and How (WWHow): this chain of thinking gives you an easy way to stay focus and to have a plan to reach your goal, and be able to communicate it. In this session, we will articulate the WWHow in an interactive way to illustrate how it can help you in your new venture.

Speakers
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Khai M Pham, MD, PhD

Founder & CEO, ThinkingNode
A multi-cultural (Asia-Europe-US) and multi-disciplinary (Medicine and Artificial Intelligence) entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley for 15 years, Dr. Khai Minh Pham is a serial entrepreneur and technology innovator. | | Khai Minh was a pioneer in Big Data. In 1995, he founded DataMind, a leading data mining company using an Agent Technology coming from his research in Artificial Intelligence (AI). It was used by major financial institutions... Read More →


2:45pm

Raising Capital & Keeping Equity
One of the more challenging endeavors a startup can face is the struggle of finding legitimate funding for your business. Join Arrow Electronics, IndieGoGo, and SkyBell for an in depth look at how a startup can seek capital without giving away equity.
This panel will assist you in finding a solution to your capital dilemma without handing over the farm.
 

Speakers
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Matt Johnson

Financing Solutions, Arrow Electronics Inc
Matthew Johnson works with “Financing Solutions,” Arrow Electronics’ alternative financing group. Previous leadership experience in three industries including award winning startup Kalot Superfood & Bank of America. Matt has been active in the Denver startup community and has advised multiple startups.
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Yvonne Lee

Senior Manager, Indiegogo
Yvonne Lee is the Senior Manager of Hardware Campaigns at Indiegogo. She's advised many hardware companies on how to crowdfund including Alpha 2, Vanhawks Valour, Airtame, and ONAGOfly. Indiegogo is the largest international crowdfunding platform. It helps to build a community around your product, drive sales and bring valuable market validation.
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Andrew Thomas

Co-Founder, Skybell
Andrew Thomas is a co-founder of SkyBell Video Doorbell – a smart home security company with a video doorbell that allows you to see live video of your front door from a smartphone. | | As Chief Revenue Officer, Andrew heads business development and platform strategy efforts for SkyBell – working with Honeywell, Alarm.com, Nest, Amazon, Apple, Comcast and more. Andrew also supports SkyBell’s fundraising efforts and has closed... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room C 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

5:00pm

Startup Festival: Exhibitors Fair
Come celebrate what SD Startups are all about: 50+ local startups building cool shit. This awesome outdoor space will be teeming with companies built and growing in San Diego. Check them out, many will also be hiring!

There will be food trucks, multiple bars, and we will transition into the Closing Party (with live bands, this year's Startup awards, contest winners, etc.)

Friday June 17, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Quartyard 1102 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

5:00pm

CyberTech Pitch Night

Join us for CyberTECH Spotlight Friday Pitch Night! This special SFPN takes place during San Diego Startup Week!

Individuals and companies will have 3 minutes to pitch with a chance to win prizes and receive real time feedback from like-minded entrepreneurs, technology professionals, judges, mentors and advisors. Food and drinks will be served!


Friday June 17, 2016 5:00pm - 7:30pm
CyberTECH 1855 1st Avenue, San Diego, CA. 92101

7:00pm

Startup Festival: Closing Party & Awards Ceremony
Event info: http://sandiegostartupweek.com/2016-san-diego-startup-festival/

*Bring your badge to gain access to the VIP area*

Throughout the week people will vote on a number of different categories that recognize leaders in the San Diego startup ecosystem. At the closing party we'll announce the winners of these community awards, followed by a live concert and drinks at San Diego's QuartYard venue. And don't forget about the after party to put a cap on all the excitement from 2016 Startup Week.

Friday June 17, 2016 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Quartyard 1102 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101
 


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