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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

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 IV

Julio de Unamuno IV

Co-Founder & CEO, LabFellows
Mr. Julio de Unamuno IV was just a brown kid from Chula Vista when he became a father at 19. Today, Julio is Co-Founder & CEO at LabFellows where he leads a diverse team of 90%+ minority men and women building SaaS life science operations platform fulfilling their vision for world... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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

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... Read More →
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... 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... 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... 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

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.


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 IV

Julio de Unamuno IV

Co-Founder & CEO, LabFellows
Mr. Julio de Unamuno IV was just a brown kid from Chula Vista when he became a father at 19. Today, Julio is Co-Founder & CEO at LabFellows where he leads a diverse team of 90%+ minority men and women building SaaS life science operations platform fulfilling their vision for world... 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... 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... 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.


4:30pm

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
avatar for Ideator

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... Read More →
avatar for Startup Leadership Program

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
avatar for AKeyMark

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... Read More →
avatar for HIRED

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... Read More →
avatar for ScaleMatrix

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... Read More →


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

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
avatar for Southern California Youth Alliance

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.
avatar for Suja Juice

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
 

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

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
Jeremiah is a popular speaker of past SD Startup Weeks .. educational, engaging, and inspirational all in one. He does not just talk the walk, he walks the talk with real world experience marketing and innovation. Jeremiah's talks empower people to move quickly, learn faster, and... 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... Read More →
avatar for Julio de Unamuno IV

Julio de Unamuno IV

Co-Founder & CEO, LabFellows
Mr. Julio de Unamuno IV was just a brown kid from Chula Vista when he became a father at 19. Today, Julio is Co-Founder & CEO at LabFellows where he leads a diverse team of 90%+ minority men and women building SaaS life science operations platform fulfilling their vision for world... 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... 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... 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

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 IV

Julio de Unamuno IV

Co-Founder & CEO, LabFellows
Mr. Julio de Unamuno IV was just a brown kid from Chula Vista when he became a father at 19. Today, Julio is Co-Founder & CEO at LabFellows where he leads a diverse team of 90%+ minority men and women building SaaS life science operations platform fulfilling their vision for world... Read More →

Speakers
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... Read More →
avatar for Javier Noris

Javier Noris

Founder, ScienceVest
avatar for Brittney Sabbah

Brittney Sabbah

Scientific Scouting & Portfolio Manager, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS
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... 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

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... 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.


4:30pm

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Mia Mian

Mia Mian

Owner, PressTigers

Sponsors
avatar for Geek Girl

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Marilyn Ferrari

Marilyn Ferrari

Founder and President, Cesira, Inc.
Marilyn Ferrari is Founder and President of Cesira, a consultancy that supports life sciencesorganizations in building successful product development partnerships. Marilyn has over twentyyears of academic and industry experience spanning basic research, drug development, businessdevelopment... Read More →
avatar for Deb Hubers

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Sylvia Norman

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... Read More →
avatar for Lada Rasohova

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... 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... 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.


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
avatar for Yinyin Liu

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... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 5:45pm - 6:45pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room B 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... Read More →


 
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

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
avatar for Chris Ross

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... 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... 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.


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
avatar for Felena Hanson

Felena Hanson

Founder, Hera Hub
Hera Hub is a spa-inspired shared workspace and business accelerator for female entrepreneurs. With locations all over the US and Europe, Felena is on a mission to support over 20,000 women in the launch and growth of their business by the end of 2020.

Speakers
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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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
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Ron Hawkins

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... 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

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
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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... 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... 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.


5:46pm

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
 
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

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... 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

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... 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... 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... 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

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... 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... 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.


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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
EvoNexus 101 West Broadway, 2nd Floor, 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
Jeremiah is a popular speaker of past SD Startup Weeks .. educational, engaging, and inspirational all in one. He does not just talk the walk, he walks the talk with real world experience marketing and innovation. Jeremiah's talks empower people to move quickly, learn faster, and... 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
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Nate Spees

Partner, Strategy Director, Grizzly

Speakers
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Jeremiah Gardner

Principal, Moves The Needle
Jeremiah is a popular speaker of past SD Startup Weeks .. educational, engaging, and inspirational all in one. He does not just talk the walk, he walks the talk with real world experience marketing and innovation. Jeremiah's talks empower people to move quickly, learn faster, and... Read More →

Sponsors
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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... Read More →


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

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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