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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

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... Read More →


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

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... Read More →

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
Mike is an entrepreneur with the big picture in mind. He studied International Business at San Diego State University and studied abroad in Germany. Mike started his first business while living in Lima, Peru.


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
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 →
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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
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 →
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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 →


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
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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
 

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

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 ... Read More →


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

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... Read More →


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

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

5:45pm

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... Read More →


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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hansol Hong

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... Read More →
avatar for Leo Trottier Trottier

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... 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

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
avatar for Shama Hyder

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... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
DiamondView Tower 350 10th Ave, 15th Floor, 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 ... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room B 701 B 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

CEO, Innovation Researcher + Strategist, Hopscotch Labs
Kris Angell, CEO of Hopscotch Labs, gives you confidence in your ideas, advances your business forward and maximizes ROI along the way through her customer engagement + design innovation house. Decades of experience leading innovation projects for local and multinational companie... Read More →
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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

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 →
avatar for Kristin Slink

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

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

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

5:00pm

Design Forward: A DesignerEntrepreneur 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... 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
avatar for Nate Spees

Nate Spees

Partner, Strategy Director, Grizzly

Speakers
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 →

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

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 Member, 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... Read More →

Speakers
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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... 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... Read More →


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... Read More →


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