Institute for Conservation Research (next to Safari Park)
15600 San Pasqual Valley Rd
Escondido, California 92027

RSVP: http://zoohackathon.eventbrite.com
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION only $20 before this Friday Sept 23 5pm.

When: 10/07/2016 – 10/09/2016 05:00 pm to 01:00 pm

The Future of Animals Depends on Us

Do you have programming or design skills? Would you like to make the world safer for endangered species, and win over $1000 in local prizes and support / recognition from the US State Department in the process? Join us for the inaugural Zoohackathon— sponsored by the US State Department— to create solutions to international wildlife trafficking. You’ll form teams to address illegal animal capture and trade.

We’ll meet at the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research, a state-of-the-art research facility normally closed to the public.

Beckman Building, Institute for Conservation Research

Friday October 7th: 5pm – 8pm (optional overnight)
Welcome reception // Special animal presentation // Problem statements shared // Teams formed

Saturday October 8th: 8am – late (optional overnight)
All meals // Full day working sessions // Behind the scenes experience

Sunday October 9th: 8am – 1pm
Breakfast // Presentations to Judging Panel // Announcement of San Diego Zoohackathon winner // Lunch

What makes this event special?

  • Win over $1000 in prizes
  • Behind the scenes experiences
  • Advance to international competition
  • Overnight camping optional / showers provided
  • Gain recognition and press for your contributions
  • Become part of the community of conservation-minded technologists
  • Exclusive access to Safari Park and Institute for Conservation Research
  • Winners may receive support from US State Department and others to pursue ideas
  • Ticket price includes all meals, snacks, and refreshments (dinner, breakfast, lunch, dinner, breakfast, lunch)

The link to submit applications is: http://sandiego.plugandplaytechcenter.com/programs/apply

This opportunity is for a local startup to receive an immediate $25,000 in funding (for 5% equity) along with three months of free space at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Silicon Valley. The selected San Diego startups are automatically accepted to pitch at EXPO in Sunnyvale for greater funding and then return to San Diego to continue growing with local support along with connections to the Plug and Play global network!

Feb 2015 Plug and Play was named the largest accelerator in the Bay Area and had one of its portfolio startups, Lending Club, become the largest tech IPO of 2014:

Plug and Play San Diego builds the bridge for San Diego’s exciting technology startups to the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA. The Plug and Play Tech Center was originally founded in Sunnyvale, CA in 2006 and has raised over $3 Billion in funding for more than 250 startups in its network. In 2012, San Diego was selected as the first Plug and Play satellite program in the United States (other satellite programs are in Russia, Canada, Spain, Poland, Jordan and Singapore). We now have 16 startups in the Plug and Play San Diego portfolio (including Rock My Run, Vioozer, TipNetwork, Ahorro Libre, Airbitz) and look forward to selecting and funding more startups via applications received by May 10 at http://sandiego.plugandplaytechcenter.com/programs/apply

03/13/2015 – 03/13/2015 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Friday, March 13th, J!NX, one of the biggest gaming gear companies in the world, will be live and in person at GameSync to celebrate the launch of J!NX Boss Battle and to give away loots! They’ll be around from 6pm – 9pm so stop by, say “hey”, and maybe get some free stuff. They also might want to test your League of Legends skills, so be prepared.

Additional details:
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/638190212879896/

GameSync Gaming Center
7905 Silverton Ave.
San Diego, California 92126


Twitter: @GameSyncGaming

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/AnsirSD/events/220094205/

NMRJoin us on fourth Thursdays at Ansir Innovation Center (AIC) to hear from local professionals and entrepreneurs, who will share their experiences and expertise to contribute to San Diego’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem.

This Month’s Topic: Copyright & Trademark: Avoiding key startup ending mistakes with your brand, IP, and other creative assets

Speaker: New Media Rights

New Media Rights is a non-profit, independently funded program of California Western School of Law in downtown San Diego. NMR provides one-to-one legal services to creators, entrepreneurs and internet users whose projects require specialized internet, intellectual property, privacy, media, and communications law expertise.

New Media Rights is known for its work providing preventative and transactional services on hundreds of matters every year. In addition, NMR provides freely available video and written legal education guides for creators. For more information, please visit their website: http://newmediarights.org

When: Thursday, February 26, 20155:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: Ansir Innovation Center 4685 Convoy St. Suite 210 (upstairs) San Diego, CA


  • 5:30 Food and Networking
  • 6:00  Presentation
  • 7:00  Wrap up
  • There is no charge for this event. If your organization would like to sponsor future events, please contact one of the event organizers.


    StartupSD Convergence is a series of events to celebrate and connect local entrepreneurs. We’ve clustered some of our favorite events into a couple compact days that will be both fun and helpful to the community.

    Thursday, Jan. 22nd
    4:30-5:30 Community Orientation (tour & chat)
    Brief tour of the hub of the downtown startup scene, followed by an honest chat about all the various groups, activities, programs around town.

    5:30-6:30 Poker 2.0 
    The best un-networking event in town! Come play a friendly game of Texas Hold’em poker and meet solid startups and investors.

    Friday, Jan. 23rd
    3:00-5:00 Domain Expert Hours
    30 minute 1-on-1 meetings with experts in various fields (legal, marketing, design, HR, PR, etc.). Sign-up for access.

    5:30-8:30 SD Startup Crawl
    Our the growing downtown Startup scene, hopping between cool startup digs with some snacks, drinks and awesome company. Several tours will end at the hub for a larger celebration.

    Saturday, Jan. 24th
    10:00-11:00 Successful Interning
    Come hear how to get the most out of an internship at a startup from both interns and local CEOs that are currently hiring.

    11:00-1:00 Startup Internship Fair
    The top startups in town are looking for the strongest candidates to join their growing businesses. Immediate and summer positions available (most paid). Lunch provided. Student / Company sign-up required. See site for details…

    1:30-3:00 Mentor Hours (Students & Student Companies)
    Speed-dating for startups & students. Rapid mentor sessions between students and successful entrepreneurs and investors. Sign-up for access.

    3:00-5:00 Mentor Hours (Full-time Startups)
    Speed-dating for startups & students. Rapid 30-minute mentor sessions between serious startups and successful entrepreneurs and investors. Sign-up for access.

    3:00-5:00 Startup Foosball Tournament
    A little friendly rivalry never hurt! Hangout with fellow entrepreneurs and students while we play some Foosball and Cornhole.

    6:00-8:00 Demo Night
    Come check out some of the hottest companies in town as they share what the are working on and their recent successes. (separate sign-up)



    San Diego Startup Weekend is November 14-16 downtown at the new library.

    This is an exciting event that gets business folks together with web developers, mobile developers and makers to see what they can create in just a weekend.

    Sponsors are providing all kinds of cool hardware, including laser cutters, 3d printers, smart sensors and circuit boards, just waiting for a business plan and some code to tell them what to do. Come learn, create, and meet new people.

    Use discount code SDTechScene for a 20% discount so the price for food, tools, and amazing experiences for the whole weekend is only $60.

    Get all the details here: http://www.up.co/communities/usa/san-diego/startup-weekend/4043

    Or go ahead and buy your ticket here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-weekend-san-diego-mega-web-mobile-maker-tickets-11982314425

    When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Where: Evonexus, 101 W Broadway #200, San Diego, CA 92101
    RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intern-for-a-day-san-diego-tickets-13527405835

    How It Works:
    We connect excellent candidates to exclusive companies. But How?

    The way we do it is by having each founder talk to every intern. It’s kinda like speed dating! After every founder has talked to you at least once. You then have time to pair up and get to work. Founders can pick more than one intern to mentor for the day too, so don’t be afraid to join a group!

    What’s in it for you

    Hangout with the world’s top founders! Hone your skills and see if you got what it takes to build things startup style. We’re all growing fast, and the best candidates will be offered internships. Most importantly, you’ll get to meet some awesome people doing everything from medical, to education, to high tech sensors. So what’re you waiting for?

    Why we’re doing this

    We love hanging out with awesome people who want to do awesome things. We’re all growing fast and are looking to meet smart, talented engineers and designers who aren’t afraid to shake things up. The most awesome fits will be offered a chance to intern.

    When: October 11, 2014 from 8:30am to 6:00pm
    Where: Don Powell Theater 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182
    RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxamericasfinestcity-tickets-12678173759?aff=team (Promo code for $65 tickets: SDTECH)
    Website: http://www.tedxamericasfinestcity.com/

    This event Transformation Through Us will feature a compendium of innovative ideas from the minds of San Diego’s best and brightest! Join us on campus at SDSU as we explore the power of the individual and examine the awe-inspiring strength of a collectively built idea, carried throughout each level of consciousness—individual, communal and global.

    – David Malmuth, Partner, I.D.E.A. Partners
    – Marian Stewart Bartlett, PhD, Co-Founder & Lead Scientist Emotient
    – Yasmin Shah, President and Co-Founder, VilliageCore
    – Eric Kaufmann, President, Sagatica, LLC
    – Xavier Leonard, Co-Founder of FABLAB, champion of the Civic Innovation Lab and Open City Project 2.0
    – Jeff Adler, CEO, Dlush
    – Torrie Dunlap, CEO, KIT – Kids Included Together
    – Lambert Ninteman, SDSU Gradute Student & Team Leader of the SDSU XPrize Team
    – David Miyashiro, Superintendent, Cajon Valley School District

    Startup SocialsStartup Socials is proud to present our MARCH MIXER in San Diego, taking place Thursday, March 13th, where you will have another opportunity to make valuable connections with 200+ fellow entrepreneurs and business partners. We are passionate about connecting and empowering people in the startup ecosystem by combine networking, no-host full-bar, and a fun informal environment.

    Learn more & register now >> http://bit.ly/SD031314

    • Date: Thursday, March 13th, 8pm – 2am
    • Location: The Commons Bar, 901 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
    • Cost: Save 30% with promo code TechScene

    When: Aug 9th from 5:30 to 8:00pm
    Where: Island Prime / C Level
    880 Harbor Island Dr., San Diego, California 92101

    SDCA party 2013