Stayed tuned to our events page to see where and what are the latest happenings in the San Diego tech community. The events shown here are generally organized by the awesome San Diego tech community leaders. If you are in the SD tech scene and run or organize tech related events contact us and let us know what  you have brewing. Check out past 2011 and 2010 tech events here.

Startups Are Better – December 1st, 2011

Join SweetLabs, BriteScope, Bump Network, Deal Current, Flud, Lockerz, MOGL, MojoPages, Slacker, StockTwits and Take Lessons for an evening of food, drinks, an intro to San Diego’s funded startups and awesome Fireside chat by Joe Kraus of Google Ventures and Michael Robertson of, Linspire and Gizmo5. If you’re looking to join a local San Diego startup, now is the time. RSVP

Startups Are Better Schedule:

6:00 – Check-In – Check-in, have a drink and a bite to eat (or more than a bite)
7:00 – Startups Intro / Fireside Chat – Fireside chat and Q&A with Joe Kraus and Michael Robertson
7:45 – Mingle – Enjoy the food, drinks and visit each startup table


SweetLabs Office, 510 Market Street
at 5th Ave. in the Gaslamp (2nd floor)

The Heart and Soul of Lean Startups – Dec 2, 2011

Date: Friday, December 2, 2011, 6:30 PM | RSVP

Disruption means uncertainty and risk.

If you are trying to change something, whether via new products and services or new principles and processes; whether in high-tech or low-tech, business, government or education, Lean Startup principles can help.

By now you have likely heard of Eric Ries’ Lean Startup and Steve Blank’s Customer Development.  But what does it mean to you?

The Lean Startup is about de-risking your endeavor and eliminating the waste of time, money and effort.

Brant Cooper, author the Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development, will discuss why now is the right time for Lean Startups and how you can apply its principles to any endeavor where uncertainty is a significant component.

Topics covered include:

  • The Why and How of Lean Startup
  • Dispelling Lean Startup Myths
  • Examples of people applying Lean Startup
  • How Lean Startup fits into changing economy
  • How Lean Startup contributes to disrupting investment community

Bring your questions, challenges and skepticism to make this an interactive affair.

Beers afterward at Porter’s Pub.  (Where we’ll try to find a quieter spot to facilitate easier communication.)

Agenda RSVP
6:30 Arrive & mingle
7:50 Announcements
7:00 Presentation
8:30 Porter’s Pub

Notes – Please Read:

For instructions on how to get from Pangea parking structure and the IR/PS Robinson Auditorium, please see here.

For instructions on how to get from the auditorium to Porter’s Pub, please see here.

Tech Cocktail’s San Diego Winter Mixer sponsored by Sony – Dec 8th

Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PT) | RSVP on EventBrite

We are excited to be hosting another San Diego Tech Cocktail mixer event as we look to showcase the local technology scene.  Join us for an evening of fun mingling with other technology enthusiasts, investors, bloggers, and entrepreneurs as we showcase local technology companies and take a closer look at their latest achievements.

Helping startups get exposure – Tech Cocktail offers a handful of startups an opportunity to show off in an expo-style to the rest of the San Diego entrepreneurial community for FREE. If you have a startup you would like to show off at Tech Cocktail San Diego please submit this form. We will contact you if your startup is selected. Space is limited.

Connecting the technology community – At Tech Cocktail events you are bound to connect with potential new employees, developers, designers and more. Tech Cocktail could be the place where you meet your next employee, co-founder or even get a date. If you are a company looking to hire, you can also leverage theTech Cocktail Job Board to get the message out early – or you could  sponsor the event and use it as your own personal job fair. Click here to contact us by email for sponsorship information.

Please join us:
 Tuesday, December 8th, 2011 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PT
Where: Analog Bar, 801 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA
What: A cocktail of tech enthusiasts
Price: $10 earlybird / $15 online / $20 door  
(Includes 2 cocktails, must be 21+)

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