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QuickPitch 2018

Wednesday October 24 @ Qualcomm | Tech Coast Angels, SDVG, & Cox Business present… QuickPitch 2018! — 10 startups go head-to-head for over $75K in prizes. Apply by August 31. Each company is coached by a mentor of TCA, chosen for industry experience to prep the 2 min demo. Networking and reception in the hall of Qualcomm. Enjoy refreshments and snacks. Startup tables before the show. An engaged, educating, and entertaining panel of judges. Audience votes!

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Socialize this Summer

You’re Invited to SDVG’s Annual Summer Social & Beer Bash! 500+ CEOs, investors, business execs.. It’s the party of the summer! Collecting donations from some awesome local brewers, including not just beer this year… kombucha and wine too!

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SDVG Venture Summit 2018

San Diego Venture Group will host its 16th Annual Venture Summit. Bringing together entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and eco-system partners to network, share updates on key venture industry topics, and meet 30 of San Diego’s ‘coolest’ companies. Last year we hosted over 700 people, including 120+ VCs from all over California and across the nation.

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Meet ALL the Coolest SD Companies

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SDVG Goes to Carlsbad

Just like your company is unique, so too are venture capitalists and their investment strategies. Many mistakes are made by entrepreneurs, way before they get to the meeting. Join us as top-tier VCs share their experience and insight.

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Fundraising for HealthTech

Fundraising for HealthTech brings you expert insight on raising early-stage capital in HealthTech and Life Sciences — plus a meet-and-greet with several current JLABS companies!

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SDVG Presents: Venture Outlook 2018


You got your VC meeting, now what?

Just like your company is unique, so too are venture capitalists and their investment strategies. Many mistakes are made by entrepreneurs, way before they get to the meeting. Join us as top-tier VCs share their experience and insight.


Venture Summit Keynote Bill Maris


2016 PitchFest Semi-Finalists Announced!

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Congrats 2016 PitchFest Semi-Finalists!





Come vote for who wins on December 13th!

Register Now!


SDVG 2016 Summer Social Photo Gallery


VC’s Ballgame & Venture Summit 2016

This event registration for pre-approved VC invitees only

Wednesday, September 7 – Thursday, September 8, 2016

If you are a venture fund manager and would like to be included please contact SDVG President Mike Krenn at [email protected]
When registering be sure to use the VC only invite code provided.
This registration fee covers all activities Wednesday and Thursday.
(This format/event is not available to the public.)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016, 2:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Meet 30 great, venture-seeking tech and health tech companies at this invite-only event.
Then join more than 100 venture investors as we take over 4 combined suites at Petco.
VCs only. Invite Only.
Padres vs. Red Sox.
After-party in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.
3:00 p.m. 30 of San Diego’s best companies present in 4 tracks. Fast & efficient.
5:00 p.m. Cross bridge from Hilton to Petco for ballgame. 100 VCs. Luxury Suite.
9:00 p.m. Upscale post party just one block from Petco, in Gaslamp Quarter.
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Venture Summit Day at Hilton San Diego Bayfront – more than 600 in Attendance!
San Diego entrepreneurs, guest speakers, and more!

Thank you VC Hosts:


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Mark Suster Comes to San Diego!

June 14th @ Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall 

In conjunction with San Diego Startup Week please join us for an inspiring talk with Mark Suster who has become the voice of LA’s StartUp scene.

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

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


5:30 p.m. — Networking

7:00 p.m. — Suster talk

8:00 p.m. — Networking

This event is FREE to SDVG Members. Non-member fee is $50.


Top Tier VCs Talk HealthTech

Tuesday March 22, 2016 — Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS

Three top Healthcare and Life Science venture capitalists examine trends, discuss business models and explore the opportunities for healthtech startups.  Where does San Diego fit into the landscape?

With our leading life sciences footprint, and a solid tech community –how do we best attract money and build winning companies?

Space for this one is limited – sign up quickly!


Tuesday March 22, 2016 | 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS

3210 Merryfield Row, San Diego, CA 92121


Our Speaker Lineup:


Nina Kjellson, Canaan Partners



Noah Lewis, GE Ventures


And moderated by


David Kabakoff, PhD, Sofinnova Ventures


Sponsored by:



Summer Social Beer Bash 2015 – join us!


Fifth Annual Summer Social Beer Bash!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Scripps Seaside Forum




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Join the party to end the summer with 500+ of your SDVG friends! Spend an afternoon at the beautiful Scripps Seaside Forum for our Summer Social Beer Bash! Sample some of San Diego’s best craft brews, along with plenty of great food, wine, spirits, a live band, and a La Jolla sunset. You work hard, so take a couple hours off! This is a purely fun networking event with food, drink, and entertainment. The past 4 years sold out so register now!

Sample more than 10 varieties of San Diego’s best craft beer, including unique brews

Please read about this venue location and parking directions:
*Parking here is very strict and requires a permit from UCSD, so we’ve made arrangements!*

The address for the actual event venue is 8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, CA 92037 – however, please park at Birch Aquarium, and use the FREE shuttle to the venue provided by SDVG. The Birch Aquarium (parking) address is 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037. Please park at this address.


Thank you, sponsors!

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One night. 20 downtown companies. Epic UTC location.

ONLINE REGISTRATION TO THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED – please email Ariel with any last-minute questions!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Brian Malarkey’s Green Acre at the Alexandria Center for Life Science at Campus Point



Participating downtown companies include:

Brainlike | ChatMeter | Classy

CloudBeds | | Cursive Labs

Cyberflow Analytics | DeskHub | Email CoPilot

GoFormz | LoanHero | Portfolium

Posiba | Saambaa | Soci

StockTwits | Take Lessons | Webble


Come have some fun.
See 20 of Downtown San Diego’s best companies.

In one of UTC’s hottest food, drink and scientific venues.

The venue is awesome.
This is going to be a very fun, cool, loud, social gathering.

Downtown is growing, and we’re bringing the cool companies to you. Parking is easy. The bar is open, and the first drink is on us. Come see 20 companies you should know about.



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The Series A Crunch: You’ve Raised Your Seed, Now What?

You’ve raised your seed and are looking for Series A funding. What do you need to do, when and how, to get that Series A investor hooked!

Join our all-star panel of investors and savvy entrepreneurs: Masood Tayebi, PhD, Adam Harris, CEO of Cloudbeds, and Mike Alfred, CEO of Brightscope, as they share their insight and experiences about what investors are looking for, and how they raised capital in this environment!

Brian Mesic of Anthem Ventures is our moderator!


Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 7:00AM 
FREE to members | $50 otherwise


Thank you to our sponsors!



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