Innovator & Entrepreneur Conference

March 6-7, Price Center

Ignite @ UC San Diego 2017

Innovators & Entrepreneurs
@ UC San Diego

22 February 2017, UC San Diego Price Center

About IGNITE @ UC San Diego

From funding to negotiating to finding customers, we are igniting the entrepreneurial trail from campus to downtown with a day of hands-on learning, competitions and mentoring for innovators, founders, and startup teams in the San Diego ecosystem.

Co-hosted by
Keynote Speaker
40 Mentor Sessions
30+ Company Demos
20+ Breakout Sessions
3 Competitions
1 Startup Crawl
  • Keynote
  • Tours
  • Company Demos
  • Competitions
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Mentoring Sessions

Hear from Experts

Meet entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and thought leaders from the San Diego ecosystem.

  • Kristen Knepper
    Kristen Knepper Founder and Consultant, Kristen Knepper Consulting
  • Briana Weisinger
    Briana Weisinger Startup Advocate, UC San Diego
  • Avary Kent
    Avary Kent Executive Director, Conveners.org
  • Rajesh Grover
    Rajesh Grover Assistant Professor, The Scripps Research Institute
  • Neal Bloom
    Neal Bloom Southern California lead, Hired, Inc.
  • Pradeep K. Khosla
    Pradeep K. Khosla Chancellor, UC San Diego
  • Ruben Flores-Saaib
    Ruben Flores-Saaib Director of Commercialization, UC San Diego
  • John Cabeca
    John Cabeca Director, West Coast US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Barbara Bry
    Barbara Bry Councilmember, City Council
  • Greg McKee
    Greg McKee President and CEO, Connect

2017 Highlights

Explore the Schedule

IGNITE offers a fast-paced combination of interactive sessions, panel discussions, and expert remarks.

Get Involved

There are multiple ways to participate in IGNITE. Choose your path below.


50+ speakers & 500+ attendees


Learn about pitch competitions


A startup showcase for big ideas


Get involved behind-the-scenes

A few of our generous sponsors

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