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IGNITE 2018

INNOVATOR & ENTREPRENEUR CONFERENCE

MARCH 6-7, PRICE CENTER

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IGNITE 2018

INNOVATOR & ENTREPRENEUR CONFERENCE

MARCH 6-7, PRICE CENTER

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IGNITE 2018

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IGNITE 2018

INNOVATOR & ENTREPRENEUR CONFERENCE

MARCH 6-7, PRICE CENTER

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#IGNITEUCSD

INNOVATOR & ENTREPRENEUR CONFERENCE

MARCH 6-7, 2018

We are so excited to be partnering with @SDPartnership, @SD_Diplomacy, and @Seed_SanDiego for Ignite 2018! Register today to tap into the San Diego entrepreneurial network: https://t.co/UCa7uQwUC7 #igniteucsd #sandiego #entrepreneurs

Early bird registration is open for @UCSDInnovation's Innovator & Entrepreneur Conference @IgniteUCSD. Register at https://t.co/sHpBhjvHMU while they last!

1st place at #TritonInnovationChallenge and $10K went to BIC LIDAR, a #startup from @UCSanDiego electrical/computer #engineers working on inexpensive solid state #lasers for LIDAR applications in #wildfire detection and #autounomousvehicles đź‘Ťđź‘Ťhttps://t.co/3sWmeYOlBL

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What will you find at IGNITE?

Ignite is UC San Diego’s flagship innovation conference. The annual event connects campus and community entrepreneurs for two days of jam-packed networking, competitions, and hands-on learning.

Join us in 2018 for:

  • 3 keynote speakers
  • 2 pitch competitions
  • startup fair
  • startup battle
  • international online investor demos
  • interactive workshops
  • expert office hours
  • special theme sessions
  • networking
  • and much more!
Startup Battle
The Pitch at Ignite
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Highlights
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 Conference Chair + Startup Advocate
  • 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

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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.

Engage

50+ speakers & 500+ attendees

Compete

Learn about pitch competitions

Create

A startup showcase for big ideas

Volunteer

Get involved behind-the-scenes

A few of our generous sponsors

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