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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

This bar saves lives! @thisbar #Ignite2018 #IgniteUCSD

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Ignite is the flagship #innovation conference by @ResearchUCSD, that connects campus & community for 2 days of networking & entrepreneurial learning. #SeeNSF https://t.co/uJppUFQfk0

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What will you find at IGNITE?

Ignite is UC San Diego’s flagship annual innovation conference, connecting risk-takers, rule-breakers and changemakers across the campus and community.

2018 Keynote Speakers

Ashvin Bachireddy
Co-founder, Geodesic Capital

Kimberly Kovacs
Managing Director, Arroyo Ventures

Todd Grinnell
Co-founder, This Bar Saves Lives

Susie Harborth
Co-founder, BioLabs San Diego

Daniel Friedland
Author, Leading Well from Within

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Build your network

Join entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders for two days of jam-packed networking, competitions, and hands-on learning.

  • 3 keynote speakers
  • 2 pitch competitions
  • startup fair
  • startup battle
  • interactive workshops
  • expert office hours
  • special theme sessions
  • networking
  • and much more!
Startup Battle
The Pitch at Ignite
  • Keynote
  • Company Demos
  • Competitions
  • Mentoring Sessions
  • Workshops
  • Panels

Ignite is UC San Diego’s flagship innovation conference. Join campus and community entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders for two days of jam-packed networking, competitions, and hands-on learning.

  • 3 keynote speakers
  • 2 pitch competitions
  • startup fair
  • startup battle
  • interactive workshops
  • expert office hours
  • special theme sessions
  • networking
  • and much more!
Keynote Speaker
Moderator
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

2017 Highlights

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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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