Do people say you think outside the box?

Do you want to design your own job?

Are you looking for startup connections?

Are you ready to raise money?

Ignite is UC San Diego’s flagship innovation conference for risk-takers, rule-breakers, and changemakers. The annual event connects campus and community for two days of jam-packed networking and entrepreneurial learning.

Last year’s inaugural Ignite Conference drew more than 1,500 registrants, bringing together innovative and entrepreneurial minds from across the San Diego and Cali-Baja regions. 34 teams pitched in one or more competitions and the 13 winners from the three competitions collectively received $16,000 in cash rewards and $102,000 in in-kind services.

With 46 sponsors, 22 partners, and over 35 mentoring sessions, our first outing was so much fun that we’re expanding from one day to two. This year, we’ll ignite your imagination with:

  • 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

Don’t miss out on this exciting, educational event. Join us on March 6-7 as we support life-changing entrepreneurship in San Diego!