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.

In two years, Ignite @ UC San Diego has brought together more than 2800 innovative and entrepreneurial minds from across the Cali-Baja and from 8 states and 10 countries. There have been 102 pitches in the competitions at Ignite with more than $58,000 in cash prizes awarded and more than $1,500,000+ in-kind services given to competitors and all attendees.  

The first year of Ignite was so successful that in year two we re-imagined what could be achieved and expanded to two days .  In 2019, year three, we’re expanding again!

None of this would have been possible without our more than 60+ partners that have joined us over the years and for which we are enormously grateful.

Don’t miss out on this exciting, educational event. Join us on February 20-21, 2019 as we support game-changing entrepreneurship in San Diego! This year, we’ll open the world of opportunity and ignite your imagination with:

  • 3 keynote speakers
  • The Pitch @ Ignite
  • In-Depth Interactive workshops
  • Special themed sessions
  • Expert office hours
  • Startup Showcase
  • Startup Recruitment Fair
  • Startup Battle
  • National Startup Roadshow on AI in Healthcare
  • SDVG Investor Roundtable and Campus Tour
  • High Tech High School Student Program
  • Networking & more!

Connect with the conference team for more ways to support #igniteucsd.

  • Paul Roben
    Paul Roben Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Commercialization
  • Briana Weisinger
    Briana Weisinger Conference Chair + Startup Advocate
  • Michelle Franklin
    Michelle Franklin Media Relations