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Welcome to San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange! 

The San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization run by local entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and pre-entrepreneurs interested in Life Sciences, Biotech, Pharma, Medical Devices, Tech and Alternative Energy. SDEE was founded to provide a voice and resources for early stage startups, to encourage new entrepreneurs, and sponsor networking and educational services to help develop skills necessary to bring new businesses and funding to the San Diego area. 

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  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 05:00 PM · 265 rsvps

    Founders Tales

    Come and hear local San Diego Biotech leaders speak about their experiences with starting companies, building teams, raising money, and developing their businesses

    Featured Speakers:
    Ping Yeh, CEO & Founder: StemoniX Inc.

    Miguel de los Rios, PhD, CEO & Founder Rift Biotherapeutics, VP of R&D Sevion, and CEO, CSO & Founder Chimeros, Inc.

    Hugh Rosen, MD, PhD, Professor of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, President and Chairman, ActivX Biosciences, Founder of Receptos, Inc. and BlackThorn Therapeutics

    5:00pm – 6:00pm Networking, Reception, and Exhibition; Cash Bar
    6:00pm – 6:10pm Introduction & 30 Second Pitch
    6:10pm – 7:30pm Panel Presentation and Discussion

    To sign up for the 30 Second Pitch, please email:

    Danielle Hayes dhayes@sdentrepreneurs.org

    Event Sponsor:

    Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 05:30 PM · 43 rsvps
    New English Brewing Company in San Diego, CA

    September Happy Hour

    Come network with your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs at Happy Hour hosted by New English Brewing Company.

    Everyone is welcome (registration is free!), SDEE members get 10% drinks discount.

    This month's Happy Hour is sponsored by Biosurplus.  SDEE members - stop by the Biosurplus table, drop off your business card, and receive one free drink ticket!

    Monday, October 02, 2017 at 11:30 AM
    The Alexandria in San Diego, CA

    Investor Day with Wu Capital USA

    Apply for SDEE’s Investor Day with Wu Capital USA

    Pitch Your Healthcare Startup and Network with Other CEOs/Founders

    Event Sponsor:



    Hannah Chang

    Hannah Chang, M.D., Ph.D.

    Investment Director, Wu Capital USA

    Wu Capital is the family office of Wu Yajun, Founder and Chairwoman of Longfor Properties (HKG: 0960). Established in 2013 with more than US$10B AUM, Wu Capital manages a portfolio spanning multiple asset classes and industry sectors, primarily based in China. Wu Capital USA is a San Francisco-based arm of Wu Capital led by Dr. Hannah H. Chang, focused exclusively on US healthcare investments, both in top-tier funds as well as early-stage venture capital investments in biopharmaceutical companies. We take an active role in our investments and seek to be a valued partner to entrepreneurs and preferred co-investor to like-minded VCs.

    To be considered for this event, please submit a one page executive summary, or a non-confidential slide deck (less than 25 slides) via email to: dhayes@sdentrepreneurs.org

    Participation in this event is subject to selection*, and only open to SDEE members. (Join here: http://www.sdentrepreneurs.org/join_sdee)


    11:30am – 11:45am              Hannah H. Chang, M.D., PhD. Introduction to Wu Capital USA

    11:45am – 1:00pm                Luncheon

    1:00pm –  3:00pm                 1:1 meetings

    Hannah H. Chang, M.D., Ph.D. is an Investment Director and Head of Wu Capital USA focused on US-based biotech venture capital investments. She was previously an investment professional at 5AM Ventures where she served as Board Observer for Ambrx, Biodesy, Cleave, Crinetics and co-founded IDEAYA Biosciences. Earlier in her career Dr. Chang was a Project Leader and member of the Healthcare Practice at The Boston Consulting Group. Dr. Chang obtained her M.D. and Ph.D. in Biophysics from Harvard University. Her work on the stochasticity of cell fate transitions was published in the journal Nature. Dr. Chang obtained clinical training in internal medicine and ophthalmology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is a licensed physician in the District of Columbia and based in San Francisco.

                                        * You will be notified by Sept 22nd if your company is selected to participate.


    Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    New English Brewing Company in San Diego, CA

    October Happy Hour

    Come network with your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs at Happy Hour hosted by New English Brewing Company.

    Everyone is welcome (registration is free!), SDEE members get 10% drinks discount.

  • News From SDEE Members

    Looking for Lab Clean Room 2,000-3,000 square foot

    An international bio-tech company is looking urgently for lab space (plus office space of 2,000-3,000 square foot) to buy or lease. They would prefer a setting where the clean room space is already built, but will consider any location where the building is properly zoned and has the utilities to support tenant improvement. As a member of SDEE I would highly appreciate any help from the community. Please reach out to me at contact@interculturalservices.com if you have any information on potentially available lab space.
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  • Meet SDEE Community

    September 2017 Member News

    Member News provides an opportunity for SDEE members to share news and announcements. September Member News features Montana Molecular, Cure Match, Allele Biotechnology, MaxCyte, and Managed Lab Services.
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    Event Review: Loose Books Cause Dirty Looks: Considerations for Running a Tight Financial Ship

    July 13, 2017 SDEE Workshop: Financial Operations for Startups By Jared C. Hooks, PhD, Science Communicator Imagine constructing a building. Not just any building but something sleek, modern and with enough amenities to make Google nod their head in appreciation. You toil away, getting investors lined up, commissioning special pieces of art to achieve that perfect image and atmosphere. You even make sure to have a room dedicated to those nifty napping pods everyone has been talking about. As you finally wrap up construction and populate it with good talent, something seems amiss. Every time someone flushes a toilet on the third floor, the sinks start running in the kitchen. Cheryl keeps flipping a light switch that doesn’t seem to do anything while Frank is having a heart-attack because the power to his office is cutting in and out. For all your effort, all that you envisioned and created, you overlooked the wiring and the pipes. It seemed like such a simple thing that you could worry about later, didn’t it?
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SDEE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by local San Diego entrepreneurs
in order to provide a voice for the early stage start-up, to support new entrepreneurs and their companies,
and to sponsor networking and educational events
to help develop the skills necessary to bring funding, business, and jobs to the San Diego area.

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