Welcome to SDEE

Welcome to San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange! 

The San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2010 by local San Diego entrepreneurs to provide a voice for early stage start-ups, support new entrepreneurs and their companies, and to sponsor networking and educational events to help develop the skills necessary to bring funding and business to the San Diego area.

SDEE is run by and for entrepreneurs in the San Diego who are interested in Life Sciences, Mobile Health, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Clean Tech, Biofuels and Alternative Energy. 

Get To Know Your Neighbors 2015 is almost here!

Registers Now to Reserve Your Exhibit Space!
Members: Corporate & Small Business, Consultants, Basic | Non-Member Exhibitor Registration


  • Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 05:30 PM · $30.00 USD · 6 rsvps
    Hera Hub in San Diego, CA

    WORKSHOP: Advanced Topics in Grant Writing

    Are you planning on writing an SBIR, STTR, NSF, or DOD grant this year? Are you uncertain of the process or could use some tips to improve the quality of your grant? Then this event is for you!

    For this uniquely structured event we have gathered experts who have successfully written and been awarded SBIR, STTR, NSF, and DOD grants. Experts will discuss advanced topics on grant writing, give best tips, and current practices. This is a breakout session style workshop where you will have the opportunity to ask experienced advisers and business leaders’ questions about the grant writing process.  

    Tuesday, June 09, 2015 at 05:00 PM

    Get To Know Your Neighbors 2015

    SDEE 2015 Annual Get To Know Your Neighbors Event is here ! Please join us at this well-structured networking event, a perfect place to find collaborators, vendors, customers, advisers, jobs, employees and fellow entrepreneurs in your own neighborhood.

    Come as a free attendee or as an exhibitor, we know you will love it - our 2014 event was a smashing success, with over 40 exhibitors and 300 attendees (read about our 2014 event on SDEE blog).

    Attendance is FREE - RSVP below!

    Event Exhibitor Opportunities

    Event Program:

    5:00 - 6:00 PM Networking Reception (Refreshments will be provided)
    6:00 - 6:10 PM Event Introduction by Organizing Chairman, Scott Struthers
    6:10 - 6:30 PM Introduction of Exhibitors to SDEE Community
    6:30 - 7:00 PM Odd numbered exhibitors at their tables
    7:00 - 7:30 PM Even numbered exhibitors at their tables
    7:30 - 8:00 PM Open Networking

  • News From SDEE Members

    Crinetics Pharmaceuticals Awarded Fast-Track NIH SBIR Grant for Chronic Pain

    Congratulations to SDEE member Crinetics Pharmaceuticals on being awarded a fast-track NIH Phase I SBIR grant. Crinetics was awarded the grant to develop somatostatin receptor agonist drugs targeting chronic pain. “Chronic pain imposes an enormous physical, emotional, and socioeconomic burden on patients and their care-givers,” said Scott Struthers, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Crinetics. “In the United States, the annual cost of health-care expenditure and work days lost due to chronic pain is estimated to be greater than $100B. This award is an outstanding example of the NIH’s strategy to encourage small companies to create innovative new therapeutics that address areas of high unmet medical need and help replenish the pharmaceutical industry drug pipeline. We are proud to be a part of that effort.” Crinetics is a San Diego company that discovers and develops novel therapeutics for the treatment of endocrine diseases and cancer.
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    Allele Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Licensing Agreement for Stem Cell Technology

    On March 24, 2015 Allele Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced Ocata Therapeutics, Inc. will license Allele's induced pluripotent stem cell technology for use in its regenerative ophthalmology products. Jiwu Wang, Ph.D., CEO of Allele commented "It is particularly rewarding to us that Ocata, a company whose understanding of the science and regulatory requirements in this space is unparalleled, has selected the iPSC technology developed at Allele for application in its own pipeline".   Visit us at www.allelebiotech.com to learn more about our innovative products & services. 
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  • Meet SDEE Community

    How San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE) Got Started

    Scott Thacher, SDEE founder & CEO of Orphagen Pharmaceuticals,  shares the story of how early stage entrepreneurs needed an association where they could discuss their issues and find ways to work together. A few like-minded entrepreneurs decided to share business strategies, space, insights and connections, and San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE) was born!
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    Interview with Jiwu Wang, President and CEO of Allele Biotechnology

    Jiwu Wang, PhD, is President and CEO of Allele Biotechnology, Scientific Director and Professor of The Scintillon Institute, Visiting Professor of Nanjing Medical University and Maternal and Child Health Hospital, and SDEE member. We caught up with Dr. Wang to talk about his experience as an entrepreneur starting and growing a biotechnology company, and how he’s benefited from SDEE.
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