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Free networking events and discounts on workshops

Join SDEE for our signature events, “Get to Know Your Neighbors,” “Founders’ Tales,” and other educational events. We offer a variety topics and networking opportunities to help you start and build your business.

Member directory listing

Member-only access helps you directly connect with other SDEE members in our community.

A community of entrepreneurs

SDEE is the premier network for sharing advice and support with like-minded founders and entrepreneurs.

Join SDEE committees

Put your expertise to good use, or learn a new one, by joining one of our dynamic committees. SDEE members can join committees focused on membership, communications, fundraising, events, sustainability and more.

Additional benefits for small businesses and corporations

A perk for SDEE small business and corporate members is the opportunity to make a 30-second quick pitch and exhibit at events. We also offer opportunities to participate in SDEE Investor Days and Boot Camps.

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Upcoming Events




The San Diego Innovation Showcase

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 08:00 AM · JLABS San Diego Campus in San Diego, CA

The San Diego Innovation Council (SDIC) invites you to participate in a full day of company presentations and networking, featuring investment opportunities in the software, engineering, clean tec...



Founder Tales

Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 05:00 PM · 57 rsvps · JOYA Kitchen in San Diego, CA

  Speakers: Rich Roth, Founder Ionian Therapeutics, now an Abbott Company Rich Roth, PhD, joined Abbott in October 2017 as part of Abbott’s acquisition of Alere, Inc.  Rich is Senior Director of ...



October Mixer Sponsored by JLABS

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 05:30 PM · New English Brewing in San Diego, CA




November Happy Hour

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 05:30 PM · New English Brewing in San Diego, CA


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Navigating Conflicts and Building an Effective Workplace Culture

The latest SDEE event was held on June 26 at the Hera Hub in Sorrento Valley.  A big thank you to Morrison and Foerster and the Hera Hub for providing the welcoming venue as well as delicious empanadas, snacks, desserts, beer, and wine for the reception. The keynote speaker was...
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Stem cell therapy: San Diego leading the way

On May 26, 2022, SDEE hosted an event on stem cell therapy at the Hera Hub in Sorrento Valley.  A big thank you to the sponsors that made the event and the reception possible: Felena Hanson, founder of Hera Hub, Alexandria, Morrison and Foerster, Yowa Kirin, Takeda, BDO, CBRE, Longfellow,...
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Get To Know Your Neighbors with Avidity Biosciences

After two years of virtual Get To Know Your Neighbors, GTKYN 2022 was finally in person. It was great to see vendors and attendees in person at JOYA Kitchen while servers passed around delicious hors d’oeuvre and the bar served wine and beer.
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