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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



Thursday, July 25th Happy Hour

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 05:30 PM · Embolden Beer Co. in San Diego, CA




Thursday, August 22nd Happy Hour

Thursday, August 22, 2024 at 05:30 PM · Embolden Beer Co. in San Diego, CA


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On Jan 24, 2024, SDEE hosted another successful Get To Know Your Neighbors (GTKYN) event at Green Acre in San Diego. Thanks to all SDEE’s sponsors for their continuous support: Morrison & Foerster, Alexandria, BDO, Kyowa Kirin, Johnson & Johnson, Takeda, CBRE, Fifth Third Bank, Longfellow, Scientisit.com, Marsh & McLennan,...
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mRNA: Progress and Promise

The SDEE event on October 12, 2023, at Hera Hub was especially interesting and timely, as it focused on mRNA therapeutics. The speakers were Paul Daruwala, President and CEO of Cellics Therapeutics, Chunping Xu, Director of Chemistry at TriLink Biotechnologies/Maravai Lifesciences, and Jiwu Wang, President and CEO of Allele Biotech...
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Courageous clarity: leading with connection, curiosity, and clear communication

On Janury 24th, 2023, Phyllis Sarkaria, founder and CEO of the Sarkaria Group, led a workshop organized by the San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE) at the Hera Hub’s new location in the in the Torrey Pines area. Thanks to the Hera Hub for hosting, and to all the SDEE sponsors:...
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