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SDEE has a number of truly fantastic events that range from our monthly happy hours to expert-led workshops and networking events.

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  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 44 rsvps
    New English Brewing Company in San Diego, CA

    November Happy Hour

    Come network with your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs at Happy Hour held at the New English Brewing Company in Sorrento Valley. This month's Happy Hour is sponsored by SDEE member, Axiom Real-Time MetricsAxiom Real-Time Metrics delivers intuitive, powerful and cost-effective services and solutions focused on successful clinical trial execution and management. Axiom’s eClinical suite, Fusion, with 15+ optional modules, serves as a complete connected hub for clinical data and operational needs, enabling sponsors to tailor their solutions based on evolving study requirements.

    SDEE members, stop by the SDEE table first, make a name-tag, and then exchange your business card with Axiom for one free pizza ticket from Angry Pete's Pizza and one free drink ticket. (You must be an SDEE member to receive the free tickets.) Not a member yet? Just ask SDEE about the benefits of joining and/or ask members at the event about the benefits they've received from joining. Our members are happy to spread the word! 

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

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 05:00 PM

    Year End Social

    Sponsored by:

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    Come mingle and jingle with us at the best party in town in a brand-new UTC location!

    We're serving craft beer, wine, and delicious eats to celebrate the holidays. We will continue our tradition of the 7th Annual Opportunity Drawing!  Tickets for the drawing will be available at the door - cash, credit card, and debit cards are accepted. Tickets start at 5 for $5. Ticket drop closes at 7:15pm and the drawing will be held at 7:30pm. You must be present to win, no exceptions.

    Donors whose gift has a value of $100 or more will receive a special mention on the website posting, email blast, and on social media.

    If you would like to embrace the holiday spirit and to donate a drawing item, please contact Danielle Hayes  

    This exclusive event is free for our members, sponsors and speakers, but you do need to RSVP below to reserve your space. Guests are welcome to attend for $35, purchase guest tickets here. Non-members will be charged at the door. 

    This year we are having our annual membership drive now through December 10th. New members and renewals will receive a 10% discount. Join now or renew here!

    Benefits of becoming a member include:

    • FREE entry into large SDEE educational and social events
    • FREE application to Angel and VC Investor Days for business members
    • 10% discount at New English Brewing Co. during monthly happy hour
    • Exhibit, sponsorship and promotion opportunities for business members
    • Access to discounted supplies and services from SDEE sponsors
    • Access to entrepreneur workshop and mentoring programs

  • Tuesday, January 07, 2020 at 05:00 PM


  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 06:00 PM through February 07, 2020

    North American Protein Degradation Conference

    North American Protein Degradation Conference

    Plus Pre-conference deep dive into ‘Drugging the Proteasome’

    February 4-6, 2020

    San Diego, USA

    “The entire bandwidth of the protein degradation field was covered with excellent, carefully prepared presentations” -  Peter von Matt, Novartis

    With Arvinas’ PROTAC therapy entering phase 1 clinical trials, Kymeras’ IRAK4 degrader racing through pre-clinical, and Bristol-Myers Squibb approaching complete acquisition of Celgene, it has never been a more exciting time to be working in the field of targeted protein degradation.

    Following the global response to the inaugural European Congress earlier this year, the North American Protein Degradation Congress will bring together pharma, biotech, and academic researchers to expand upon one of the hottest drug discovery platforms within the pharmaceutical industry. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn from experts and key thought leaders within the protein degradation space, allowing ideas to be exchanged, partnerships to be built, and difficulties to be addressed in expanding the space of protein degraders beyond our current knowledge.

    At the congress, you can expect to hear the following:

    • The latest pre-clinical and clinical data in PROTAC therapy and molecular glues
    • Emerging strategies outside of PROTACs and molecular glues to induce TPD
    • Assessing rates of protein synthesis, degradation, and quantifying protein homeostatic in vivo
    • Insights into protein degrader PK/PD from mechanistic modelling

    To register:

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 05:00 PM


  • Monday, March 02, 2020 at 12:00 PM through March 05, 2020
    Loews Coronado Resort

    Festival of Biologics USA, March 2 - 4, 2020

    The Festival of Biologics brings together senior biologics professionals to showcase their research, collaborate on challenges, forge new connections and ultimately advance the industry to improve patient health.

    It is the meeting place for the life science community to bridge the gap between academia and industry. With three events in one, the Festival of Biologics encourages conversation across the entire industry so you can inspire change, champion innovation, and address complex challenges.

    Purchase tickets here:

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  • Tuesday, April 07, 2020 at 05:00 PM


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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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