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Start and scale your business along the 78 Corridor. Home to 1 in 5 tech companies in the San Diego region, the 78 Corridor contains a rich ecosystem of startup resources. From free counseling and business plan writing support at the North County SBDC to finding coworking space at Incubate Ventures, Common Grounds or Make and funding opportunities through regionally recognized organizations like Tech Coast Angels and SDVG, find what you need to start and scale your business in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido.

To support the 78 Corridor ecosystem, Innovate78 started an initiative called Startup78. Startup78 is a consortium of community leaders working together to map the startup ecosystem, identify opportunities for collaboration and help startup companies scale to create positive, lasting, economic impact. If you are a startup resource provider or investor interested in supporting the 78 Corridor startup ecosystem, please send an email to with the subject line "Startup78."


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Startup Resource Map

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Upcoming Events for Startups

April 27 5:30pm: Startup78 gathering at Open Source Maker Labs. Join us for food, Wavelength Brewery beer, and a look at North County's premier maker lab where top agencies like the U.S. Navy and NASA work with students at UC San Diego and CSU San Marcos to do crazy things like create rockets and experiment with blockchain technology.

June 25-29: San Diego Startup Week. Buy your tickets here for San Diego's premier annual startup event. Learn practical knowledge from the experts and network with angel investors, top talent and fellow entrepreneurs. 


78 Corridor Startup Resource Map



78 Corridor Startup Resource List

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Bio, Tech and Beyond

North San Diego's life sciences incubator.


California Community Colleges

Navigate local education programs to bolster your skills or recruit talent.


City of Carlsbad

Home to the most startups along the 78 Corridor.


City of Escondido

Location of the first San Diego region company to go public in 2018, One Stop Systems.


City of Oceanside

Robust small business community and a cluster of biotech manufacturers.


City of San Marcos

The education hub of the 78 Corridor and home to several EV related companies.


City of Vista

Location of the only maker space in North County, Open Source Maker Labs (OSML).


Common Grounds

Coworking space in Carlsbad, planning expansions throughout the US.



Biotech accelerator and incubator located in UTC area, serving startups throughout the San Diego region.



Coworking space located in Carlsbad, created by real estate company Cruzan.



Education and startup support through Sam Clarke, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship.



Drone patent attorney.


Incubate Ventures

Incubator, coworking space, and venture capital community.


Lab Trader

Scientific equipment supplier.


LIFT Development Enterprises

Small business/ startup accelerator offering courses to help businesses grow above $100k.


Mooring Ventures

Boutique investment firm dedicated to accelerating success for early-stage companies.


Open Source Maker Labs (OSML)

Maker space where you can utilize great equipment to rapid prototype.


Pacifica Companies

Real estate company open to letting startups use their vacant space for incubation.


Palomar College

Community college offering certificates and courses.


San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE)

A nonprofit run by entrepreneurs created to support entrepreneurs and pre-entrepreneurs interested in Life Sciences, Biotech, Pharma, Medical Devices, Tech and Alternative Energy.


San Diego Regional EDC

Managing Innovate78, delivering research and economic development resources for the San Diego region.


San Diego Startup Week

Largest annual startup community event in the San Diego region.


SBDC North County

Providing free counseling, business plan support, and funding opportunities.



Providing free counseling, business plan support, and funding opportunities.



Partnering with National University to host an accelerator program.



Elevating the San Diego innovation economy with presentations, events and investor networking.


Silvergate Bank

A local bank that can help startup companies grow.



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