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Startup78 is an initiative of Innovate78 and San Diego Regional EDC to unite and amplify the resources available to entrepreneurs along the 78 Corridor with the goal of helping startups scale to become long-term, viable businesses that support our economy.

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“North County is cranking. San Diego is cranking. Follow the money. VCs are coming in waves, and funding entrepreneurs. Startups are proliferating. Talent is moving here from Silicon Valley, as well as other tech regions. And why wouldn’t they – there’s an amazing tech community, a global-leading life sciences and genomics center, world-class universities … and oh yeah … coastline, sun, and Mexico.”

Ashok Kamal

ASHOK KAMAL

Executive Director,
Tech Coast Angels San Diego

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Startup Resource List

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Bio, Tech and Beyond

North San Diego’s life sciences incubator.

Bio, Tech and Beyond

California Community Colleges

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

California Community Colleges

City of Carlsbad

Home to the most startups along the 78 Corridor.

City of Carlsbad

City of Escondido

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

City of Escondido

City of Oceanside

Robust small business community and a cluster of biotech manufacturers.

City of Oceanside

City of San Marcos

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

City of San Marcos

City of Vista

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

City of Vista

Common Grounds

Coworking space in Carlsbad, planning expansions throughout the US.

Common Grounds

CONNECT

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

CONNECT

CSUSM

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

CSUSM

Hanscom

Drone patent attorney.

Hanscom

Incubate Ventures

Incubator, coworking space, and venture capital community.

Incubate Ventures

Lab Trader

Scientific equipment supplier.

Lab Trader

LIFT Development Enterprises

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

LIFT Development Enterprises

Make

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

Make

Mooring Ventures

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

Mooring Ventures

Open Source Maker Labs (OSML)

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

Open Source Maker Labs (OSML)

Pacifica Companies

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

Pacifica Companies

San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE)

A nonprofit run by entrepreneurs created to support entrepreneurs and pre-entrepreneurs.

San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE)

San Diego Startup Week

Largest annual startup community event in the San Diego region.

San Diego Startup Week

SBDC North County

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

SBDC North County

SBDC USD

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

SBDC USD

SDNEDC

Partnering with National University to host an accelerator program.

SDNEDC

SDVG

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

SDVG

Silvergate Bank

A local bank that can help startup companies grow.

Silvergate Bank