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Upcoming Events:


August 12th - SUMMER Mixer

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Location: Mintz Levin, Carmel Valley

PNP SD - February 11th Mixer 

Location: Mintz Levin, Carmel Valley

PNP Open House - February 25th

Location: Bay Area

Who are we?

We are Entrepreneurs, Professionals and Founders. 


What we do?

Our goal is to evolve the entrepreneurial approach by making Collaboration, Innovation and Trust Building the primary activities for business creation.

How we do it?

By providing: One on One sessions, Connecting Entrepreneurs to the SC Network and Offering Educational Programming


One on One Advisory Sessions

Monthly and Weekly Events


Operations Program (Supplier Selection, Logistics & Manufacturing)

Acceleration Programs

- San Diego Plug and Play Tech Center: Startup Camp

- StartupCircle Program: StartupCircle Acceleration Program flyer 



Is Entrepreneurship for you?

StartupCircle presents: Michael Librizzi introducing ecoATM

Startup Circle Presents: Bernhard Schroeder 

Trust is the Key to Building your Company or Career

Startup Circle Presents: Robert Lynch 
Being an entrepreneur, "The real Truth about Success and Failure"

StartupCircle Presents: City of San Diego Clean Tech Manager

Recent Events:

Tuesday, December 10th
Entrepreneurship, Music and Technology
Mintz Levin

Tuesday, November 19th
PNP Camp Companies
Mintz Levin

Tuesday, August 13th
Health Care Entrepreneurs
Mintz Levin

Tuesday, July 9th
Civic Innovation and Citizen Science
Mintz Levin

Tuesday, June 11th
StartupCircle Mixer
Mintz Levin

Thursday, May 9th
San Diego Plug and Play Camp Selection

Thursday, May 2nd
StartupCircle Mixer
Mintz Levin

Monday, April 15th
Connecting Entrepreneurs with Students
SDSU Alumni Center

Monday, February 25th
Yossi Vardi - Godfatehr of Israeli High Tech
Thursday, January 24th
Silicon Valley VC's

StartupCircle is an Entrepreneur community focused on making giving and trust building the cornerstone values for business creation.  StartupCircle is a 5000+ Entrepreneur organization dedicated to bringing together Innovators, Resources and Investors under a System of Trust.

StartupCircle is on a mission to make Dolphin Entrepreneurship a vital economic activity for communities across the world.

The first objective is to evolve the San Diego / Baja California region into a Sustainable Entrepreneurial hub as Silicon Valley has become for technology companies.

CLICK HERE to join our email list and receive bi-weekly updates and inivitations

Our Way

• True collaboration unlocks innovation
• A culture of giving back, as a for profit community
• Research-based solutions and approaches: Innovation and Trust Architectures (Paul Lawrence (Harvard) - Robert Porter Lynch (Alliance Professionals) - Our own studies)

Focus: Evolve the Entrepreneurial Approach

Philosophy: Collaboration, Innovation, Contribution and Trust Building

We are honored to have been selected by the San Diego Union Tribune as two of eight "People to Watch in 2014."  

As the article described: "Since its inception in 2007, StartupCircle has established itself as one of San Diego's most effective organizations working with entrepreneurs..." 

Click here to see the article on the UT San Diego website.

Or an article PDF below: 


  1. "Summer Mixer"

    The summer is coming to an end and it's time to check in and prep for a great Fall season!  

    Join us and regional entrepreneurs for an evening of networking with food and craft beer. 

    When: Tuesday, Aug. 12th 6-8pm
    Where: Mintz Levin Carmel Valley 
    3580 Carmel Mountain Road - Suite 300


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  2. Previous Event
    1. "Entrepreneurship, Music and Technology"
      December 10th at Mintz Levin
      3580 Carmel Mountain Road - Suite 300

      Join us Tuesday, December 10th to meet Alan Cole - COO of TakeLesson.com

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      The team at TakeLessons has been connecting students with teachers since 2006. We know everyone learns differently, so our marketplace has brought together a diverse community of teachers from different backgrounds and with different teaching styles.

      In addition we will receive an update from the companies participating in the PNP program. (Rock My World, Tip Networ, e-Financials, SanTech and Viooz)

      Catch up on our Plug and Play startups' progress and join the discussion regarding entrepreneurship in the region.  


      5:30 to 6:00 pm Registration and Networking

      6:15 to 6:40 pm PNP New Set of Companies

      6:50 to 7:30 pm Alan Cole - COO - Present TakeLessons

        8:00 to 8:30 pm  Networking

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    2. August 13th at Mintz Levin - 5:30 pm
      3580 Carmel Mountain Road - Suite 300

      Join us Tuesday, August 13th to meet Alberto Osio - Founder (Yolia), Patrick Merel - Founder (Portable Genomics) and Brian Noland - Founder (Anywhere Science)
      We look forward to hearing from these exciting companies.
      We will also be discussing the latest activity around investment and updates on coming events. 

      Catch up on our Plug and Play startups' progress in 
      Sunnyvale and join the discussion regarding entrepreneurship in the region.   

      Robert will share his work with a new incubator in Temecula and with new VC firms 
      coming to town, and Gaby will describe her recent visit to Incubators in Spain.
      Thanks to our sponsors Mintz Levin!

      Registration / Networking - 5:30 to 6:30 pm


      Panel presentations and Q&A - 6:30 to 7:30 pm


      Evening Networking - 7:30 to 8:00 pm

    3. July 9th at Mintz Levin - 5:30 pm  

      3580 Carmel Mountain Road - Suite 300

      Join us Tuesday, July 9th to meet Joseph Jackson and Kevin Lustig, founders of Bio, Tech and Beyond:  

      The World's Largest Community Lab, in an innovative partnership with the City of Carlsbad.  Kevin is also CEO of Assay Depot. 

      Catch up on our Plug and Play startups' progress in Sunnyvale (see photos below) and join the discussion regarding Civic Innovation throughout San Diego County.  Robert will share his work with a new incubator in Temecula and with new VC firms coming to town, and Gaby will describe her recent visit to theZappos "Downtown Project" in Las Vegas where they are creating a "Startup City" that is serving as a model for other entrepreneur eco systems!

      Thanks to our sponsors Mintz Levin and Cumming Corp!

      Registration / Networking - 5:30 to 6:30 pm

      Panel presentations and Q&A - 6:30 to 7:30 pm

      Evening Networking - 7:30 to 8:00 pm



    4. Plug and Play Teams With StartupCircle to Fund San Diego Startups!

      PNP Startup Camp Selections: May 9th

      The Plug & Play San Diego judging date is set for May 9th as 18 startups will be pitching to a star panel of judges!

      This event will have a limited guest list.  If you are a member of StartupCircle and would like to attend, please reply asap and let us know.

      Our efforts to bring Plug & Play to San Diego were mentioned in a recent Union Tribune article, along with other developments in the San Diego startup scene.  

      Click the link below to see the piece:


      There is no limit to the number of startups that will be selected on May 9th to receive $25,000 on the spot and the opportunity to spend three months in Silicon Valley.  The immediate funding provides a quick boost. But more importantly, selected startups will participate in a structured StartupCamp that begins with weekly sessions here in San Diego and then in Sunnyvale, culminating in the main event: the final EXPO / Demo Day in September to pitch to over 100 VCs and go after the real funding.

      Plug & Play companies have received over one billion dollars in funding since 2006. In 2012 alone, P&P facilitated $500 million of value for startups via M&A exits and initial funding.

      Let's give a shout out of Good Luck to all of the startups who are pitching!  

      The Judges: Saeed Amidi, Founder and CEO of Plug and Play Tech Center; Alireza Masrour, VP of Technology Investment at Plug and Play Tech Center; Liz Gasser, Vice President Business Operations of Qualcomm; Lada Rasochova Director of Entrepreneurship at the UCSD Rady School of Management; Alex Roudi Chairman of Interwest Capital; Robert Reyes, Founder of StartupCircle; Bill Walton, Chairman of Connect SD Sport Innovators; Duane Roth, CEO of Connect; Leo Spiegel, Managing Partner of Mission Ventures; Greg Lucier, Chairman of Life Technologies; and Rory Moore, CEO of CommNexus!

      Read about the program in Xconomy:
      "Initiative Opens Plug and Play Startup Camp and $25k to SD Startups" 12/13/12



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