Networking

OIC organizes seminars, workshops, and conferences as part of its educational programming in entrepreneurship and innovation.

We also partner with other campus groups and community organizations to host events that provide an opportunity for networking with peers in the regional innovation ecosystem and learning from the experts in many aspects of technology and innovation.

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Groups & Organizations


CONNECT

Helping to create and scale innovation companies through access to resources that entrepreneurs and growing companies need most: people, capital, and technology.
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Entrepreneurs' Organization San Diego

A global peer network of more than 12,000 influential business owners with 167 chapters in 52 countries, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond since 1987.
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Founder Institute San Diego

Unlike the superficial startup education and encouragement that many other free programs promise, the Founder Institute delivers a proven structured program that will push you to make years of progress on your business in just a few months. And sessions are held at night so you can keep your day job.
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1 Million Cups

An event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in San Diego.

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Appy Hour

The first happy hour for app developers to gather, relax with a drink in hand, and discuss everything that goes on in the world of apps and app development.

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Athena Entrepreneurs Affinity Group

Athena is committed to fostering the professional development for women in STEM today and well into the future.

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Biocom

Well known for its collaborative spirit, BioCom plays an integral role in ensuring the life science ecosystem of San Diego has the support it needs to thrive, including infrastructure, networking, professional development, and business-friendly government regulations.

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Brighteyes

Provides students with access to mentorship, resources and opportunities beyond the college campus.

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California Life Sciences

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) is the state’s largest and most influential life sciences advocacy and business leadership organization. CLSA advances California’s world-leading life sciences innovation ecosystem by advocating for effective national, state and local public policies and supporting entrepreneurs and life sciences businesses.

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Cleantech San Diego

Helps entrepreneurs bring their energy innovations to market.

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Device Alliance

A resource for insight into key issues and opportunities within the SoCal med device industry.

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Economic Development Corporation (EDC) 

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation's (EDC) mission is to maximize the region’s economic prosperity and global competitiveness.

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Growth Hackers

Uniting your full company to achieve success, a Growth Hackers Project is a purpose-built growth collaboration platform.

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Girls in Tech 

Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global non-profit 501(C)(3), focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology.  GIT aims to accelerate the growth of innovative women entering into the high-tech industry and building startups.

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MIT Enterprise Forum San Diego

The MIT Enterprise Forum San Diego creates education and networking programs, building a community for business leaders, technologists, entrepreneurs, capital and service providers. The MIT Enterprise Forum is open to everyone in the San Diego business community. Alumni of MIT are welcome, but it’s not a requirement. The Forum is comprised of a group of tech-minded volunteers serving the San Diego business community.

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San Diego Biotechnology Network

Founded in September 2008, San Diego Biotechnology Network addresses the need for high quality, face to face biotech networking.

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San Diego Inventors Forum

Helps inventors to become entrepreneurs who create new companies and jobs here in San Diego.

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San Diego Small Business 

Dedicated to increasing the economic vitality of the community by helping small businesses.

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Startup Leadership Program 

A global training program network for leaders and innovators who want to become startup CEOs.

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Startup San Diego 

Fostering the innovation economy for founders, innovators, investors, mentors & students, Startup San Diego helps to build the thriving San Diego startup scene.

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Tech Coffee 

Since it started in 2010, the San Diego Tech Coffee Meetup has cultivated a weekly gathering place to hang out and chat with other entrepreneurs.

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Tech San Diego 

Fosters growth and acceleration through collaborations between industry, education, and government.

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TIE South Coast 

A nonprofit global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world.

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VR meetup 

By connecting and educating our community about VR/AR, VR meetup supports local businesses and schools working with VR and raises local awareness about the technology.

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Wireless Life Sciences Alliance 

WLSA organizes ecosystem networking events, roundtable meetings, policy briefings, and industry panels at relevant industry partner events.

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Women in Bioscience 

An organization committed to promoting careers, leadership and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences.

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Women in Technology Int’l 

WITI San Diego provides a forum for women to network with each other, forge connections, share resources and discover opportunities in the technology industry.

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