Learn more about the startups that will be presenting at the event!


A patch-based vital sign sensing technology that disrupts the status quo of healthcare.
Industry: Healthcare
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California Pacific Mgmt

Property management software. All you need to run a commercial property management portfolio of any size.
Industry: Real Estate Management
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Business intelligence for sustainable impact. Human and environmental development that is both transparent and collaborative.
Industry: Business Intelligence
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Cheerity is the first and only mobile platform that connects people, causes and brands in real-time, through the most personal of all channels: social media.
Industry: Media
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Subscription base online platform for revenue driven music sharing.
Industry: Music Social Media
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Teddy Needs a Bath

Patented technology to launder stuffed animals using standard washing machines. Appeared on TV’s Shark Tank and received a seed investment from Mark Cuban!
Industry: Home Services
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Smart agent assisting in filling out legal forms, focusing on immigration and family law practices.
Industry: Legal Assistance
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Drive Vector

AI development team ready for difficult challenges. Self-driving car at the event!
Industry: Automotive
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It's Borrowed

Like Airbnb(c) for stuff. Make extra cash renting out items you own like tools, camping gear, clothing and strollers. Currently in App Stores.
Industry: Sharing Economy
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Your friend with a truck.
Industry: Service
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Web based platform that seeks to enable all doctors to treat and cure obesity and diabetes.
Industry: Healthcare
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Process and procedures

Pitches cannot exceed 5 minutes and will be followed by up to 3 minutes of questioning. If you have any questions, please contact Ben Errez.

We have the fire going. We are looking for good people.

We have a good idea. We need cash to light our fire.

We are looking for both people and capital.

Our idea is deployed. We have the right team. We are looking for strategic partnerships.


Sponsor Speaker

Joe Mallon (Knobbe Martens) - Joe Mallon has been helping client obtain patents for over 20 years.  For the past 11 years he has been a partner at Knobbe Martens, where his practice has focused on intellectual property due diligence, Patent Office appeals, preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and counseling on patent strategy, patent infringement and licensing issues. He represents clients in a wide range of technologies, including chemicals, polymers, pharmaceuticals, materials science, clean energy, adhesives, coatings, composite materials, medical devices, semiconductor fabrication, and microelectromechanical system (MEMS) fabrication. Joe was recognized as one of "The World's Leading Patent Professionals" in the Intellectual Asset Management "IAM Patent 1000" publication in 2015 and 2016. He was also named a “Life Science Star” from 2013 to 2016 by LMG Life Sciences in recognition of the strength of his patent prosecution, strategy and portfolio management practice.  Joe is the Chair of the firm’s Chemical and Pharmaceutical Practice Group.


Mark R. Bernier - Mark has over 23 years’ experience investing in and managing early-stage businesses, distressed situations and the emerging markets. He has started businesses that employed more than 10,000 employees in 8 countries and acquired over $30 billion in assets. Previous experiences working for Charles Schwab, Prudential Securities, West Capital Financial Services, Thornton Financial Services and Thornton Americas Holdings (U.S.). Check out Mark's work here.

Program: The True Risks of Angel Investing - Early stage investing is an inherently risky way to invest. The list of high level risks is long and includes financing risk, technical risk, and market risk. As angel investors, you need to be aware of the key risks you are taking with your investment. 
By understanding the risks, you have a way to monitor the progress of the company and provide human capital assistance in areas that will matter for the long-term success of the company.


Venture Money

VentureMoney Management Co. is a San Diego based asset management firm that focuses on early stage venture capital, private equity and distressed opportunities around the world.  VentureMoney’s principals have invested over $30 Billion in 45 countries over the last ten years.  The Company is launching an innovation district located in San Diego to support its investing activities.

Knobbe Martens


Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens has over 300 lawyers and scientists nationwide and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property law, including litigation. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. The firm is headquartered in Orange County, California, with offices in San Diego, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the firm can be found at

Point Loma Nazarene University 

Point Loma Nazarene University is a Christian liberal arts college. Its main campus is located on the Point Loma oceanfront in San Diego, California, United States. It was founded in 1902 as a Bible college by the Church of the Nazarene.