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San Diego, California

San Diego’s robust real estate market attracts real estate tech startups looking to disrupt or capitalize on its high amount of mortgage transactions. Compared to the Bay Area, San Diego is also less expensive and more family friendly. With many universities and less of an entertainment industry, it tends to have a more academic feel than Los Angeles. It is also known for its beauty weather where the average day, no matter what time of year, is about 75 degrees and sunny. It’s attractive to the startup industry because of its high concentration of academic institutions, affordability, weather, and the more laid-back tendencies compared to places like Silicon Valley.

Government & NGO ServicesGrants / FundingSan Diego Economic Development Funding Programs
ProgramStartup San Diego
Chamber / City OrganizationsNorth San Diego Business Chamber
San Diego Chamber of Commerce
San Diego Regional East County Chamber of Commerce
Co-Working SpacesAnsir Center
Desk Hub
Hera Hub
Moniker Commons
Nest CoWork
Regus Coworking San Diego
The Vine
Union Cowork
WeWork San Diego
EventsDowntown San Diego Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Academy: Disruptive Thinkers
San Diego Entrepreneur and Investor Network
San Diego Entrepreneur Center & Startup Society
San Diego Inventors Forum
San Diego Social Entrepreneurs Meetup
San Diego Startup Week
San Diego Tech Events Calendar
San Diego Venture Summit
Startup Grind San Diego
The San Diego Business Networking Group
The Silent Intelligence San Diego Meetup
UniversitiesTop UniversitiesSan Diego City College
San Diego State University
University of California at San Diego
University of San Diego
Startup ProgramsSDSU Research Foundation
UCSD mystartupXX
UCSD The Basement
UCSD Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad (SDSU)
Lavin Entrepreneurship Program at SDSU
Accelerator / IncubatorsBioTech and Beyond Life Sciences Incubator
JLABS San Diego
Startup Leadership Program
Canopy San Diego
ScaleMatrix Life Science & Technology Launch Center
Innovation HubsCONNECT Springboard Program
Startup San Diego
ExoNexus La Jolla
Startup Service ProvidersPlug and Play San Diego
News OrganizationsSan Diego Business Journal
Startup San Diego Blog
The San Diego Union-Tribune Tech Section
Xcomony- San Diego
FundingVenture CapitalAnalytics Ventures
Avalon Ventures
Correlation Ventures
Domain Associates
Moore Venture Partners
Qualcomm Ventures
San Diego Venture Group
Shepherd Ventures
Angel InvestmentBand of Angels
Pasadena Angels
Tech Coast Angels
Convention & Vistors BureauConvention Center
San Diego Visitors Centers
Largest EmployersCity of San Diego
County of San Diego
Kaiser Foundation Hospital
Qualcomm Inc.
San Diego State University
San Diego Unified School District
Scripps Health
Sharp Health Care
University of California San Diego
US Navy, San Diego



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