We are excited to announce our first Business Mixer since 2020! It's the perfect opportunity to network with other professionals in the San Diego area. We will also have an inspiring speaker at the mixer, Neal Bloom who will talk about the Growth of the San Diego Tech/Innovation Ecosystem. Join entrepreneur, community builder and investor Neal Bloom as he guides us through trends in the San Diego startup community including 2021's record year for funding, acquisitions, and IPOs. He'll also talk about what to expect from San Diego in the years to come.
Theme: The Growth of the San Diego Tech/Innovation Ecosystem.
Where: Downtown Works, 550 W B St 4th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101
When: May 19th, 6pm
The cost for attending:
- $20 for SACC SD members,
- $30 for non-members, and you get a 1 year membership with SACC San Diego.
The ticket include:
* Opportunity to network
* Listen to an amazing speaker
* An attendee directory provided after the event
You can either pay now through the links provided above, or at the door prior to the event.
Sign up here for the event below!
Speaker for the evening: Neal Bloom
Neal Bloom is the CEO of Rising Tide Partners and Managing Partner at Interlock Capital
Through his grassroots effort in multiple organizations, Mr. Bloom has helped build an tech community that helps entrepreneurs and companies grow and succeed in San Diego. He chaired local nonprofit Startup San Diego and has helped grow San Diego Startup Week, which has helped inspire thousands of local San Diegans to take the leap in becoming an entrepreneur. He is an investor, serves as a mentor to countless entrepreneurs, and is actively engaged in growing and promoting San Diego's thriving tech ecosystem.
Mr. Bloom previously co-founded San Diego software company Portfolium (acquired in 2019) to help new college grads promote themselves, launched Hired.com in San Diego to attract tech talent to the region, created a venture capital podcast (Tacos & Tech), and a newsletter and tech blog (Fresh Brewed Tech) to continue to bring venture capital and businesses to San Diego, elevating the community as a top 10 tech and startup hub.
From his success in helping to build the San Diego tech ecosystem, Mr. Bloom has also been helping other startup communities around the world adopt aspects of the ecosystem “playbook,” the elements of how to grow a startup community via capital, talent, mentorship, and more. His latest investment firm, Interlock Capital, brings hundreds of operators together to source, do diligence, and invest as a group utilizing domain expertise. The firm invests allows angel inventors to invest directly into individual companies and invest through a new dedicated fund.
Fun fact: Previously an aerospace engineer, Mr. Bloom helped launch more than 80 astronauts during the Space Shuttle program