August 31, 2021
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It appears it’s incubator application season! Whether you have an idea or full blown team, there’s an incubator or accelerator for you worth looking at applying to in San Diego. Check out this list and hear a breakdown of each one in last week’s SD Weekly Tech News Podcast with Jonah Peake and myself. Join us Friday’s at 12:30pm PST on Clubhouse for our live take of recent SD tech news.

San Diego Incubator and Accelerator deadlines coming up:

  • Final Admissions deadline is September 19, 2021.
  • San Diego Virtual 2021.
  • Focus: pre-seed startup accelerator.
  • Rolling
  • Focus: DeepTech (MedTech, FinTech, AI/ML, IoT, Hardware)
  • Application deadline is September 30, 2021.
  • Focus: SaaS
  • Looking for mentors.
  • Focus: StartBlue, the new accelerator from UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Rady School of Management
  • Please complete this form by Friday, September 10, 2021 for consideration.
  • Application deadline is October 6, 2021.
  • Program starts January 2022.
  • Join the Techstars Anywhere three-month virtual accelerator to gain funding, mentorship, and access to the Techstars network for life.
  • Application deadline for Cohort 2 is September 24, 2021.
  • Focus: Have applied to an accelerator or incubator, but have not been accepted. Have been working on an idea, but cant figure out steps next. Launched and still not getting the traction you need to scale. 
  • We are offering a discounted early bird rate for our tuition until August 31.
  • Entrepreneurs who embrace stakeholder capitalism and use their business as a force for good.
  • Kick off begins September 9
  • Each week for 14 weeks, entrepreneurs gather to explore startup topics.
  • Applications to SDAC are due December 15, 2021.
  • Early Spring 2022 competition includes equity investment from SDAC.


And the Top Five Tech News Stories of the week to watch:

  • The ComicCon Museum is opening this November in Balboa Park
  • Irish biotech, Mainstay Medical, is planting its first US HQ in Little Italy
  • Amazon has created 4,000 jobs in San Diego 
  • Moore Venture Partners, venture investment firm, is launching Fund IV
  • PNC Group makes a $20B commitment to environmental finance

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September 1

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due September 5.

Kickoff begins September 8

Accelerator, due September 10.

Greater Than Tech
September 11

Women's Business Center
September 13

Stella Labs
September 17-18

San Diego 2021, due September 19.
Shield AI, defense technology, $210M Series D with Disruptive Technology Advisers

ADARx Pharmaceuticals, messenger RNA base-editing, $75M Private Equity

Sydnexis, clinical stage biopharmaceutical, $45M Series B with Longitude Capital and Medicxi Ventures

Aquacycl, wastewater treatment biotechnology, $10.1M with For Good Ventures and The Roddenberry Foundation

Onramp Invest, cryptoasset integration platform solution provider, $6M Seed with Gemini Funds and Ritholtz Wealth Management

ContaktWorld, contact-tracing platform, $1.3M Seed
Ra Medical - Dermatology by
Strata Skin Sciences

Carwave by KAR Global for $450M

NewRocket by Highmetric
HazardHub by Guidewire Software

MicroConstants by BioAgilytix Labs

Avalon Ventures invests in Jnana

Correlation Ventures invests in Bravely

Impact Investors invests in CapShift

Moodoos Investments invests in Pumpspotting

Lanyon Advisory Services invests in Ferret
Qualcomm Ventures invests in High Definition Vehicle Insurance

Qualcomm Ventures invests in Nuvemshop

Sweetwater Capital Partners invests in Apeel Sciences

The Mortgage Collaborative invests in Home Lending Pal
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