Let’s hear it for the winners

We Get to YES!


Congratulations to Advocat for winning the third San Diego Angel Conference and securing a $275,000+ investment. That’s not all though, the fund is making an even bigger wave by investing another ~$400,000+ into our runner-ups: ChargeNet, Digital Proteomics, Fluid Power AI and Verity!

Support the Conference


The Brink SBDC is proud to organize the San Diego Angel Conference each year. The 2021 Conference won’t be possible without our community though. As we aim to grow and offer more opportunities, we need your help. Consider making a donation and support our mission to improve deal flow right here in San Diego.

About the san diego angel conference

Bringing Entrepreneurs and Investors Together

Angels used to say there weren’t enough good deals in San Diego. Entrepreneurs would say there aren’t enough investors writing checks. The SDAC fund will select at least one startup to receive anywhere from $200,000 to $1 million in funding. In the past, additional startups have also received funding. It’s all part of our commitment to training, growth, and funding in our community.

*Amount of investment depends on the number of units sold.

San Diego Angel conference winner


Developing startups and helping them fundraise

The San Diego Angel Conference is operated by the Brink SBDC, the #1 Accelerator in San Diego as ranked by the SDBJ. It provides entreprenuers with free training to help prepare for the fundraising process.



Building a bridge between investor and entrepreneur

We believe that a rising tide lifts all boats. That’s why the process aims to forge connections in our region and boost the entire ecosystem by improving deal flow right here in San Diego.


Angel Investors

Training investors and providing a portfolio

We bring together first-time and experienced angel investors to invest in a group. The conference provides a hands-on look into the process and allows individuals to start building a portfolio of startup investments.


Our Title Sponsors

Accepting applications for SDAC IV. Contact Mysty Rusk to learn more.


Eleven companies secured over 3 million dollars worth of investments in connection with the event.

Companies Applied

From Biotech to Software and everything in between, investors have a large selection of companies to evaluate.

Participating investors

SDAC investors go on to become involved in sister organizations like Tech Coast Angels to further benefit the ecosystem.


Armed with knowledge and feedback from the SDAC process, participating companies have gone on to raise over $53 million.

The Entrepreneur Track

The San Diego Angel Conference offers free trainings for entrepreneurs to help them prepare their application

Pitch Deconstruction

The signature SDAC event provides the opportunity to practice your pitch and gain feedback from ecosystem experts.

Everything Deck Related

Learn how to build a clean deck that catches attention and provides potential investors the info they need.

Market Research & GTM

Strategy is everything. We’ll cover how to craft an effective GTM strategy and how to tell a compelling story using market research.

Valuation, Cap Tables, Etc

Ask experts your lingering questions on everything regarding valuation and understand what angel investors are looking for.

Due Diligence Preparation

Understand the fundamentals of preparing documentation for due diligence and what to expect from the process.

Mixers with Investors

Throughout the workshop series, entrepreneurs have the opportunity to network with investors and build rapport.

Become an angel investor through sdac

Start investing with a new group of friends

It’s easier to become an angel investor than you may think. Join our community of both first-time and experienced angel investors to make new connections, learn the process, and gain access to companies in the region.

Fund managers

San Diego Angel Conference

Bringing Entrepreneurs and Investors together right here in San Diego.


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