SDAC Events

Application Deadline is December 16, 2020

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View examples of pitches from the previous conferences here:

First Round (3-minute pitches) // Semifinalist (10-minute pitches) 

Sample 1-minute pitches



Events for Entrepreneurs

September 2020

9/09 Kickoff, Deck Development & Storytelling
Slide Presentation Downloads

9/16 Devising a Compelling Pitch by Starting With the Use of Funds
Brink Intro Slides
2020 R2V Brink Short Slides

9/23 Market Opportunity as the Foundation of the Business Model
Slide Presentation Download

9/30 Competition, What it Tells Investors About the Present and the Future
Slide Presentation Download

October 2020

10/07 Pitch Deconstruction*

10/14 Developing Strong and Realistic Financials
Slide Presentation Download

10/21 Valuation, Cap Tables, Term Sheets, and Other Legal and Financial Considerations
Slide Presentation Download

10/28 Pitch Deconstruction
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November 2020

11/04 Cultivating Relationships with Investors and Investor Forecasting
Slide Presentation Download

11/11 Presentation Skills, Deck Design, Public Relations
Download Slide Presentations and Graphic

11/18 Funding Alternatives to Angel Investing

December 2020

12/02 Pitch Deconstruction
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12/09 Being Prepared for Due Diligence

12/16 Celebration and Application Deadline

March 2021

3/20 San Diego Angel Conference III

Events for Investors

Investor Orientation

11/19/2020 Angel Academy

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Initial Application Review

1/6/2021 Investor Kickoff & Intro to Tools

1/13/2021 Application Discussions

1/14/2021 Application Discussions

1/20/2021 Quarterfinalist Selections


Quarter Finals

1/27/2021 3-Minute Pitches

1/28/2021 3-Minute Pitches

2/3/2021 Semi-finalist Selections, Request DD docs, & Choose Deal Leads


Semi Finals

2/10/2021 10-Minute Pitches & LaunchPad™

2/11/2021 10-Minute Pitches & LaunchPad™

2/17/2021 Finalist Selections


Finals & Due Diligence

2/23/2021 DD Kickoff (Questions and Process)

2/24/2021 DD Company Meetings

3/3/2021 DD

3/10/2021 DD

3/17/2021 DD Final Report Reviews


SDAC & Wrap

3/19/2021 VIP Reception

3/20/2021 Main Event – Winner(s) selected

3/31/2021 Investor Feedback, Final Counts, Celebration

*Pitch Deconstruction Disclaimer: After some consideration, we’ve decided not to publicly share the Pitch Deconconstruction recordings. Pitch Decon’s are sacred. Founders need a safe place to practice and learn. If you pitched at a recent Pitch Decon and you want to review the recording, send us an email at and we’ll get it to you.