The San Diego Angel Conference Series at Knauss School of Business, University of San Diego

The San Diego Angel Conference (SDAC) series has grown into one of the largest event-based angel investing programs in the U.S. by partnering with renowned educational institutions and innovation economy partners to activate accredited angel investors and identify promising early-stage companies. Existing SDAC partners include 30+ organizations in the startup ecosystem, including: UCSD, SDSU, Connect San Diego, NuFund and others.

SDAC provides guidance, education, resources, and investor introductions to startups, while helping angels tap into deal flow, learn more about venture investing, expand their networks, and develop a venture investment portfolio.

Partner with Founders, Investors, and the Innovation Ecosystem:

Engaged & Accredited Investor Contacts

Company Founders & San Diego Angel Conference Alumni

Reach of Community Subscribers & Ecosystem Partners

$41 M

Raised by San Diego Angel Conference Portfolio Companies

Wealth and Change Initiated Immeasurable

Who we serve:

Accredited Investors

Investors build an invaluable network of founders, peers, and ecosystem leaders. Angels learn about venture investing, good deal flow, and how to build connections with fellow investors, funds, founders. The Investor Track teaches due diligence, portfolio balancing, impact investing and more.


SDAC provides introductions to founders, accredited investors, innovation economy partners and USD leadership. With an audience of thousands and by tapping into the innovation economy network, SDAC provide sponsors with unprecedented access to the innovation ecosystem and  investors eager to  fund disruptive, world-changing ideas.

Early-Stage Companies

SDAC provides guidance, education, resources, and valuable connections for startups seeking seed funding. The 7-month program culminates into a final conference where up to $500,000* is invested in 2 – 5 startups that SDAC angel investors collectively believe have the ability to provide 10x returns.

*Actual amount invested depends on the total dollars raised. Historically, investors have exceeded both the estimated investment amount and number of companies funded

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SDAC Sponsor Benefits:

  • Meet and interact with ~500 startups enrolled in SDAC’s various meetings and events
  • Join SDAC angel investor meetings – meet and interact with ~100 accredited angel investors
  • Attend exclusive events and networking opportunities
  • Gain exposure to SDAC’s vast audience via emails, newsletter, social media and PR
  • Membership into USD’s President’s Club
  • Provide one-on-one mentoring to early-stage companies
  • Gain exclusive promotional benefits and VIP status at SDAC’s pitch competition
  • Support innovative ideas while helping to build community wealth and prosperity

And so much more!

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We are honored to support SDAC and its efforts to activate angel investors, mentor founders, and enable business growth through collaboration and education.

Adam J. (A.J.) Moyer

CEO, C3Bank

SDAC has built a reputation as one of the best ways for entrepreneurs and angel investors to receive coaching and connect, while also providing substantial investment for promising ventures. As a law firm focused on new ventures, our support of SDAC is an important part of our commitment to providing proactive advice, risk management, and value creation for startup and emerging growth companies and investors.

Brian Dirkmaat

Law Partner, Coeptus

Angel investing is imperative to the growth and evolution of innovation. Without it, we wouldn’t have pioneering companies like Uber, Airbnb, or Coinbase. SDAC supports innovation by finding potentially disruptive companies and connecting them with angel investors.

Mark Mian

CEO, V Teams


SDAC offers early-stage companies and developing angel investors critical access to coaching and training, as well as the opportunity to build relationships with each other. We are committed to supporting San Diego’s entrepreneurial community, and our involvement with SDAC is a key component of that work.

Sebastian E. Lucier

Member, Mintz

Past Sponsors