Entrepreneur Day Schedule
- September 27, 2013
- 6:00 pm - 9:30 pmTicketed Friday Evening Event- Business Networking Friday Night with Food & Beverages, along with our Title Sponsors, Guest Panelist/Speakers and our 2013 E-wards! Ticketing information, Guest Panelist/Speakers, Interactive Events, Mobile Apps, E-wards nominations, Exhibitors and more to be announced soon. Join our eNewsletter to receive updated information.
- September 28, 2013
- 11:00 am - 4:00 pmEntrepreneur Day 2013- Exhibitors, Pop-Up Offices, Consultants, Startup Demonstrations, Product Sampling, Raffles, Give-aways, Fashion Style Art Show & Lounge, Guest Speakers/Presenters, Main Stage Elevator Pitch Contest for Cash and Prizes, Mobile Apps, and more Interactive Events. Ticketing information, Guest Panelist/Speakers, Interactive Events, Mobile Apps, E-wards nominations, Exhibitors and more to be announced soon. Join our eNewsletter to receive updated information.
- September 27, 2013
“The Evolution of a Startup begins with the Entrepreneur™.”
2012 was our inaugural year following a dream based on a wishful concept, we pulled it off! Our event was profitable (As a for profit company, we did not lose money our first year) and we gave away a few thousands of dollars in gift cards, computer products, services, other products, and cash in the valued-amount well over $25,000. We did what we could to help out in the advancement of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth. Each year we want to double our contribution, and make our event an internationally attended event, “The Comicon For Entrepreneurs”.
Here’s an example of a check to the East Village Association, and we gave a donation to www.Accion.com as well. Accion provide micro financing to small businesses and entrepreneurial startups.
We are a small team. Just like Startup Entrepreneurs, we are the underdogs. It’s David meets Goliath, as we are not a city, state or government subsidized organization provided with thousands or millions of dollars of funding or backing by a foundation. We had no seed capital to start with. We possessed a lot of passion, ingenuity and sweat equity. We pursued our goal by participating in a lot planning meetings and meetings with potential sponsors, potential exhibitors, seeking out media partners and suppliers, and presenting our idea to city officials, etc. We are investing a lot of effort and expense to produce San Diego Entrepreneur Day, with the vision of making it an annual event. Look at what we have accomplished so far. Imagine what we can do, if this was our full time endeavor, which is one of our ambitions.
The goal and formula is to proactively help launch/ignite at least 500 Entrepreneurial Concepts/Small Businesses who would employ up to 5 people or utilize contractors/vendors. 500 startups X 5 would equal 2,500 new jobs/work in ALL VERTICAL MARKETS!
San Diego Entrepreneur Day was created around the concept of corporate giving and social responsibility in order to benefit entrepreneurs and small businesses. San Diego Entrepreneur Day itself is an estimated $75,000+ valued cost to market and produce entrepreneurial endeavor, with hundreds of combined total man hours involved prior, during and expected after the event.
In 2011, it started as a concept/idea (almost on a paper napkin), then drafted into a two-page executive summary with continuous changes and improvements along the way as we started to execute the vision. We elevator pitched our worn-out two-page executive summary to potential sponsors and supporters, the same way you would pitch a concept to investors. As a result, we produced a very successful, inaugural San Diego Entrepreneur Day 2012. Now, we are producing 2013 and on-going as “the Comicon for Entrepreneurs”.
The Robin Hood Fund’s goal is to gather the interest from companies and individuals who can support various entrepreneurial communities. Through other events, programs and contests, and the resulting proceeds, the “Robin Hood Fund” will invest and/or award monies to support a variety of entrepreneurial startups.
Today, more and more, jobs are created through startups and many small businesses instead of few large businesses. It’s no longer 10 companies hiring 100+ people at a high rate, it’s more like 100 companies with up to 10 people, the small business population growing at a faster rate.
We hope that on-going Annual San Diego Entrepreneur Day related events, our 501(c)3 Partners and the Robin Hood Fund can be the source of success for many new Entrepreneurs and business concepts, now and in the future.
Real Entrepreneurs are “change agents”. Entrepreneurs take the huge RISK to make or invent their own businesses/companies and success stories.
Real Entrepreneurs roll up their sleeves, invent, start businesses and do the work. They are inspired by the idea of changing the world, and changing the way people act and way they think, beyond the “status quo”. We don’t settle for mediocrity. And, we surround ourselves with people who are smarter than us.
“YOU have the potential to achieve the objectives/goals you had not even thought of, when you have the right kind of people around you, especially, if you allow them to be smarter than YOU”. – rh
Ray Hivoral (“I am a San Diego Entrepreneur”™)
Founder & Executive Producer
San Diego Entrepreneur Day™ and the San Diego Entrepreneur Center™
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