San Diego Entrepreneur Center Announces Inaugural San Diego Entrepreneur Day | Saturday, September 22nd

September 15, 2012

Entrepreneurs and small business owners are invited to support the first-ever San Diego Entrepreneur Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. on J St. between 6th and 10th Avenues in East Village, San Diego.  Organized by San Diego Entrepreneur Center, San Diego Entrepreneur Day 2012 will be honored and recognized by Mayor Jerry Sanders. The city of San Diego Small Business Ambassador, Lisa Gordon-Hosch, will present a proclamation on behalf of Mayor Sanders to declare Sept. 22, 2012 as “Entrepreneur Day” in the city of San Diego.

The event will recognize San Diego’s entrepreneurs and business owners, and create a network of resources to promote entrepreneurship, networking and business growth. San Diego Entrepreneur Day 2012 will be a breakthrough event and is the first of its kind to receive recognition at a local, state and federal level. With the support of the San Diego community, event producers will have the opportunity to plan programs throughout the year that will create a favorable atmosphere for San Diego-based startups.

“This event provides attendees the opportunity to explore different types of businesses and concepts evolving in San Diego County, and potentially open the doors for collaboration, partnerships and job creation,” said Ray Hivoral, founder of San Diego Entrepreneur Day.

San Diego Entrepreneur Center

Hivoral will be receiving recognition on the day of the event as founder of San Diego Entrepreneur Day  for his exemplary efforts in supporting small businesses in San Diego and Imperial Counties from Ruben R. Garcia, SBA District Director for the San Diego-based U.S. Small Business Administration. Additionally, State Senator Joel Anderson will be recognizing San Diego Entrepreneur Day 2012 by presenting a certificate on behalf of the California State Senate during the opening ceremonies. Senator Anderson supports the efforts of San Diego Entrepreneur Day 2012 and its goal of strengthening the economy, advancing innovation, and improving productivity.

The event will also recognize San Diego’s standout entrepreneurs through the event’s E-wards, similar to the “Academy Awards of Entrepreneurship.” Winners in 25 different categories will be announced during the event’s ceremonies.

San Diego Entrepreneur Day, a free event that is open to the public, will provide business education and demonstrations from designated speakers and over 100 exhibitors. The event will also include several components such as: 30 Minute Workshops, Battle of the Bands in Town™, Fashion Style Show, DJ Collaboration, Live Artwork, “Pop-up Clinics by Exhibitors, Elevator Pitch to Angel Investors, “Brewlevard” craft beer garden, and designated areas for San Diego’s business sectors.

Current title sponsors include: Microsoft, The UPS Store, U-T San Diego, car2go, Stone Brewing Company, Taylor Guitars, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, SOS Entertainment, Accion San Diego, Boston Brewing Company’s Brewing the American Dream, Morgan Stanley, Herman Miller, and Sign King. The event’s official community outreach partners, and nonprofit organizations, are the East Village Association, Rebuild Global and the Kiwanis Club of San Diego.

To learn more about San Diego Entrepreneur Day™, visit