Calling all San Diego innovators, change-makers and forward thinkers.

Come teamed up, or build one on site, and hack the night away to develop & prototype ideas. Bounce ideas around with entrepreneurs and innovators while making great contacts and learning about San Diego.

Leverage subject matter expertise and unique datasets to develop solutions in the following key areas:

  • City Planning
  • Food Insecurity
  • Vision Zero

Come help address important challenges in our communities and win the opportunity to take your idea to the next level in our multi-month Innovation Program (more info below).


Day 1 - Friday April 12, 6-9PM

6-7PM           Registration & networking (food)

7-7:20PM      Rules, goals, and directions

7:20-8PM      Problem statements and data

8-8:30PM      Idea socialization & team formation

8:30-9PM      Connect with mentors and SMEs

9PM              Hack On!


Day 2: Saturday - April 13 9am-10pm

9-10am          Registration breakfast 

10-10:30am   Get Inspired!  

11-1pm          Data & mentor breakout sessions (optional)

12-1pm          Lunch (provided)

10pm             Site close


Day 3: Judging Sunday– April 14 9am-3pm

9-10am      Check in

10-12pm    Gallery judging

12-1pm      Lunch

2-3pm        Winners announced!


Top participants automatically entered into the 2019 IGNITE | SCALE | San Diego Innovation Program


Take your idea to the next level with the help of experienced mentors and subject-matter experts. Leverage cutting-edge technology to create impactful and innovative solutions to today’s urban problems.  Learn more at

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Judging Criteria

  • Biggest potential for implementation
  • Most innovative use of data
  • Largest community impact