USASBE Conference in San Diego

Showcasing Innovative Entrepreneurship

The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center has an ongoing strategic relationship with USASBE. Each year USASBE, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, seeks to find an entrepreneurial city to host their annual conference. As a hub of innovative industries, San Diego’s entrepreneurial community came together to host the 2016 Conference. The city recently was ranked the best place to launch a start-up by Forbes, speaking to the growth of entrepreneurship in the region. With the help of local, regional and international partners, San Diego State emerged as the premier candidate to hold the event.  

The 2016 USASBE conference was made possible by a number of great schools and programs including San Diego State University, Point Loma University, Cetys Universidad, Baylor University, Moxie Foundation, and University of Missouri Kansas City. The free-flowing exchange of ideas between these innovative institutions helped make the 2016 Conference a great success.