Startup Ecodrive Secures Over 0,000 in Seed Funding at San Diego Angel Conference VI, Runner Up Achieve Clinics Receives 0,000 Investment

The San Diego Angel Conference (SDAC) at the University of San Diego (USD) recently awarded two promising startups with angel funding for their disruptive solutions. Ecodrive emerged as the top winner, receiving 0,000, while Achieve Clinics secured 0,000 as the runner-up. The People’s Choice honor went to Kids Care Finder.

The conference, marking the conclusion of eight months of engaging accredited angel investors and supporting early-stage companies, was live-streamed to an audience of investors, entrepreneurs, and innovation leaders at the University of San Diego.

Trevor Laudate, Co-Founder and CEO of Ecodrive, expressed gratitude for the investment, emphasizing the value of mentorship and guidance provided during the process. SDAC VI received over 100 applications from early-stage companies, with accredited angel investors contributing to a collective fund. The selected startups underwent thorough evaluation to reach the final funding stage.

SDAC collaborates with over 35 organizations, including universities like USD, SDSU, and UCSD, to mentor and drive deal flow for startups. Various sponsors, such as C3 Bank, JP Morgan, and Mintz, support SDAC’s mission of funding promising solutions and activating investors.

Mysty Rusk, the SDAC Founder, highlighted the philanthropic and financially rewarding nature of funding effective solutions, aligning with the vision of USD’s Knauss School of Business. The collaboration between USD’s Free Enterprise Institute, Brink SBDC, and SDAC aims to support startups and drive values-driven free enterprise.

Investments may vary based on the total funds raised, with a historical trend of investors exceeding both the investment amount and the number of funded companies.

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