Applications for City SAIL have officially closed

What is City SAIL?

City SAIL is a FREE nine-week program that is designed to help build and scale small businesses, with a focus on both economic and social impact! Through meaningful workshops, lectures, and mentorships, organizations are able to test and validate their business models as well as expand and pitch their businesses to strengthen the economy of San Diego.

Program Timeline

  • May 7th: Business Model Validation

  • May 21st: Defining Sustainability

  • June 4th: Financial Modeling

  • June 11th: Communicating Impact

  • June 18th: Professional Pitch Training

  • July 16th: Final Pitch Event

As an economic development and social impact initiative, City SAIL is focused on:

Local Businesses & Entrepreneurs

Economic & Workforce Development

Low Income Areas Across San Diego

Interested in serving as a Lead Mentor or Subject Matter Expert?

As a mentor, you help organizations by offering expertise in a variety of areas including:

  • Finance

  • Technology

  • Human Resources and Organizational Development

  • Strategic planning

  • Marketing

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This project is funded in whole or in part with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the City of San Diego.

SAIL curriculum and materials developed through the generous support of Qualcomm.