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Cross-Border Business Forum

October 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Cultivating Cross-Border Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Ranked 4th in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Innovation That Matters Report for best startup cities, San Diego could become the “Silicon Valley” of Southern California thanks to the region’s economic and support networks that have been integrated into the entrepreneur community. A growing number of companies and startups are making their way to San Diego honing in on its intellectual capital, supportive startup ecosystem, low turnover rates, and well-rounded workforce.

South of the border, Tijuana’s active communication and partnership with universities and incubators on both sides of the border, combined with a growing middle-class and tech scene contribute to a formula that fortifies the region’s economic growth.

On October 17th, panelists will share their insights on what it takes to cultivate a healthy startup environment, encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, and discuss the current challenges and opportunities for startups, incubators, and investors on both sides of the border and as a binational region.

About the Cross-Border Business Forums

With a $230 billion economy, the Cali-Baja Mega-Region represents a tremendous growth opportunity for all industries, including manufacturing, biotech, agriculture, clean tech, and more. Through the Cross-Border Business Forums, the Chamber provides business leaders the essential knowledge and resources needed to thrive within the binational marketplace.

Meetings are held quarterly, and alternate between the San Diego Regional Chamber office and the Club de Empresarios in Tijuana.

Registration is open to Chamber members and those considering membership. If you are not yet a Chamber member, please contact Member Benefits Coordinator, Joshua Peters at or 619.544.1368, to discuss membership opportunities or to register as a guest.

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Date: October 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am

Club de Empresarios LogoLocation:
Club de Empresarios Tijuana
Manuel Marquez de Leon 1301 Torre Diamante piso 26 New City,
Defensores de Baja California, Zona Urbana Rio, Del Rio,
22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
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Complimentary Valet Parking Available (Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to ease congestion)

Directions from San Diego:

  • Please watch the video below if driving directly to Club de Empresarios.
  • We encourage non-SENTRI/Global Entry cardholders to park in San Ysidro and walk across the border via PedWest. Please note that you will need a valid U.S. passport or passport card.

Attendees may leave their cars at the Border Station Parking Lot located walking distance from PedWest:
4570 Camino de la Plaza
San Ysidro, CA, 92173

From PedWest (Tijuana), simply share a 3-minute uber ride to New City/ Club de Empresarios. To return to your car, simply share an uber ride back to PedWest and walk across the border to the Border Station Parking Lot. If you have any questions, please contact Kenia Zamarripa, Director of International Business Affairs at or (619)544-1316.

Special thanks to Baja Bound for creating this instructional video on how to get to the Cross-Border Business Forum from San Diego!

Contact Details:
Kenia Zamarippa
Phone: 619-544-1316







October 17, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Kenia Zamarripa


Club de Empresarios Tijuana
Manuel Márquez de León 1301 Torre Diamante piso 26 New City, Defensores de Baja California, Zona Urbana Rio, Del Rio, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Tijuana, Baja California 22010 Mexico
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