Randy Smerik


Randy Smerik is an experienced serial entrepreneur, with over 30 years’ experience in the high technology fields of database systems, analytics, big data, mobile, social, networking, SaaS, security, and semi-conductors as well as businesses in the spirits and restaurant markets.

Randy’s background and experience includes: Founder/CEO of five high tech companies in the fields of database, security, networks, and social media. In addition to technology, Randy owns and runs the award winning San Diego-based restaurant, Solare Ristorante (a Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand restaurant), and is on the Board of Directors for Fortaleza Tequila (Jalisco, Mexico).

A frequent industry speaker in the areas of venture capital, entrepreneurship, agave, and hospitality, Randy is an active angel investor and advisor to a variety of startups, accelerators, and investment organizations.


Speed Circles

13/07/2022 13.25 - 14.25

AuditoriumAuditoriumNetworking Activation

Pairs of founders meet a mentor one-on-two, connect, pitch, and get feedback—fast. Then we rotate the founders so you never have the same conversation twice.

Mentor Meetups

14/07/2022 15.00 - 16.00

AuditoriumAuditoriumNetworking Activation

Small huddles with subject matter experts tackle common startup challenges, from culture and fundraising to product and pitching. Join our amazing mentors and get the help you need on the problems you’re facing!

Mentor Meetups are open to all startups – Mentors will be seated at tables throughout the auditorium, tables will be themed. Whatever you need help with, Mentors are there...