San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

All our cards on the table

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

Web entrepreneurs: Brightscope CEO Mike Alfred (left), Blaise Barrelet, and Startup Circle's Gabriela Dow and Robert Reyes

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Xconomist Larry Smarr (left), founding director of CalIT2, meets Microdermis CEO David "Mac" Sweeney CEO

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

Blackbird Ventures' Neil Senturia (left) and Barbaray Bry

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

A gathering crowd

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

Alexandria Real Estate Equities hosted the event in the outdoor courtyard of their new Nautilus Campus

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Xconomist Scott Wolfe (with a quizzical expression) also is a Latham and Watkins partner in charge

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Xconomists Duane Roth (left) and Larry Smarr

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

The appetizers were fantastic

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Xconomist Peter Kuhn (left) meets Trovagene executives

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

Your host for the afternoon: Xconomy San Diego Editor Bruce V. Bigelow

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

Some of San Diego's tech leaders (left) and biotech leaders (right)

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

Xconomy founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief Bob Buderi with Killu Sanborn of Oxford Finance

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

A great crowd and a perfect afternoon

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

Xconomy San Diego Editor Bruce Bigelow (left) talks while David Marino and Xconomist Anton Monk look on

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

Dan Ryan of Alexandria Real Estate Equities.

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

Peter Drees of Square 1 Bank, Donna Janson, Aires Pharma CEO Wendy Johnson, and ViaCyte CEO Paul Laikind

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

Kevin Patrick (left), director of UCSD Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Xconomist Steve Worland (left) of Effector Therapeutics, Manuel Jaime, Camille Sobrian Saltman, and Jack Florio

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

Nutrion Science Initiative President Peter Attia (left) with Steve Mayfield, director of the San Diego Center for Algae Biology

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

San Diego Meet the Xconomists 2012

An impromptu huddle of San Diego health IT leaders: Ernesto Ramirez, Jay Kunin, Naser Partovi, Larry Smarr, Kevin Patrick

Xconomy Event

Xconomy Event Badges

Xconomy Event Badges (for San Diego 2012 "Meet the Xconomists" reception)

It might seem hard to believe, but our recent “Meet the Xconomists” reception marked the fourth anniversary of Xconomy’s arrival in San Diego. As Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs put it in an email, “It doesn’t seem that long, are you sure you are counting correctly?”

The reception is our way of saying “Thanks” to the innovators, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, and others who have helped Xconomy become the most authoritative source of news and insight about San Diego’s startup community.

We established this to serve as Xconomy’s signature networking opportunity in San Diego, with no presentations or speeches. A big thanks to everyone who was part of it, especially Alexandria Real Estate Equities for hosting the reception at their new Nautilus Campus on Torrey Pines Mesa. We’re also grateful to our event sponsors: Hughes Marino; Kilpatrick Townsend; Square 1 Bank; and others who have helped to support Xconomy as an innovative online media startup.

Bruce V. Bigelow is the editor of Xconomy San Diego. You can e-mail him at bbigelow@xconomy.com or call (619) 669-8788