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Startup Grind San Diego Hosts Chris Martinez (­


Chris Martinez,

Chris Martinez is the CEO and Co-Founder of, a web design company specializing in building websites for solopreneurs and small businesses. Chris Martinez has quickly grown into a national brand and is regarded as the #1 Web Design/Development Company for Solopreneurs.  His professional resume spans a wide range of work environments from Fortune 500 companies to small startups, but deep inside he always knew that he was an entrepreneur at heart.

Chris was born in Torrance, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles, and after completely high school attended the University of California, Santa Barbara.  In 2003, Chris launched his sales career with Pitney Bowes Global Mailing Solutions.  He quickly moved from a Sales Executive to a Management.

Following the sudden death of his father to pancreatic cancer in January 2007, Chris decided to leave behind the corporate world and pursue his dream of launching a regional soccer magazine called "FFI Soccer Magazine".  The magazine published for 2 years, before Chris decided to close the business. 

Soon after FFI, Chris Martinez decided to teach himself web design through the use of YouTube videos.  Eventually he furthered his education of the online world be learning everything he could about online marketing.  This soon led to a sales position with ReachLocal Inc and then a position as the Online Advertising Manager for two Los Angeles-based newspapers.  

As the current CEO for, Chris is responsible for setting the direction of and also managing the sales and marketing initiatives that drive new customer acquisition, up-sell opportunities with existing customers, and client retention. 

Chris is also very passionate about his involvement with the cancer mentorship charity "Walk With Sally".  Since 2012, Chris Martinez has been a mentor to a 15-year-old young man named Patrick who lost his mother to cancer.  






6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking


Hosted By Vickie Mendoza, San Diego Chapter Director

Victoria is owner of The Fencing Post, a store specializing in equipment for the Olympic sport of fencing.  Victoria saw her small business thriving so expanded. She led the construction of a commercial building to house the store and started San Diego Fencing Center, a training facility for Olympic and local fencers.  But fencing and small business aren’t Victoria’s only passions, she is also driven by family, and advocates in public education for special-needs children.
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The Fencing Post Equipment supply company for the Olympic Sport of Fencing. Committed to providing quality equipment for the beginner to international level fencer.


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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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