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Our Vision

We are a network of trusted resources revolutionizing the way our business community works through a collaborative platform that connects, empowers, and builds deep and meaningful relationships through education, communication and collaboration.

STAR Membership Benefits

Unique Meeting Format

STAR Table Time consists of 45 minutes during which attendees have the opportunity to learn more about their tablemates and talk about their areas of expertise and personal aspirations. The Table Time experience allows all members and guests to deepen relationships to support collaboration in the service of clients.

Open to All Disciplines

STAR does not limit the number of members by discipline. All experienced professionals invited by a current member are welcome to ensure STAR has a broad representation of potential collaborators.

Noncompetitive Seating

Table seating is meticulously planned to ensure tables are made up of non-competing disciplines to support relationship building.

Venue Quality and Flexibility

STAR meetings are held at quality venues in three locations each month. A breakfast meeting is held in downtown San Diego at the University Club, a lunch meeting is held in La Jolla at the Green Acre Campus Pointe (UTC) and a lunch meeting is held in Carlsbad at The Crossings Golf Club. All members can attend any or all meetings.

Quality Members

STAR is an invitation-only organization with the minimum requirement for membership being 5 years working in your field. Members must be recommended by at least two members and approved by the Membership Committee and Board of Directors. These criteria ensure that STAR members are truly experienced professionals.

Welcoming Environment

STAR members are welcoming. Anyone attending a STAR meeting as a guest or member will feel comfortable. We are all there to create and deepen relationships, so the environment is decidedly open and curious.

New: $100 Annual Membership Fees   

STAR was founded in 2010 as a grassroots, non-profit business organization. STAR has continued to grow since then, led by volunteers.

Now in its seventh year, STAR’s expenses have grown along with it. That’s why, as of July 1st, 2017, STAR will institute a modest annual membership fee of $100. That’s under $9 a month.


This small annual fee will provide STAR with a financial base to help support its monthly programs.  Meal charges barely cover STAR’s expenses. And, each venue has minimum charges, whether STAR meets them or not.


A small annual membership fee will help offset these expenses. All other costs will remain unchanged at this time.


STAR’s mission is to connect seasoned advisors in the community. And it will remain among the lowest priced business-to-business organizations in San Diego.


Please feel free to contact STAR President Anna Romanskaya with any questions at

If you’re already a STAR member, we look forward to seeing you soon at an event. If not, and you think you have STAR potential, please visit our Membership page to learn more.

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on behalf of

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If you are a STAR member and you would like to sponsor a meeting, click here to learn about sponsorship or call Judy at (858)703-6107.

Neither STAR nor any of its board members, officers, executive director, or members endorses, recommends, or supports any of the statements made by any sponsor during any STAR Event or set forth in any sponsor’s materials distributed during any STAR Event. STAR and its board members, officers, executive director, and members hereby expressly disclaim any and all approval or endorsement of any sponsor’s goods and/or services. Further, neither STAR nor any of its board members, officers, executive director, or members makes any claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the statements made by any sponsor during any STAR Event or information contained in any sponsor’s materials and distributed during any STAR Event.

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