CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

The CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Award recognizes individuals who have achieved distinction for founding, leading, and/or advancing a San Diego life sciences or technology-based business organization. Honorees have contributed to our region individually, and through their organizations, to the business sectors that shape our local economy. As CONNECT's highest honor, the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame celebrates these individual success stories that continue to inspire future generations of innovators and entrepreneurs.

 

Inductees by Year:

  • 2018 - Mark Dankberg, ViaSat
  • 2017 - Jay Flatley, Illumina
  • 2016 - Dr. Magda Marquet & Dr. Francois Ferre, Althea Technologies
  • 2015 - Andrew Viterbi, Qualcomm
  • 2014 - Peter Farrell, ResMed
  • 2013 - Ron Taylor, Pyxis
  • 2012 - Ted Greene, Hybritech
  • 2011 - Gene Ray, The Titan Corporation
  • 2010 - Peter Preuss, Integrated Software Systems Corporation (ISSCO)
  • 2009 - Linden Blue & Neal Blue, General Atomics
  • 2008 - Robert J. Beyster, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
  • 2007 - William Rastetter, IDEC Pharmaceuticals/Biogen Idec
  • 2006 (November) - Ivor Royston, Hybritech
  • 2006 (February) - Walter J. Zable, Cubic Corporation
  • 2005 - Irwin Jacobs, Qualcomm