CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

......... April 14th 2016
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2016 Honorees
Dr. Magda Marquet & Dr. François Ferré, 
co-founders of Althea Technologies

Co-founders of Althea Technologies, Magda Marquet, Ph.D., and François Ferré, Ph.D., have been selected to receive CONNECT's highest honor – induction into the CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Marquet is being recognized as the first-ever female recipient of the award, and the couple, business partners who will also celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in 2016, are being honored for their extensive contributions within San Diego’s research, healthcare, and entrepreneur communities. Read the full press release here

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About CONNECT's Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

The CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have achieved distinction over the years for founding, leading, or advancing a San Diego life sciences or technology-based business organization. Such entrepreneurs have contributed to our region individually and through their organizations to the business sectors that shape our local economy and improve our quality of life. 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.

Members of CONNECT's Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

  • 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


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