CONNECT 3.0

Helping to create and scale great innovation companies through access to the resources that entrepreneurs & growing companies need most – People, Capital, & Technology.

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William Rastetter
Biogen Idec
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Ivor Royston
Hybritech
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Peter Preuss
ISSCO & Preuss Foundation
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Benefunder
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Neal Blue
General Atomics
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Ted Greene
Amylin Pharmaceuticals
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Mary Walshok
UC San Diego Extension
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Irwin Jacobs
Qualcomm
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William Rastetter
Biogen Idec
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ElliptiGO
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Ivor Royston
Hybritech
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Biolinq
CONNECT’s startup acceleration program designed to assist entrepreneurs with strategic guidance from experienced mentors.
Professional development programs, led by industry experts, designed to expand an entrepreneur’s business acumen.
Exclusive opportunities for companies to meet one-on-one with motivated investors of all levels.
Exclusive events featuring notable innovation leaders who will candidly discuss and share their business insights, lessons learned, and unique experiences.
Exclusive opportunities for established companies to meet one-on-one with motivated investors for advanced funding including private equity and debt financing.
Unique occasions to meet business development and technology scouts from large enterprise corporations seeking partnership opportunities.
Provides innovation member companies access to CONNECT’s vast network to find niche talent.
Unique occasions for business development and technology scouts from large enterprise corporations seeking partnership opportunities to meet innovators with emerging technologies.
CONNECT advocates for innovators and entrepreneurs to strengthen their voice and collaborates with lawmakers to create regulations that increase and foster innovation company growth.

Start-ups

CONNECT helps entrepreneurs with expert guidance, access to capital, and the business tools they need.

Mid-market

CONNECT’s vast network of experienced C-level executives, domain experts, and strategic advisors help established companies master the specific growth challenges of the mid-market.

Enterprise

CONNECT’s vast innovation economy network and influence in the policy arena supports C-level executives as they address the unique challenges of running large-scale, multinational organizations.

CONNECT helps entrepreneurs with expert guidance, access to capital, and the business tools they need.
  • Springboard
    CONNECT’s startup acceleration program designed to assist entrepreneurs with strategic guidance from experienced mentors.
  • Frameworks
    Professional development programs, led by industry experts, designed to expand an entrepreneur’s business acumen.
  • CapitalMatch
    Exclusive opportunities for companies to meet one-on-one with motivated investors of all levels.
CONNECT’s vast network of experienced C-level executives, domain experts, and strategic advisors help established companies master the specific growth challenges of the mid-market.
  • Luminary Series
    Exclusive events featuring notable innovation leaders who will candidly discuss and share their business insights, lessons learned, and unique experiences.
  • CapitalMatch
    Exclusive opportunities for established companies to meet one-on-one with motivated investors for advanced funding including private equity and debt financing.
  • CorporateMatch
    Unique occasions to meet business development and technology scouts from large enterprise corporations seeking partnership opportunities.
CONNECT’s vast innovation economy network and influence in the policy arena supports C-level executives as they address the unique challenges of running large-scale, multinational organizations.
  • TalentMatch
    Provides innovation member companies access to CONNECT’s vast network to find niche talent.
  • CorporateMatch
    Unique occasions for business development and technology scouts from large enterprise corporations seeking partnership opportunities to meet innovators with emerging technologies.
  • Public Policy & Advocacy
    CONNECT advocates for innovators and entrepreneurs to strengthen their voice and collaborates with lawmakers to create regulations that increase and foster innovation company growth.

Join us at a CONNECT Event!

With something for everyone our events cover interests in every sector of the entire innovation economy.

......... December 14th 2017

Frameworks Workshop - Winning Phase I & II SBIR/STTR Grants: Beyond The Basics

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Program Overview Winning a Phase II SBIR/STTR grant is the leading objective of your Phase I award. Completing the technical work to prove a concept and writing your reports, while vital, are only...
......... January 12th 2018

Office Hours @ CONNECT with Stradling January 2018

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW As a service to San Diego startup companies, CONNECT is partnering with select strategic advisor and professional services companies to provide entrepreneurs with an opportunity to...
......... January 25th 2018

Frameworks Workshop: Funding Your Innovation with SBIR Seed Grants &  Business Alliances

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Program Overview This course workshop focuses on the development of seed capital with SBIR and STTR federal funding and business alliances as precursors to or in concert with private equity funding....

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