Public Policy

CONNECT advocates for innovation coast to coast by working with policy makers and elected officials who are leading the charge to push our national innovation economy forward.

FUNDING GROUND BREAKING RESEARCH

CONNECT works to ensure that federal funding to the region is expanded driving groundbreaking new research.
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

CONNECT supports a strong patent system and opposes measures that would undermine job creation and the capability of emerging companies to innovate.
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TAX REFORM

CONNECT supports a tax code that encourages innovation by simplifying reporting requirements and enhancing business growth through smart incentives.
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21st CENTURY WORKFORCE

America's future depends on a workforce that meets the demands of the innovation economy. CONNECT supports reforming the H1-B visa program closing the innovation gap to drive tomorrow's disruptive ideas to market.
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FUNDING GROUND BREAKING RESEARCH

CONNECT works to ensure that federal funding to the region is expanded driving groundbreaking new research. More Info

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

CONNECT supports a strong patent system and opposes measures that would undermine job creation and the capability of emerging companies to innovate. More Info

TAX REFORM

CONNECT supports a tax code that encourages innovation by simplifying reporting requirements and enhancing business growth through smart incentives. More Info

21st CENTURY WORKFORCE

America's future depends on a workforce that meets the demands of the innovation economy. CONNECT supports reforming the H1-B visa program closing the innovation gap to drive tomorrow's disruptive ideas to market. More Info

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SELECTED ELECTED OFFICIAL & GOVERNMENT PARTNERS

Featured are a selection of the hard-working representatives we collaborate with to make San Diego, and the nation, a stronger place to build businesses that change lives.

Representative
Scott Peters
U.S. Congress, California District 52
Assemblymember
Rocky Chavez
California, Assembly District 76
Senator
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senate, California
Senator
Marty Block
California State Senate, District 39
Senator
Kamala Harris
U.S. Senate, California
Assemblymember
Lorena Gonzalez
California, District 80
Representative
Juan Vargas
U.S. Congress, California District 51
Senator
Ben Hueso
California State Senate, District 40
Councilmember
Lorie Zapf
City of San Diego, District 2
Councilmember
Mark Kersey
City of San Diego, District 5

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......... October 24th 2017

Frameworks Workshop Capital Track: Fall 2017 Angel Investing Basics for the Startup Community

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Program Overview Angel Investing Basics for the Startup Community is designed for entrepreneurs, and their mentors, who want to be prepared for raising early-stage investment capital. This full-day...
......... November 2nd 2017

Frameworks Workshop: SBIR & STTR Funding: Raising Your Chances for Success

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Program Overview Southern California is comprised of a myriad of high-caliber research universities and new venture startups. Most of these new ventures are seeking funding to prove concept and...
......... November 7th 2017

ALL Talk: Veterans in Innovation

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Program Overview As many veterans are returning to, or looking to enter the private sector, the tech industry is rapidly expanding with opportunities. Tech companies are looking for highly skilled...