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.

Assemblymember
Shirley Weber
California, Assembly District 79
Representative Ambassador
Michael Froman
U.S. Trade Commission
Supervisor
Greg Cox
San Diego County, District 1
Councilmember
David Alvarez
City of San Diego, District 8
Governor
Jerry Brown
California
Senator
Marty Block
California State Senate, District 39
Senator
Kamala Harris
U.S. Senate, California
Mayor
Kevin Faulconer
City of San Diego
Regional Advocate
Yvonne Lee
U.S. Small Business Administration, Region IX
Councilmember
Georgette Gómez
City of San Diego, District 9

SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN POLICY

......... 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...
......... February 1st 2018

CONNECT 2018 International Demo Day

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Program Join us for our 2018 International Demo Day to hear tech and life science startups from CONNECT affiliates from around the globe pitch their startups. This exclusive demo day luncheon is open...