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.

Regional Advocate
Yvonne Lee
U.S. Small Business Administration, Region IX
Assembly Speaker
Toni Atkins
California, District 78
Senator
Kamala Harris
U.S. Senate, California
Councilmember
Todd Gloria
City of San Diego, District 3
Representative
Duncan Hunter
U.S. Congress, California District 50
Assemblymember
Rocky Chavez
California, Assembly District 76
Councilmember
Georgette Gómez
City of San Diego, District 9
Councilmember
Lorie Zapf
City of San Diego, District 2
Senator
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senate, California
Lt. Governor
Gavin Newsom
California

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......... July 31st 2017

2017 Most Innovative New Product Awards - Submissions Now Open!

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    CONNECT's Most Innovative New Product Awards is turning 30 in 2017. Get ready for the best one yet! The Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Awards is a CONNECT signature event that annually honors ...
......... August 1st 2017

August 2017 CONNECT Entrepreneur Happy Hour

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Join us at CONNECT DT @ DeskHub on the first Tuesday of every month for our Entrepreneur Happy Hour! Beer, wine, and light fare will be provided. This is a great way to get introduced to the San ...
......... August 11th 2017

Office Hours @ CONNECT with Stradling August 2017

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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...