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.

Councilmember
David Alvarez
City of San Diego, District 8
Councilmember
Todd Gloria
City of San Diego, District 3
Regional Administrator
Donna Davis
U.S. Small Business Administration, Region IX
Representative
Scott Peters
U.S. Congress, California District 52
Assemblymember
Rocky Chavez
California, Assembly District 76
Councilmember
Myrtle Cole
City of San Diego, District 4
Senator
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senate, California
Representative Ambassador
Michael Froman
U.S. Trade Commission
Councilmember
Scott Sherman
City of San Diego, District 7
Senator
Joel Anderson
California State Senate, District 38

SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN POLICY

......... January 29th 2018

Corporate Match Seeks EdTech Applications

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CONNECT Corporate Match is seeking applications from EdTech companies for review and referral to corporate partners. We are highly interested in companies that are developing content, tools and...
......... 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...
......... February 9th 2018

Office Hours @ CONNECT with Stradling February 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...