Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Awards

Hall of Fame honors individuals who have achieved distinction over the years for founding, leading or advancing a San Diego life sciences or technology based business or organization. Such entrepreneurs have contributed to the business sectors that shape our local economy, improve our quality of life and continue to inspire future generations of innovators and entrepreneurs.


About the Young Innovators Program:

The CONNECT Young Innovators Program, launched in 2004, is an endeavor to support and encourage San Diego’s next generation of great innovators and entrepreneurs. The program provides San Diego students the opportunity to attend CONNECT’s highly visible community events as the personal guest of the region’s leaders in business and academia. Through the Young Innovators Program, local high school and college level students receive personal interaction with San Diego’s key high-tech and life science innovators and entrepreneurs. CONNECT is currently offering Young Innovators sponsorships at the annual Hall of Fame luncheon event. For more information, contact Jackie Leard at jleard@connect.org.


“The CONNECT Hall of Fame is a significant honor, as it recognizes
the elite group of individuals who led the transformation of our local economy”

David Hale
Hale BioPharma Ventures LLC.
CONNECT’S Board of Directors
Former president and CEO, Hybritech

Inductees to the CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame:

Peter C. Farrell
February 19, 2014

 

Ron Taylor
March 21, 2013

 

Ted Greene
March 1, 2012

 

Gene Ray
March 31, 2011

 

Peter Preuss
April 22, 2010

 

Neal and Linden Blue
2009

Dr. J. Robert Beyster
March 20, 2008

William H. Rastetter
May 11, 2007

Dr. Ivor Royston
November 8, 2006

Walter J. Zable
February 22, 2006

Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs
May 26, 2005

 


Program Contact:

Jackie Leard
Email: jleard@connect.org
Phone: (858) 964-1335
San Diego
Office Address

8950 Villa La Jolla Drive
Suite A124
La Jolla, CA 92037