Sports Innovation



Inspiring Sports Innovation

SD Sport Innovators (SDSI) is the heartbeat of the Southern California sports business community. We inspire sports innovation through connections & networking, mentoring & education and access to capital.

Mission Statement:
SD Sport Innovators (SDSI) is a non-profit, business accelerating, trade organization that connects and drives the growth of Southern California’s vibrant sports economy by offering innovative programs and services for start- ups, mature companies and service providers.  We offer mentoring, education and capital funding opportunities for start-ups; best practice collaboration, access to new technology and public policy advocacy for mature companies; as well as deal flow to our service providers and the Southern California Investment Community.


Program Contact:

Lisa Freedman
Executive Director, SDSI
LFreedman@connect.org
Phone: (858) 964-1351
Fax: (858) 964-1301

Garrett Hale

Program Manager and
Partner to the Executive Chairman,
Bill Walton, SDSI
GHale@connect.org

Phone: (858) 964-1314
Fax: (858) 964-1301

Renne Catalano

Program Manager, SDSI
RCatalano@connect.org
Phone: (858) 964-1334
Fax: (858) 964-1301
San Diego Office Location:
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive
Suite A124
La Jolla, CA 92037