XEO Applications are Open
Building the next generation of diverse innovation leaders
San Diego has a genuine opportunity to build a more robust, diverse, and inclusive innovation region for generations to come. For Connect, this is XEO.
Application deadline: December 15th
The 4-month program begins in January 2024.
A flexible process, designed to accelerate tech and lifesci startups
“We just finished the new Springboard program and I was impressed at the speed and quality. They brought together spot-on advisors for a panel review of our business, covering everything from sales execution best practices to financing strategies. The feedback and critical thinking was spot-on and was exactly what we needed. Thank you Connect! ”
Connect is part of the San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network which allows us to offer no-cost consulting and low-cost training to new and existing startup businesses.
San Diego Funding News
Algenesis closes on $5M in seed funding to expand their product Soleic's product lines November 27, 2023
AristaMD completes a $16.5M round to expand their ability to provide specialty care November 15, 2023
MBrace Therapeutics closes a $85M funding round to support their clinical development programs November 14, 2023
$9B in Venture Capital Funding for San Diego County - 2021San Diego County startups raised over $9 BILLION in 2021, according to deal data analyzed by Connect. It sometimes feels repetitive, with each of these reports announcing a new record high, but it’s important...
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