We help innovators and entrepreneurs
in Southern California by providing access
to investors, mentors, and education.
We’re a community nonprofit passionate about helping entrepreneurs build great companies,
and together create a world-class tech ecosystem.
A flexible process, designed to accelerate
tech and lifesci startups
“We just finished the new 2-hour 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! ”
San Diego’s fastest growing & most
Each year, we collect hundreds of applications from the community,
select the top companies and introduce them to over 100 VCs.
Since 2015, Cool Co’s have raised over $500M
San Diego Funding News
Ambrx has raised a massive $200M round to advance work on its genetics-based therapies November 23, 2020
Resilience has emerged from stealth with $800M in financing to transform the way that drugs and therapies are manufactured in the U.S. November 23, 2020
Trust & Will, a 2018 and 2019 Cool Company, has raised a $15M Series B, led by Jackson Square Ventures November 17, 2020
We’re a small community non-profit, and we understand the importance of collaboration.
Huge 'Thank you' to our friends at Wondertree Media for the production of this film for our 2019 Venture Summit. San Diego's thriving tech economy is full steam ahead! Let's venture together. #connectsd