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Innovation Day 2024 @ Petco Park

Join more than 150 tech and life science exhibitors, enjoy inspiring talks, engaging panels, exciting pitches, and over 3,500 of your innovation friends. Experience the energy of San Diego’s vibrant innovation ecosystem with live entertainment and the chance to network with leaders and visionaries paving the way to a bright future.

Connect is the premier innovation leader for the San Diego region. We catalyze life science and technology companies throughout their entire growth journey with our expertly curated programs and events. This is critical because our economic future depends on continuous cultivation of a strong and inclusive innovation ecosystem.

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Meet The Class of 2024 Cool Companies

​Cool Companies is Connect’s annual capital program designed to match San Diego’s top-performing technology and life sciences startups ready to raise Series A — with quality venture capital. Each year Connect receives several hundred applications to be part of the program. Each applicant is reviewed by a panel of judges who select the cohort to present for everyone to see.

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Together, we believe we can create what we envision. San Diego has a genuine opportunity to build a more robust, diverse, and inclusive innovation region for generations to come. For Connect, this is Connect All.

— Tech & LifeSci Startups —

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! 


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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.

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