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
Mosaic has announced an $18.5M Series A to accelerate its product development and grow its team across multiple departments January 14, 2021
Drata has emerged from stealth mode and announced a $3.2M Seed round to help companies prepare for an SOC 2 audit January 13, 2021
Genalyte has announced an oversubscribed $50M funding round to expand its testing menu and rapidly deploy its Maverick platform in clinical and retail settings January 11, 2021
The San Diego Regional Innovation Report is produced by Connect annually to reflect technology and life sciences startup growth and the impact on the economy in the region.
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