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.
San Diego’s fastest growing & most exciting companies
Each year, we collect hundreds of applications from the community,
select the top companies and introduce them to over 100 VCs.
Applications Close March 1st
Since 2015, Cool Co’s have raised over $545M
— Past Cool Companies Include —
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 Funding News
Spinogenix has raised $1.5M in new money via an Angel investment February 24, 2021
Truvian Sciences has raised a $105M funding round to pursue FDA approval of its automated blood testing technology by the end of this year February 24, 2021
Vividion Therapeutics has raised a $135M Series C, which may enable the company to conduct an IPO February 24, 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