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The VC Connection #6

The VC Connection #6

Featuring venBio and Sierra VenturesHello again!  Welcome back to Connect's VC Connection, our Venture Capital newsletter. Where we showcase exceptional VC firms, giving you better insight into their areas of focus and investment criteria. We hope that this newsletter...

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Cool Company Spotlight: OrPro Therapeutics

Cool Company Spotlight: OrPro Therapeutics

Welcome To The Cool Companies Spotlight: OrPro TherapeuticsThe Class of 2022 Cool Companies is absolutely stellar and we are excited to share them with you. This spotlight series provides the opportunity to learn more about each company from their founders, CEO's, or...

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The VC Connection #5

The VC Connection #5

Featuring Palisades Growth Capital and Okapi Venture CapitalGood morning! Or afternoon, depending on when you're reading this. Welcome back to Connect's VC Connection, our Venture Capital newsletter. Where we showcase exceptional VC firms, giving you better insight...

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Cool Company Spotlight: Defined Bioscience

Cool Company Spotlight: Defined Bioscience

Welcome To The Cool Companies Spotlight: Defined BioscienceThe Class of 2022 Cool Companies is absolutely stellar and we are excited to share them with you. This spotlight series provides the opportunity to learn more about each company from their founders, CEO's, or...

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Meet The Connect Team: Tre Braquet

Meet The Connect Team: Tre Braquet

Get To Know Connect's Senior Marketing ManagerMy name is Tre Braquet and I am the Senior Marketing Manager here at Connect. I have always found a sense of belonging within a community where something bigger than myself was the mission. I grew up in Northern California...

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The VC Connection #4

The VC Connection #4

Featuring Grayhawk Capital and Bonfire VenturesHey there! Welcome back to Connect's VC Connection, our Venture Capital newsletter. Where we showcase exceptional VC firms, giving you better insight into their areas of focus and investment criteria. We hope that this...

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Springboard Corner: July 2022

Springboard Corner: July 2022

Welcome To The Springboard CornerSummer is in full swing in San Diego and Springboard companies continue to thrive. The Springboard Corner is designed to highlight and share recent milestones of life science and hi-tech startups which we have worked with through...

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Cool Company Spotlight: GoShare

Cool Company Spotlight: GoShare

Welcome To The Cool Companies Spotlight: GoShareThe Class of 2022 Cool Companies is absolutely stellar and we are excited to share them with you. This spotlight series provides the opportunity to learn more about each company from their founders, CEO's, or Presidents....

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The VC Connection #3

The VC Connection #3

Featuring Left Lane Capital and Serra Ventures Goooooood morning! Welcome to The VC Connection, Connect’s Venture Capital newsletter. Where we showcase exceptional VC firms, giving you better insight into their areas of focus and investment criteria. We hope that this...

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Cool Company Spotlight: CRISPR QC

Cool Company Spotlight: CRISPR QC

Welcome To The Cool Companies Spotlight: CRISPR QCThe Class of 2022 Cool Companies is absolutely stellar and we are excited to share them with you. This spotlight series provides the opportunity to learn more about each company from their founders, CEO's, or...

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The VC Connection #2

The VC Connection #2

Featuring 5am Ventures and The Chernin GroupHello again! Welcome to The VC Connection, Connect’s Venture Capital newsletter. Where we showcase exceptional VC firms, giving you better insight into their areas of focus and investment criteria. We hope that this...

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Springboard Corner: June 2022

Springboard Corner: June 2022

Welcome To The Springboard CornerIt’s been an impressive six months for Springboard companies so far, and this Springboard Corner wraps up the first half of 2022. The Springboard Corner is designed to highlight and share recent milestones of life science and hi-tech...

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Cool Company Spotlight: Cooler Heads

Cool Company Spotlight: Cooler Heads

Welcome To The Cool Companies Spotlight Featuring Cooler HeadsWe’re excited to be kicking-off our annual The Class of 2022 Cool Companies is absolutely stellar and we are excited to share them with you. This spotlight series provides the opportunity to learn more...

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Online Art Auction

Online Art Auction

Welcome to Connect's Online Art Auction!  These two beautiful paintings were made DURING our Five·Ten·Thirty event which gathered over 3,000 people at Petco Park this past April. Padres Community and Cosmic Science are unframed pieces of work that were inspired by the...

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The VC Connection #1

The VC Connection #1

Welcome Hi there, welcome to The VC Connection, Connect’s first ever VC newsletter. Where we showcase exceptional Venture Capital firms, giving you better insight into their areas of focus and investment criteria. We hope that this newsletter will shine some light in...

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Meet The Connect Team: Taryn Goode

Meet The Connect Team: Taryn Goode

Get To Know Connect's Head of Life SciencesI recently joined the Connect Team in March of 2022 after five years working with early-stage healthcare entrepreneurs at the San Diego site of Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS. I earned my undergraduate degree from...

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Springboard Corner: May 2022

Springboard Corner: May 2022

Welcome To The Springboard CornerContinuing the momentum started at the beginning of this quarter, here’s what’s new from the Springboard Corner! The Springboard Corner is designed to highlight and share recent milestones of life science and hi-tech startups which we...

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SBIR@Connect Navy Overview

SBIR@Connect Navy Overview

The Small Business Innovation Research program, SBIR, has been supporting small businesses since its inception in 1982. The program understands the importance small businesses have in the development of technology, the economy, job creation, and is therefore a key...

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Connect Recognizes 9 Awardees at Five•Ten•Thirty

Connect Recognizes 9 Awardees at Five•Ten•Thirty

Connect’s San Diego Hall of FameLiterally and figuratively wrote the books: Community Before Self & El Tercer PaisRich has grown too many life science companies to list.Past Hall of Fame Inductions2019 - David Hale, Hale BioPharma Ventures 2018 - Mark Dankberg,...

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