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Meet The Connect Team: Kylie Alonso

Meet The Connect Team: Kylie Alonso

Get To Know Connect's Programs Marketing Coordinator As the newest member of the Connect team, I am thrilled to be a part of such a collaborative community with a meaningful mission. I was first introduced to San Diego’s life science and innovation ecosystem through...

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Springboard Corner: May 2023

Springboard Corner: May 2023

Catching Up With Connect Springboard CompaniesGreetings and welcome back to the Springboard Corner, where we showcase and spotlight the latest achievements from life science and hi-tech startups that have been part of Connect's Springboard program.Company Updates...

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Class of 2023 Cool Companies

Class of 2023 Cool Companies

Since 2015, Cool Companies have raised over $850M (just in Series A)Thank you to the Class of 2023 Cool Companies Sponsors Announcing the Cool Companies of 2023!  If you're on the hunt for the fast growing and most exciting tech and life science companies in Southern...

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Springboard Corner: April 2023

Springboard Corner: April 2023

Spring Into InnovationGreetings and welcome back to the Springboard Corner, where we showcase and spotlight the latest achievements from life science and hi-tech startups that have been part of Connect's Springboard program.Company Updates & MilestonesDermTech - A...

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XEO Class of Spring 2023

XEO Class of Spring 2023

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - Connect is proud to announce the selection of its second cohort of talented individuals to take part in its highly regarded XEO program. Building on the success of its inaugural program last fall, the XEO program brings together exceptional...

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Springboard Corner: March 2023

Springboard Corner: March 2023

Marching Towards SpringGreetings and welcome back to the Springboard Corner, where we showcase and spotlight the latest achievements from life science and hi-tech startups that have been part of Connect's Springboard program.Company Updates & MilestonesDiscover...

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Springboard Corner: February 2023

Springboard Corner: February 2023

Happy 2023!Welcome back to the Springboard Corner where we highlight and share recent milestones of life science and hi-tech startups which we have worked with through Connect’s Springboard program.Avacen Medical - Developed a drug-free and FDA-cleared pain management...

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Meet the Chairman of the Board

Meet the Chairman of the Board

Hear From Connect’s New Chairman of the Board! Eric OttersonWe are so appreciative of the time and effort that gets put into being the Chairman.James Mackay was the previous Chairman of the Board and continues to champion Connect at every turn.We look forward to...

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Checking In With The Good Face Project

Checking In With The Good Face Project

Hear From a 2022 Cool Company: The Good Face ProjectWe're excited to share updates with everyone from 2022 Cool Company, Good Face Project.Connect and Cool Companies is our place to foster relationships that will help us excel and accelerate today and in the near...

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Cool Company Spotlight: Finlete

Cool Company Spotlight: Finlete

Welcome To The Cool Companies Spotlight: FinleteThe 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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Cool Company Spotlight: BetFully

Cool Company Spotlight: BetFully

Welcome To The Cool Companies Spotlight: BetFullyThe 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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Springboard Corner: November 2022

Springboard Corner: November 2022

November 2022Welcome back to the Springboard Corner, where we highlight and share recent milestones of life science and hi-tech startups which we have worked with through Connect’s Springboard program. We are well into the last quarter of 2022 and here’s the latest...

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Cool Company Spotlight: f5 Therapeutics

Cool Company Spotlight: f5 Therapeutics

Welcome To The Cool Companies Spotlight: f5 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 #10

The VC Connection #10

Featuring Anzu Partners and M13Hola!  Welcome back to another edition of 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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Meet The Connect Team: Ian Sears

Meet The Connect Team: Ian Sears

Get To Know Connect's Marketing InternMy name is Ian Sears and I am a marketing intern here at Connect. I am from a small town north of Los Angeles. Making the move from LA to San Diego was nothing short of perfect for me. I have always said San Diego is what people...

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