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Springboard Corner: September 2023

Springboard Corner: September 2023

Welcome To The Springboard CornerWelcome 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. Keep reading for the latest from these amazing...

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Cool Companies August Spotlight

Cool Companies August Spotlight

Featuring Abterra Bio, PrivacyHawk, and VECKTAWith Innovation Day upon us, we want to highlight some of the incredible companies you can find exhibiting at the event – which are all paving the way for the future of innovation. Let's take a deeper look at a few from...

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The DTx Journey

The DTx Journey

Starting a life science company is not easy. Continuing to keep the venture going while at the same time achieving scientific milestones is hard work. But San Diego is a good place to do just that. Known for its culture of collaboration, San Diego is unique in that it...

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Springboard Corner: August 2023

Springboard Corner: August 2023

Innovate & ElevateGreetings 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.Congratulations to the Entire DTx Team!DTx...

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XEO Alumni Mentor First Gen Scholars

XEO Alumni Mentor First Gen Scholars

On Wednesday, July 19th, several XEO alumni met with and mentored 150 First Gen High Achieving Scholars from San Diego. First Gen Scholars, founded and led by Jonathan Burgos, is a nonprofit organization that supports underserved first generation high school students...

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Cool Companies July Spotlight

Cool Companies July Spotlight

Featuring Nutromics, WowYow and Algenesis The Class of 2023 Cool Companies is paving the way for the future of innovation. We want to share and celebrate the incredible advancements being made right here in San Diego. Let's take a deeper look at a few companies from...

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Springboard Corner: Summer 2023

Springboard Corner: Summer 2023

Summer Waves: Diving 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 &...

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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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