Connect and Innovate78 Collaborate to Boost North County’s Business Ecosystem

Jun 4, 2024


Exciting news for the startup community in North County! Connect has launched a partnership with the cities of Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos, and Vista as well as California State University San Marcos to power the Innovate78 initiative. Innovate78 provides resources, support, and collaboration to the vibrant business ecosystem along the 78 Corridor, further elevating the region’s reputation for innovation and growth.

The partnership was celebrated with a North County Kickoff Breakfast on May 14 at the picturesque Mission Pacific in Oceanside. We were thrilled to see so many enthusiastic entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community members come together to launch this exciting collaboration.

By joining forces, Connect and Innovate78 aim to provide startups in North County more direct and strategic access to the community Connect has cultivated over the last 30 years. This initiative is a testament to our shared commitment to build the best innovation ecosystem on the planet by ensuring that quality companies can receive access to the education, connections, and capital they need to grow.

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Thank you once again to everyone who attended the kickoff event. Together, we are building a stronger, more innovative North County.