Innovation Day 2023 San Diego Connect Feature


San Diego Innovation Day

Thursday | September 14

We enjoyed over one hundred life science and technology companies exhibiting, speakers, panels, pitches, local artists, live music, and the richness of our region’s diversity from the vantage of Petco Park.

Innovation Day 2023:  A Petco Park Takeover!

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Connect + Celebrate

Immerse yourself in a day dedicated to driving innovation as we bring together VCs, Angel investors, CEOs, CTOs, DEI leaders, National Security leaders, and a vibrant community of Tech and Life Science companies in San Diego.

Experience the power of connection at Innovation Day 2023—a dynamic event featuring enlightening talks, captivating exhibits, insightful panels, compelling pitches, awe-inspiring performers, and a celebration of arts and culture. This is an opportunity to forge new connections, strengthen existing relationships, and be inspired by the best that San Diego has to offer. At Innovation Day, you’ll engage with thought leaders and visionaries, sparking collaborations that fuel breakthroughs. Whether you’re seeking opportunities to learn more about local innovation, make strategic partnerships, or simply looking to expand your network – this event will be sure to get you excited about San Diego and all it has to offer.

Who Attends?

  • Founders & CEOs
  • Innovation Company Teams
  • Researchers + Scientists
  • Engineers + Developers
  • University Students & Alumni
  • Local Government Agencies
  • Innovation Enthusiasts
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Philanthropists
  • Impact Investors
  • Industry Advisors
  • Service Providers
  • Community Leaders
  • Press
  • Everyone!

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We are grateful to those that support us and our amazing innovation ecosystem.

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Companies That Exhibited at Innovation Day

140 Exhibitors | 3600+ attendees

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Lend An Assisting Hand

We know that even a nominal cost for an event like this can still be a barrier for some. Connect is committed to making Innovation Day as accessible as possible, and so we encourage you to think about volunteering for the event. As a volunteer, you would be expected to work one, four-hour shift or more if you’d like, and enjoy the event the rest of the day. Volunteering will also get you free schwag, access to food and beverages free of charge, and the ability to meet with some of our companies and participants with a purpose. Volunteering is great for those that love to give back, but also a great entry-point into our innovation community. You’ll be “in the know” about where everything is at the event and what is going on where. So, people will definitely want to know YOU by the time Innovation Day is over.

A Special Thanks to All Our Volunteers!

Envisioning the Future

We want to unveil the true potential of San Diego. Our uniquely collaborative ecosystem fuels creativity, encourages diverse ideas and approaches, and drives the region’s progress toward shaping a future that benefits all.

It’s more than just taking on a visionary mindset. It’s charting a bold path to a better future by embracing these foundational innovations within our region. This future-forward thinking will lead to continued groundbreaking discoveries, transformative solutions, and sustainable growth. This gives San Diego the opportunity to lead by example, and develop the blueprint for others to follow.

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