Entrepreneur Programs @ Connect

Sweet Stuff for Entrepreneurs

Programs designed to help companies raise capital and scale.

Springboard

Mentor session with an expert to prepare to raise capital and scale

Cool Companies

Tech and lifesci startups are selected to meet VCs

Meet a Mentor

Quick sessions with a expert, designed to get you unstuck

Frameworks

Topic-based educational workshops and events from industry experts

Office Hours

Pro-bono 1:1 time with an advisor to discuss your specific business

 SBIR@Connect

Government applications for non-dilutive funding and potential to commercialize

 Connect All

Cohorts of early-stage startups, and a community effort to diversify innovation

Investor Days

Investors reach out to us about supplying companies, usually in a specific industry

Grants

Awarding local startups funds from governement grants

Quick Pitch

10 startups are given 2 minutes each to pitch to judges and audience, competing for $75K in prizes

Venture Summit

Entrepreneurs, VCs, and eco-system partners are brought together to network, share updates on key venture industry topics, and mingle with 30+ of San Diego’s most exciting companies

 Innovation Awards

Honoring iconic leaders and induction to the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, followed by awards to top advancements in technology and life sciences