Connecting Tech & LifeSci entrepreneurs

w/ Expert ADVISOR Meetings

A flexible, customized approach for entrepreneurs ready to scale their startup and connect with capital.

We received investment, attracted executives on panels as employees, were introduced to future board members, improved the pitch, made friends … etc. etc. as a result of the Connect Springboard experience. I couldn’t recommend the program more enthusiastically.

DTx Pharma

Arthur Suckow

CEO, DTx Pharma

The Springboard experience was extremely valuable, particularly in our case where our founders had limited business/operational experience, and no experience with pitching. Without Springboard, we would not be kicking off a seed round with potential investors.


Melanie Lang

Co-Founder & CEO, Formalloy

Connect and the Springboard process was instrumental in developing a successful business plan and funding pitches.

Connect San Diego Startup Company Trefoil Therapeutics

David Eveleth

CEO, Trefoil Therapeutics

Is your Startup Ready?

For early-stage tech or life science companies, and those further along — our goal is the same:  to help you spring forward with seasoned feedback.

We are seeking serious innovation entrepreneurs who have made some progress growing and funding the company.

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Springboard is here to help innovation entrepreneurs along their journey, to help grow and scale their business, and accelerate their path forward.


Submit Application

Springboard is a rolling program, apply anytime!


Initial Call w/ the Team

Once you’ve signed up, we’ll set up an initial call to learn more about you and your business, the stage of your technology, your current challenges, and what you need help with.


Your Custom Path

Should you need specialized domain or business guidance, we work with a community of engaged advisors who are eager to meet with new companies.

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If you’re looking for financing, we may set up a followup meeting to further explore options.

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The best path for you may be an introduction to the many other resources in our community.


Stay Connected

Become part of the Connect family as a Springboard Company. We want to know about you and continue to be an integral part of you as you grow and scale. Keep us updated!

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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 has an innovation ecosystem filled with an abundance of startup resources and relevant life science expertise to foster the creation and growth of a biotech company. 

Here we share the journey of a San Diego home-grown success story…

Thank you Springboard Sponsors

Speak one-on-one w/ an Advisor

Get Your Startup's 'Tires Kicked'

Prepare for Funding & Growth

Apply to Springboard

—  Welcome to the Springboard Corner  —

Check out the blog where we highlight and share recent milestones of life science and hi-tech startups which we have worked with through Connect’s Springboard program.

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