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Celebrating 32 Years

Most Innovative New Product Awards (MIP), Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, and more!

For over 30 years, Connect has celebrated innovation in the tech and life sciences industries with our annual Awards Dinner.
From major companies like Qualcomm, SDG&E, and General Atomics to San Diego’s cool startups such as Measurabl, Aira, and StemoniX — the most innovative products are given top honors to highlight their impact.

The 2019 celebration will culminate with the official induction of David Hale, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Hale Biopharma, into the Connect Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

Deadline for submission is August 4th at midnight.

Previous winners include Brain Corp, ViaCyte, Aira, Cubic Corp., Fuse Integration, Nextivity, and more

    Products must have been launched after January 1, 2017.

    Eligibility requirements:

    • Product must have been first introduced after January 1, 2017
    • Product must have never been selected as an MIP finalist
    • Product must have generated sales revenue
      xcept for free mobile apps and Life Science Products in Clinical Stage)

    Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on December 5, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. 

    * Mandatory if Selected * 

    Finalists must present at the Judging Panel in San Diego in the fall,
    and a representative must attend the Awards Dinner on December 5th.

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