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Celebrating 32 Years

Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Awards, 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.

Honoring Local Celebrities of Innovation

Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Awards
The MIP Awards honors groundbreaking new products launched within the past two years.
Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on December 5th.
Previous winners include Brain Corp, ViaCyte, Aira, Cubic Corp., Fuse Integration, Nextivity, and more

Entrepreneur Hall of Fame
The 2019 celebration will culminate with the official induction of David Hale,
Chairman of the Board and CEO of Hale BioPharma Ventures

Duane Roth Distinguished Contribution Award
Taner Halicioglu – Technology
Dr. Carol Gallagher – Life Sciences

William W. Otterson Award for Advancing Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Dr. Mary Walshok

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Serving the Region's Small Business Community

Connect w/ San Diego Venture Group is part of the San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network. 
The network serves entrepreneurs and small businesses with low to no-cost services to support business growth.


Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.