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Found in 1985, UCSD CONNECT is a university-based non-profit organization that helps forest San Diego entrepreneurship. It catalyzes, accelerates and supports the growth of the most promising technology and life science in the region. Since its inception, CONNECT has been directly involved with over 900 companies and helped them raise over $7.3 billion in capital. CONNECT, as part of UCSD, plays two major roles in accelerating growth: it promotes the commercialization of technology from university-based research; and it also helps business service providers, attorneys, accountants, bankers, investors and marketing professionals – with knowledge about emerging technologies – find access to new business opportunities. The organization, instead of receiving funding from UCSD and the State of California, is entirely self-supporting. It funds its programs and community services through philanthropy and underwriting.

Mission Statement

UCSD CONNECT’s mission statement is foster entrepreneurship in the San Diego region by catalyzing, accelerating, and supporting the growth of the most promising technology and life sciences businesses.

Industries Served

The UCSD CONNECT serves high tech industries and life science businesses.

Size Business Served

The UCSD CONNECT serves small size companies.

Services Provided/Costs

Membership Levels

Platinum

Opportunity to sponsor and participate in CONNECT’s 26+ programs and 340+ events
One complimentary Frameworks Workshop/Public Policy Forum
First right of refusal to underwrite CONNECT initiatives, programs and events
Highest priority for participation on program committees/selection panels as industry experts
Discount for a Table of Ten for the Most Innovative New Product Awards ceremony and the Hall of Fame luncheon
Five complimentary tickets to Connect with CONNECT for company employees and/or clients; member-discount for all additional tickets
MIT member discount to monthly case presentations, priced at $25/attendee (regularly $40/attendee). Excludes Wine Social event
Member discount for all employees for all CONNECT events and programs
One featured article/interview in CONNECT newsletter; annually – CONNECT newsletter goes out to 15,000+ opted in subscribers
$20,000 level recognition in CONNECT Resource Guide
Company logo and/or acknowledgement on CONNECT’s website, annual report, and all other marketing materials.
Subscription to CONNECT’s quarterly Innovation Report

Gold

Opportunity to sponsor and participate in CONNECT’s 26+ programs and 340+ events
Consideration for participation on program committees/selection panels as industry experts
Two complimentary tickets to Connect with CONNECT for company employees and/or clients; member-discount for all additional tickets
MIT member discount to monthly case presentations, priced at $25/attendee (regularly $40/attendee). Excludes Wine Social event
Member discount for all employees for all CONNECT events and programs
$10,000 level recognition in CONNECT Resource Guide
Company logo and/or acknowledgement on CONNECT’s website, annual report, and all other marketing materials
Subscription to CONNECT’s quarterly Innovation Report

Silver

Ability to participate in CONNECT’s 26+ programs and 340+ events
Opportunity to sponsor CONNECT programs when available
One complimentary ticket to Connect with CONNECT for company employees and/or clients; member-discount for all additional tickets
MIT member discount to monthly case presentations, priced at $25/attendee (regularly $40/attendee). Excludes Wine Social event
Member discount for employees for all CONNECT
$5000 level recognition in CONNECT Resource Guide
Company logo and/or acknowledgement on CONNECT’s website, annual report, and all other marketing materials
Subscription to CONNECT’s quarterly Innovation Report

Resource Guide

The CONNECT Resource Guide is a comprehensive report of member services. It serves to generate informal, professional connections between members and the greater San Diego business community. The guide connects outside prospects with the services and expertise of membership.
As a CONNECT member, your profile would showcase the following:
Logo
Website
Contact Info – main office line, address, unlimited contact information
Company Bio (unlimited biography space) history, mission statement

Future Plans

CONNECT will continue assisting in the formation and development of promising companies, and linking inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for commercialization of products.

Contact Info

8950 Villa La Jolla
Suite A-124
La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone: (858) 964-1346
Fax: (858) 964-1301

References

http://www.connect.org/