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Springboard - Connect San Diego

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Connecting Tech & LifeSci entrepreneurs

w/ Expert Mentor Meetings

A flexible, customized process 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 & Managing Director, 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?

You have product market fit

You’re ready for institutional funding
(or less than a year away)

You’re past the friends and family funding stage

TECH:  Functioning prototype with data

LIFESCI:   Preclinical data

—  What to Expect  —


Submit Application

Springboard is a rolling program, apply anytime!


Meet Your Champion & Team of Experts

If accepted, you will be paired with a Champion Mentor to help identify and deep dive into your business challenges. Together we’ll recruit a team of experts, specific to your company’s needs. 


Participate in Your Springboard Panel

Your Springboard Panel will be an honest discussion. You’ll engage with expert advisors who are here to support you and provide counsel on your business priorities to get you to the next level. Our goal is to better prepare you to successfully raise capital and scale.


Stay Connected

Become part of the Connect family as a Springboard Alumni. We hope to keep the lines open between us, so we can continue to learn about you, stay updated on your progress and how we can further connect you. Springboard is free, we just ask you stay in touch!

Thank you Springboard Sponsors

Springboard Graduate Companies

Since 2005


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