CONNECT Springboard Mentoring

Connect Springboard seal

Pomcor has successfully completed the CONNECT Springboard program. CONNECT San Diego is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and sustaining the growth of innovative technology and life science businesses in San Diego. Since 1985, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of over 2000 companies and is widely regarded as the world’s most successful regional program linking inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for success. Springboard, CONNECT’s flagship program, is an internationally recognized pipeline of innovation for corporations, venture capitalists and angel investors seeking licensing and acquisition opportunities. The program assists innovators and entrepreneurs with the definition of a compelling commercialization strategy through mentoring by seasoned, C-level executives. More than 1,000 scientific and technological breakthroughs have been guided through the process of innovation to commercialization. More than 40 regions and countries around the world have created programs modeled on CONNECT and the Springboard including, most recently, New York City.

Twenty five years ago, the City of San Diego (ECD), UC San Diego and the private sector set out to stimulate the commercialization of science and technology discoveries from the local research institutions. They created CONNECT with the mission of commercializing research discoveries through education, mentoring and access to capital. To learn more about the history of CONNECT, click here .