InSoCal CONNECT is rebranding the Inland region of Southern California as a center of innovation excellence and high quality of life. While primarily focused on the region bounded by Corona, Riverside and Temecula, we collaborate with all Inland Southern California entrepreneurs and organizations.

We act as the catalyst linking startups and technology companies with local government, universities, professional service providers and investors. This is done through our Springboard, Tech Transfer, Thought Leadership Series, Special Interest Groups and International Business programs.

The organization is modeled after internationally recognized CONNECT San Diego. In addition to nurturing the start-up community culture in the region, InSoCal CONNECT is working to drive export activity, encourage STEAM education and supporting the growth of foreign and local capital resources in the area.

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Latest News

UCR MEGSA Symposium 
The University of California Riverside's Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Association held a great symposium on May 14th. There were a number of very compelling projects, and the grad students did a fantastic job of presenting their research so that everyone could understand.

Mt. San Jacinto College held a Business Plan competition on May 16th. Two companies presented and a panel of judges awarded the $5,000 first prize to Dawn of the LAN, an E-Sports Bar and Grill, and second prize of $2,500 to Innovative Games Distributors. InSoCal CONNECT director Jay Goth was honored to be one of the judges.

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Upcoming Events

InSoCal CONNECT Springboard Dry Run May 19th, 4 pm to 7 pm
Watch our Springboard companies as they perform a "dress rehearsal" in front of a panel of seasoned investors and mentors. It will be exciting and educational. The event will begin promptly at 4 pm. Each company will have 15 minutes to present, and after all three have presented, there will be an hour of critique and Q&A from our panel. This will be followed by a reception and networking session. All are invited! If you would like to attend, please register here - there is no fee to attend.




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Come to the Riverside Main Library on May 19th at 4 pm to see our Springboard companies give their full investor pitch to a professional panel.  Read more >


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Construction is finished and we will be holding a Grand Opening at the regional innovation hub on June 23. Read more >


Springboard Application 
Would you like to apply to be a Springboard company? Applications are open - apply now!


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InSoCal CONNECT is a 501(c)(3) (pending) non-profit organization. 

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