Mayor Introduces San Diego’s Newest & Most Innovative Products to the World

Faulconer Opens CONNECT's Largest & Most Prestigious Event, Award Ceremony Attracts California's Top Business Leaders, Researchers and Venture Capital Providers

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego, CA – Before more than 700 of California’s top business leaders, researchers and venture capital providers, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer joined CONNECT, a local organization that creates and scales great companies, to introduce San Diego’s newest and most innovative companies to the world.

After performing an extensive search of innovative companies from across the region, CONNECT will awarded it’s Most Innovative Product (MIP) Award to eight companies in the categories of aerospace and security technologies, communications and information technology, diagnostics and research tools, mobile apps, pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices, software, sport and active lifestyle technologies and sustainability. The MIP Award search covered more than 100 submissions for the awards, which was reduced to 52 semi-finalists. Each semi-finalist presented in front of an expert judging panel and 25 finalists were selected. Following Mayor Faulconer’s opening remarks, eight winners were selected before an audience of top executives, venture capital providers and academics.

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