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Drs. Magda Marquet and François Ferré Selected as 2016 Inductees into the CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, announced today that it has chosen co-founders of Althea Technologies, Magda Marquet, Ph.D., and François Ferré, Ph.D., for its highest honor – induction into the CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Marquet is being recognized as the first-ever female recipient of the award, and the couple, business partners who will also celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in 2016, are being honored for their extensive contributions within San Diego’s research, healthcare, and entrepreneur communities.

CONNECT’s 2015 Most Innovative New Product Awards

“San Diego’s innovation economy is driven by hardworking companies who, day after day, continue to change the way the world operates. We at CONNECT are honored to recognize the products that alter the global landscape and continue to elevate and highlight the region as a top innovation destination nationwide” said Greg McKee, President & CEO of CONNECT. “The 2015 Most Innovative New Product Awards shine a spotlight on those standout entrepreneurs whose ideas are breathing new life into modern innovation.”

San Diego Biotech Company Dermala Advances to InnovateHER Semi-Finals

“It is an honor to be among the semi-finalists in the InnovateHER competition, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to showcase Dermala alongside other companies that are making a difference in the lives of women all over the world,” said Dr. Lada Rasochova, CEO and President of Dermala. “Being a female in male-dominated industry is one thing, but to be leading the charge in positively impacting other women’s lives is truly inspiring.”

Financial Fitness Group Elects Three to Board of Directors

Financial Fitness Group (FFG) – a San Diego-based company that offers a Software as a Service-based (SaaS) platform to help employees assess, benchmark and improve their personal financial knowledge, while improving productivity and reducing risk for their employers – has added three members to its board of directors.

Fifth Annual Art of Marketing Conference Scheduled for November 12, 2015

The San Diego American Marketing Association will host its annual Art of Marketing Conference on November 12, 2015. Now in its 5th year, the Art of Marketing Conference (#SDAOM) has grown to more than three times its original size. This year’s theme, Practical, Agile Strategies, illustrates the next level practices mid- to senior-level marketers will learn at the region’s premier marketing conference.