SAN DIEGO (August 25, 2016) – CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, announced today that it will begin offering its programming at DeskHub, a collaborative workspace for entrepreneurs, creators and innovators that encourages social interaction and community building, in Little Italy to provide greater access and support for entrepreneurs in San Diego. The CONNECT expansion, to be known as CONNECT DT @ DeskHub, will begin facilitating the Springboard Accelerator Program in the downtown location immediately.

“Data from the San Diego Innovation Report has shown that over the last three years, downtown has become a growing hub for tech startups,” said Greg McKee, CEO of CONNECT. “DeskHub is the ideal partner for this initiative, as we have a shared vision for the future of San Diego’s innovation economy. CONNNECT DT represents a unique opportunity to collaborate with our partners downtown in building a more innovative San Diego.”

CONNECT DT will have a permanent presence at DeskHub and will begin accepting startups and conducting Springboard panels in the fall. H. Puentes, Director of Recruitment & Outreach, has been selected to lead CONNECT DT which will also feature additional programing for startups including FrameWorks Workshops and Small Talks, as well as monthly networking events.

“We’re thrilled to partner with CONNECT to provide a resource for our startups and small businesses,” said Jay Chernikoff, Founder & CEO of DeskHub. “DeskHub is committed to supporting entrepreneurs with an affordable and collaborative environment that allows them to get up and going immediately. Downtown San Diego is full of entrepreneurs and by partnering with CONNECT, DeskHub is well-positioned to offer them the tools they need to succeed.”

DeskHub is committed to supporting local communities through programming, office resources and philanthropy. DeskHub hosts various local networking events including speaker series, pop-up retail and café events and night markets with local vendors. These events are for members as well as the community at large.

For more information on CONNECT DT or to apply to the Springboard Accelerator Program, please contact the CONNECT Springboard Accelerator Program team at springboard@connect.org or apply online at http://www.connect.org/entrepreneur-experience.

For more information on DeskHub San Diego or to become a DeskHub member, please email hello@deskhub.com or visit http://deskhub.com/san-diego. To see photos of the new DeskHub space, follow this link – http://bit.ly/2bBqfYc.

About CONNECT
CONNECT is a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. By creating an environment in which entrepreneurs and C-suite executives have access to the people, capital, and technology resources they need for success, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies since 1985. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful organizations linking entrepreneurs and C-suite executives with the resources they need for the commercialization of innovative products and services; our program has been modeled in more than 50 regions around the world.

About DeskHub
DeskHub is committed to being the premier network of shared entrepreneurial workspaces in the country. You don’t need to be part of a large company to reap the rewards of collaboration, networking and synergy. You just need the right space and the right people!

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