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CONNECT
San Diego’s uber-incubator has spawned a number of industry-specific spinoffs.

I.D.E.A. Design District
This proposed multi-block design development would transform part of San Diego’s downtown.

Firewire Surfboards
The surfboard maker is counting on a new tail design to make its mark.

Polara
High costs and regulations might cause this golf industry startup to move to Arizona.

Nixon
The founders chose the name after a focus group of middle schoolers too young to remember the disgraced former president said “Nixon” had a vaguely bad vibe.

UC San Diego
The university is home to a number of world-class research institutions.

San Diego State University
The school just added a minor in entrepreneurship.

3rd Space
This co-working space in the University Heights neighborhood also hosts concerts and art exhibits.

Independa
This life sciences startup features technology that makes it easier for the elderly and invalids to remain in their homes.

Scripps Translational Science Institute
The institute is one of the newest additions to the research cluster on Torrey Pines Mesa in La Jolla.

Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance
This industry organization concentrates on the overlap between San Diego’s wireless and life sciences industries.

BIOCOM
This CONNECT spinoff is the largest life science association in the world.

MOGL
This startup featured in the cover story is bringing gaming elements to dining rewards.

Busca
Though its headquarters are in La Jolla, the main operations of this media company are in Tijuana and Mexico City.

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