San Diego Sport Innovators started within the CONNECT organization. Recognizing San Diego’s thriving sports industry as a growing vertical in the region, CONNECT SI was formed to create a central platform that brought businesses, entrepreneurs, research, resources and ideas together to move the industry forward. In 2010 CONNECT SI adopted its own name, and branched out as San Diego Sport Innovators or SDSI, as NBA Hall of Famer, Bill Walton, lead the organization as Executive Chairman of the Board.
Today, San Diego Sport Innovators mission is to establish San Diego (and Southern California) as the core of the healthy living, sports and active lifestyle community. Through supporting companies at all stages, we help create jobs, but not just any jobs, jobs that make our city and our residents, and ultimately our nation, a healthier, happier place to be.