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RUPRECHT VON BUTTLAR, Vice President CONNECT
As vice president  of business creation and development, Ruprecht von Buttlar directs the execution and development of initiatives, including the Springboard program, access to capital, technology transfer acceleration and Global Services. Ruprecht serves on several executive boards, including CCAT (Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technologies), San Diego Advanced Defense Technology cluster and SDSU’s University Copyrights and Patents Committee.  Springboard, CONNECT’s flagship program, assists innovators and entrepreneurs with the definition of a compelling commercialization strategy through mentoring by seasoned, C-level executives – CONNECT’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs). Under Ruprecht’s leadership, Springboard has become an internationally renowned business creation program. Since 2005, more than 350 companies have completed the Springboard process and over 65% of these companies are still in operation. These companies have raised over $ 1 Billion in seed-, venture- and debt financing and have created more than 1400 jobs in San Diego.


 
 
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