• Friday, October 13, 2017 - October 22, 2017
  • Center of Creativity and Ingenuity

    Connect Week brings together Pasadena’s network of innovators, institutions and companies for a festival of discovery and idea exchange. From October 13-22, local innovators host independently organized seminars, workshops and social events throughout the city. This is a rare opportunity to get inside some of Pasadena’s most interesting start-ups and mature companies. Most events are free.

    Envison, Engage, Ignite

    Activities are organized into five tracks: science, design, technology, entrepreneurship and astronomy. The week kicks off with  a technology event presented by Friday Coffee Meetup called From Student To Entrepreneur  and ends with the ultimate auto design show: Art Center’s Car Classic.

    Highlighted Activities

    Connect ’17 URB-E Derby

    Participants get a chance to have fun with friendly rivalries amidst organizations, companies, and industries. Teams race relay-style while riding electric scooters called URB-Es. In front of the Rose Bowl the qualifying round on October 18 and the final will be on October 20 immediately preceding the Connect’17 Festival in Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall.

    Connect ’17 Festival

    Taking place in front of Pasadena City Hall will be the setting for the Connect Festival. It is an opportunity to come together for food, fun, and interactive showcases that will feature new technology and innovative projects. Enjoy exhibits by Honda of Pasadena, a 3D printed car from MAKEiT, handmade tech from Jackalope Arts, stargazing with the Planetary Society, and much more.

    About Innovate Pasadena

    Connect Week is an annual event sponsored by Innovate Pasadena. Innovate Pasadena is a volunteer-driven 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening Pasadena’s innovation community through education and resource exchange. It is a network of businesses, academic institutions and community organizations.

  • Cost: Most events are free.
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  • Innovate Pasadena
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