Community Partners

We’re proud of all we’ve accomplished with our Innovate Pasadena Connect Week series of events, and we are awed to see the growth we’ve achieved since we held our first Connect Weekend in 2014.Our goal with Connect Week is to strengthen Pasadena’s innovation ecosystem by engaging and uniting the broader community in a festival of discovery and idea exchange. We couldn’t make Connect Week happen without the help of our community partners, and this year we're once again inviting meetups, trade associations, networking organizations, and other industry groups across theLos Angeles area to join us as one of our community partners to help cross-promote this growing celebration.

As a Connect Week community partner, you will receive recognition on our website, as well as inclusion in our marketing efforts. In return we ask that you:

  • Promote #ConnectWeek to your members through your newsletter, website, social media, word-of-mouth, etc.
  • Include the Connect Week boilerplate in at least one email blast leading up to the event date.

If you'd like to join our network, please complete our volunteer form and select "Digital Ambassador" from the checkbox options. We'll send you a link to all the digital assets you'll need to cross-promote Connect Week!

Promoting Connect

Help us spread the word! Tweet, blog, pin, snap, tag, invite, record... Let's get everyone talking about#ConnectWeek. Pasadena is a force to be reckoned with, and it's time we let everyone know. Not sure where to start?

Invite your tribe.

Send out event details to your contact list, Meetup members, or newsletter subscribers. Don't forget to mention your event and Connect Week at your virtual or in-person meeting every time you have a chance. Give your network a sneak peek into your Connect Week event and have them mark their calendars.

Spread the love.

Share your event details, behind-the-scenes preparations, and photos with us on Twitter @InnovatPasadena,Instagram @InnovatePasadena, and LinkedIn @innovate-pasadena. We'll help drum up excitement about our collaborators as much as possible. Don't forget to submit your event to be listed on the ConnectWeek calendar.

Make new friends.

We encourage events that foster collaboration between industries and partners rather than a typical meetup. If you’re looking to expand your reach, remember that there is strength in numbers. Teaming up with another group can help you look beyond your regular constituency.

Show your team spirit.

As we get closer to game time, we’ll let you know where you can pick up posters, signs, and other materials. Hang the provided collateral in a visible area in and outside your space to make it easier for people to find you.


Want to help us spread the word about innovation in greater Pasadena? You can copy the info below to use on your newsletter, website, or anywhere else. For those who don’t know about Connect or InnovatePasadena, these bite-size snippets help spread the word and strengthen our community ties with people such as yourself!

About Connect Week

During Connect Week we showcase the creativity and ingenuity that’s right here in our own backyard. From October 23-28 local innovators will host independently organized seminars, workshops, and social events all around Pasadena. Join us as we envision the future of tech, design, science, and entrepreneurship, and engage with local startups and industry leaders. Don’t forget to bring your curiosity!

About Innovate Pasadena

Innovate Pasadena is a volunteer-driven501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening Pasadena’s innovation community through education and resource exchange. We have built a strong network of businesses, academic institutions, and community organizations. We leverage these connections to produce and support a variety of programs that have reached more than 60,000 people over the years.

Talking Points

We ask for all our Connect WeekCollaborators to share a little bit about Innovate Pasadena and your participation in Connect Week with your members and attendees. We've collected some interesting facts about this great series. We encourage you to share these tidbits in your own words!

Key Facts About InnovatePasadena's Connect Week
  • Since 2014, Connect has helped promote nearly 250 innovation-inspired events in and around Pasadena and attracted more than 50,000 attendees
  • Most Connect Week events are free and produced by dedicated volunteers
  • We have four main categories or"tracks" for the events: Science + Astronomy, Art + Design,Technology, and Entrepreneurship
  • Connect Week offers the rare opportunity to get inside some of Pasadena’s most interesting start-ups and established companies, where you can meet their executives and learn about new opportunities to get involved
  • Connect Week will spotlight some of Pasadena's key industries, with event days focused on: astronomy; design, UX, and media; robotics; startups + funders; biotech and life science.
  • Check out our virtual tours, and for families, be sure to attend the Family Tech Crawl! 
Some Facts About InnovatePasadena
  • Connect Week is an annual event promoted by Innovate Pasadena
  • Innovate Pasadena is a nonprofit organization established in 2013
  • Innovate Pasadena has created a special program to support local Meetup groups
  • Innovate Pasadena promotes a full slate of interesting programs, pitchfests, and meet-ups all year long