Startup Investment and Community Capital Expo

Join us on September 23rd online for the fifth annual Startup Investment & Community Capital Expo. This year’s theme is “New Frontiers.” COVID, climate change, the rise of artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, Black Lives Matter, and more, have created a unique-to-human-history set of opportunities and challenges - a set of new frontiers, which entrepreneurs will shape into the businesses that will emerge in the 2020’s and remake the world.

Student presenting on stage at the Startup Challenge

September 23, 2021 - September 23, 2021

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Online at

Cost - Free for CSUMB students, faculty, and staff with promotional code: CSUMBRocks

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Watch startups deliver pitches to investors, listen to an inspiring keynote by Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Ahmed Thomas, participate in networking groups, and attend panels focused on diversity, inclusion, funding sources, and more. This Expo is not your typical Zoom webinar conference. It includes a rich networking experience to interact with companies, sponsors, and other attendees.

Panel discussions include: 

  • Women in Venture Finance
  • LatinX Entrepreneurs: Large and Small
  • Sources of Capital: Community Capital
  • Sources of Capital: Venture Capital

The Expo is the region's largest showcase of emerging companies! Startup Investment & Community Capital (SICC) Expo connects the region's fastest-growing companies with investors and lenders to raise the capital they need to grow their businesses. The SICC features speakers, panels, and networking to power the Monterey Bay startup community to success!

Graphic: Startup Investment and Community Capital Expo (SICC)