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Techstars Startup Weekend Monterey Bay

Do you have an idea for a new business? Are you curious about entrepreneurship? Do you want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? Do you have technical or creative skills and want to understand how the business side works? Come to Startup Weekend and get hands-on experience with the process of starting a business. Learn how to develop your idea and explain it to people. Meet coaches who will help you move your business ideas forward.

Startup Weekend student writing on white board

January 28, 2022 - January 30, 2022

6:00 PM to 7:00 p.m.


Cost - Free for CSUMB students; $15 - $25 for other students and community members

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Techstars Startup Weekend Monterey Bay is a creative and collaborative three-day educational event where anyone can develop and pitch new startup ideas. It's about pitching, business model creation, prototyping, designing, and market validation, in a friendly and supportive team environment. Learn how to think, work, and build like a startup at the annual Startup Weekend Monterey Bay. Over an action-packed three days, you’ll meet the very best coaches, investors, co-founders. and sponsors to show you how to get more done faster -- and, maybe even start that business.

The event begins Friday, January 28, 2022, at 6:00 pm when business ideas are pitched and teams formed. Saturday, January 29, 2022 teamwork continues all day with assistance from experienced coaches. Sunday, January 30, 2022, teamwork continues with coaches available till 4:00 pm when teams pitch their businesses to a panel of judges. Winners are announced and celebrated. 

This is the tenth year that the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development will be bringing Techstars Startup Weekend to the Monterey Bay region.