Startup Challenge Monterey Bay

Startup Challenge Monterey Bay is a regional new business competition and acceleration program for entrepreneurs in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. It is a competitive acceleration process that teaches, coaches, mentors, networks, and connects entrepreneurs to the knowledge and resources they need.

Startup Weekend Monterey Bay 2019 Results

Each January CSUMB hosts the local Startup Weekend, a 54 hour immersive event in which budding entrepreneurs, developers and designers gather, pitch an idea, or just join a team, and spend the entire weekend designing the next great venture.

Startup Monterey Bay Tech Meetup

This Meetup is for those who want to learn about stimulating new technologies that can give your company a competitive edge, boost your career, and spark the flame of entrepreneurship in our community.

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Startup Monterey Bay is the one-stop resource for entrepreneurs, innovators and the startup community in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties by providing information about local resources, training, workshops, events, competitions, and opportunities to connect and network.


Startup Challenge Monterey Bay Prepares for 10th Annual Competition

California State University, Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) is set to host the 10th annual Startup Challenge Monterey Bay this spring.

Fueling Entrepreneurs

COB's Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) building region's business ecosystem.

Creating Jobs for the Future

Winners of CSUMB's annual Startup Challenge Monterey Bay competition for entrepreneurs share their success stories.

Startup Weekend Monterey Bay Kicks Off This Weekend

CSU Monterey Bay is set to host Startup Weekend Monterey Bay for a seventh consecutive year starting Friday.

Hollister business wins Startup Challenge Monterey Bay

Three Hollister businesses competed in this year’s Startup Challenge Monterey Bay in Salinas. Two came home with prize money.

Finalists Announced for the 2018 Startup Challenge

Eighty-One businesses entered this year’s Startup Challenge, and the field has been narrowed to 25 finalists!

Otters in the "Shark Tank"

Article in The Lutrinae Feb. 1, 2018 about Startup Weekend 2018 by Ray Kaiser

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