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Startup Challenge Monterey Bay - The Finale

Join us for the 2019 Startup Challenge Finale! Meet tomorrow's hottest businesses today at the Venture Showcase! Get 100,000 Otter Dollars to invest in your favorites. See the top finalists compete in the Otter Tank! Network with investors, judges, mentors and entrepreneurs

Startup Challenge Qualifying Round Results

Startup Monterey Bay is proud to announce the finalists for Startup Challenge Monterey Bay. We are very excited about this year’s competition and believe this may be the best group of companies yet! We had 8 finalists for the Venture Division, 8 for the Social Venture Division, 8 for the Main Street Division, and 3 for the Student Division.

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.

Tickets for Startup Challenge

Startup Monterey Bay

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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 10th Anniversary Invite

Startup Challenge Monterey Bay – created at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) under the leadership of Brad Barbeau, the executive director of the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) and associate professor of entrepreneurship in the College of Business – will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Seaside on Friday, May 10 from 2 to 7:30 p.m.

Fueling Entrepreneurs

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

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