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Startup Weekend 2020

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January 24th to 26th

@ CSUMB University Center

54 hours of entrepreneurship! Startup Weekend is a 54 hour immersive event in which budding entrepreneurs, developers and designers gather, pitch an idea, join a team, and spend the entire weekend designing the next great venture.

Startup Weekend Monterey Bay is a partnership between the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development and Techstars.

Each January CSUMB hosts Startup Weekend Monterey Bay. Startup Weekend Monterey Bay has been the launch pad for several innovative companies and social enterprise companies. Come pitch your great idea and become the next big thing in this region!

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Startup Weekend Monterey Bay
iiED Institute for Innovation & Economic Development CSUMB College of Business

The iiED focuses the resources of CSU Monterey Bay, other regional educational institutions, successful entrepreneurs, and other regional resources to build and support the Monterey Bay entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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