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Startup Challenge 2020

Application Deadline March 9th

Startup Challenge is a new business competition and accelerator program that supports the founding, fundung and growth of new and innovative businesses in the Monterey Bay region. Application deadline March 9th. Open to all. Cash prizes for winners.

Who is eligible?

- Start-ups (not yet operational) and emerging (in launch phase) businesses may apply.

- Businesses must be located in the Monterey Bay region (Monterey, San Benito, or Santa Cruz counties).

- The business idea must be your original work (your business, not someone else’s and not a franchise of another business).

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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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