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.
Building a sustainable economy in the Monterey Bay region through a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Supporting entrepreneurship and innovation in the Monterey Bay region through:
- Developing and disseminating knowledge, expertise, and financial resources
- Collaborating with regional and global public and private organizations
- Deliver applied research, programs and events
California State University Monterey Bay’s Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) offers programs that work toward developing entrepreneurs and supporting innovation ideas that lead to new business opportunities and job growth for students and community members.
Brad Barbeau, PhD, Executive Director
Dan Ripke, Director, Economic Development, Funding and Grants
Mary Jo Zenk, MBA, Program Manager
Eric Tao, PhD, Founding Director
Associated Professors and Researchers
Chi-Chun Chou, PhD, College of Business
Dante Di Gregorio, PhD, College of Business
Jason Henderson, School of Computing and Design
Miguel Lara, PhD, School of Computing and Design
Shwadhin Sharma, PhD, College of Business
Heiko Wieland, PhD, College of Business
Anjika Grinager, Web and Graphic Designer
Chris Caruthers, Field Placement Intern
Harrison Deal, Print and Web Design Intern
Kennedy Marshall, Marketing Intern
Natalie Horvath, Event Management Intern