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Brad Barbeau Receives Promotion to Full Professor

Brad Barbeau, Executive Director of the iiED and faculty member in the College of Business at CSU, Monterey Bay, has recently been promoted to the rank of Full Professor.

Apply Now to Pitch at the 2020 Startup Investment & Community Capital Expo

The 2020 SICC presents a unique opportunity to pitch to and network with angel and venture capital investors, impact investors, community capital investors, regional banks, and sources of alternative financing. The SICC welcomes scalable ventures looking for seed financing through Series A financing, as well as smaller businesses looking for alternative financing options.

The Winners of 2020 Startup Monterey Bay from the Venture Division, Social Venture, Main Street Division, and Student Division.

Startup Challenge Monterey Bay 2020 Goes Virtual

This year’s Challenge was unique in many ways – it had a record-breaking number of entries with 122 companies applying this year, and the entire Qualifying Round, from participant pitch training workshops to the pitches themselves to the judging, was an entirely online affair this year.

Startup Challenge Otter Tank Rewards Regional Startups with Cash Prizes

They were all winners in the Venture Division of Startup Challenge Monterey Bay, the region’s premier new business competition.

Ecology Meets Tech at February’s Monterey Bay Startup Meetup - Santa Cruz Tech Beat

Presenters at Monterey Bay Tech Startup Meetup spoke on their business’ ecological and technological innovations at Marina’s Springhill Suites, last Tuesday, February 11.

Local Launchpad iiED Hosts Startup Weekend - Santa Cruz Tech Beat

From microplastic to brewery payment apps, the 8th annual Startup Weekend Monterey Bay had no shortage of ingenuity.

U.S. Dept. of Commerce Grant to Help Fund New Startup Launchpad at CSUMB

California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) has been selected to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help fund a new virtual startup incubator designed to serve entrepreneurs in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties.

Benito Link: Startup Challenge Monterey Bay goes Virtual

SBC nonprofit JMM Dance will compete in the Social Venture division finals.

Eighteen entrepreneurs pitch to active investors at Startup Investment and Community Capital Expo

Now in its third year, the Startup Investment and Community Capital Expo may have just outgrown its home at the Monterey Bay Embassy Suites.

Success Stories

Past winners Cruz Foam, Katie’s Coldpress and HeavyConnect are standouts flourishing in the region.

Fueling Entrepreneurs

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

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