Startup Weekend Monterey Bay Returns to CSUMB

January 4, 2020

SEASIDE, Ca., January 4, 2020 – For the eighth consecutive year, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is set to host Startup Weekend Monterey Bay January 24-26, 2020.

Techstars Startup Weekend, in partnership with Google for Startups, 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. Techstars Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures.

This year’s event, open to all community members and students, will be held at the CSUMB University Center and starts at 4:00 pm on Friday, January 24th, concluding Sunday, January 26th at 5:00 pm.

Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through testing, business model development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekend culminates with Sunday night demonstrations to a panel of potential investors and local entrepreneurs. Participants are challenged with building functional startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks.

Startup Weekend Monterey Bay is hosted by the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) at CSUMB. The iiED, a leading entrepreneurship center in California, promotes entrepreneurship and fosters the development of a vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Monterey Bay region.