Application Deadline for Startup Challenge Monterey Bay: March 6

Apply to the 2023 Challenge by March 6!

Startup Challenge Monterey Bay is the premiere Monterey Bay new venture competition. The Startup Challenge began in 2010 as the Monterey Bay Regional Business Plan Competition. The Challenge was created by the Marina Tech Cluster, a business incubator located at the MBEST Center in Marina. The Marina Tech Cluster closed in 2013, and the Challenge was moved to its current home at the Institute for Innovation & Economic Development in the College of Business at CSUMB.

Deadline for applications: March 6. For more information:

Santa Cruz Works – New Tech 2023

The third New Tech event of the year! Presentations featuring the top teams and projects from the 2023 CruzHacks: OpenRX, Slug Swap, Slug Budget, Sluggers, and Glyth with announcements by Brad Barbeau of Startup Challenge.  Additional rock star companies will also present: Elucidate and Neatleaf. Don’t miss out, get your tickets now.

Startup Monterey Bay Connect

Innovative Spaces in Monterey Bay

Join the June Startup Monterey Bay Connect featuring Innovative Spaces in Monterey Bay!

Be part of the growing entrepreneurial community in this region at this monthly meeting. Find out about the latest innovations, trends in business and technology, or the latest and greatest ideas. Meet other founders, investors, and local businesses. Join us as we build the Monterey Bay startup community.

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Monterey Bay Business Summit

Monterey Bay Business Summit is comprised of two events in one day.

Startup Investment and Community Capital Expo 8:00 a.m. – 12:00  p.m.

Business Solutions Forum and Expo 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.