Startup Challenge 2020 Finale

It all culminates on Friday, May 1 with the Startup Challenge Finale at Embassy Suites, when the teams make their final pitches and display their companies’ wares and services, culminating in the Otter Tank showdown. The day features a Venture Showcase, where competitors and successful alumni alike showcase their businesses.
Browse the Venture Showcase to learn about regional businesses that are bringing jobs and money to our local economy, and sample the delicious fare of emerging food and beverage companies. Next, grab a seat for the Otter Tank and cheer on your favorite team, as they battle it out Shark Tank style for the cash prizes.
Ticket price includes: Entrance to the Venture Showcase and the Otter Tank Competition followed by a networking reception. Ticket Holders receive 100,000 Otter Dollars to invest in your favorite finalist company – help us select tomorrow’s hottest businesses today!

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Techstars Startup Weekend Monterey Bay 2020 Powered by Google For Startups

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

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Startup Hackathon Monterey Bay 2019

Free for CSUMB students, other students $49, General $99

More info coming soon!

Startup Monterey Bay Tech Meetup

Startup Monterey Bay Tech Meetup is the place to go to meet aspiring entrepreneurs, get news about what’s happening with local startups, get help and get inspired! SMBTM features pitches from startups, news about startups in Monterey Bay, music, fun, and games. Join us as we build the Monterey startup community! 

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Get Biotech 2019

Tickets for this event at:

David Deamer, David Haussler, Cephasonics, Claret Biosciences, CruzFoam, Ontera, SACNAS, Startup Sandbox, UCSC, more…
Santa Cruz is a hot bed for biotech.

Ten (10) local and regional innovative companies will present their solutions and jobs. You won’t want to miss this.


– 6-7pm: Networking, food, live music, speaker/sponsor Networking Tables where attendees can meet & drop off resumes
– 7:00: Welcome
– 7:10: Keynotes: David Haussler and David Deamer
– 7:30: Ten (10) company “rapid fire” presentations
– 8:00 – Closing remarks; attendees return to Networking Tables

More presenting companies to be announced soon. To apply to present or sponsor email [masked]