It all culminates on Saturday May 12 with the Startup Challenge Finale at CSUMB @ Salinas City Center, 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. Startup Challenge alumni include beekeepers, makers of sweet potato pies, cold press coffees and fresh pressed juices. There are sweets and confections, and savory selections alike. Don’t forget your business cards, because there are plenty of opportunities for networking with servicers, suppliers and potential employers alike. Maybe you have some seed money to invest in the next big thing? 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. For more information go to www.startupmontereybay.com.