Thank you for your interest in sponsorship of Startup Monterey Bay. Sponsorship helps forward the mission of Startup Monterey Bay to promote economic prosperity in the Monterey Bay region while giving your company an opportunity to reach a larger audience.

Sponsorship benefits:

  • Market to the startup sector
  • Find new business opportunities
  • Raise your organization’s visibility
  • Increase and demonstrate community involvement
  • Show your commitment to a strong economic development in the Monterey Bay region

There are several ways to participate as a sponsor:

Sponsor Startup Monterey Bay serves as a hub for startups and other emerging companies in the region. We have three levels of sponsorship from which to choose.


  • Company logo display on front page of website
  • Company name with outbound link on various pages
  • Mention of company in various event programs


  • Premiere company listing in Resources
  • Logo and outbound link in listing
  • Mention of company in various event programs


  • Company listed as a sponsor in webpage footer
  • Outbound link to company website
  • Listing on Resources page of website

Sponsor One of Our Events

Startup Monterey Bay hosts several annual events and sometimes special events. Each event has several levels of sponsorship. Please follow the links  to see the levels and benefits of sponsorship for each event.

Startup Hackathon


Each fall Startup Monterey Bay hosts a Hackathon that brings together the brightest minds from several regional colleges and California Statue University Monterey Bay. Each Hackathon is built around a theme. Participants compete to solve pressing issues that impact the greater community.

Sponsorship of this event helps further our goal of addressing community issues while promoting creative problem-solving. Promote your business while serving the greater good.

Click here to view the sponsorship levels and benefits.

Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend logo

In partnership with Techstars, CSUMB hosts the Startup Weekend Monterey Bay.

This immersive 54 hour event allows budding entrepreneurs to experience the high stakes fast-paced startup environment. Equal parts competition and collaboration, this event has been the start of successful companies regionally and worldwide.

This annual event brings together students and community. Established entrepreneurs and business people mentor and network at this event and it always creates a buzz.

Click here to view the sponsorship levels and benefits.

Startup Challenge

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Our flagship event, Startup Challenge Monterey Bay is a regional new business competition and acceleration program for entrepreneurs in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties.

The Challenge is held annually, organized by a team of community volunteers and hosted by the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development of CSU, Monterey Bay.

It is a competitive acceleration process that teaches, coaches, mentors, networks, and connects entrepreneurs to the knowledge and resources they need.

Click here to view the sponsorship levels and benefits.