Startup Monterey Bay Congratulates our 2018 Startup Challenge Monterey Bay Winners and Finalists
Venture First Place – $20,000 Seed Money
Cruz Foam transforms chitin, a biopolymer found in shrimp shells, into structural foams with an environmentally friendly process. Cruz Foam addresses both the front-end and back-end of a ‘green’ product by up-cycling chitin found in waste to create foam to replace petroleum-based foams. Cruz Foam is less costly to produce, and matches or exceeds the mechanical properties of current polystyrene and polyurethane structural foam.
Main Street First Place – $10,000 Seed Money
Main Street Division Runners Up – $2,500 Seed Money
Student Winner – $1,500 Seed Money
The BOHO (Buy One Help One) Insurance Marketplace, Inc. is an innovative and values-based insurance marketplace that provides customers an easy way to compare and purchase insurance policies while also providing insurance to someone in need in an emerging market.