Finalist Workshops

These workshops are designed to help you prepare for the Final Round. We are holding two types of workshops this year, the “In It To Win It” pitch preparation workshops and a new “Building Your Brand Narrative” workshop to help you build your brand and tell your brand’s story.

Startup Challenge Finalists can sign up for one or more workshops.

All workshops meet 6:00-8:00 pm
Click on the location to RSVP

In It To Win It

Pitch preparation workshops

The In It To Win It pitch workshops provide both information to help you construct your pitch as well as practice and feedback. Finalists should attend the “In It To Win It” workshops for tips on what to include, what to leave out, and how to narrow your focus to the most succinct, informative and successful pitch. The workshops will have opportunities to practice, so come prepared with your draft pitch!

In It To Win It Pitch Slide Deck

4/30  Seaside Creates, 656 Broadway, Seaside
5/7  CSUMB@Salinas City Center, 1 Main Street, Salinas
5/7  NextSpace – Pacific Room, 101 Cooper Street, Santa Cruz

Building Your Brand Narrative

Brand development workshop

Turning your value proposition and branding concept into a narrative helps you communicate clearly to customers, employees and investors the value that your brand delivers. This hands-on workshop will focus on creating a narrative for your brand that will help you articulate your brand for your final pitch as well as providing the basis for your marketing messaging.

Building Your Brand Narrative Slide Deck

4/29 Hellodesk Monterey Coworking, 2600 Garden Road, Suite 122, Monterey

Create a Winning Pitch

These workshops are designed to help you build the perfect pitch for the Qualifying Round. Applicants should attend the “Creating A Winning Pitch” workshops for tips on what to include, what to leave out, and how to narrow your focus to the most succinct, informative and successful pitch. The workshops will have opportunities to practice, so come prepared!

Creating a Winning Pitch Slide Deck

Startup Challenge participants can sign up for one or more workshops.

All workshops meet 6:00-8:00 pm
Click on the location to RSVP
3/18  Seaside Creates, 656 Broadway, Seaside
3/19  NextSpace – Pacific Room, 101 Cooper Street, Santa Cruz
3/21  City of Hollister City Hall, (side conference room), 375 5th Street, Hollister
3/25  Small Business Development Center, 106 Lincoln Ave, Salinas
3/28 Seaside Creates, 656 Obama Way, Seaside
4/2  Small Business Development Center, 106 Lincoln Ave, Salinas
4/3  NextSpace – Pacific Room, 101 Cooper Street, Santa Cruz
4/4  CSUMB – Valley Hall B115, 2081 Inter-Garrison Road, CSUMB Campus, Seaside

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