Startup Challenge Monterey Bay 2021
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Startup Challenge Monterey Bay is open to participants based in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties. By participating in this new venture competition, your visibility will go beyond our local region. Make your business known and pave the way for your startup in your industry.
Startup Challenge teaches, coaches, mentors, and connects entrepreneurs to people and resources needed to launch your business. The process of starting up is complex and there are resources to help you through it.
It is no secret that when it comes to building a company, funding is necessary. Whether you are looking to fund your business’s marketing campaign, product development, or manufacturing, Startup Challenge and help get you there!
Choose Your Division
Featured Startup Challenge Alumni
The first step in taking the Startup Challenge is by applying. Now is the time to build your business! Give your business the opportunity to gain exposure in the region, get expert feedback, and receive the funds to move your business forward!
Entrepreneurship is a community activity. During the final stages of the Startup Challenge, our community is invited to attend the Venture Showcase of finalists, Otter Tank business presentations, and the closing awards ceremony.
Sponsor Monterey Bay’s premier new venture business competition. As a sponsor of the event, your organization will gain exposure in the region’s entrepreneurial, educational, and business communities. Your contributions directly help build local businesses.
Who We Are
We are committed to educating entrepreneurs and creating rich career opportunities for students and alumni of local educational institutions as well as entrepreneurs in the regional community.
We have an extensive network of entrepreneurs, investors, advisors, and service providers that assist entrepreneurs in obtaining funding, access to resources, and sustainably developing their businesses.
We are a community of entrepreneurs support our fellow entrepreneurs through their journey. Entrepreneurship is a team sport and a community endeavor; we encourage you to get involved and stay connected.
Building the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Monterey Region