Powering Innovation in the
Monterey Bay Region


Participate in Startup Events

Startup Factory Monterey Bay is a hands-on educational program where everyone, from aspiring entrepreneurs to the merely curious, can learn the necessary steps to start a successful business. This is an annual event hosted at Cal State Monterey Bay.
Startup Challenge is an annual new venture competition and acceleration program. Prospective entrepreneurs, startups, and emerging companies showcase their ideas and business concepts, receive helpful advice from mentors, and compete for over $60,000 in prizes.
A monthly meeting where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, local startups, and businesses can network and learn. Anyone interested in the latest innovations, trends in business and technology, or the latest and greatest ideas should come!
A calendar of upcoming community startup events
Startup Launchpad
Advising & Mentoring
GetVirtual gives local businesses affected by COVID-19 the tools to adapt to the virtual landscape and extend their businesses online.
Video Courses Downloadable Documents Worksheets and more
Professional services for startups and entrepreneurs

Join the Monterey Bay Startup Community

Region Served

2,400 Aspiring entrepreneurs

909 participating companies

230 Mentors and Judges

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