13th Annual Startup Challenge Monterey Bay Competition Results & Winners!

This past Friday, the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) and the College of Business at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) hosted the 13th Annual Startup Challenge Monterey…

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Nece’s GF Founders Talk Family, Faith, and Flavor

https://youtu.be/D_5054N3anM For people struggling with celiac disease, gluten allergies, or intolerance, finding delicious baked goods can be a frustrating and disappointing experience. But for Sharque and Jordan Starr of Nece’s…

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Levered’s Elementary Math Program Receives ESSA Certification

Soquel, California (3/22/22) -- Levered Learning announces that it meets the level of evidence under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA requires federal funding and stimulus dollars to be used…

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Comcast RISE Expands Marketing and Technology Resources to All Women-Owned Small Businesses 

Comcast RISE is a multi-year commitment to provide marketing, creative, media, and technology services to small businesses owned by people of color. Comcast recently expanded the program to include all women-owned small businesses.…

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A New Hope: Startup Challenge Winner Parallel Flight Technologies Unveils “Firefly”

With a new drone on the strip, a wildfire-fighting drone startup Parallel Flight Technologies (PFT) never fails to impress. On Tuesday, February 2, 2022, the Startup Challenge 2020 runner up…

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From Vision to Venture: Startup Challenge Alum Vanly Bridges the Gap Between #VanLife and Reality

https://youtu.be/TVrL4l-bdT4 Watch the interview with Vanly's Co-founder and CEO, Giulio Colleluori We’ve all seen the #VanLife hashtag on Instagram. Attractive carefree couples, friends and individuals, living their best, minimalist lives…

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No Taste Like Home: How Percy’s Pies grew from passion project to profit

https://youtu.be/7tQouXS5hgc If you’ve ever felt homesick for your favorite comfort food, you’ll understand. Today Percival Lammie and his partner, Kim Lammie, run Percy’s Pies— a gourmet Louisiana-style sweet potato pie…

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When (Tech) Stars Collide: How Seeds4STEM took root at Startup Weekend 2021

https://youtu.be/RxVU8DOYGwY When Shannon Bliss and Samantha Avina met at Techstars Startup Weekend Monterey Bay 2021, it was kismet.  As Avina watched former Hartnell College Dean of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,…

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What’s up next for Startup Monterey Bay? Brad Barbeau recaps 2021 and looks forward to iiED’s upcoming events

It’s an understatement to say 2021 created hurdles for businesses and entrepreneurs.  While the past year was a challenge for the Institute of Innovation & Economic Development (iiED) at California…

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