CSUMB Magazine catches up with past winners of Startup Challenge

Standout winners of Startup Challenge share insights, latest news

By Sophia Huang McKenzie | February 6, 2019


Central Coast entrepreneurs face off again this spring for a share of $50,000 in prize money at the annual Startup Challenge Monterey Bay sponsored by the College of Business’s Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED). The Challenge offers four divisions of competition: Venture for businesses that intend to scale into large enterprises and can provide venture-capital level returns to investors; Main Street for small businesses, sole proprietorships, and non-profits; Student for middle through graduate school students; and Social Venture, a new division added this year for businesses with a social mission.
Past winners Cruz Foam, Katie’s Coldpress and HeavyConnect are standouts flourishing in the region. Monterey Bay magazine recently checked in with the businesses to find out their latest news and to ask them how the Startup Challenge impacted their entrepreneurial journeys.

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