Volume 26 | Febuary 2022

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This month’s theme is nonprofit organizations changing our world. We’ll be featuring some really cool up-and-coming regional nonprofits and organizations that aid in their success.

 

Be part of the growing entrepreneurial community in this region at this monthly meeting. Find out about the latest innovations, trends in business and technology, or the latest and greatest ideas. Meet other founders, investors, and local businesses. It’s a great place to network. Join us as we build the Monterey Bay startup community.

This month’s theme is nonprofit organizations changing our world. We’ll be featuring some really cool up-and-coming regional nonprofits and organizations that aid in their success.

 

Be part of the growing entrepreneurial community in this region at this monthly meeting. Find out about the latest innovations, trends in business and technology, or the latest and greatest ideas. Meet other founders, investors, and local businesses. It’s a great place to network. Join us as we build the Monterey Bay startup community.

 

 

First place winner: Goodeats – The app that links all those friends’ food recommendations with where you are exactly when hunger strikes!

Runners-up:

  • Second Place: Footprint – Free simulation tool providing customers the ability to quantify the carbon footprint of their investment portfolio.
  • Third Place: Fooodies –  A food delivery platform made for people who want to save money when ordering food to their doorstep . Fooodie connects communities with local restaurants and saves customers and restaurants money while providing benefits to independent delivery drivers.

The Crowd Favorite Award went to High Ideals –  Providing transparency to cannabis brands to help customers see if the product comes from a sustainable, ethical, and/or BIPOC owned company.

Back in 2008, Percival Lammie was just trying to find a pie that reminded him of home.

An orthotics and prosthetics practitioner by trade, Lammie was no stranger when it came to problem-solving. After locating an old family recipe, he went to the kitchen and got to work.

At the time, he had no idea his pies would become a local favorite.

In 2016, Lammie decided to take his business to the next level and signed up to compete in the Startup Challenge Monterey Bay.

Startup Challenge Monterey Bay— the Central Coast’s premier competitive new business accelerator— is accepting applications to enter this year’s competition!

Apply by Monday, March 7, 2022 to participate in this year’s challenge and gain immeasurable connections, visibility, and the chance to win funding and mentorship opportunities.

Attend a free workshop to learn all about the 2022 Startup Challenge Monterey Bay, the benefits of participating, and how to apply! Click below to register:

GetVirtual at California State University, Monterey Bay is changing the virtual landscape for local businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, websites, digital advertising, and social media marketing are essential tools for business sustainability. At GetVirtual, we are providing the knowledge and experience for small businesses that will allow them to grow and positively impact our local community.

Small, regional businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may qualify for free assistance through GetVirtual. Click here to apply now!

Help Invest in Tomorrow’s Regional Entrepreneurs!

The best way to support tomorrow’s entrepreneurs is to invest in iiED programs to support our regional entrepreneurs. Follow the link below to make your contribution today.

 

The Institute for Innovation and Economic Development, California State University, Monterey Bay,
Seaside, CA 93955, United States