Finalists Announced for the 2018 Startup Challenge

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Eighty-One businesses entered this year’s Startup Challenge, and the field has been narrowed to 25 finalists!  This year’s Finalists are:


Student Division:

  • Ammodo Recruiting
  • BOHO Marketplace
  • Sauce
  • Worknight Creations LLC


Main Street Division:

  • 360 Health Café
  • Abilities Café
  • Arti-Culture
  • CGC Dog Training
  • Monterey Moments
  • Salad Bytes Media
  • Spice of Life Catering
  • Splendid Blended
  • Turn Key (101 Vapes)


Venture Division:

  • Audible RX
  • Check Your Engine Light
  • Cruz Foam
  • Einsigns
  • Levered Learning
  • Leviathan Foods
  • Litmus Box
  • New Wave Programs
  • Ohana Shave Ice
  • Passion Slam
  • Sea Change
  • Time Lock Documentation


Finalists will receive mentoring and pitch workshops to help them prepare for the Finale of this year’s Startup Challenge.  The Finales will feature exhibits of the Finalist businesses at the Venture Showcase and the championship competition at the Otter Tank.  The Finale will be held on May 12th at CSUMB @ Salinas City Center in downtown Salinas.

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Congratulations to everyone that pitched their businesses at the 2018 Startup Challenge Qualifying Round!



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