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Startup Factory 2023 Results

Micro Home Village & Manufacturing Center Wins at Startup Factory Monterey Bay 2023 Eight new startup business teams were created during the 2023 Startup Factory Monterey Bay held February 3-5,

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From Classroom to Community: The iiED Bridge

Dave Côté on entrepreneurial thinking, mentorship, and community connection Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) Advisory Board Member Chair Dave Côté is passionate about bringing entrepreneurial thinking to all

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Love, Life and Lavender Creek

A Startup Challenge Love Story It’s a Hollywood trope: two people fall in love, maybe get married, decide to have a baby, hilarity, horror, suspense, drama—depending on genre— ensues. And

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CSUMB institute takes the reins on its business start-up event

*This article was originally published on at After a decade of partnering with an international start-up accelerator, CSUMB’s College of Business has decided to go it alone. What was

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Whale Watching, Elevated

Oceanic Expeditions offers an intimate focus on wildlife and photography With blue whales in the summer, and humpbacks, orcas, and dolphins all year long, Monterey Bay is a dream for

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An Interview with Kirsten Dorenkamp founder of WorkArk. Breaking Barriers to Tackle Rural Unemployment

WorkArk’s Balancing Act

Startup Challenge Social Venture Division winner breaks barriers to tackle rural unemployment Full-time student. Full-time parent. Full-time worker. Full-time entrepreneur? Meet Kirsten Dorenkamp, founder of WorkArk and 2022 Startup Challenge

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June 2022 Startup Monterey Bay Connect

The June Connect meeting was held at the Hacienda Hay & Feed Co., featuring the following speakers and organizations: Moderator & Co-Organizer: Katherine O’Kelly Nile Estep, Hacienda Hay & Feed

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Interview with Goi Yujarden

Thai is Fun Gets Virtual

Goi Yujaroen serves up Thai cooking lessons with a side of celebration. Have you wanted to learn to cook authentic Thai food? How about learning while hanging out with friends

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