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What stage of the Startup Challenge are we in?

Applications open

Applications close

Pitch workshops

Qualifying Round

Prep for the Finale

Finale

Friday, May 1, 2020

2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Seaside

VENTURE

Open to businesses intended to scale and provide venture-investor level returns.

SOCIAL VENTURE

Open to for-profit and not-for-profit businesses with a significant social mission.

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MAIN STREET

Open to small businesses and sole proprietorships.

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STUDENT

Open to all students in middle school through graduate schools.

Save the dates for Startup Challenge 2021!

Applications Open – December 1, 2020

Application Deadline – March 8, 2021

Qualifying Round – April 9, 2021

Startup Challenge Finale – May 7, 2021

Startup Challenge is a community service organized by the  Institute for Innovation and Economic Development at California State University Monterey Bay.

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors

Diamond Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
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Bronze Sponsors
Special Partnership
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