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Startup Launchpad Monterey Bay

What is Startup Launchpad?

The Startup Launchpad offers mentoring and advising, workshops, referrals to resources, assistance in obtaining funding, and connection to our extensive network of entrepreneurs, investors, advisors, and service providers. Join a supportive community of entrepreneurs developing innovative businesses in our region – Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties.

Why Apply to Launchpad

Companies who apply will identify priorities for developing their businesses and the resources they need to succeed. Each Launchpad company will create milestones for getting to launch. Continued participation in the Launchpad will depend on demonstrated progress toward achieving these milestones. Companies will “graduate” from the Launchpad when they are ready to operate independently or to enter an accelerator program, but all graduates will remain eligible for continued participation in programs – and looked to for assistance with newer companies entering the Launchpad.

How to Apply to Launchpad

To apply to the Startup Launchpad fill out the application form. Applications for the next cohort are open now. The selection process will include an interview with the founding team.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Startup Launchpad Monterey Bay is funded in part by the US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, with matching funding provided by CSU, Monterey Bay College of Business, Union Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, and Taylor Farms, the city of Seaside, and the city of Salinas. Additional support has been provided by the counties of Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito.