Startup Weekend returns to Monterey Bay for the 10th year!

Seaside, California, United States – December 2, 2021

The 10th annual Techstars Startup Weekend Monterey Bay is coming to Cal State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) from January 28-30, 2022.

Join us in this hands-on educational program where everyone, from aspiring entrepreneurs to the merely curious, can learn the steps to starting a successful business. The weekend will kick-off on Friday with refreshments and networking. Then individuals will pitch business ideas and recruit team members for the weekend. Saturday will be dedicated working time and workshops for teams to validate, research, and build their new business. The culmination of the weekend will be a series of pitches by the business teams as their friends and family cheer them on! The weekend will conclude with refreshments, awards, and networking.

Interested attendees should RSVP at

Ticket price includes admission for the entire weekend plus meals and coffee throughout the event.

Early bird pricing through December 31, 2021:
Non-CSUMB student early bird (available until 12/31): $39
General admission early bird (available until 12/31): $75
CSUMB student ticket: Complimentary admission

Pricing from January 1-28, 2022:
Student ticket (1/1-1/28): $49
General admission (1/1-1/28): $99
CSUMB student ticket: Complimentary admission

“Startup Weekend is an entire weekend of entrepreneurship. Teams find out how to find customers, and turn their ideas and dreams into businesses,” said Brad Barbeau, Executive Director of the event organizing team at CSUMB’s Institute for Innovation and Economic Development.

Special thanks to our event sponsors: GoDaddy Registry, Google for Startups, Miro, the U.S. Economic Development Administration, Monterey County Workforce Development Board, Santa Cruz Works, Hartnell College, City of Marina, Monterey County Weekly, and the California State University Monterey Bay.

About Techstars Startup Weekend

Learn how to think, work and build like a startup in 54 thrilling hours. Techstars Startup Weekend is an exciting and immersive journey into the world of startups. Over an action-packed three days, you’ll meet the very best coaches, investors, co-founders and sponsors to show you how to get more done faster — and, maybe even start that business. 

About Techstars

The Techstars worldwide network helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas—entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to enable every person on the planet to contribute to, and benefit from, the success of entrepreneurs. In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, we do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities. Techstars has invested in more than 2,700 companies with a combined market cap of more than $206.9B.

About the host organization, California State University Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) Institute for Innovation & Economic Development:

The Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) is an institute of CSUMB’s College of Business and works collaboratively with other regional organizations to create and support businesses and entrepreneurs, promote inclusivity, community, and ecology and create prosperity in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties.

Contact: Mary Jo Zenk


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