Techstars Startup Weekend Monterey Bay

January 28-30, 2022 at Cal State Monterey Bay

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

Come to Startup Weekend and…

  • Get hands-on experience with the process of starting a business
  • Learn how to develop your idea and explain it to people
  • Meet mentors who will help you move your business ideas forward.

Frequently Asked Questions

From Friday, January 28, 2022 at 5:30 PM PST to Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 8:30 PM PST.

We recommend that you arrive on Friday night before the final pitches start so that you get a chance to pitch or listen to other pitches in order to choose the team you’d like to work on through the weekend.

Teams are formed on Friday night so you’ll miss an important part of the weekend. Let us know if you’re planning on arriving on Saturday morning and we will do the best we can to accommodate you but do consider passing on your ticket to someone who can attend the entire weekend.

Yes. $5 Daily parking permits are available both onsite and online by clicking on CSU Monterey Bay. Hourly parking is available in lots 16, 42, 80, 90, and 208. Download the ParkMobile app for contactless safe payment at any of our meters!

Yes! Our venue is accessible – you’ll find accessible parking (nearest is across the street), entry, restrooms, pathways, and everything else you’ll need. Please contact us at to request any additional accommodations.

The event officially ends on Sunday, January 30th, at 8:30 PM PST

Yes. For the safety of our friends and family, we ask participants to be fully vaccinated and wear a mask during the event. For more information on the campus COVID Protocols please see:

California State University Monterey Bay’s Business Information Technology (BIT) Building 506 on the campus map – 3052 Divarty ST, Seaside, CA

Ticket Prices: (Ticket price includes 5 meals and coffee to keep you fueled up while you work on starting a business with your team!)

  • Non-CSUMB student early bird (available until 12/31): $39
  • General admission early bird (available until 12/31): $75
  • Student ticket (1/1-1/28): $49 General admission (1/1-1/28): $99
  • CSUMB student ticket: Complimentary admission

It’s okay if your business idea does not get picked. You can still participate by joining another team.

Refunds are available upon request up to 7 days prior to the start of the event. We do not refund tickets within 7 days prior to the event, because we have to pre-order meals for the weekend.

Yes! All friends and family are welcome to attend final pitches. We provide all event participants with a shareable final pitch event registration link. All audience members must register to attend and comply with the CSUMB campus COVID protocols.


Global Startup Weekend Partners

Local Sponsors and Partners

Event Champions

Startup Weekend Participants on Stage

Be a coach!

To make this event a great experience for participants, we need great coaches!

We are looking for coaches to help the teams with:

  • Idea/Marketing Development
  • Creative Design
  • Technology, i.e., Coding
  • Business Model/Financial
  • Presentation/Pitching

Interested in coaching? Click below.

Be a sponsor!

We need sponsors to help underwrite the cost of food and supplies that keep the participants fueled up during the weekend. As a sponsor your business will get recognized multiple ways before and during the event. Click here for information about the benefits of sponsoring Startup Weekend Monterey Bay.

Want to be a sponsor? Click below.