Startup Weekend Monterey Bay
February 5-7, 2021

What is startup weekend?


Techstars Startup Weekend is a hands-on educational program where everyone, from aspiring entrepreneurs to the merely curious, can learn the necessary steps to starting a successful business. This is the ninth year that we will be bringing Techstars Startup Weekend to the Monterey Bay region. This year it will be online, so we’ve added features, like short, one-hour workshops Monday and Wednesday nights, award-winning instructors and bilingual mentors. 

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.
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Startup Weekend 2021 Schedule


Monday, February 1, 2021
6 – 7 PM

Overview of Startup Weekend & Platform

Session: What makes a good business idea? 
Where do ideas come from?

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
6 – 7 PM

Optional: Deadline to submit a business idea. (If you do not have an idea, you may join a group)

Session: How do I know this is a good business idea?

Friday, February 5, 2021
5 – 8 PM

Startup Weekend Welcome & Overview

Startup Team Formation

Session: Who are my customers and where do I find them?

Saturday, February 6, 2021
9 AM - 6 PM

Session: How do customer interviews impact my idea?

Session: How do I reach my customer, serve them, and make money doing it?

Session: How do I communicate my business idea?

Sunday, February 7, 2021
9 AM - 2 PM

Session: How do I tell my story through pitching my business?

Presentations to Judges

Announcement of Winners

Special Thanks to Our Event Partners

Event Partners


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.