Where and When:

The pitches will be held on Saturday, April 8th at the CSU Monterey Bay Gambord Business and Information Technology Building, 3052 Divarty Street. A map to the Gambord Building is available here. Park in the lot beside the Gambord Building, entering from Divarty Street.  Be sure to purchase a parking pass ($1 per hour).   You can purchase your pass at the kiosk when you enter the lot, or pre-purchase a parking pass online at https://csumb.edu/parking/permits .

Check-in for presenters begins at 9:00 am.  Pitches will begin at 9:30 am.

Pitch Parameters:

The presentations will be 5 minutes long, with 3 minutes for Q&A from the judges and 2 minutes for changeover to the next pitch.  NO PowerPoint slides; presenters may bring a prop or a poster (we will have easels available).  There will be 3-4 judges per room; there will be no outside audience for the presentations.

There will be 4 finalists chosen for the Student division, 8 finalists chosen for the Main Street division and 12 finalists chosen for the Venture division.  All finalists will be announced by the end of the day on Saturday, all participants will be notified by email and the finalists will be posted on this website.


Pitch Feedback:

Feedback about your pitch from the judges will be available to you on Monday online; we will notify you when it is live.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!