Sponsor our economic future!

Join business, government and community leaders investing in the Monterey Bay region’s new the entrepreneurs. Now in our seventh year, the Startup Challenge has served more than 350 entrepreneurs who are creating innovative businesses in the Monterey Bay region.

To encourage applicants to develop their businesses and work on their final pitch, cash awards will be made to the winners. The winners in all three divisions will be announced during the Venture showcase (open to the public) on May 12, 2017 at CSU Monterey Bay (3-7p.m.). Cash sponsors for the 2016 Startup Challenge make these cash awards possible and will be recognized in multiple ways. In-kind sponsors for the 2017 Startup Challenge provide free or reduced advertising, business services for the winners, printing, and tasty refreshments for the Venture Showcase.

Please contact us to discuss how your organization can support the 2017 Startup Challenge.  We have several sponsorship packages available.