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Introduction to 2018 Startup Challenge Competition! (CSUMB)

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Learn more about the Startup Challenge new venture competition and how to apply at one of our Introductory sessions held throughout the Monterey Bay region.

What is it? Startup Challenge Monterey Bay helps innovators develop their ideas into new businesses. It supports the founding, funding and growth of new and innovative businesses in the Monterey Bay region. Startup Challenge Monterey Bay is a five month competitive acceleration process that teaches, coaches, mentors, networks and connects entrepreneurs to the knowledge and resources they need. Startup Challenge Monterey Bay empowers entrepreneurs to communicate their ideas effectively to investors, customers and employees.

There are three divisions in the competition:

• Venture division is open to businesses that are intended to scale and provide venture-investor level returns. • Main Street division is open to small businesses, sole proprietorships, and non-profits.

• Student division is open to students in high school, community colleges, colleges, and graduate schools.

• Cash prizes for winners in each division.

Applications due March 12, 2018

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