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Startup Weekend Monterey Bay 2017 Registration Now Open

By Noah Rappahahn

December 14, 2016 — Seaside, CA

Registration for the 2017 Startup Weekend to be held at Cal State Monterey Bay on Jan. 27-29, 2017 is now open for all college students and community members. This year’s event, the fifth Startup Weekend hosted at CSUMB, will be held at the Gambord Business and Information Technology Building and will bring together entrepreneurs from the region to imagine and design innovative new businesses.

  • Startup Weekend Monterey Bay
  • Friday, January 27 – 29, 2017
  • Event starts at 4:00 pm
  • Joel & Dena Gambord Business & Information Technology Building, Cal State University Monterey Bay, 3052 Divarty Street, Seaside, CA 93933
  • Learn more and get tickets

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. The weekend events are centered on action, innovation, and education. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through testing, business model development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos to a panel of potential investors and local entrepreneurs. Participants are challenged with building functional startups and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks.

Startup Weekend is open to all types of businesses and nonprofit organizations. There is an Early Bird registration cost of $75 general registration and $49 for students until January 6, 2017 which covers the costs of meals and coffee over this three-day weekend. Entrepreneurs, students, and community members, in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties should apply to the competition at

Startup Weekend Monterey Bay is hosted by the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED), housed in the College of Business at Cal State Monterey Bay. The iiED hosts events such as Startup Weekend to promote entrepreneurship in the Monterey Bay region and foster the development of a vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem in the region.


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