iiED Institue for Innovation & Economic Development



Overview of company

The iiED focuses the resources of CSU Monterey Bay, other regional educational institutions, successful entrepreneurs, and other regional resources to build and support the Monterey Bay entrepreneurial ecosystem. The iiED holds a series of annual events to educate and support entrepreneurs, including a hackathon, Startup Weekend Monterey Bay, Startup Challenge new venture competition, the Startup Investement & Community Capital Expo, and the monthly Startup Monterey Bay Tech Meetup. For more informaiton visit our website.

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The Startup Challenge new venture competition is held each Spring for Venture, Main Street, and Social Venture companies in the Monterey Bay region.

Applications open December 1st; due March 8th. Qualifying Round April 7, 2021. Sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop!