Monterey Bay Regional Business Plan Competition 2012


Applications due


Competition Organizer

Marina Technology Cluster

Local US Event
Monterey, CA
Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

Startups and emerging businesses may apply for this competition. Existing businesses must be located in the Monterey-San Benito-Santa Cruz Tri-County Area, or must agree to relocate to the area. Startup companies must commit to locating to or creating jobs in the area. 

Businesses must have plans to grow to at least 3 full-time employees within three years. 

There are three tracks: Student, Main-Street Business, and Venture Play. 

Important Dates

Applications are due on February 27, 2012. Applicants will give 5-minute presentations at the Fever-Pitch event on March 9, 2012, after which finalists will be selected. All finalists must submit full business plans by April 27, 2012. The final competition will take place at the Monterey Institute of International Studies on May 4, 2012

Competition Prizes

Winning Venture-Play Track Company: $50,000

Winning Main-Street Track Company: $5,000

Winning Student Track team: $1,000

Other Info

A series of workshops geared towards helping entrepreneurs successfully complete the first application will take place beginning January 30, 2012.