Monterey Bay Regional Business Plan Competition 2011


Competition Organizer

Marina Technology Cluster

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


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

Start-ups that commit to locating in the Monterey-SanBenito-Santa Cruz Tri-County area and existing businesses located in the Tri-County area or relocating to the area. Must have plans to grow to having at least 5 full-time employees within 3 years. Businesses with existing professional or institutional investment are not eligible. 

Important Dates

Applications are due by February 28, 2011. Business plans must be submitted by April 26, 2011 with presentations and judging on May 13, 2011.

Competition Prizes

Last year's winners recieved $50,000 in cash and other valuable services. Go here to view sponsor commitments for this year's competition.

Other Info

Companies and individuals who are chosen to submit full business plans, as well as those who submit 1-page applications but are not chosen to submit full plans, have the opportunity to attend workshops and seminars presented by staff and faculty of the MTC and its regional  business plan partners including the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) Fisher Graduate School of Business, California State University at Monterey Bay (CSUMB), and the Central Coast Small Business Development Center (CCSBDC).