Startup Monterey Bay support​s​ entrepreneurs, innovators and the startup community in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties by providing information about local resources, trainings, workshops, events, competitions and opportunities to connect and network. This is a great region to live and work and we want to enable local entrepreneurs, innovators and startups to be able to succeed in this region.

Startup Monterey Bay is a pro​ject​ of CSU Monterey Bay’s Institute for Innovation and Economic Development​.

Leadership Team

Brad Barbeau, PhD, Executive Director
Eric Tao, PhD, Director
Mary Jo Zenk, MBA, Program Manager

Associated Professors and Researchers

Miguel Lara, PhD, School of Computing and Design
Krzysztof Pietroszek, PhD, School of Computing and Design
Heiko Wieland, PhD, College of Business
Jarrett Bachman, College of Business

Student Assistants

Rachel Kostrzewa, Web Design
Neil Vidal, Marketing
Chris Pon, Event Management
Cassandra Humphrey, Graphic Design

Special thanks to Cassandra Humphrey for designing Startup Monterey Bay’s logo and Rachel Kostrzewa for designing and developing the website.