Meet the most innovative emerging companies in the region.


Find the capital you need to bring your company to market.


Find exciting opportunities and get in on the next big company.

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Startup Investment & Community Capital Expo, the region’s premier investment conference, is where the region’s fastest-growing companies meet with top-tier investors and alternative sources of funding. As the region’s largest showcase of emerging companies, Startup Investment & Community Capital Expo connects local companies with an audience of venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors and others who can help them raise the capital they need to grow their business. The event features speakers and panels on capital sources and funding success stories, and networking to connect the Monterey Bay startup community.

September 28

8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

September 29

8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

September 30

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Recovery & Reinvention

Equity Crowdfunding

Inclusivity in Funding

  • Keynote: Guy Kawasaki – The Art of Perseverance
  • Panel: Equity Crowdfunding
  • Pitches to Investors
  • Keynote: Congressman Jimmy Panetta – The Current Environment
  • Panel: How COVID 19 is Impacting Venture Funding
  • Pitches to Investors
  • Panel: Inclusive Restart & Reinvention:
    Creating Community Capital
  • Keynote: Ben Jealous – Inclusion & Diversity in Entrepreneurship
  • Panel: Inclusivity in Funding & Access to Capital
  • Pitches to Investors
  • Panel: Inclusivity & Social Change

At Startup Investment & Community Capital Expo you can....

  • Learn about the secrets to getting investments in startups
  • Learn about various types of capital financing for startups
  • Listen to successful founders present how they got funded
  • Watch live pitches from startup companies pitch to actual investors
  • Connect with seasoned investors 
  • Connect with business services, lenders, lawyers, SBDC
  • Network with investors and entrepreneurs
  • Network with local economic development leaders
  • Discover new partnerships and business opportunities
  • Join a community of like-minded individuals with an interest in growing the entrepreneurship community in the Monterey Bay region