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Startup Investment and Community Capital Expo to take place Sept. 27

Regional investment conference set for Embassy Suites in Seaside.
Startup Investment and Community Capital Expo on Friday 9/27/19. Photo provided.
Startup Investment and Community Capital Expo on Friday 9/27/19. Photo provided.

This article was contributed by the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development at CSU Monterey Bay.

Join us on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Embassy Suites in Seaside for the 2019  Startup Investment and Community Capital Expo, the region’s premier investment conference, where emerging companies meet with top-tier investors, bankers, 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, exhibitors, and opportunities to network. 

Why attend? At the Startup Investment and Community Expo, you will learn about the secrets to getting investments in startups, watch live pitches from selected startup companies to actual investors, and find exciting opportunities to get in on the ground floor of the next big company. The event starts at 8 a.m. with morning keynote speaker Nick Zaldastani, chairman and CEO of Braintap Technologies and Crockpond, and managing director of Zaladastani Ventures. The lunch keynote speaker is Toby Corey, former president of Solar City, who has successfully managed three $1 billion+ businesses, two successful IPOs, and raised over $300 million in private and public financing.  

Join the community of like-minded individuals with an interest in growing the entrepreneurship community in the Monterey Bay region.  For more information and to get tickets go to


Institute for Innovation & Economic Development @ CSU Monterey Bay