San Benito dance studio competes for second year in a row. This year's challenge took place online and saw 31 finalists compete in four divisions.
SBC nonprofit JMM Dance will compete in the Social Venture division finals.
Participants have the opportunity to pitch their idea to a panel of business experts to get valuable feedback, and compete for prizes and exposure to the local community for business development and funding.
Three San Benito County businesses take part in finals, but none placed in their divisions.
Competitors will present business pitches to a panel of judges during May 10 finals in Seaside.
Qualifying round set for April 6; finalists move on to May 10 main event.
Hollister workshop explains how to apply for 10th annual competition.
Social Venture Division is a new category for competition and will appeal to nonprofit organizations.
Three Hollister businesses competed in this year's Startup Challenge Monterey Bay in Salinas. Two came home with prize money.
Arti-Culture and Ohana Shave Ice enter the final round for Startup Challenge Monterey Bay. While this is Arti-Culture's first entry, Ohana came in second place last year in the Main Street Division.
One "venture" and three "main street" businesses named finalists in Startup Challenge Monterey Bay