MCBC: Infrastructure Summit @ Embassy Suites
Feb 28 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Monterey County Business Council is hosting its premier Infrastructure Summit. The Summit will cover topics related to Broadband, Energy, Water, Transportation, Waste Management, Transportation. The event will be hosted at Embassy Suites and will have a variety of speakers on the topic.

Women In AG and Tech: Challenges and Opportunities @ University Center
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Agriculture and technology come together at Cal State Monterey Bay’s half day symposium on Women in Ag, AgTech and Tech. Female leaders in Ag and Tech share stories of challenges and opportunities facing women in their respected fields. Speakers include Lorri Koster, CEO and chair of Mann Packing, Margaret D’Arrigo of Taylor Farms and women entrepreneurs and innovators in Tech and Agtech.

The Startup Challenge Monterey Bay 2018 @ BIT Building- California State University Monterey Bay
Mar 12 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Startup Challenge Monterey Bay is a regional new business competition and acceleration program for entrepreneurs in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties.  The Challenge is held annually, organized by a team of community volunteers and hosted by the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development of CSU, Monterey Bay. It is a competitive acceleration process that teaches, coaches, mentors, networks, and connects entrepreneurs to the knowledge and resources they need. Prospective entrepreneurs, start-ups and emerging companies showcase and develop their business concepts while competing for prizes. The Challenge provides workshops and mentoring to support the founding, funding and growth of new and innovative businesses in the Monterey Bay region. The Challenge empowers entrepreneurs to communicate their ideas effectively to investors, customers and employees. If you are interested in signing up, please follow the link

Startup Monterey Bay’s Tech Meetup @ Monterey Incubator
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

In addition to a featured talk or tech demonstration we will have pitches from great new startups (contact us if you would like to pitch your idea or business), news about startups in the region, music, fun,and games. This month we’ll also be doing a website design exercise to help with the Startup Monterey Bay website (www.startupmontereybay.org).
CALED’s 38th Annual Training Conference @ Monterey Marriot Hotel
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with the leaders in California’s economic development industry while learning new tools during the sessions on March 14-16, 2018 in Monterey, California. The conference will kick off with a Welcome Reception on March 14th at 5:00pm. Watch for special pre-conference activities.

Engage will have 24 different breakout sessions from which attendees can choose. Register today to attend sessions that will teach you how to:

  • Attract the Right Businesses to Your Community
  • Preserve Businesses through Employee-Ownership
  • Work in a New Era for Business with the Gig Economy
  • Use Creative Options to Capture Local Sales & Use Tax
  • Revitalize Your Retail Space
  • Find Balance Between Housing & Economic Development

Salinas Valley AgTech Summit 2018 @ Hartnell- Main Campus
Mar 27 @ 7:30 am – Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

The event is hosted by the Agricultural Business and Technology Institute at Hartnell College in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Chapter of the CA Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA). Guests will enjoy a wide variety of speakers and panel presentations on the topics of crop protection, the future of farming, automation, harvest technology, innovation, worker safety and regulations. There will be an expanded exhibition, demonstrations and much much more. Event admission is FREE to attendees and all proceeds from sponsorship and the exhibition will benefit the Hartnell College Agriculture Business and Technology Institute students.

Forbes AgTech Summit 2018 @ Main St. Salinas
Jun 26 @ 6:59 pm – Jun 28 @ 7:59 pm


The smartest minds at the intersection of Silicon Valley and global agriculture converge at the Forbes AgTech Summit to tackle critical challenges and showcase the latest innovations for farmers, investors and stakeholders of global food systems.