Sunstone Innovation Challenge

Attend the Sunstone Innovation Challenge

The 2024 Sunstone Innovation Challenge at CSULB will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 from 4pm - 8pm at The Pointe in the Walter Pyramid. Get your free tickets today!

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Congratulations to the 2024 Finalists!

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2024 Event Program

The Sunstone Innovation Challenge is an annual campus-wide business plan competition. The winning team receives support for their business, including $15,000 in seed funding, and space, marketing, legal, and accounting services totaling up to $35,000. 

We are looking for:
  • Diverse teams to develop, promote, and launch sustainable, entrepreneurial, and innovative business ideas.
  • The pitch will be based on your business plan

If you are interested in joining a team, click HERE.

*Mentor Assignment will be in the order of LOI submission 

  • Business Plan Submission Round One - Identify whether you are competing in Track 1 or Track 2 – Friday, March 22, 2024 at 5pm
  • Finalists Announced – Friday, April 5, 2024 
  • Business Plan Submission (Finalists) – Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 5pm
  • Final Pitch Deck Due – Monday, April 15, 2024 
  • Finalist Pitch Event – Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at The Pointe in The Walter Pyramid

*subject to change

In-kind services provided by

Legal Services: Keesal, Young & Logan, Fulwider Patton LLP

Marketing Strategy: Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Coworking Space: BlankSpaces

Accounting Services: Windes

AI Enhanced Business Plan Software: GoZigzag