North Bay Innovation Summit - September 16, 2016

8th Annual North Bay Innovation Summit

1:30pm − 6pm

Where startup and early stage companies compete for recognition and substantial cash prizes. Companies must be no more than 5 years old with no more than 10 full-time employees. There will be a winner in each of the four categories.

Panel of Successful Innovators

2 pm

Innovators Compete


Startups compete for recognition and cash prizes to a community of investors and seasoned entrepreneurs. Judges will select 3–4 companies from each of the 4 categories below to give a 3 minute pitch, with 5 minutes of judges’ questions. There will be a winning company in each category and these companies will receive a cash award.

The audience will vote for Top Innovator by investing their “NBIS Dollars.” The Top Innovator winner will be awarded a cash prize of several thousand dollars.

No solicitation for funds at this event.


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Celebration Mixer


After the competition, join the presenters and judges for appetizers and wine just outside the SOMO Event Center. The originally planned dinner has been rescheduled to a TBA date in January. This gives everyone the best chance of celebrating the hard work of the day’s presenting startups. Please join us and get a chance to meet them all.

There is no ticket required for the Celebration Mixer.

Discover more about local investment opportunites

North Bay Angels

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Thanks everyone for an amazing day. This is the best community anywhere!

2015 NBIS Photos