Learn what comes next for each finalist from Startup Mendocino Pitch Competition here.Read More
Adventist Health is a faith‐based, nonprofit, integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Here in Mendocino County, we have Adventist Health Ukiah Valley (AHUV) and Adventist Health Howard Memorial (AHHM). These two hospitals are a core part of Mendocino County’s quality of life.Read More
A pioneer in the Craft Beer movement, North Coast Brewing Company opened in 1988 as a local brewpub in Fort Bragg. Possessing an uncompromising commitment to craft, quality and a will to do things differently, President & Co-Founder Mark Ruedrich built and grew North Coast Brewing…Read More
Mendocino College is a public, two-year community college founded in September 1972. The College now encompasses 3,200 square miles of Mendocino and Lake Counties, serving a population of 150,000. With almost 4,000 full-time and part time students, the College is dedicated to its diverse and dynamic community of students and helping them achieve their goals through research, reflection and dialogue.Read More
Harvest Market is a family-owned business started by Tom Honer in May 1985. Well known and loved by customers up and down the Coast of Mendocino County, what began as one traditional grocery store and has evolved into three stores that reflect a unique blend of conventional, specialty, organic, domestic, international, and local products.Read More
Founded in 1903, the Savings Bank of Mendocino County is the only bank chartered in Mendocino County and the only financial institution with its headquarters in Mendocino County. The headquarters, decision-making, physical facilities, Board, management and employees all live and work in Mendocino or Lake CountiesRead More
We had an incredible outpouring of more than 82 applications for Startup Mendocino. More than ever, people are demonstrating that innovation, dedication to community and ideas involving sustainability, and new products and services abound here in our County.Read More
We're thrilled at being on the front page of The Ukiah Daily Journal.
Startup Mendocino, the inaugural launch of a countywide, business-pitch competition culminating with a showcase gala event on August 25th at Mendocino College Center Theater where the first-place winner will be awarded a cash prize of $10,000, is the brainchild of Mary Anne Petrillo, CEO of West Business Development Center (formerly WEST Company).Read More
Two years ago, when I first started at West Business Development Center (formerly the West Company) as CEO, I hosted a screening of the documentary Generation Startup at Mendocino Community College. For the show’s promotion I teamed up with Jeff Parker, then new General Manager of KZYX. The film was about six entrepreneurs in Detroit capturing the struggles and triumphs of people who put everything on the line to build their businesses. It's an honest, in-depth look at what it takes to launch a startup, and it demonstrated the need for more entrepreneurs in our country overall.Read More
We are proud to announce that our newest program, Startup Mendocino, is now open.
Startup Mendocino is a series of intense Business Bootcamp trainings culminating in a live pitch showcase gala event for Mendocino County entrepreneurs.
This exciting competition is the first of its kind in Mendocino County. It is designed to discover new and creative business opportunities and business ideas here in our local community. We’re looking for people who seek new ways to solve old problems, people with energy and passion, people who want to build new products and design services that enhance the community they love.Read More