Scott Nebenzahl of Seismic Warning Systems in Scotts Valley is making a... (Dan Coyro/Sentinel)
SANTA CRUZ - A record 51 startups including 17 from Santa Cruz County are entered in the 2012 Monterey Bay Regional Business Plan Competition.
They will enter a "fever pitch" elimination round at Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday. Each company representative will give a five-minute pitch to get into the finals May 4 at the Monterey Institute of International Studies where the top prize is $50,000 in cash and services.