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The Steinbeck Innovation Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 organization that represents the formal structure driving the development of the Steinbeck Innovation Cluster.

The Steinbeck Innovation Foundation is expanding opportunities for researchers, students and entrepreneurs, and drawing corporate partnership to Steinbeck Country. The organization is run by a Board of Directors with public and private representation.

Our initiatives all stem from close partnerships with regional and national leaders in academia and the corporate sector. We are also guided by our Steinbeck Committee — a high-level task force with representatives from a diverse array of our area’s business, nonprofit and governmental organizations.


Press releases:

B-Connect Innovation Portal Launches Today (June 4, 2015)

PARTNER RELEASE: Verizon Partners with SVG to Drive AgTech Innovation (May 4, 2015)

PARTNER RELEASE: Western Growers Steps Up to Advance Ag Technology with SVG Partners (April 22, 2015)

PARTNER RELEASE: Thrive Accelerator Announces Global AgTech Finalists (December 12, 2014)

Alvarez Technology Group President and CEO Joins Steinbeck Innovation Board  (October 27, 2014)

Steinbeck Innovation’s Youth Coding Program Expanding (July 18, 2014)

Steinbeck Innovation AgTech Summit Hailed as Massive Success (July 11, 2014)

SVG Partners Launches Thrive Accelerator with Forbes to Drive AgTech Innovation (July 9, 2014)

Steinbeck Innovation Announces Major AgTech Summit  (June 17, 2014)

Steinbeck Innovation FastTrac® NewVenture™ Program Enrollment Open (June 6, 2014)

Steinbeck Innovation Foundation Sponsors Upcoming Startup Weekend (January 16, 2014)

Grassroots Entrepreneurship Highlighted at Steinbeck FastTrac® NewVenture© Event (November 21, 2013)

Salinas Kids Programming Club Attends Silicon Valley Youth Tech Forum (November 18, 2013)

Bruce Taylor Joins Regional Leaders to Recognize Steinbeck Innovation Entrepreneurs  (November 8, 2013)

Early Applicants Eligible to Attend Kickstarter Accelerator Event at Google HQ on Sept. 11 (September 6, 2013)

Cap One Agrees to Pay Employee Tuition, SIF Extends Deadline (August 27, 2013)

New Program to Support Salinas Entrepreneurs and Bring Silicon Valley-Style Pitch to Salinas (July 30, 2013)

Top Researchers Focus on Steinbeck Country Smart Farms (July 18, 2013)

CoderDojo Summer & Dr. Lewallen Joins Steinbeck Innovation Board (July 5, 2013)

Ag Meets Tech at Global Summit (May 23, 2013)

VIP Economic Development Luncheon (March 15, 2013)

Mayor to Launch Steinbeck Innovation Cluster (December 14, 2012)

CoderDojo Launch Press Release (City of Salinas Release on August 24, 2012)


Media Inquiries: 

Please contact Erin Fogg at erin(at)






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