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April 2023- Riverside County Innovation Month

April 2023- Riverside County Innovation Month

April as Innovation Month includes: 4 regional fast pitch events and a capstone Finale

TEMECULA, CA – To highlight and celebrate the efforts of our local innovators and entrepreneurs, the City of Temecula and the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce recognizes April as Innovation Month. Riverside County Innovation Month is a celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship and the ecosystem that supports small business. Innovation Month is designed to foster the entrepreneurial spirit by connecting innovators and entrepreneurs to workshops, panels, business leaders, investors and more. Throughout the month of April, stakeholders throughout the county will host many events including regional fast pitch competitions that will showcase local business ideas. 

Riverside County innovators and entrepreneurs who are interested in showcasing their own business or product concept are urged to register for a regional fast pitch event! Contestants who participate in a regional fast pitch will showcase their ideas in front of a live audience including judges that are business investors, local elected leaders, and successful business owners. Winners of the regional events will advance to the fast pitch finale to be held in downtown Riverside at the UCR Arts Block on April 27, 2023 where the top three contestants will take home cash prizes. 

Along with Riverside County and cities throughout the region, The City of Temecula will be hosting the Southwest Region Quick Pitch and invites you to join: 

Southwest Region Quick Pitch Competition: Calling all startup businesses to deliver a 5-minute business pitch to a panel of judges on April 12, from 11:30 am-1:00 pm for the opportunity to win $1,000 cash prize and move on to the Regional Fast Pitch Competition on Thursday, April 27 in Riverside. If you are interested in signing up, download your application here: and email to Spectators are welcome and can RSVP here: This Event will be held at the Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange (TVE²) located at 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula CA 92590. For questions, please contact TVE² by email, or by phone at (951) 506-5180.

The 4 regional fast pitch events, and capstone Finale, are scheduled as follows:

  1. April 4, Greater Corona Regional
  2. April 6, Coachella Valley Regional
  3. April 12, Southwest County Regional (Temecula, CA) 
  4. April 21, Riverside Regional
  5. April 27, Riverside County Innovation Month Fast Pitch Finale (UCR Arts Block) 

Find more information about these events here:

The Riverside County Office of Economic Development welcomes a new website: that will highlight innovation happening all year long in the county, from biotech to cleantech, as well as the county’s Innovation Incubators, and much more. The website features a webpage dedicated to Riverside County Innovation Month which can be visited for more detailed information on Innovation Month and how to participate at these events. For more information you can also contact us at or (951) 955-0493.

"Innovation Month is a celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship in Riverside County."

— Rob Moran, Deputy Director, Riverside County Office of Economic Development

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