Innovation Month celebrates entrepreneurship in Riverside County

Riverside County Board of Supervisors adopts a proclamation declaring April as Innovation Month. Valley News/Courtesy photo

RIVERSIDE COUNTY – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors adopted a proclamation Tuesday, March 14, declaring April as “Innovation Month.” The Riverside County Office of Economic Development announced the return of Riverside County’s Innovation Month, which has taken place every April, since its launch in 2017 and excluding 2020.

Riverside County Innovation Month is a celebration of innovation, 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. During 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 University of California Riverside Arts Block Thursday, April 27, where the top three contestants will take home cash prizes.

The Riverside County Office of Economic Development welcomed 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, contact or 951-955-0493.

Submitted by the Riverside County Office of Economic Development.

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