About Us

Located in the dynamic Monterey Bay Area, the Marina Technology Cluster grows successful businesses by delivering proven, rigorous, business-development services to talented technology-driven entrepreneurs in collaboration with our world-renowned partners, including science, education, government and research institutions.

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Our History

The Marina Technology Cluster opened its doors in September, 2001, under the name "Marina Small Business Incubator." In 2003, the City of Marina selected Business Cluster Development (BCD), an internationally recognized leader in business incubation, to manage the incubator, appointing Susan Barich as Executive Director.

Under BCD's leadership, the incubator's name was changed to "Marina Technology Cluster" and the strategic direction of the incubator coalesced. Technology focus areas have been established in marine science, agricultural technology, renewable energy, energy conservation, and information technology.

Small Business Administration Region IX Administrator Elizabeth Echols visits the MTC.


In 2005, Barich's firm, Project 17 International, took over management and direction of the incubator. The management team has developed entrepreneurial support and training with assistance from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the State of California.

Today, the Marina Technology Cluster has served more than 150 companies. Although our resident program is technology focused, our training and mentoring programs assist all types of businesses.

If you are developing technology products of any type in the areas of agriculture, marine science, renewable energy or energy conservation, or information technology, the Marina Technology Cluster can help you turn your potential into profit.

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