City of Menifee to Commemorate April as Innovation Month

In commemoration of the annual Riverside County Innovation Month held in April, the City of Menifee is collaborating with neighboring cities and agencies to organize innovation-centered events and meetings. These initiatives aim to honor the entrepreneurial spirit and continue the momentum of innovation within the valley.

Upcoming events in April include:

  • The Mayor’s Tech Idea Exchange (Tuesday, April 16, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.)

In partnership with the Economic Development Coalition, the City of Menifee Economic Development Department will be hosting the Mayor’s Tech Idea Exchange at Menifee City Hall (29844 Haun Rd.). The event includes a presentation by Mayor Bill Zimmerman, a panel of industry experts, and networking opportunities with those in the tech field. Those interested in participating in the program can register here.

  • Southwest Region Quick Pitch Competition (Tuesday, April 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

The Southwest Region Quick Pitch Competition is hosted by the cities of Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Temecula, and Murrieta. This event gives emerging startup businesses five minutes in front of a panel of regional judges with the opportunity to win a grand prize of $1,000. The winner will also be entered into the County Regional competition with an opportunity to win the grand prize at the Riverside County Innovation Month Grand Finale event. The Southwest Region Quick Pitch Competition will be held at the Diamond Taproom at Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium (500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore, CA 92530). To register, click here to fill out the application & email it to Scott Agajanian at by Tuesday, April 9.

“The City of Menifee is committed to equipping our local businesses with the necessary tools and resources to foster innovation and remain at the forefront of technological advancements,” said City Manager Armando G. Villa. “We are excited to collaborate once more with our partners in southwest Riverside County to champion and celebrate Innovation Month in our region.”

For more information on how the City of Menifee continues to cultivate innovation within the city and with its business community, please contact the Office of Economic Development at or visit

For additional regional Innovation Month events in Riverside County, please visit