Oct 2013: Celebrating Tech Innovation in Santa Cruz

In conjunction with City of Santa Cruz Economic DevelopmentCruzio, and NextSpace, SCNT MeetUp presents: Celebrating Tech Innovation in Santa Cruz - a series of 3 monthly (Sept, Oct, Nov) events celebrating the successes, journeys, and best practices of tech innovation in Santa Cruz.

Each monthly event will start with an update from Sara Isenberg / Santa Cruz Tech Beat on the top 3 stories re: tech in Santa Cruz.

Next up...

  • Journey of the Startup – learn about the startup journey and new technologies from TomfooleryModernTribeFive3genomics, andOpen Counter.
  • Pitch Sessions - three (3) individuals/teams will be given 5 minutes each to pitch their startup idea. Each individual or team will have 3 minutes to present their pitch deck to a panel of mentors.  Mentors will then have 2 minutes to deliver feedback. Qualification to pitch: you must have a pitch deck that can be presented in 2.5 minutes, and you must be actively working on your idea/startup in Santa Cruz. For consideration, please complete this short form.  This session will be moderated by Margaret Rosas from TechRaising.

Learn about hot new web technologies and mingle with 100+ fellow entrepreneurs, investors, bloggers, and tech enthusiasts. This event will be packed, so be sure to RSVP early.  Doors open at 6:30pm, presentations start at 7:00pm.  Audience entry fee is $5.  FOOD & BEVERAGE PROVIDED. RSVP now!!!


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  • Jan J.

    Once again, another well-organized, information packed session with great presentations. Learned, laughed, and applauded the brave start up pitchers: may we all rise to the challenge.

    2 · October 3, 2013

  • Lise Q.

    Thanks to everyone for their energy and attentiveness. It went better than I had hoped (I didn't faint or anything!), and I was gratified to hear all the wonderful feedback.

    2 · October 3, 2013

  • Bob C.

    well executed - great energy.

    3 · October 3, 2013

  • Thomas S.

    Great speakers, well done event.

    1 · October 3, 2013

  • David L.

    Doug, that was an absolutely fantastic session last night. What a great set of presenters you brought in. The start-up pitches were all solid business ideas that each have a lot of potential. The mentor panel was outstanding and gave insightful and relevant feedback, which it looked like, was well received. It's really encouraging to see that much great talent and innovation all coming out of Santa Cruz. Great content, great people, packed house. What more can you ask for?

    And Cruzio, thanks for hosting.

    4 · October 3, 2013

  • Doug E.

    Wow! great presenters and startup pitch session. It just keeps getting better!

    2 · October 2, 2013

  • Sara I.

    Fun, interesting, and energizing.

    2 · October 2, 2013

  • Trevor B.

    Awesome Meetup! Thanks Doug for organizing such a cool event.
    I made an announcement about usability testing for an app I'm helping to develop called Making Friends (makingfriendsapp.com). If you have elementary aged kids and would like to help in the development of our product that aims to help autistic kids develop social skills, please email me: [masked].


    2 · October 2, 2013

  • Doug E.

    The government shut down can't stop us from having a great monthly MeetUp! Looking forward to seeing all of you!

    2 · October 2, 2013

  • Steve C.

    Working on a new startup, software for industrial robotics, and interested in meeting people in the area with similar interests.

    October 1, 2013

  • Sam

    Alum of SCO and TGV

    September 27, 2013

  • Andrew M.

    Hi everyone, if you would like to pitch at the pitch sessions please fill out this short form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1egBgAc7P-hYwPiGCxIp6HiExuo3msB4SH540lvKt8BQ/viewform

    Thanks, this will be fun.

    September 23, 2013

  • Vic D.

    Re: Customer Solution Services
    There a match here? (see resume link below)
    Chat for a couple minutes?
    technical social innovation

    September 19, 2013

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