All Santa Cruz New Tech MeetUp Monthly Meetup

  • December 1, 2010 · 6:30 PM
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Topic– Next Generation Photovoltaic Research: Sue Carter, Professor, Physics UCSC "I'd like to make sure my research leads to economic benefits and funding jobs," Carter said. "I want it to come back and benefit people, and put it to practical use." (Quote from Sentinel article by Tovin Lapan) Her research focuses on next generation photovoltaics, including nanocrystalline, organic, quantum dot, and luminescent solar concentrators. Luminescent concentrators can be installed between the window panes of buildings and produce energy without much added cost” (From Sentinel article) Topic– Social Bioscience startup meets the goals of people, planet & profit: Ted Belleza, VP, Business Development, LiveLeaf Bioscience Synopsis: Bioscience has developed a nature-based system for microbial control and tissue repair that utilizes the waste products of widely cultivated food plants. Its products provide a low cost alternative to traditional pharmaceuticals to maintain/restore gastrointestinal health in humans and in animals produced for food. The company is especially focused on reducing children’s diarrhea in the developing world. Topic– An Entrepreneurship Case Study Claire Schneeberger, CEO, Monarch Media, Inc. From a two-person operation to a company of forty and growing, Monarch Media, Inc. is an innovator in eLearning and online Training solutions. In this business case study, Claire will share specific innovations & technologies that have transformed her business. Are you leading distributed teams or trying to build a learning organization? Wonder where your next great idea is going to come from? Let’s share innovation strategies. “Learning Panel” with Sue, Ted and Claire with Dave, MC The Learning Panel will solicit questions from the audience on technical and entrepreneurial subjects, directed to guest presenters.

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  • kathleen K

    Very informative! Great to hear about science and inspiration (very key elements in technology) Look forward to future innovators from UCSC (I think people from the Astronomy dept, and the Game group in the CS dept (prof. Noah Wardrip-Fruin's group) would be interesting kinds of people to hear from and would draw a crowd :)

    December 2, 2010

  • Tony C.

    I rated the LiveLeaf > Solar UCSC > MonarchMedia (no clue delivered on business model)

    December 2, 2010

  • Dean Q.

    The Elks Club sound system is a real negative for me, sorry. It interferes with each presentation, yeah, my ears are blown out but so are everyone else's, and amplified speech at this venue seems to originate under a layer of mud.
    What I could hear was amazing, exciting stuff...wish all three had provided handouts of their presentations.

    December 2, 2010

  • Thomas H.

    Something came up at the last minute and I could not attend.

    December 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very technical, as to be expected. Definitely pushing my knowledge of material science and biological processes.:-)

    December 2, 2010

  • Jim H.

    It was a great event at a great venue. The food was amazing. Looking forward to the next one.

    December 2, 2010

  • Carlos L.

    This was a very well organized meeting. We had a good diversity of product/services companies represented. Excellent control of the presentation time. Ample time for networking and refreshments. My only suggestion is that we provide the speakers with a LED pointer to enhance high lighting items on presentation.

    December 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great topics and presenters this month. It was actually better than I thought it would be, and more informative.

    December 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think we have expanded our Tech reach to Ecology, Social, and Bio Technology. December's Meetup had good speakers, good food and a great member audience!

    December 2, 2010

  • Jay H.

    Very interesting guests, and the format was friendly, very useful. Only question is whether the whole thing would be more helpful to have more depth for one or two presenters rather than the rush-through-three model. I could have stayed interested talking about either the PV or LiveLeaf topics for much longer than was available.

    December 2, 2010

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