September 2014 Santa Cruz New Tech MeetUp

Learn about hot new technologies and mingle with 200+ fellow entrepreneurs, investors, bloggers, and tech enthusiasts. Presenting companies:

• StatWing -  want to know WHY your customers purchased or churned, not just how many? StatWing provides meaningful data for the rest of us, at a price that won't break your budget.

Weebly - millions of people have started their own businesses with Weebly, building beautiful and dynamic websites that work brilliantly on desktops, tablets, and phones. 

Acornapp.co - Santa Cruz locals move to NYC for a DreamIt Ventures Accelerator program, then return to set up office in Santa Cruz with new location-triggered social reminder app.  

• Digital NEST - creating entrepreneurship and community economic development by giving youth and young adults in Watsonville, CA marketable technology skills.

Help Me Well and Happy  Now Merger - hear the story of how two local tech startups working on similar ideas collaborated instead of competing. They will share the new iteration of the technology that resulted.

Audience entry fee is $10.  LIVE MUSIC by CRUZ CONTROL. FOOD & BEVERAGE PROVIDED.  RSVP now!!!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone, I popped up at the end of the meetup to let everyone know I'm in town and available to help you get your projects done and products launched. I specialize in making sure your big ideas come to fruition. I'm a product/project manager with a background in user experience, and seven years of experience taking things from idea to reality in tech world. Hit me up if you've got something you think I'd be a good fit for!

    I've just moved back to the area after several years in the midwest and am glad to be back in California, and so stoked to see such great stuff happening in tech in the Santa Cruz area. Thanks for all the time and effort put in by everyone to put this together, it's a great meetup!

    3 · September 5

  • Tammostubbe

    Still on the waiting list. Are you going to e-mail me if I moved up to a confirmed RSVP?

    September 3

    • Lydia S.

      For future reference MeetUp automatically emails you if you get moved to the confirmed list. The October event just went live. To ensure you are on the confirmed list go ahead and RSVP now. See you next time!

      September 4

  • Jeff

    super group and interesting presentations

    1 · September 4

  • Hannah R.

    Hello All! I had a great time at the meetup last night learning about the different local companies. Unfortunately, my nerves got to me and I wasn't able to say everything I wanted to. I'm in Gesher Group, a non-profit organization at UCSC, that provides FREE consulting services to local businesses. We have worked with New Leaf Community Markets, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, Habitat for Humanity, CloudPay, Samba.me, and more! The topics that these projects revolve around are Market Research, Business Strategy, Market Analysis/Segmentation, Product/Service Assessment, Financial/Budget Analysis, and more. If anyone is interested in learning more, I would be happy to discuss possible projects and answer any questions. My e-mail is [masked]. Thanks, and I look forward to the next meetup!

    4 · September 4

    • Dee M.

      Hannah, you did fine! It takes courage to speak up--I'm glad that you did :)

      September 4

    • Doug E.

      You were awesome Hannah!

      September 4

  • Mina F.

    Great meetup last night. For those interested in the WaveStaff openings for Unify/Siemens communications please email me at: [masked]. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to work for a Fortune 500 in the beautiful Santa Cruz. I would love any local software sales referrals too!!

    2 · September 4

  • Jason B.

    Thanks to Doug, Lydia, Mary, Margie and the rest of the Meetup team for another great event! Hard to imagine where we'd be without these events. As Doug posted, it's amazing how many quality, well-funded new enterprises are moving forward in Santa Cruz, and the Meetup has been a huge part of supporting the movement. I've never seen critical mass like this in my lifetime... was beginning to think it would never happen! Great work!

    2 · September 4

  • Brian M.

    An enjoyable and informative evening with great people who're doing cool things.

    1 · September 4

  • Nicole G.

    Already hooked on StatWing - great product! Thanks to SCNTM for the introduction!

    1 · September 4

  • Jennifer

    Thanks to all the volunteers and presenters for a great evening. StatWing has me re-inspired about data analysis! Jacob, you are doing AMAZING tech work with Watsonville youth. Love it!!!

    1 · September 4

  • Denis H.

    Hashtag?

    September 3

    • Doug E.

      The SCNT team is meeting this evening to work on a social media plan. We need a good hashtag or two. Got one? My preference is #bigtreesbigwavesbigidea­s

      September 4

  • Doug E.

    Santa Cruz is BOOMING with talent and new opportunities!

    3 · September 4

  • Graeme F.

    Great content and a good vibe!

    2 · September 4

  • Guy S.

    A little warm with 200 bodies in the room, but great content.

    September 4

  • Anthony G.

    Great meetup! Thanks :-)

    2 · September 4

  • Jackie J.

    Great meetup. Really glad I went. I thought I'd be late but was right on time. The presenters and companies were engaging. Their product ideas almost seemed to dovetail with each other. Maybe they can work together, hmm? Anyway, I had a great time.

    3 · September 3

  • Dee M.

    Truly enjoyed this evening's event--interesting presenters, companies & technologies. Nice to hear the pitches from start-ups looking to hire local talent. Kudos to the organizers!

    2 · September 3

  • James T.

    Great companies, with great presentations. Totally engrossing. Thank you

    2 · September 3

  • Christine D.

    Yeah, speak clearly, maybe spell out the website and company name. Many were unclear or hard to understand.

    September 3

  • Dane E.

    Good selection of speakers and topics. Some of them, however need to learn how to speak.

    September 3

  • Steve T.

    Unfortunately I have to miss this gathering. I am confident there will be an enthusiastic replacement. Thank you for all the effort which goes into this monthly event.

    September 3

  • Janet S.

    Definitely looking forward to the next one!

    September 3

  • Janet S.

    Just got accepted from the waitlist, but unfortunately not enough notice for me to get there!

    September 3

  • Sterling

    Just released my spot. I can't make it and I am not happy about it! See you next time....

    September 3

  • Christy

    I'm planning to be there! And have suggested it to a few new folks. Guess I better stop doing that! :-)

    September 3

  • Robin l.

    Hi Doug, I can't make it afterall, family meeting tonight....
    give my spot away.
    Robin

    September 3

  • Marty P.

    Down with the flu, so room for one more. Hope to see you next time.

    September 3

  • Sebastian D. T.

    Tending to wife recovering from surgery, so room for one more. Hope to attend the next one.

    September 3

    • Doug E.

      Thanks for letting us know!

      September 3

  • Thomas W.

    Thanks Doug and company. Looking forward to another great event.

    1 · September 3

  • Doug E.

    Exciting line up for tonight's September Santa Cruz New Tech MeetUp! Bring your camera phones / cameras. We need photos. You can post photos to the MeetUp app during the event, or afterward in the Photos section of this platform. 3 people who get the most "Likes" for their photos will get choice of movie tickets, Guy Kawasaki book, or free pass to October event. SCNT MeetUp has right to use all submitted photos for event promotion. Let the fun begin!

    3 · September 3

  • Simone C.

    Would live to join

    September 2

  • Jackie J.

    I'm still planning on being there tomorrow. I am coming from Redwood City, though, so I may be a little late getting there. Please don't give my spot away!!!!!
    !!!!!!!

    Thanks.

    1 · September 2

  • Sharolynn U.

    I am really looking forward to this event. So many great innovators in this County!

    September 2

  • Kristina M.

    I would like promotional gadgets hip with technology .....

    1 · August 31

  • Emanuel F. B.

    I'm looking forward to going!

    2 · August 30

  • Irene T.

    I am SERIOUSLY gonna make this one! Can't wait to hear more about what's going on in SC.

    3 · August 29

  • Doug E.

    Great article in Sentinel about Acorn! http://www.santacruzsentinel.co...­

    1 · August 27

  • Kevin B.

    I'm curious about whether people might be interested in looking at examples of bad innovation, as well as good innovation. For example, many electric utilities are charging customers who are interested in reducing their carbon footprint extra money each month to "allocate" green energy resources to their account. It's a scam, but it's an interesting scam, that illustrates some of the pitfalls and promise of sustainability-focused innovation.

    1 · August 12

    • Doug E.

      I like it! An event about tech misfires. Any other nominations?

      August 12

  • Ed M.

    After the summer distractions anxious to get back to work.

    2 · August 12

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