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Santa Cruz New Tech MeetUp

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WOW! We are excited that so many people have been coming to these events! In order to handle the increased attendance we've changed our admissions protocol. Please read all the way through for important information!

Admission to the event will be given to people who have RSVP'd here on MeetUp. Attendance is limited to 225 so RSVP early!

Doors open at 6:00pm. If you RSVP “Yes", please plan to check in at the registration desk by 6:30pm.

At 6:30pm we will begin opening "no show" spaces to people on the wait list. Sorry, no Walk-ins. If you are on the Wait List, we will allow you in at 6:30pm if there are openings.

For March 5, our line up is:

6-7pm Networking, food, beverage, and LIVE MUSIC from nationally-acclaimed a cappella group: Cloud 9 (

7-7:15 Welcome, Santa Cruz Tech Beat (


• Maverix Biomics, Inc. ( / Todd Lowe CSO, Professor UCSC - complex NGS analytics made simple. This UCSC spawned company recently won a large contract for the analysis of feline genomes as Part of the 99 Lives Cat Whole Genome Sequencing Initiative.

• Kimonolabs ( / Pretap Renade CEO - turn websites into structured APIs from your browser…in seconds.

7:45-8:15 PITCH SESSIONS: The return of the very popular Pitch Sessions! Three teams from UCSC IDEASS ( will present their projects. Three Mentors will provide feedback.

• Dye-Sensitized Advanced Solar Cells - learn about the race to build a new generation of solar photovoltaic cells at a fraction of the cost of traditional silicon solar cells.

• Green Building Energy Performance and Management - operating buildings efficiently are a major challenge. This project pilots new ways to construct, design, and manage energy in commercial buildings.

• Solar Mobile Recharging Station - this team has designed a mobile station that uses solar technologies to recharge an array of electrical devices. Additionally, the station can be iteratively reorganized and redesigned with simple hand tools.

8:15-8:45 Networking

And join us on March 8th for TEDxSantaCruz!