Tech Events

Santa Cruz New Tech Meetup

This MeetUp is for Santa Cruz professionals who want to learn about stimulating new technologies that can give your company a competitive edge, boost your career, and spark the flame of entrepreneurship in our community. Present, Learn, Network, Invent, and keep high tech businesses growing in Santa Cruz.

When:                1st Wednesday of the month
Where:               Cruzio Building 877 Cedar Street,  Santa Cruz, CA
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Startup Monterey Bay Tech Meetup 

A monthly meetup for entrepreneurs and tech folks in the Monterey area.
When:                 2nd Tuesday of the month
Where:                The Press Club in Seaside, CA
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Watsonville AgTech Meetup

The Santa Cruz County Ag Tech Meetup is where agriculture and technology come together to cultivate new possibilities and partnerships.
When:                 Last Wednesday of the month
Where:                Digital NEST 318 Union Street, Watsonville, 95076
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In the News:       Cultivating Ag-Tech Culture in Watsonville

Thrive Accelerator

Thrive Accelerator is a highly selective mentorship and investment program for technology-enabled startups in the Precision Agriculture space. Ten startup companies have been selected to gather and connect in the Salinas area for mentorship, collaboration, and direct access to the top fresh agriculture companies in the world.
When:                 March – May
Where:                Salinas, CA      
In the News:       10 named THRIVE Accelerator winners.

CSUMB Institute for Innovation and Economic Development Events

The CSUMB iiED holds many entrepreneurship events including a hackathon, Startup Weekend, and forums for students and aspiring entrepreneurs.
When:                  Varies
Where:                 Varies
Register here:     iiED Entrepreneurship Events