Tech Events

Santa Cruz Works New Tech

This monthly meetup includes an hour of networking, food, beverage, and live music, followed by rapid-fire 5-minute company presentations. Learn about new tools and practices to improve your company’s productivity, your skills, or to ignite your entrepreneurial flame.

When:                1st Wednesday of each month
Where:               Location changes every month
Register here:  https://www.santacruzworks.org

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
Register here:    http://www.meetup.com/Monterey-Bay-Entrepreneurs-and-Innovators/

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
Register here:    http://www.meetup.com/Santa-Cruz-County-Ag-Tech-Meetup/
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