Digest #13

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Sara Isenberg, Curator, producer, editor
Santa Cruz Tech Beat
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  • "Join 75 county leaders on a Community Leadership Visit (CLV)... We'll have the unique opportunity to visit "home" from the point of view of outsiders, exploring the innovations and inspirations that characterize and identify Santa Cruz as a brand known around the world."  

  • UC Santa Cruz engineers showcase breakthroughs at Oct 17 Research Review Day
    "This event provides an overview of exciting and innovative research that our faculty and graduate students are doing in several areas as we develop technology for a changing world," said Art Ramirez, dean of UCSC's Baskin School of Engineering. Along with an intimate review of UCSC projects, the public event will feature three keynote addresses from Silicon Valley tech experts. Register here (free). 


  • NextSpace celebrates 5th birthday:
    • Co-working meets daycare: How NextKids aims to narrow the work/life gap 
      "Rothschild, a San Francisco resident, set out to create a childcare business that encourages interaction between parents and kids throughout the workday. After some initial research and more than 150 scouting trips to potential partner locations, she zeroed in on Santa Cruz-based co-working startup NextSpace."



  • Plantronics launches RIG headset + mixer for gamers
    "RIG Headset + Mixer is truly unique as the first gaming headset developed with mobile at its core,  which allows for seamless calls, side game chat, music, and a variety of other second screen uses. For gamers, RIG connects their game life with their real life," said Chuck Frizelle, Head of Plantronics Gaming.

Noteworthy, but not brand new
  • Adeo Ressi's thoughts on start-up funding at a TechRaising Meetup
    On July 11th, 2013 Adeo Ressi from the Founders Institute came to a TechRaising Meetup. Ressi was asked what he thought about how hard it is for a startup to get funding. "Funding, it has nothing to do with the idea. It has a little bit to do with the team and a little bit to do with the traction. But really, at the end of the day, funding is a grind."

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