Digest #125

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Here's the news you need to know.

Onewheel has raised some nice Series A funding. (You may recall we recently reported that Inboard was funded. Any doubts that Santa Cruz is a skate-tech hub?) NextSpace announced changes in top management and the closing of one (SF) location. What does it mean? A brand new regional internship portal is seeking companies to post openings. And, you can tour the new Digital NEST space at their public grand opening this Thursday, February 11.

And there's more. Start reading!

Sara Isenberg
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NextSpace announces a new CEO, leadership team, and the closure of one of their 9 locations. Get the scoop from the new head 'Spacer in this Q&A. Read this story.

Onewheel raises $3.2M in Series A funding, and plans to open an R&D center in Santa Cruz. (We really are a skate-tech hub, folks.) Read this story.

Unfortunately, Numerous is counting down the days until May 1. Despite best efforts, the company has been unable to find a source of funding, so they're shutting down. Read this story.

MBinterns.org soft-launches their new website to prime the pump as they invite Monterey Bay businesses and organizations to post internship positions. Read this story. 

You may know they've raised a total of $96M since launching in 2013, but are you still wondering what Looker actually does? View this. 

There are various routes to growing a business. Four local business owners "work on the business, not in the business." Read this story.

There are debates about the merits of 'coding boot camps' where students devote intensive hours learning to code, and the cost is significantly less than a four-year college degree. Read this story.

You are invited to the Digital NEST Grand Opening, Community Open House, & Ribbon Cutting on Thur Feb 11. Read this story. 

Cruz Cares has moved their pitch contest date to April 6. Applications have been extended to March 12. Read this story. 
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