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  • Cruzioworks

    Downtown location, flexible work spaces, spacious private offices, on-site coffee bar and several conference and class rooms, Cruzioworks offers everything connected entrepreneurs, artists and remote workers need to be productive and happy. [171222]

  • NextSpace

    Igniting the (r)evolution of Work by creating a unique combination of workspace + community. [partner]

  • Satellite Workspace Centers

    We are the office and workspace you need — coworking, private offices, virtual office plans, meeting and conference rooms — available when you need us, 24/7. [170606]

Consulting Services

  • Acel Design Inc.

    Design services include: Conceptual Design, Schematic Capture, PCB Layout, SI analysis, embedded firmware, and mechanical engineering. For start-up companies we offer contingency fee engagements. [180519]

  • Bates Creek Consulting

    Strategic and operational planning by an experienced CFO who can help you raise money, increase growth and generate profits. Help entrepreneurs implement simple planning processes for success. [160115]

  • Essential Coaching Services Inc.

    Your startup team is the foundation upon which your start up building is built. And just like with any building, the wrong base bricks will bring the building down. [15% off any consulting package.] [160731]

  • Evans Data Corp.

    Evans Data is the leading market research and strategic planning firm for the software development industry specializing in empowering development decisions through actionable developer intelligence. [171201]

  • IDE Incorporated

    Product Design and Development – Concept to production. Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Design, Prototyping, Biotech, Wearables, IoT, Ruggedization & Water Resistant Designs. [171227]

  • Modern Mechanic

    Full Service IT Experts: Enterprise Grade WiFi | Conferencing A/V | Network Wiring | Firewalls, Switches, Routers | Workflow Optimization | Cloud Tool Migration | Helpdesk Support | IT Security. [171505]

  • NEXT Leader

    We develop tech-oriented senior managers, high potential leaders, & corporate teams to achieve massive results: strong leader development, rapid team alignment, and accelerated growth. [180201]

  • Pagoda Technologies LLC

    Complete IT Business Solutions for Desktops, Websites, Cloud and Mobile. Our expert information technology consultants and engineers provide the community with high levels of affordable computer network management and services. [171224]

  • Santa Cruz County SCORE

    Santa Cruz County SCORE counselors are experienced business founders and managers providing in-depth, practical advice to local start-up and early stage small businesses free of charge since 1990. [160304]

  • Santa Cruz Freelance Meetup

    Free to join. 🙂 Become visible! For those of us who live and/or do freelance work in the Santa Cruz County area. Group is a registered member of the “” consortium. [170703]

  • Sara Isenberg Web Consulting & Project Management

    Helping you plan, organize, and manage projects: software development, web design, social media marketing, blogging, email marketing, beta programs, strategic accounts, vendors, development team support, referrals to experts, and more. [partner]

  • Small Business Development Center

    The SBDC can help you grow your business. We help hundreds of clients of a year with NO COST, CONFIDENTIAL business counseling. Our clients receive over $10 million a year in funding. Call us today. [180209]

  • The Insightful Executive

    Working with founders & executives on management & leadership building. Learn to manage your internal psychology, communicate effectively and avoid burnout, so you can go from “boss” to “leader.” [170706]

  • WomenLaunch LLC

    Delivering new business venture leadership and entrepreneurial accelerator programs, startup consulting, seminars, and workshops to women entrepreneurs committed to growing their business. [170726]

App and other Software Development

  • Assure Technologies

    We make technology for social connection and support focused on the 50+ market. Check out our app WithMe at [160622]

  • Civinomics

    Civinomics makes it easier to be part of your local government by voting on city council agendas and proposing new project ideas for your community. [160807]

  • Mobile Ranger

    We make mobile apps that are self-guided tours that focus on the natural and human history of interesting places. Our mobile app-tours tell the stories about what you see in front of you. It’s like taking a park ranger with you! [160903]

  • passQi LLC

    passQi is disrupting login. We securely relay your passwords from a smartphone to any browser with one click of a bookmark, and also provide transparent two-factor authentication. [170329]

  • Project YX

    Project YX is in stealth mode. We are a consumer-focused company working on super-personalized commerce services. [171201]

  • SchoolMessenger

    The leading emergency notifications company in the US, focused on developing cutting edge, high availability solutions delivering to any channel or device. [160626]

  • Universal Audio

    One of the most respected names in professional audio and music recording products. [160529]

  • VuSpex

    Enabling building contractors and inspectors to conduct thorough inspections with our contractor mobile app and inspector web app in real time. [160530]

Human Resources, Recruiting, Compensation

  • The Compensation Depot

    With 30+ years of Compensation (Wage & Salary) plan design experience, I can design/implement/maintain base salary, incentive and equity plans in any size business. Recent experience with nonprofits. [180323]

  • TriNet HR Corporation

    Providing HR solutions to small to mid-sized businesses so you can focus on what your company does best. Our Cloud – Based bundled HR products, include payroll, benefit administration & HR. [160107]

  • WaveStaff, Inc.

    The war for talent is real. WaveStaff understands this and works hard and smart to help you find the best professionals to grow your team. We are executive recruiters and have deep expertise in placing sales, marketing and client facing technology professionals. [170603]

Game Development

  • Makers Factory

    STEAMCloud-Makertest game product development. [170727]


  • Bandit Systems

    Bandit Systems uses technology, networked sensors, and security cameras to design and install advanced video surveillance systems throughout the Monterey Bay. CA Lic #1018088. [180418]

  • Catbird Networks

    A local company and an innovator in vSecurity that is expanding dramatically worldwide. We bring the power of the cloud to network security and compliance, and hire locally. [partner]

Business Analytics

  • Looker

    Reinventing BI, powering the work of data analysts while equipping business decision-makers with tools for deep analytics. [partner]

eLearning, Training & Development

  • Monarch Media

    We combine technology, instructional design, user interface expertise, and eLearning best practices to develop courses, deploy learning and content management systems, and create educational software solutions across the public and private sectors. [partner]

Project/Product/Account Management

  • Sara Isenberg Web Consulting & Project Management

    Helping you plan, organize, and manage projects: software development, web design, social media marketing, blogging, email marketing, beta programs, strategic accounts, vendors, development team support, referrals to experts, and more. [partner]

  • Know It, Say It, Get It

    Creation of training & educational content, online content, baseline/timeline progression, inspiration to manifestation planning (not the building or construction industry). [170703]

Marketing, Social Media, Public Relations

  • FortyThree PR

    FortyThree PR is a Santa Cruz-based consumer tech public relations agency combining traditional PR practices with social media, content management and digital marketing. [170602]

  • Marketing/PR Savvy

    Ford helps companies by sharpening their communications focus with competitive differentiation. His proven counseling process repeatedly puts a fresh cutting edge on business communications. [180131]

  • provides competitive visibility and collaboration for marketing, product and executive teams. [160619]

  • Miller Maxfield, Inc.

    A Santa Cruz-based full-service marketing/communications firm with 12+ years of award-winning experience working with entrepreneurial clients who have a compelling story to tell. [170428]

  • Mobile Marcom

    Integrated mobile marketing solutions including custom mobile website design, local SEO, mobile optimized social media, SMS and QR codes. [160114]

  • Sara Isenberg Web Consulting & Project Management

    Helping you plan, organize, and manage projects: software development, web design, social media marketing, blogging, email marketing, beta programs, strategic accounts, vendors, development team support, referrals to experts, and more. [partner]

  • Tam Communications

    As an award-winning creative, video, and digital content agency, we have been telling compelling stories for over 35 years, serving clients in Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley, and beyond. [171222]

  • Vertical Rail

    Account management, advanced paid and organic search marketing, shopping engine management, marketplace onboarding, web design and development, video production & marketing, mobile & social marketing. [170426]

Design & Branding

  • Custom Pinyatas

    A small design studio based in Santa Cruz. We offer fine design in the realms of web, print, and video. We will also create beautiful custom piñatas on request. [160130]

  • Design By Cosmic, Inc.

    We’re Cosmic – a creative studio in the sweet spot between freelancers & mega-agencies. We believe that good design defines and elevates great brands. Our studio is in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz. [170728]

  • Fortyfive Creative LLC

    Providing small to mid-sized companies creative solutions for branding, art direction, print and web design, and word press customization. [150105]

  • Makers Factory

    MakersFactory is a 3-Dimensional Learning Company offering Game-Based and Project-Based Learning Systems. [170405]

Videography & Photography

  • Bruce Ashley Photography

    Making best practice digital photos of products, people and ideas for any company at our studio or your location. In business for forty years in Santa Cruz. [180322]

  • Roger Stoneburner Cinematography & Video Editing

    Freelance corporate cinematographer and editor since 2000. Clients include: Samsung, Google, Bloomberg and more. Owner of a full-service production suite based in Scotts Valley, CA. [170812]

  • Video 4 Results

    Video Coach & Producer. Camera Shy? Become Video Savvy! Create your crystal clear, web-video vision and strategy. Speak on video with confidence. Attract your Ideal clients with compelling web videos. [160115]

Legal Services, Lawyers, Attorneys, Law Firms

  • EntrepreLaw

    Financing and commercial transactions help for start-ups and major players. Trained in Silicon Valley’s own practice style at WSGR. Outsourced General Counsel. [170331]

  • Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

    HBW, an intellectual property law firm, focuses on patent prosecution & strategic portfolio management for corporations, startups & emerging technologies in Santa Cruz, the Bay area & worldwide. [170404]

  • Pat Reilly, Esq.

    (IPsociety) Intellectual property attorney, member of the U.S. Patent Bar, specializing in patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets. [170412]

  • Richter Law Offices

    Cross-town or cross border, I’m available to help you create and protect value, close transactions and design durable legal relationships. Corporate law and coffee. All from Pacific Avenue, since 2002. [170808]

Wearable Tech

  • Fullpower Technologies

    Fullpower leads the wearable revolution with the MotionX® Plug & Play Ecosystem for wearable, powering market-leading solutions from Jawbone, Nike and others. Fullpower is continually looking for passionate software engineering talent. [170421]

  • Santa Cruz Audio

    The Ultimate Headphone Experience! Incredible sound, real comfort and ambient sound control. Designed and built in Santa Cruz, California. [170523]

  • SAORI Santa Cruz

    SAORI local weaving studio with resident master weaver. Classes: weaving, spinning, sewing and creating unique garments. Hand crafted garments and jewelry available for purchase. By appointment. [170703]

Biotech, Genomics, Medical Tech, Chemistry

  • Dovetail Genomics

    Dovetail Genomics was founded in 2013, as an early-stage genomics company. Since that time, our goal has been clear—to transform genomics by making long-range information readily accessible to all. [171220]

Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Local Search

  • Foxxr

    We specialize in getting small and local businesses ranked and keeping them ranked. Foxxr provides expert SEO services for businesses looking to drive more traffic from search engine results. [160819]

Writing & Publishing

  • IoT Perspectives

    IoT Perspectives™ covers & analyzes the business, technologies & market trends of the Internet of Things (IoT). Read IoT Perspectives for curated coverage & analysis of how the IoT impacts our lives. [160108]

  • Lee Writes

    Your intelligent content into written form through my careful craftsmanship. High integrity and confidentiality; thoughtful and focused use of appropriate platforms and publication. [170703]

Financial Services

  • ANB Insurance

    Specialists with tech insurance… the best markets in the industry with programs designed specifically to help tech firms manage their insurance risk in all areasproperty, liability, work comp and benefits… personal service, attention and professionalism from Santa Cruz agents who live and work here, and can help you every step of the way. [170525]

  • GloMoInvesting

    Shirtsleeve Accountant that can do it all — top to bottom. Quickbooks, MAS 500, Excel Pivots ODBC linked to SQL databases, 571-L, monthly closes, JV, complex bank reconciliations. [160107]

  • Mainstream Real Estate Group

    A boutique full-service real estate firm serving Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties. Whether buying, selling or investing, Mainstream is in your corner. [160105]

  • Manfred Luedge Insurance

    As an independent licensed insurance agent with HealthMarkets I offer help and advice with Health, Life, Accident, and Disability insurance as well as MediCare, Long Term Care, Final Expense policies. [160113]

  • Raymond James Financial Services

    Consolidating decades of experience we wrote TECH SUCCESS to answer “How do Technology Executives Manage Meaningful Wealth?” As your financial concierge we can make a significant positive impact on your life. [180223]

  • Santa Cruz County Bank

    Where the locals bank. Locally owned bank serving Santa Cruz County since 2004 in five locations: Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola, Scotts Valley & Watsonville. Full-service banking and business lending. [170624]

Commercial Real Estate

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Website Design & Development

  • big deep digital

    Websites, Branding & Strategy, oh my! [170412]

  • Foxxr

    Foxxr helps organizations effectively and affordably embrace the web and drive new business. Our internet marketing services allow your business to acquire the results you need fast and problem-free. [171229]

  • Iversen Design

    Located in downtown Santa Cruz, Iversen Design develops Mobile Responsive Websites & Custom Software Solutions as well as providing Graphic Design & Local SEO services. Call for a Free Consultation! [170322]

  • Launch Brigade

    Specializing in making our customers successful by building compelling mobile friendly websites that effectively market their businesses online including Social Media and SEO. [partner]

  • mei Consulting

    Drupal Websites – thoughtful configuration and custom module development. Multilingual Sites. Drupal Commerce. Specialized web services for Drupal sites. Solving customer problems with a combination of configuration and custom code. [partner]

  • Melody Sharp Web Design

    Website developer and designer for small business and nonprofits. From simple business-card sites to WordPress content management systems. [partner]

  • Odden Creative

    Offering full solutions providing software and application architecture, development, design, starting from identifying a user centered strategy. [170331]

  • Scott Design Inc

    The creative agency for technology companies. Our experienced team delivers award-winning responsive websites, emails, database sites, web apps, and online marketing campaigns to innovative companies in Silicon Valley and beyond. [partner]

  • Sleepless Media

    A Santa Cruz design studio that’s been designing websites, user interfaces and brand identities for businesses of all sizes since 2003. [180224]

Public Agencies, Colleges, Universities, School Systems

  • Cabrillo College

    A dynamic, diverse and responsive community college in Aptos, California, dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic, career, and personal development goals. [partner]

  • California State University Monterey Bay

    CSUMB provides more than 7,000 students an extraordinary opportunity to learn on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula. CSUMB faculty and staff explore innovative ways to meet the needs of a new generation, while powering the Monterey County economy. [partner]

  • City of Capitola

    The City of Capitola is a great place to live and work. The City has a strong base of primarily small businesses, which presents opportunities for business expansion and local entrepreneurship. [170418]

  • City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Department

    We care about your business growing and thriving in the City of Santa Cruz. Our staff understands the needs of business, helping you access the capital, information, and resources you need to succeed in the vibrant economy. Visit our website or call 831-420-5150. [partner]

  • County of Santa Cruz Economic Development

    We help business owners achieve their goals for a successful business in Santa Cruz County. Please visit our website for tools, resources, demographics, search on commercial property availability, and to read our Economic Vitality Strategy. [partner]

  • UC Santa Cruz

    The University of California, Santa Cruz, has earned national distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service. [partner]


  • Central Coast Energy Services ServTraq(c)

    ServTraq(c) is an online software service that assists California nonprofit and county government agencies manage the delivery of services that conserve energy in low income households. [170421]

  • Digital NEST

    The Digital NEST is a high-tech space located in the heart of Watsonville. Young people ages 12-24 have access to computers, software, Wi-Fi, and other digital tools and classes. [partner]

  • The Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group

    We are a group of nonprofit insurance cooperatives that serve only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to provide commercial insurance coverage. [161019]

Internet Service Providers

  • Cruzio

    One of the largest independent ISPs in California, Cruzio is entrusted with providing Internet and technology services for more than 2,000 local businesses. [171222]

Miscellaneous & Other

  • Chowdahead Growth Fund

    A technology mentor and very small angel investment firm. [180324]

  • Eaze and EazeMD

    Eaze ( and EazeMD ( are the easiest and fastest ways to get both medical marijuana delivered to your doorstep or a medical marijuana recommendation via web chat in minutes! [160829]

  • EXIT Santa Cruz

    Enhance your team’s communication and problem-solving skills with our fun and interactive escape room games. Sessions include customized assessments and debriefing with psychologist Dr. Christy Byrd. [170528]

  • GHDZN – CAD Mechanical Designs

    With 40+ years of Design Engineering experience and now semi-retired but, still doing freelance Solidworks 3D CAD models for rapid prototyping and Mechanical Engineering support. [170204]

  • Idea Fab Labs

    We are a member-driven creation and makers zone located on the second-floor at the Wrigley Building at 2879 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA. [160803]

  • OpenCounter

    OpenCounter guides applicants through complex public sector permitting workflows by calculating the timelines, permit requirements, and fees associated with the project. [170919]

  • Snappost

    Want to sell on eBay? Just snap a few pictures or your item and you are done! From the pics we research, value, write an optimized title & description. We are your eBay Virtual Assistant! FREE. [170402]

  • Sunbank Solar

    We manufacturer an affordable residential and commercial solar water heater that simply works. And for a limited time both the CA and Federal government will pay you to install one. [160727]

  • Switched Electric

    A full service electrical contractor dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients & exceeding their expectations. We can fulfill all of your electrical, lighting, and data needs. [160108]

  • Wave Cast, LLC

    The WaveClock is your weather station for the ocean. The hardware is an internet connected analog station that shows you the waves and tide on a real-time analog interface. [160721]

  • Well Beyond

    A customizable, game-based employee wellness program that combines technology and personal connection to achieve integrated wellness in the workplace and beyond. [160414]

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