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Scenes from Forbes AgTech Summit 2018

By Jan Janes Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat July 2, 2018 — Salinas, CA (All photos by Jan Janes Media) Here are some scenes from the Forbes AgTech Summit held in Salinas last week. […]

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Q&A: Augean Robotics wins THRIVE Innovation Award at Forbes Agtech Summit 2018

By Jan Janes Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat July 2, 2018 — Salinas, CA (Photo above: Augean Robotics CEO Charlie Anderson, second from left, completed the THRIVE accelerator program, pitched at the Western Growers […]

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Ganaz, GroGuru Wins $500,000 in Seed Funding to Develop Automation to Help Relieve Ag Labor Woes

(Contributed) June 27, 2018 — Salinas, CA Answering the call to help solve agriculture’s severe labor shortage, Western Growers and Radicle Growth today awarded Ganaz and GroGuru each with $250,000 in seed funding to advance […]

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SVG Partners unveils plans for the THRIVE Business Park in Salinas and expanded THRIVE-X University Challenge and Accelerator Program

(Contributed) June 27, 2018 — Salinas, CA (Photo above: Salinas Mayor Joe Gunter, SVG Partners CEO John Hartnett and Ralph Borelli of Borelli Investment Company announce plans to develop the new THRIVE Business Park adjacent […]

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Watch: Doug Erickson inspires students with venture into sailboard hardware supply business

(Source: YouTube) June 26, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA The 6th annual Business Design Showcase at the UC Santa Cruz last April 18 rocked! Keynote speaker Doug Erickson inspired the students with his venture into […]

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How to get your paws on SellHound’s posting app

By Suzanne Wouk President & CEO, SellHound June 26, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA Hello Friends of SellHound! Time flies when you’re working your little tail off! Over the last few months we have been […]

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Five UCSC students present futuristic game at IndieCade Showcase

By Scott Rappaport UC Santa Cruz June 26, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA A group of five students from UC Santa Cruz presented their game, Meet Me in the Garden, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo […]

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Edge Mobile Payments announces the launch of its digital banking and cloud wallet platforms

(Contributed) June 26, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA Edge Mobile Payments, LLC (“Edge”), a Santa Cruz based fintech startup with offices in San Francisco and Kraków today announced that it will be launching its Digital […]

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SVG Partners Announce Demo Day for THRIVE IV Accelerator Cohort

(Contributed) June 21, 2018 — Salinas, CA Biotechnology and farm management lead innovations from 2018 THRIVE Accelerator Cohort Taylor Farms CEO Bruce Taylor to keynote Demo Day luncheon SVG Partners, a Silicon Valley innovation and […]

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Corporate-sponsored projects give engineering students valuable experience

By Karyn Skemp Baskin School of Engineering June 21, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: The Topcon team field testing their autonomous bulldozer technology.) UCSC engineering students presented their senior design projects to mentors […]

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