Santa Cruz Tech Beat

Business Catalog

Note: As of 6/8/21 we are no longer maintaining this page. What?!? Here’s the scoop.


  • 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. [191222]

  • Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz

    Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz is a member-driven creation zone for makers of all levels to collaborate, innovate, and build a community. Access high tech tools, design software, and learn new skills! [200503]

  • NextSpace

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

Consulting Services

  • Acel Design Inc.

    Design services include: Conceptual Design, Schematic Capture, PCB Layout, SI analysis, embedded firmware, and mechanical engineering. NPI support. [190519]

  • IDE Incorporated

    Product Design and Development. [211001]

  • Pagoda Technologies Inc

    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. [191224]

  • SCORE Central Coast

    Our mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education, be the mentoring service of choice for start-up and existing small businesses, and non-profit organizations. [201121]

  • Small Business Development Center

    SBDC offers consultants who are free of charge and confidential. This year we will help sustain over 100 jobs, increase sales by $4 MM, and provide access to $10 MM in capital in Santa Cruz County. [200209]

  • 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.” [210706]

  • ZenDev Consulting Group

    ZenDev Group specializes in Interim Technology Leadership. We provide leadership continuity while solving your most pressing challenges providing a strategic road-map aligned with business goals. [200509]

App and other Software Development

  • Crowd Machine

    Crowd Machine is the leading enterprise-grade, no-code app development platform, that eliminates complexity and brings data to life, empowering businesses to get applications running in record time. [200430]

  • Driscoll’s

    Driscoll’s is the leading supplier and marketer of organic and conventional strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries in the world. [191218]

  • Fullpower Technologies

    Fullpower is the technology leader for IoT Cloud-Connected Digital Sports, Sleep Monitoring, Smart Home and Connected Objects, powered by AI, Machine Learning and Data Science. [190822]

  • SupplyShift Inc.

    SupplyShift offers a SaaS platform purpose built to to accelerate responsible supply chain efforts, so companies can deliver the best products possible for their business, people, and the planet. [211031]

Human Resources, Recruiting, Compensation

  • Paychex, Inc.

    Paychex, Inc. is a recognized leader in the payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing industry. [190613]

  • 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. [200323]

  • 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. [190305]

Game Development

  • SmartMonsters, Inc.

    SmartMonsters develops challenging, blind-friendly games for grownups. Our flagship, TriadCity, is an acclaimed textual virtual world, home to thousands of players around the world. [201119]


  • Digital Dynamics

    Digital Dynamics manufactures and distributes high quality Input/Output (I/O) Controllers and computer systems for industrial applications. Digital Dynamics has 40 years of design and manufacturing experience, and a worldwide installed base of more than 40,000 advanced electronic control systems. [201102]


  • Bastille Networks, Inc.

    Bastille is the leader in enterprise threat detection through software-defined radio. Bastille provides full visibility into the known and unknown mobile, wireless and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. [200927]

  • CipherTrace

    CipherTrace is growing the crypto economy by making it trusted by governments, safe for consumers and investors, and by protecting financial institutions from crypto laundering risks. [210111]

  • Karda Consulting

    Karda Consulting is a complete full suite cybersecurity, solution. We offer the best-of-breed solutions that are being used today by Lock Heed Martin, Qualcomm, Intel, Northrup Grumman and Motorola. [190821]

  • Santa Cruz Video Security LLC

    SANTA CRUZ VIDEO SECURITY LLC provides a complete suite of most innovative and intelligent security technology solutions. If security really matters, see our video security solutions for businesses. [201124]

Business Analytics

  • Looker

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

  • Preferred Strategies

    Preferred Strategies is the leading provider of self-service data & analytics solutions for JD Edwards ERP customers leveraging the Microsoft BI technology stack including Power BI. [190618]

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]

Marketing, Social Media, Public Relations

  • Tam Communications

    As an award-winning creative, video, and digital content agency, we have been telling compelling stories for over 40 years, serving clients in Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley, and beyond. [211005]

  • 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. [partner]

Design & Branding

Videography & Photography

  • Access Media Productions

    Access Media Productions is a community nonprofit production and media company serving Monterey County. [220309]

  • Brick House Media Co

    Since 2013 Brick House Media Co has been boldly supporting entrepreneurs, thought leaders and business professionals to create multimedia, media strategy, video production and marketing services. [210806]

  • 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. [210322]

Legal Services, Lawyers, Attorneys, Law Firms

  • Central Coast Patent Agency LLC

    We are a full service Patent firm. [190129]

  • 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. [partner]

  • Pat Reilly, Esq.

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

  • Startup A La Carte™ Legal Services

    Fixed price discounted legal services for early stage start-ups. Hourly rate commercial contract review, drafting and negotiation. [190308]

Wearable Tech

  • Your business here?

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]

  • Murj, Inc.

    Murj’s SOC 2 certified cloud-based platform empowers clinicians to manage cardiac device patients with next-generation clinical insight and unparalleled efficiency. [210115]

Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Local Search

  • Your business here?

Writing & Publishing

  • Journeyworks Publishing

    We are a print-only publisher focused on health promotion, without any tech services to offer. We are only listed here to support Santa Cruz Tech Beat. But you can check us out for fun if you want. [211021]

Financial Services

  • ANB Insurance

    Tech Insurance Specialists… All aspects of Tech Insurance coverages, and Group Health, Employee Benefits, Life, Home, & Auto. [190925]

  • Crumbs

    TA micro investment app for cryptocurrency’s that allows users to begin investing in top crypto assets with only spare change from debit/credit purchases. [190124]

Real Estate

  • Fred Antaki, Realtor

    Excited to serve all of your real estate needs including commercial leasing, sales, property management, investments, consultation, residential and business brokerage. [190102]

  • Lomak Property Group Inc.

    Rent or Lease retail, office, light industrial space in 15 locations throughout Santa Cruz County, including Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola, Scotts Valley, Soquel and Los Gatos. [210306]

Website Design & Development

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • Team of Horses

    We provide on-call webmaster, web tech and website design services for businesses and organizations. [210614]

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 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 California Alliance for Health

    We are a public, not-for-profit health plan, committed to our mission of providing accessible, quality health care that is guided by local innovation. [210112]

  • 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]

  • Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group

    Based in Santa Cruz, CA, Nonprofits Insurance Alliance is a group of 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt insurers whose purpose is to serve 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations. [210109]

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. [191222]

Miscellaneous & Other

  • Beyond Pricing

    The world’s first revenue management and dynamic pricing software for vacation rentals. We’ve priced over $1 billion of bookings, are venture-backed, and are growing our Santa Cruz office! [19523]

  • Current eBikes

    Current eBikes, located in downtown Santa Cruz, is your local source for quality electric bikes – sales, service, and rentals. [190316]

  • Evans Data Corp.

    Market research focused on the software community. [191201]

  • The Knucklehead of Silicon Valley [novel]

    A comedic spy/tech thriller that has it’s homebase in Santa Cruz. [210324]

  • OpenCounter

    OpenCounter builds modern permitting and licensing software to improve the citizen experience of government, and to encourage local economic development. [190919]

  • SellHound

    SellHound is the first ever comparison selling site for used goods! We’re passionate about online re-selling and are building tools and technology needed to help you sell more easily for more money. [190308]


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