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Poly Uncovers Global Hybrid Working Trends in New IDC InfoBrief on Digital Work Transformation

(Contributed) January 6, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA IDC report finds that even after a return to the office option is available, a significant number of companies around the world plan to maintain workforces that are remote […]

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Techstars Startup Weekend Monterey Bay Returns to CSUMB Feb 5-7, 2021

January 5, 2021 — Seaside, CA Techstars Startup Weekend, in partnership with Google for Startups, and CSUMB’s College of Business Institute for Innovation & Economic Development returns to CSUMB for the ninth year. This year’s […]

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CruzHacks 2021 to be held virtually January 15 to 17

January 5, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Source: UCSC Public Affairs) CruzHacks, the annual student-run hackathon at UC Santa Cruz, is going virtual in 2021 and will be held via an online platform from January […]

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Friends of Lick Observatory helps fund wildfire recovery efforts

By Tim StephensUC Santa Cruz January 5, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Firefighters were able to save most of the buildings on Mt. Hamilton, including the residences of Lick Observatory employees, but there […]

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Dennis Donohue: 2021: AgTech Shifts to More Result-Oriented Posture

By Dennis DonohueDirector, Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT)Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat January 5, 2021 — Salinas, CA (Photo above: WGCIT Director Dennis Donohue conducting a virtual Grower Trial Network session […]

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Monterey Bay Aquarium lends ultra-cold freezer for vaccine storage

By Josh CopitchKSBW December 31, 2020 — Salinas, CA The Monterey Bay Aquarium lends its ultra-cold freezer to Natividad Hospital in Salinas to store the COVID-19 vaccine.  The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine needs to be stored at […]

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Paystand: The Year that Change the World

By Daniela BourguettsPaystand December 31, 2020 — Scotts Valley, CA The most important lessons we learned in 2020 to give you a roadmap and a head start on digital transformation in finance in 2021. What […]

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Steve Blum’s Blog: Ag tech grows in an ecosystem of wireless connectivity

By Steve BlumTellus Venture Associates December 31, 2020 — Monterey, CA How to get connectivity in the field? If wireline connectivity is available, that’s wonderful, but it’s also rare. Agriculture is increasingly dependent on bespoke […]

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Chris Miller: Top Five Opportunities and Predictions for 2021

By Chris MillerCEO, Launch Brigade and Cloud Brigade December 31, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA When you combine this past year’s unprecedented experiences with 15+ years as CEO, customer and partner interactions, countless technical training […]

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WG Tech Center Connects 50 Students to Amazon, AgTech Startups

December 31, 2020 — Salinas, CA (Source: WGCIT blog) Event helps students “prepare for the future—beyond exams—as the world increasingly becomes STEM-ier.” Last week, 50 university students attended Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology’s […]

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