Santa Cruz Community
The Santa Cruz Community has many resources for entrepreneurs:
Cabrillo Small Business Development Center: The SBDC provides free, confidential advice to help your business get a healthy start, expand, and increase profits. SBDC advisors will meet with you at no cost for business planning, increasing sales, analyzing financial statements, implementing bookkeeping systems, and developing expansion plans.
CSUMB Institute for Innovation and Economic Development: A collaboration between California State University, Monterey Bay and the Monterey County Business Council, working together to research and create innovative business projects and support students and entrepreneurs in their creative quest for business opportunities.
Inspiring Enterprise: Dedicated to mentoring and training startups focused on a social or environmental issue to meet specific social impact and financial sustainability metrics. Runs Cruz Cares, a contest for Social Change.
Monterey Bay Economic Partnership: MBEP describes the critical components for building a tech ecosystem and provides information about local resources and events.
Santa Cruz New Tech Meetup: The place to learn about hot new technologies and mingle with 200+ fellow entrepreneurs, investors, bloggers, and tech enthusiasts, typically on the first Wednesday of every month.
Santa Cruz Tech Beat: A news digest to learn about and share what's up in the Santa Cruz Tech Community, including Santa Cruz events, jobs, thought leadership, resources, and a business catalog.
TechRaising: Supports local community efforts in sustaining tech ecosystems. Runs the TechRaising Event.