CIED hosts and co-hosts several events, and also promotes entrepreneurial events organized more broadly in the region. Below are a few examples of past events. From January 2020 onwards, all news and events will be accessible through CruzX, our brand-new social media platform connecting the UC Santa Cruz entrepreneurial community. Contact us to join CruzX.


  • Pitch for Social and Creative Enterprise

    The 3rd annual Pitch for Social and Creative Enterprise preceded the June 5 Santa Cruz New Tech Meetup at Poly. Learn who won ...
  • CruzHacks

    The annual UCSC hackathon happened January 18–20 ...

  • Santa Cruz Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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    Design Your Life with Dave Evans

    Student Creativity and Entrepreneurial Empowerment (SCEE) hosted this FREE workshop with Dave Evans, Stanford professor, world-class designer, and best-selling author ...
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    Santa Cruz New Tech Meetups

    Santa Cruz New Tech Meetups offer opportunities to learn about new technology startups in the Santa Cruz region ...