Santa Cruz Works strives to cultivate a vibrant
Santa Cruz science & tech ecosystem.

We do this by supporting companies in reaching success, building interconnections and knowledge within our ecosystem, and enhancing the visibility of local tech companies in the wider community. Our programs include:

  • Biannual Member Encounters where members can network.
  • Learn! Events and Best Practices Workshops where new trends and knowledge are shared.
  • Executive Dinners are intimate networking opportunities.
  • SCW Members Slack team so that members can informally communicate directly with each other.
  • Strategic company-people matchmaking to help our members build great teams.

Since 2014, Santa Cruz Works has

  • brought together 48 local science and tech companies to build the Santa Cruz County tech ecosystem, bridging the tech industry, local government, academia, and the investment community.
  • held over 15 workshops and events on best practices and emerging trends in tech.
  • created more visibility for Santa Cruz tech companies and ecosystem through print, theatre, radio, and social media awareness-building campaigns.