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How SupplyShift Built a Foundation for Success at TechRaising: a Q&A with Alexander Gershenson

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SupplyShift helps large companies understand who is in their supply chain and what they are doing across a range of issues. The Santa Cruz based company founded by Alexander Gershenson and James Barsimantov tracks supply chains so businesses can ensure that they’re not using unethical practices.

Find Your Startup Dream Team at TechRaising: A Conversation with Andrew Mueller

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Build your dream team at this year's TechRaising startup weekend

By Molly Ressler

After a four-year hiatus, TechRaising 2018 is expected to attract up to 150 dreamers and doers for a highly anticipated startup weekend. Those looking to create their startup dream team, join a startup, or just learn how to move from pitch to product are all encouraged to come.

“TechRaising is for anyone with an idea they want to build or explore. It’s also for anyone who wants to help others and be part of a team,” explains co-founder Andrew Mueller.  

Catching up with Hansnap founder Justis Earle

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By Joel Hersch 

Justis Earle—the local founder of a camera-stabilizing wrist strap known as “Hansnap”—thinks of himself as a longtime “troublemaker,” ever since he was young. But, in his view, that label doesn’t always add up to something problematic. Sometimes, it’s about creativity; not being afraid to march to the beat of one’s own proverbial drum, an eagerness to color outside the lines, and a devotion to throwing rulebooks out of windows whenever possible. 

Transforming the Global B2B Industry from Santa Cruz: a Conversation with Paystand’s Jeremy Almond

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by Cat Johnson

Paystand is on a mission to transform B2B payments using the internet, blockchain, and SaaS technologies. The goal is to enable enterprises of all size to reduce their time to cash, lower cost, and improve their operational efficiency.

The Santa Cruz standout is growing rapidly and catching people’s attention. The company has been featured in TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Forbes and more.

But all the attention is peripheral to the company’s focus.