Santa Cruz's Hardware Boom is here. Four entrepreneurs representing the surge in hardware startups locating in Santa Cruz County, talked to an audience last night at Santa Cruz Works' Hardware Boom! Event at Calliope Waterworks.
One month ago, I left a high paying job at one of Silicon Valley's most successful start-ups to accept a position as the Director of Development and Partnerships at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. In true Silicon Valley fashion, my metric for success in writing this article would be to inspire just one reader to make a similar choice that I did.
Seasoned non-profit leader with international science and technology experience ready to lead the next phase of Santa Cruz Works' growth
From all of us at Santa Cruz Works: congratulations to Jacob Martinez, founder and executive director of Digital NEST, for being named the Entrepreneur of the Year by the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce! Digital NEST is a non-profit high-tech training and collaboration space for young people ages 12-24. It provides free access to computers, wifi, and software in an effort to teach underserved youth the skills they'll need to succeed in a high-tech economy.
I know: meta, right? The non-profit that's all about creating great jobs in Santa Cruz County is, in fact, creating its own great job, which will in turn create even more great jobs, thus creating additional great jobs, lather, rinse, repeat. Anyway....
So, we're hiring a new program manager to assist us with our mission of making Santa Cruz County a great place to start, sustain, and grow great sciene and technology companies. Interested? We hope so! Here're the deets: