Santa Cruz County is a fulcrum of innovative technology and the entrepreneurs that make it happen. It was a sold out event at the Dream Inn as guests came to hear why these titans of tech do what they do, and their visions for Santa Cruz County technology. They had inspiring stories and shared their passion for success. Event Santa Cruz put on one of the best events yet. Presented by Event Santa Cruz & Santa Cruz Works. Beer from New Bohemia Brewing Co and pizza from Pleasure Pizza (pizza sponsored by Media Temple). Musical guest was Taylor Rae.
Ken Kannappan of Plantronics
Ryan Evans of Inboard
Keri Waters of Calliope Waterworks, Inc.
Sol Lipman of Ya Doggie
Jacob Martinez of Digital NEST
Toby Corey of SolarCity/Tesla
Peggy Dolgenos of Cruzio Internet
Drew Meyer of Amazon Web Services
Mohamed Abousalem of UC Santa Cruz Office of Research
Margaret Lawrence Rosas of Looker
Sponsored by: The Dream Inn, Santa Cruz New Tech MeetUp, Santa Cruz County Bank, the Santa Cruz Tech Beat and Sleepless Media
Santa Cruz Works benefactor sponsors: City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Office, productOps, UC Santa Cruz, County of Santa Cruz, Central Coast Angels, and Looker
Event Santa Cruz sponsors: City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Office, Santa Cruz County Bank, ip Society, NextSpace Santa Cruz, Launch Brigade, Allison Garcia Photography, Santa Cruz Waves, Visit Santa Cruz, JBQAV, Save Our Shores, and Sandbar Solar & Electric.
Photos- Yvonne Falk