Digest #164

Happy Thanksgiving! Here's the news you need to know.

Santa Cruz has several reasons to kvell. After keeping it a secret for an unbearably long time, Inboard Technology finally gets to share that they're going to be on " Shark Tank!" Wow! The community is invited to the viewing party at Hotel Paradox. Philippe Kahn made Time Magazine's 100 most influential photos of all time with the first ever cell phone photo of his then-newborn daughter Sophie in Santa Cruz County. Wow, again! And, in a photo-essay about Onewheel, The Wall Street Journal called Onewheel "The Futuristic Toy We Hoped For." Wow, again!

You may know by now that Tesla investors overwhelmingly approved the $2.6B SolarCity merger. What's the Santa Cruz connections? Refresh memory!

And, there's more, so scroll down and start reading!

Sara Isenberg
Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief
Santa Cruz Tech Beat


Top Stories

Big news! Inboard is going to be on "Shark Tank!" And, the Inboard team is inviting the local community to the viewing party on Fri Dec 2. Read this article.

Philippe Kahn (Fullpower) makes Time Magazine's 100 most influential photos of all time with first ever cell phone picture! Read this article.

WSJ on Onewheel: "What is this unicycle-skateboard hybrid that appears to have been engineered by hackers on mushrooms at Burning Man?" Read this article.

ETR researchers explore community college pathway to computer science degree in study commissioned by Google. Read this article.

Pearl won eight awards at their first SEMA show. RearVision took home two New Products Awards and six Global Media Awards. Read this article.

Know a rising-start AgTech startup? Nominations are now open for THRIVE AgTech Top 50. Read this article.

The Salinas City Council will consider partnering with other cities and Hartnell College to train local workers in agtech skills for jobs of the future. Read this article.

Entrepreneurs took advantage of a rainy spell this past weekend to build new social enterprise startups at the first Startup Weekend Santa Cruz. Read this article.

Are there any seats left? Santa Cruz New Tech Meetup announces the speaker lineup for December's event. Yes, Inboard will be there. And if you don't get a seat, the meetup will be broadcast on Facebook Live. Read this article
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