Digest #172

Here's the news you need to know.

This week you can read FAST Co's well-written story about Inboard's founders. Learn what Salinas has done to cultivate the region's role in AgTech leadership. Read a Q&A with Looker CEO, Frank Bien. Genomics startup, Two Pore Guys, gets some press. Interested in Startup Challenge Monterey Bay? If so, you'll need to know the key dates and deadlines for this year's event.

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Sara Isenberg
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Santa Cruz Tech Beat



Top Stories  

Fast Co: "If Inboard wants to become the Tesla of rideables, the company has to carve a path between one crowd that fears falling and another that fears looking uncool." Read this article.

THRIVE AgTech Innovation Forum brings together entrepreneurs, technologists, investors, corporates and farmers to discover the technologies that are changing the way we grow food. Read this article.

Genomics startup Two Pore Guys is gearing up to offer a single-pore detection system that can read anything from small molecules to much larger complexes. Read this article.

Informative overview: The City of Salinas is aiming to "develop an ag ecosystem, and making sure that a business is able to find what it needs to survive in this area." Read this article.

Here's a Q&A with Looker CEO Frank Bien on transforming company culture by transforming how workers approach data. Read this article.

Startup Challenge Monterey Bay is a regional new business competition and acceleration program for entrepreneurs in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. Find out what the key dates and deadlines are. Read this article.

Note: Dates, times, and locations are all subject to change. Be sure to check the event website, just in case! 

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