Digest #198

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Check out new resources available to help support the local tech ecosystem. Dubbed Launchpad, UCSC has initiated a multi-faceted program to help bring research innovations to the marketplace and spur economic development in the Santa Cruz area. The City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Department has just released a guide to help freelancers and consultants get started. NSF has awarded $1.5M to... go read the article.

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The NSF has awarded $1.5M to UCSC to develop tools and techniques needed to understand complex datasets in fields as diverse as social sciences, biology, cybersecurity, and computer networking. Read this article.

The City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Office has just released a guide filled with how-to information, recommendations, and tips on starting a freelance/consulting gig in Santa Cruz. Read this article.

The Kickstarter for fidget spinners didn't succeed, so Futuristic Lights decided to stick with their strengths in gloving lights. Read this article.

Launchpad is part of a multi-faceted UCSC program to help bring research innovations to the marketplace and spur economic development in the Santa Cruz area. Read this article.

ComCap17 comes to Monterey, featuring leaders and experts from government, banks, nonprofits, higher education, business development, national innovation, federal agencies, food and farming, business, and finance. Read this article.

A National Drive Electric Week EVent comes to Santa Cruz on Sept 9. It's organized by Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance, Ecology Action, Central Coast Chapter of the Electric Auto Association. Read this article.

Taylor Farms in Monterey County uses automation to help harvest and ship its products. It's just another example of how, in Salinas Valley, the future of farming is already here. Read this article.

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