Five years ago today, on April 9th 2009, Santa Cruz awoke to a world completely cut off from the continuous, uninterrupted communications we are now all so used to. To this day we don’t know for sure what happened (despite the $250,000 reward offered) but, as best anyone can figure, sometime in the early hours of the morning vandals took a chainsaw to AT&T’s fiberoptic backbone out of the county — and everything went dark.
With over 1,400 attendees last year, we knew we had to throw another awesome party. We always love an excuse to celebrate, promote and support small business growth, entrepreneurs and telecommuters in our state-of-the-art downtown facility. You’ll be able to visit and talk with over 40 new businesses in one spot!The night will be a celebration for the entire Santa Cruz community. It’s also a chance for our coworkers to display their artwork as part of the First Friday Art Tour. Come meet the folks, see our space, enjoy yummy food from three food trucks, tasty drinks, free swag, local music and more.
See you down here.
Friday, February 3rd, 2012
877 Cedar Street
Free and open to the public
It’s like a good old-fashioned block party in the middle of a downtown, high-tech nerve center, complete with all of your neighbors, local art, delicious food and a celebratory atmosphere.
Margaret Rosas, Andrew Mueller and Matthew Swinnerton are the forces behind the Techraising on May 20-22. We were lucky to have it at Cruzioworks, it was a blast.
It started with a line of people waiting to pitch their startup ideas.About 30 people had about 35 ideas (some got so enthusiastic they pitched more than one).
The ideas ranged from a new type of shell for pickup trucks to a video game that lets you create a wall from something you photograph — then shoot the wall to bits. (“Very satisfying” commented the presenter).