Santa Cruz Works Awarded UCSC Community Changemaker

CMTC Announces New Partners


Santa Cruz Works Adds Tonée Picard to the Board


Santa Cruz Works Supercharges the Board


Erickson Promoted to Executive Director

SANTA CRUZ, CA - June 6, 2023 - UC Santa Cruz has recognized Santa Cruz Works with the first Community Changemaker award in recognition of their exceptional contributions to regional economic growth in the Santa Cruz area through their innovative and entrepreneurial endeavors. READ MORE

Torrance, CA – November 19, 2020 – California Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC) announced today a significant expansion of California’s Manufacturing Network to help small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) across the state survive, recover, and thrive as they navigate through the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Santa Cruz Works is a CMTC partner. READ MORE

SANTA CRUZ, CA - October 17, 2019 - Today Santa Cruz Works announces a new board member: Tonée Picard. Picard is the EVP/Chief Development Officer at Bay Federal Credit Union. She has been involved in the Santa Cruz community for over 30-years, including a long stint in the technology industry. Picard has direct responsibility for the credit union’s strategic planning, information technology, marketing, human resources, and facilities business units. READ MORE

SANTA CRUZ, CA - August 1, 2019 - Santa Cruz Works announced two new board members and a set of new officers charged with making it faster and easier for local businesses and talent to connect with the tech community: Kate Roberts / Monterey Bay Economic Partnership, Drew Meyer / Amazon. Margaret Rosas / Looker was appointed President... READ MORE

SANTA CRUZ, CA - - May 1, 2019 - - Doug Erickson, founder of the Santa Cruz New Tech MeetUp, has taken the helm as Executive Director of Santa Cruz Works, the organization that launched in 2014 to promote jobs, networking, and learning for the Santa Cruz tech ecosystem. The two companies will functionally merge to become an umbrella organization serving businesses throughout the Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz Works connects strategic partners from education, government, coworking & accelerators, businesses, venture capital, and other job-growth organizations. READ MORE

Resideo Acquires Buoy Labs


AUSTIN, Texas, March 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Resideo Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: REZI) announced it has acquired Buoy Labs, based in Santa Cruz, California. The newly acquired company produces an innovative Wi-Fi enabled solution that tracks the amount of water used in a home, integrating smart software and hardware that can identify potential leaks and intervene to prevent them through its subscription-based app services. READ MORE

SANTA CRUZ, CA, May 4, 2019 / Santa Cruz Sentinel - The Santa Cruz New Tech MeetUp has merged with Santa Cruz Works and both will be known as Santa Cruz Works moving forward.

“The joining of forces of Santa Cruz Works and Santa Cruz New Tech is a powerful engine for success,” said Peggy Dolgenos, president of Cruzio Internet, in a press release. “The combined entity recognizes that Santa Cruz has a unique place in the international tech scene: we’re highly innovative, but in a community-oriented way. ” READ MORE

Santa Cruz New Tech Merges with Santa Cruz Works