Silicon Valley is known for better products.

Santa Cruz is known for creating a better world.

Connect with tech professionals, get hired, become an entrepreneur, and grow your business.

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Startups Accelerated
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Santa Cruz Works strives to make Santa Cruz County a great place to start, sustain, and grow your company.

Our Focus, Your Hub


Power up your network

Join 12,000+ members who share knowledge, experiences, and synergy. Our monthly events are among the highest attended New Tech events in the US.


Grow your business

Promote your business to our members, provide new tools to increase productivity, and help you find the most qualified local workers.


Find the perfect job here

We have helped hundreds of people find work at local companies. Aren’t you a bit tired of driving over the Hill?


Keep a pulse on innovation

Learn about high-valued solutions for increasing productivity and skills that make your success shine. Monthly members-only events connect you to other entrepreneurs, executives, technologists, and give you a direct connection into local technology companies.


Raise money for your startup

Got a bright idea and market validation? And now you need funds to fuel your growth? Talk to us about funds for internships, seed money, and get introductions to Angels and VCs. See our Accelerator success stories!


Achieve Life Work Balance

It's rare to find a location on this planet where one can engage in various activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, surfing, kitesurfing, sailing, and still manage to stay productive with work. At the core of our belief system is the idea that creativity and achievement are intertwined with experiences like being near the ocean, beaches, redwoods, and, of course, spending time with loved ones.

It takes a community


Members including CEOs, executives, networkers, and entrepreneurs.


Partners including businesses in tech or benefiting from your commercial growth.


Job referrals and creation since 2008.


Events since 2008 to build skills and spark entrepreneurship.

A healthy ecosystem

Get connected with our ecosystem of educational institutions, local state and federal government entities, coworking venues, accelerators, businesses, gatherings, focus-groups, and investment firms. See our proud list of strategic Sponsors and Partners who are here to help our community thrive.


Market size


Tech businesses in Santa Cruz county per the City of SC Economic Development 2014 census.


Revenue generated by tech businesses in Santa Cruz county.


Commuters driving the Hill every day to San Francisco. We strive to reduce the loss of productivity when commuting.


Multiplier. For every tech job, 5 more jobs are created in other local goods and services sector.


Community. Collaboration. Inspiration.