Startup Monterey Bay Tech Meetup

Startup Monterey Bay Tech Meetup is the place to go to meet aspiring entrepreneurs, get news about what’s happening with local startups, get help and get inspired! SMBTM features pitches from startups, news about startups in Monterey Bay, music, fun, and games. Join us as we build the Monterey startup community! 

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21st Century Marketing: Building Your Digital Marketing Playbook

Skywriter, Inc. will present on Building a Digital Marketing Playbook. Skywriter is an omnichannel digital content management and media platform. Skywriter is designed to Grow, Get your Message Out, and Be Known. John Derrick, CEO of Skywriter, will describe this exciting new platform and the new possibilities it offers for reaching and cultivating your customers.

In these Meetups, we explore together how to harness the power of 21st Century Marketing tools and strategies! The Meetups feature informative presentations and discussions and the Tip of the Month. Join us for an engaging evening! We ask a $5 fee to cover the cost of wine and snacks to make the evening more enjoyable.


Join us on Friday June 21 for a day of compelling talks, networking and mobilizing around the exciting opportunity to strengthen the Monterey Bay regional economy by focusing on emerging good-fit, clean-tech enterprises in the drone, automation & robotics technology space. Symposium presentations from leading entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, educators, and practitioners will focus on:

  • Clarifying and understanding the DART Strategy & Opportunity
  • Highlighting cutting-edge DART related research & education underway across the Monterey Bay region
  • New DART related products & services currently available & in-development to solve real-world problems
  • Building momentum to realize DART related jobs growth and new venture formation

Production Month -SCC Ag-Tech

Production month! Another fabulous line up of speakers this month.

A new location so please pay attention to the details. We will be meeting at the Cabrillo Horticulture facilities at the APTOS campus at 1 Sanders Ave.

People should be prepared to buy a parking pass. Searching “Cabrillo Horticulture” in google maps takes you directly to our visitor parking spots. Room HORT 5005.

5:30 pm: Networking and Dinner
6:00 pm: Welcome and presentations begin

Scott Kitayama – Business Development Manager – Autogrow
Jessica Vaughan – LED Grower Consultant – Lumigrow
Glenn Alers – President & CEO – Soliculture

Hosts: Digital NEST, Sustainable Productivity Solutions, Cabrillo College, and the Farm Bureau Santa Cruz County

Food Sponsors that never disappoint: Michael Mount & Patrick Reilly

Monterey Bay DART – June 2019 Meetup

This meetup will focus on agriculture and natural resource management applications and will kickoff UCANR’s DroneCamp (California State University Monterey Bay and Fort Ord Natural Reserve, June 18-21).

UCANR’s Sean Hogan & Island Conservation’s Tommy Hall.

Sean Hogan – UC Ag & Natural Resources
Sean Hogan is the founder and Director of the IGIS Drone Service Center. He has extensive experience in a wide range of UAS drone mapping and data collection projects, and is an expert on several drone platforms. He is also the UC ANR designated authority for drone operations. Sean developed the IGIS drone workshop model combining theory, equipment familiarization, regulations, hands-on flight practice, and data processing and analysis. Sean received his PhD in Geography at UC Davis. He was also a member of the UC Davis Center for Spatial Technology and Remote Sensing, providing GIS and remote sensing support for interests in precision agriculture, monitoring natural resources and calibration of NASA’s airborne imagers. His favorite drone is the eBee Plus.

Tommy Hall – Project Manager
Tommy earned his BS in biology from California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, where he worked on a variety of biology and ecology projects. Traveling with his father in the mountains of California and around the world served as the catalyst for igniting Tommy’s passion for preserving the beauty of natural ecosystems. As an avid outdoorsman, Tommy enjoys fishing, hunting, surfing, and backcountry snowboarding. A skilled photographer, Tommy captures photos of native island species and their habitats; his images play an important role in communicating Island Conservation’s mission and can be seen throughout our website and outreach materials. Tommy’s scientific background combined with his advanced skills in the field make him an essential member of Island Conservation’s Conservation Operations team.

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UCANR 2019 Drone Camp

The UCANR IGIS team will hold its next DroneCamp training June 17-20, 2019, at UC Monterey Bay Education Science & Technology (UCMBEST) Center.

This intensive short course covers the full suite of steps and skills for using drones for mapping and data collection, including:

  • UAV and sensor technology
  • Safety and regulations
  • Mission planning
  • A full day of flight operations and hands-on practice
  • Principles of photogrammetry and remote sensing
  • Data management, processing, and analysis
  • Sharing and visualizing outputs

Additional information including  an agenda and registration details can be found at The registration fee for this three-day short course is $900 ($500 for University of California students and employees).

Intellectual Property with Patrick Reilly

IP lawyer Patrick Reilly shares his legal knowledge and how to protect your business no matter which industry you’re in.

NOTE — You must register for this site through links on the — reserve your spot now.

Most tech start-ups have intellectual capital to protect. It may simply be know-how, a trademark, a novel product concept, an algorithm, or perhaps a business or IT process you created along the way. Whatever it is, learn what steps you might take to increase the appeal of your firm for investment and protect your creativity from being copied.

In This Clinic You Will Learn:
– An overview of trademark, patent, copyright and trade secret protection
– Issues in implementing a budget-conscious intellectual property (IP) strategy

What To Bring:
– Examples of your secured intellectual capital
– Questions about intellectual property you have yet to protect
– General questions about IP law and strategy to increase your value

A Bit About Pat Reilly:
Patrick Reilly is a Patent and intellectual property attorney experienced in patent and trademark prosecution, specifically in the methods and devices of the Internet of things, the technology areas of consumer electronics, and software-enabled processes.

Prior to attending law school, Patrick served 16 years as a sales engineer, global account manager, and high technology marketer. His sales and marketing achievements include OEM contract negotiations, electronic/Internet system deployment, and online entertainment.

Patrick is the Founder and CEO of the Intellectual Property Society ( He has successfully maintained his law firm for over 15 years. He specializes in patent prosecution, trademark prosecution and assertion, copyright registration and assertion, and negotiating IP licensing agreements.

– Doors Open: 6:00PM
– Pizza & Beverages
– Presentation: 6:30PM
– Coaching Clinic: 7:15PM

Tickets: $20

NOTE — You must register for this site through links on the

– Santa Cruz New Tech
– Santa Cruz Works
– Santa Cruz Economic Development
– Santa Cruz Accelerator

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Seaside and Marina Early Care and Education Hackathon

There are 4 children (age 0–5) for every 1
licensed child care slot.
Families spend 27% of their incomes on
child care.
Only 25% of children are ready for kindergarten.
Join us for a community problem-solving hackathon with a focus on child care availability in Seaside and Marina.
We will develop actionable strategies that:

  •  Increase the number of licensed slots.
  • Support the preschool workforce.
  • Support families.
  • Build capacity of local informal child care providers.
  • Raise awareness of needs and help advocate for change.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Deneen Guss Monterey County Superintendent of Schools

Who should attend?
Employers, child care providers, parents, policy makers, developers, educators, & funders.