We were created to provide a supportive environment and ecosystem for early stage and small companies desiring growth in the Monterey Peninsula and California Central Coast region.
Why we exist
We work with local and regional entrepreneurs to help them get started, grow, prosper, and ultimately exit successfully. We have global reach through Keiretsu Forum, Angel to Exit, Management Analytics, Solare, Can Do Funds, and our many other partners and participants.
Santa Cruz Works
Santa Cruz Works strives to make Santa Cruz County a great place to start, sustain, and grow a tech startup. We promote Santa Cruz Tech and its companies to the public and the world.
Our main focus is to help you get the support you need to turn your great idea in to a successful and sustainable business. We will help you develop your business plan and your application for funding. Our business advisers will help you with your marketing plans and financial projections.If you are successful in securing your funding for your small business we will continue to provide you with support in the form of training, workshops, master classes, peer-to-peer networking and one-to-one mentoring. Slingshot has developed an international platform to help match you with an experienced business mentor, both in the short and long term.
We are a venture & innovation platform advancing the Food & Agriculture industries. We work with leading corporations, startups, universities, and growers to solve the biggest challenges facing the food and agriculture industries.
Valley Ventures is funded by State and Federal grants to promote economic development throughout the BlueTechValley region and implement technologies that will increase the efficiency of some of our most precious resources: energy and water. Participation requirements are simple, just attend the workshops and report back to us on your company growth. That’s it! If you have any questions regarding participation, please contact our team.
The Inspiring Enterprise
The Inspiring Enterprise is taking on huge problems: homelessness, water shortages, sustainability, and the housing crisis. But our solution is simple. Collaboration. We believe that we can influence social and environmental progress by connecting and fostering relationships between experienced mentors and professionals with innovative entrepreneurs. We don’t stop there. We connect the capital too. The Inspiring Enterprise is committed to providing social entrepreneurs with the resources, expertise, and community support they need to succeed. By doing this, we can leverage business practices and models to effectively solve social and environmental issues and scale positive impact.