Digest #224

Here's the news you need to know.
We announced ezNDA last week. This week we learn more from founder Jim Brock in a Q&A article about his new startup.

Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology (WGCIT) brings agtech startups and ag leaders together in Salinas. WGCIT graduates are making news. Boost Biomes has landed $2.05M seed funding. Stay tuned. We'll be sharing more news from other WGCIT graduates in the future.

In a 23 minute podcast, Community Broadband Networks out of Minneapolis, Minnesota interviews Patrick Mulhearn, policy analyst for Santa Cruz County. They discuss how our county took steps to accommodate the big ISPs and what happened next.  

There's more so scroll down and start reading (or listening, or watching)! 
Sara Isenberg
Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief
Santa Cruz Tech Beat


Top Stories  
Q&A: Jim Brock says ezNDA will take care of NDAs across the enterprise through whatever calendaring or messaging apps you might use. Read this article.
Women Who Cowork founders Iris Kavanagh and Laura Shook Guzman talk about bringing gender equity to the coworking movement. Read this article
Boost Biomes, a graduate of Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology in Salinas, launches with $2.05M seed funding to develop microbiome-based products. Read this article.  
Wonder how Onewheel went from a crazy idea in founder and CEO Kyle Doerksen's head to an amazing new experience enjoyed by riders world wide? Watch the video
Improving local connectivity: County analyst Patrick Mulhearn talks with Community Broadband Networks in Minneapolis about the steps Santa Cruz has taken. Listen to podcast.  
Associate arts professor Robin Hunicke will host the Game Developers Choice Awards during the 2018 Game Developers Conference in SF. Read this article.
Looker has been recognized for "completeness of vision and ability to execute" in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. Read this article.
An average of 43 children are diagnosed with cancer every day. David Haussler, Professor and Scientific Director of UCSC's Genomics Institute, envisions a new future for pediatric cancer. Read this article.
Ten questions this Looker recruiter asks before hiring leaders. Read this article.
CEO of Ibis Cycles Hans Heim worked his way up from bike shop rat to CEO of some of the sport's most notable brands. Read this article.
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