Digest #281      

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Ontera, Aeroasis, Murj? These are three new names in the local scene, although one is a rebrand rather than a new startup. In my role, it's one of my great pleasures to introduce you to local startups. Dig in and learn something new. 
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Sara Isenberg
Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief
Santa Cruz Tech Beat

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Two Pore Guys rebranded as Ontera under new leadership to bring next-gen molecular diagnostics to the field and point of use. Read this article.  
Aeroasis, an agtech startup with a consumer product, launches from biotech incubator to independent office space. Read this article.  
Murj, a digital healthcare company, announces cardiac device analytics, providing intelligence and metrics for cardiac device clinicians. Read this article
Poly announces the appointment of Darrius Jones as executive vice president of strategy. Jones will serve on the company's senior leadership team. Read this article.  
PayStand emphasizes automated receivables platform that converts the collections and payment experience of a business into a digital process. Read this article.
With Sara Abrahamsson's arrival in the Baskin School of Engineering, UCSC is becoming a hotbed of advanced microscopy and microscope development. Read this article.
The 3rd annual "Get Hired" event (formerly known as the tech meetup) returns June 5 and will be held at Poly (formerly known as Plantronics). Read this article.
The new Bechtel Family Center for Ocean Education & Leadership represents a major expansion of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's youth development and education programs. Read article and watch video.  
Monterey Bay Community Power and Monterey Bay Air Resources District announces launch of the Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program. Read this article.
Ever wonder why Sara Isenberg launched Santa Cruz Tech Beat in 2013, and continues to publish this go-to source for tech resource almost 6 years later? Here's her story, direct from the Titans of Tech stage. Watch this video.  
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