Map of Startups in Santa Cruz, United States, listed by Industry and Ranking | StartupBlink

Santa Cruz, United States Startup Map has 37 startups, and the most popular startups in Santa Cruz, United States are Looker, Outsite and Rent the Backyard.

Santa Cruz, United States ranks 64 in United States and 192 globally, based on the strength of its startup ecosystem. See complete city rankings in table below. The most popular industries in Santa Cruz, United States are Software and Data, Social & Leisure and Foodtech.

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Hotel Software, SaaS, Hospitality, Technology

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Rent the Backyard builds studio apartments in Bay Area backyards and rents them out.

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Nucleos produces e-learning solutions for learners involved in justice and corrections.

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SapientX makes white-label software to add voice and intelligence to technology products.

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A science based enterprise cloud SaaS solution for performance based stormwater compliance.

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A collection of unique work+play accommodations that cater to the growing community of entrepreneurs, business travelers.

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California Cannabis Brand

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minds.ai is a full service artificial intelligence consultancy with expertise in deep learning strategy and development.

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Vega Energy Systems is a clean energy startup focused on carbon nanotube electrodes for PEM fuel cell technology and more.

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Returnity is the pioneer and market leader in reusable shipping boxes, bags and envelopes for eCommerce and beyond

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EDGE Mobile Payments is new Fintech company developing the EDGE Card, an all-in-one payment card with a full AMOLED touchscreen.

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RPRNmag newsmagazine for the entrepreneurs RPRNmag is a California-based business newsmagazine powered by a full-service communications company. We publish original and unique newsworthy stories of interest to entrepreneurs in varied digital and text formats. Our Motto is: “The newsmagazine with business solutions that matter to you” And we intend to be true to it. To discover what we have to offer: Traditional newsmagazines where the readers just read are a thing of the past. That’s where we come in. RPRNmag newsmagazine offers so much more. That is, we’ll accept news stories in various formats and forms: Video Infographics Articles Podcasts (Coming Soon!) Real, Polished, Researched News

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passQi provides both an intelligent password management mobile app and a complementary server-side solution called mFactor to implement a proprietary Multi Factor Authentication login for WordPress and other web sites. The app can be used as a stand alone product, or in concert with the mFactor solution. The passQi 2 app provides the highest level of security by storing information exclusively in the user’s smartphone vault, a single tool that goes everywhere. One-time keys securely encrypt relayed information via the cloud, and are never passed through the network or shared with another device. passQi 2 is designed to work seamlessly with nearly any site on the Internet and offers an optional automated TOTP support alternative to Google authenticator.

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CortControl is an intellectual property and medical foods research corporation. Medical foods is a recently defined formal FDA category, and is an early stage emerging market. Medical foods should not be confused with pharmaceuticals or health-food-stores nutraceuticals. Medical foods must conform to FDA requirements and perform SSA (Significant Scientific Agreement) studies to validate any claims that can be published regarding the products health benefits. Our Mission: To develop superior quality medical foods with patented compounds for the treatment of diseases associated with high levels of the hormone Cortisol. Our vision: We develop market-ready patent protected medical foods to be acquired by companies that wish to manufacture and distribute those medical foods. A market-ready package includes (1) product composition, (2) method of application, (3) intellectual property, and (4) FDA agreement that the product may be legally sold as a Medical Food.

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When not coding I'm experimenting in the kitchen. Spice Travelers are about heading out and baking/cooking with friends. You may be participating in a chili cook-off while camping, cooking local fare in a rented condo, baking at a family get together, or exploring foods in a new city or country. Bring your spices and favorite cooking tools along. Food is flavor, love, and magic. Yes, I know angel.co is about code; I'm about code too. And about creating simple things that bring us together.

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Stress free online dating is here at last! Whether you're looking for a committment, a casual date or just a friendship, LOTSofPLAYERS will help you GET GAME! by connecting you with other local players who know that the purpose of playing is to have fun!

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GraffitiTech has developed an ultrasonic sensor technology that immediately alerts authorities to an act of graffiti vandalism while it is in progress. The GT-1 is currently deployed by police departments throughout the U.S. and abroad. Over 100 arrests through the use of our patented device are solid testimony to its effectiveness. This technology, which is available to law enforcement and security alarm companies, can save the U.S. Billions of dollars in annual graffiti clean-up expenses.

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Qwikon, is a mobile marketing ecosystem to help busy business owners reach customers instantly with compelling offers to increase traffic in real time by providing a messaging tool that takes less than 1 minute to use, requires no tech skills, and delivers close to 100% read rates within minutes. Consumers control their profile to optimize their the timing, quantity, and types of messages & offers they receive.

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Secure, cloud-based enterprise sustainability management platform for companies with many suppliers to reduce risk and enhance sustainability in supply chains. Key benefits: System to collect supply chain sustainability information Enable buyers to flexibly analyze this information Incentivize competition among suppliers Facilitate supplier sustainability improvement through information sharing Expand buyer options for sustainable sourcing Improve data quality and reduce metric confusion

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Awareness and Wellness app on the Nike+ platform. Phased roll out within demographic parameters first 12 to 18: 18 to 28: then 28 to 48. Gamified, inside the social graph. Users are rewarded with points upon being granted 'wings' to fly ala discounts and vouchers on Nike product.

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Looker makes software that makes it easy for non-technical users to access, manipulate, export, and "look" at any size data, all within a web browser, without writing any code or SQL. Looker is taking on the enterprise software giants with a browser-based tool that customers love to use.

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Sensors and software to analyze targets in liquids. Breakthrough price / performance for sensing. Sensors are tuned for each client to give optimal results.

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Cloudforest Design is a boutique agency located in the Silicon Valley area. We create user-centered applications, websites and cross-platform digital strategies. We like to make things that are easy to use, engaging and fun. We also like a good challenge. Do you have a thorny, perplexing and difficult design quandary to solve? Bring it on! We focus on elegant solutions for complex problems.

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Guitar by Music Wormhole, Ukulele by Music Wormhole and Piano by Music Wormhole are iOS Apps to help as many people as possible to play these musical instruments using a new teaching methodology which is intuitive and fun. Music Wormhole assign a color to each of the twelve notes of the Chromatic Scale. Graphics display the finger position on a specific instrument to play the chords which are diatonic to the twelve keys of Western Music. The ultimate goal of these products is to make the World a happier place by helping as many people as possible to experience the JOY of making music.

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Gamrs is a start-up online e-sports platform created to serve the online gaming community with a variety of events for cash and product prizes. Upon receipt of funding, Gamrs will hire a team to develop the highly complex website, and we will begin servicing the competitive e-sports community across the nation. Gamrs will be able to distinguish itself from the competition by offering superior staff support, larger prize payouts, a skill-based competitive system, and an alternative pay structure. Gamrs is committed to becoming the most popular competitive e-sports platform of the nation. By providing an entirely unique competitive platform, Gamrs will be able to build a strong and sustainable customer base that will convert into a profitable revenue stream within 6 months. A trial site was created during October 28 2012 - February 3, 2013 with no funding we managed to attract 7,500 active members from across the nation.

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CloudPay is a Mobile Payment Network where 2% of your purchase goes to the nonprofit of your choice. CloudPay is similar to Visa but 70% less expensive (1% vs. 3%). Merchants donate 2% of the purchase to the nonprofit of the customers choice, and data show participants come back more often, and spend more per visit, increasing spending on average 25% at each location. Overall costs to merchants are similar to Visa, (3% vs. 3%). CloudPay increases revenue and profits of local merchants, increases donations for local charities, and builds a valuable social network based on where people spend their money. Also increases local tax revenue due to the local multiplier effect, and ultimately creates more local jobs. Successful pilot had 20k people signup in a town of 80k. Launching Beta in the Fall of 2014 throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Winner HUB Ventures Social Impact Competition. Investors = Village Capital, Good Capital/HUB Ventures, local Angels

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rad-labs is the cannabis laboratory. developing and perfecting cutting-edge embedded systems is what we're all about. our vision is of a smarter hydroponic grid... A grow room that can communicate product data to the cloud, while also providing feedback information to growers to automatically detect quality issues before they arise. our solutions scale with the cultivator's needs, as the components can be (individually or system-wide) programmed through a open-source mobile app API. additionally, we offer consultation to new growers through a carefully selected set of leading industry tools combined with our own suite of integrated hardware and software solutions. we have growing down to a science, and we want it to be that simple for everyone!

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Boing's strategy is to become the leading social marketing platform for action sports brands with a focus on games on social and mobile networks, supported by branded virtual goods and brand promotion. We have secured deals with Rockstar Drinks, Santa Cruz Skateboards, Independent Trucks, Creature Skateboards, OJ Wheels, Mob Grip, NoFX, and Ricta. We now have a total of 27+ M Facebook fan page posts and 2+ million tweets for our first games launch on Facebook, iOS, and Android this summer!

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OvenAlly helps people find homemade food in their area. Sellers can list food and specify whether its available for pickup or shipping. Buyers can negotiate with sellers to find the best time and place to pickup the food.

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Industry-leading content management for digital signage and more Enabledware's Venue is a platform that empowers content owners to easily manage and distribute media content on-site. Venue also provides the foundation for a larger media conversation beyond the just the location. For example, Venue installed in a conference center to drive local digital screens can easily be expanded to support parallel online conferences. Connect With: LED big screen LCD screens Digital kiosks Digital 6 sheets Websites IP phone screens Wireless handheld devices and smart phones Scoreboard Any other digital media device - onsite or across the globe Key features: 1 Industry-leading content management system 2 Integration of live feed, data feed and/or pre-recorded video for playback 3 Instantaneous archiving and retrieval of live material 4 Programmable content playlists 5 Local server, cloud, or hybrid architecture 6 Live stats (event stats, news, tables) 7 Venue audio management 8 Bluetooth messaging

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Civinomics is an online platform that allows anyone to submit, vote on and fund ideas for improving their community. The website functions as a civic portal with built in mechanisms to engage local elected officials and other community leaders, as well as allowing for organizations to manage a funding portfolio of local projects. Civinomics makes it easy for anyone to quickly learn about and contribute to the local things they care about.

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Montessori School, 1st through eighth and swim center. Swim center will provide swim lessons and will be a separate entity. Property is on five acres with great freeway visibility, has a Junior Olympic size swimming pool and is owned. County building permits are ready to be picked up. The site will have a clientele from Montessori Scotts Valley's preschool, ages three through kindergarten. MSV has been a very successful preschool that has been operating for nine years.

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Datsusara produces a high-end line of gear and apparel originally targeted at the MMA community, but now expanding to all active lifestyles from Crossfit to Yoga. Datsusara's products are hemp based which has many advantages over traditional materials. 1. Hemp is Anti-Microbial Hemp kills the growth of fungi and bacteria including Staph (Staphylococcus Aureus) which is a major concern in gyms especially. 2. Hemp is Strong Hemp is the world's strongest natural fiber. It's tensile strength is 4X that of cotton. 3. Hemp Breathes Hemp wicks moisture away from the body as it absorbs and releases perspiration quickly, thus allowing the fabric to "breathe" (keeping you well ventilated). 4. Hemp is Sustainable Hemp crops require little or no pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or synthetic fertilizers. Our customer service is top notch and customer retention is excellent. We also have a strong message of independence and critical thinking that our customers resonate with strongly.

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We make the most sustainable task lighting available - our award-winning HeronLED Personal Task Light is the only LED desk lamp made in the USA from recycled e-waste. Furthermore, it's the first made-in-USA LED desk lamp to have earned the ENERGY STAR, having met stringent energy-saving and quality requirements. The HeronLED gets the right amount of warm white light where it's needed on the workspace. It's ideal for offices, hotels, and homes seeking energy-savings and/or LEED certification.

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