Tech Startup Networking Event at the Newhall Refinery

The City of Santa Clarita is organizing a Tech Startup Networking Event at the Newhall Refinery on Main St. this Thursday (20 October 2016 at 6pm).

It’s a great opportunity to meet members of our community whose schedules don’t always work for Tuesday morning coffee. The food & drink there isĀ something to look forward to as well.

The event is oneĀ of the Innovate LA 2016 activities.

Those who are interested in attending are asked to please RSVP.

Meet Jeffrey Forrest, VP of Economic Development at COC

At tomorrow’s meeting (Tuesday 18 October 2016 at 8am at Honu Coffee on Lyons Ave.), we are looking forward to welcoming Jeffery Forrest, the new VP of Economic Development at College of the Canyons.


He wants to learn about us, who we are and what we are working on. He has experience with startups, accelerators and economic development and wants to offer his support and learn how he and COC can help us gain knowledge and access to the resources we need in order for our businesses to grow and be successful. Jeffrey is passionate, energetic and eager to help the startup community. Come ready to be solution-focused and share what resources and information can help you reach your next level.

Here’s an SCV News article from July 2016 when he was named VP.
Here’s the official webpage for the Economic Development Division at COC.

We’re looking forward to a great meeting!

First Meeting was today!

This morning we met at Honu Coffee, in downtown Newhall, for the inaugural meeting of an Open Coffee group for Santa Clarita. Eight enthusiastic people attended.

We introduced ourselves, and everybody had a chance to talk.

We found out about some topics that are of great interest to some of us, such as the prospect of bringing high speed internet to the SCV whether via fiber or some other means.

We briefly considered meeting monthly, but the overwhelming consensus was that we should meet weekly. Our plan going forward from today is to meet every Tuesday at 8:00 am at Honu Coffee. Everybody interested in the local startup community is welcome.