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Gateway has been proud to organize, sponsor and host the Santa Cruz Mini Maker Faire.

This family-friendly event celebrates the creativity and inventiveness of companies and individuals in the Santa Cruz community. The Santa Cruz Mini Maker Faire allows creators and tinkerers to showcase their work to the community, while the public comes to enjoy hands-on, interactive experiences, connect with like-minded people, and to be inspired. Maker Faires support the ideas of passionate innovation, collaboration and joyful connection with others, and hands-on doing as a way of experiencing the world.

Santa Cruz has a vibrant maker’s scene. The Santa Cruz Mini Maker Faire helps makers network with other makers, provides opportunities for individuals and companies to showcase their innovative nature and new products, and inspires and educates our community about the amazing and creative makers who live and work here.

The inaugural event, held in April of 2016, was a breakout success with over 1600 attendees from all over the Monterey Bay area, and received great coverage by the Santa Cruz Sentinel. We are thankful to all the sponsors listed below who came together to help make the Faire possible.

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A list of some of the Mini Maker Faire Partners:

Cabrillo College
City of Santa Cruz Office of Economic Development
Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery
Santa Cruz Tech Beat
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Cruz
Wavecrest Development
Bay Photo
Santa Cruz New Tech Meetup
Community Printers
Pleasure Pizza
The Santa Cruz Experience