History

Serving Tech Businesses, Geeks, Makers, and Entrepreneurs since 1996

Softec has been the leading voice of the technology industry on the Central Coast since its formation in 1996. The story of Softec starts with a collection of innovative business leaders in 1994 seeking to connect the dots within the budding technology industry. They knew that the local businesses needed to connect to each other and build a bridge to educational and government resources.

By 1996 Softec was registered as a non-profit, 501(c)(6). Even in those very early days the agenda of Softec was connecting resources, ideas, and people in the tech trade but over the years, much as evolved in how this is to be accomplished.

Softec’s primary events are our monthly TechBrew, Open Houses, dinners panels, and large community-driven technology events, such as TechPitch and Startup Weekend.