Detailed breakdown here. Simplified breakdown here:
Innovation: any project that tackles a problem or idea with a unique technical solution. For example, a game for finding roommates, an app for finding an exercise class, a website that collects and shows data for a cause, etc.
Tech Cares: any project with a focus on solving social, agricultural, or environmental issues. Winners will be able to donate to their favorite non-profit from a separate fund from Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County.
Labor Tech: a project that helps companies improve working conditions.