While many successful companies have been spun out of UCSB by professors and doctoral students, Inogen would likely be the first company founded by an undergraduate team to go public. Inogen won the program’s very first business plan competition in 2001.Read More →
This year, consider giving a consumer electronics gift from one of these 10 tri-county companies. While not all of the gizmos are made here, the design, engineering, marketing and most of the other important parts of the business are right in our backyard.Read More →
A six-week program that helped more than 450 middle and high school students in Ventura learn about entrepreneurship and craft business plans will culminate in a final pitch competition on Dec. 11.
The Aspire3 program was masterminded by Sean Bhardwaj, the operations director for the Ventura Ventures Technology Center, the public-private partnership incubator behind City Hall that is home to fast-growing firms such as the Trade Desk, Connexity and Netplenish. Bhardwaj put the program together with all volunteers with sponsorship support from the Ventura Chamber of Commerce, Southern California Edison and Synergy.Read More →
Transphorm, the Goleta-based energy efficiency chipmaker spun out of UC Santa Barbara that has raised $110 million in venture capital, is partnering with Tokyo electronics giant and one-time rival Fujitsu Ltd. to create a new company in Japan.Read More →
Read on to learn about the entrepreneurs behind the emerging locavore liquor movement in the Tri-Counties and their favorite holiday cocktail recipes.Read More →
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo continues to pump out student startups at a steady rate, with a new expense-splitting app for roommates and textbook reselling service both gaining traction on launch.Read More →
Santa Maria Energy is going public and raising at least $40 million in new capital — and possibly much more – which could put the firm’s total funds raised at an estimated $90 million.
Santa Maria Energy’s contentious project to drill 136 new oil wells in North Santa Barbara County received approval from the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors last month. The Supervisors imposed strict limits on the project’s carbon emissions, essentially implementing a 10,000-ton-per-year cap and requiring the company to buy carbon credits if it goes over that limit.Read More →