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Panel: Data is key to crowd funding success

By   /  Thursday, November 21st, 2013  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Panel: Data is key to crowd funding success

Crowd funding isn’t really about raising money. It’s about gathering data and contact information whose long-term value far outweighs the one-time cash that comes in. A group of crowd funding experts hammered that point home at an Oct. 20 event hosted by the Central Coast MIT Enterprise Forum at UC Santa Barbara. Crowd funding, in Read More →


Editorial: MIT connects business community

By   /  Friday, August 31st, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: MIT connects business community

It is important to recognize the role that programs such as MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast play in the overall economic vitality of the region.


Orfalea offers advice to start-ups

By   /  Wednesday, February 15th, 2012  /  Latest news  /  2 Comments

Kinko’s founder Paul Orfalea hates working long hours — and he said that’s a big part of the reason his small business turned into one of the most successful start-ups ever to come out of Santa Barbara County. Orfalea shared personal advice on how to manage a start-up company with a group of about 200 Read More →