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Our view: Sexual abuse bill would protect entrepreneurs from investors

By   /  Friday, September 1st, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Sexual abuse bill would protect entrepreneurs from investors

Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has been getting well-deserved national attention for a timely effort to address sexual abuse in the venture capital industry. She has introduced a draft of SB 224, a bill that aims to deter investors from making unwanted sexual advances to entrepreneurs seeking funding. Her effort comes at a time when Read More →

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UCSB joins nonprofit Alliance for Southern California Innovation

By   /  Friday, June 23rd, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on UCSB joins nonprofit Alliance for Southern California Innovation

UC Santa Barbara and six other universities announced the formation of the nonprofit organization Alliance for Southern California Innovation on June 22. Led by former California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner and a board of directors including UCSB physics professor and vice chancellor for research Joseph Incandela, the group will work to support tech entrepreneurs and Read More →

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Santa Maria entrepreneurs get advice on how to build tech hub

By   /  Friday, June 10th, 2016  /  right, Technology  /  Comments Off on Santa Maria entrepreneurs get advice on how to build tech hub

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Settlement reasonable amid political pressure

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Settlement reasonable amid political pressure

Maybe there’s not a major Supreme Court decision lurking in every case that’s in the headlines. That’s our takeaway from the court’s order to litigants in Zubick vs. Burwell, a case involving nonprofits seeking an exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate to provide coverage for contraception. Among those seeking relief was Thomas Aquinas College Read More →

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Tech Titans series: Electronic Arts founder turned his passion into an industry

By   /  Friday, August 7th, 2015  /  Features, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Tech Titans series: Electronic Arts founder turned his passion into an industry

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Dubroff: Facing long odds, Steve Westly preps for 2nd run for governor

By   /  Friday, July 31st, 2015  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Facing long odds, Steve Westly preps for 2nd run for governor

During four years as California controller, former eBay executive Steve Westly was known for his innovative approach to making California’s creaky revenue system more efficient. Since leaving office in 2007, the Silicon Valley venture capitalist and former Tesla board member has mounted an unsuccessful primary effort to gain the Democratic Party nomination for governor. He Read More →

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A look at Central Coast entrepreneurial ecosystem

By   /  Friday, June 26th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Columns, Op/Eds, Opinion, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on A look at Central Coast entrepreneurial ecosystem

Entrepreneurship is a word we hear often, with good reason: More people are choosing to forgo the predictable paycheck as an employee for the opportunity to spin their idea into a tangible business of their own. For the first time in five years, the Startup Activity Index rose in 2015, showing the largest year-over-year increase Read More →

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