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Nall: Judging a startup competition not as easy as it looks

By   /  Friday, August 2nd, 2019  /  Columns, Latest news, Startups, Technology, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Nall: Judging a startup competition not as easy as it looks

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Westlake Village startups close in on Innovation Open prize

By   /  Friday, February 10th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Westlake Village startups close in on Innovation Open prize

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UC Santa Barbara ranked No. 1 for industry research funding

By   /  Friday, January 13th, 2017  /  Education, right, Technology  /  Comments Off on UC Santa Barbara ranked No. 1 for industry research funding

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No Startup Weekend Santa Barbara this year

By   /  Tuesday, November 10th, 2015  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on No Startup Weekend Santa Barbara this year

Startup Weekend Santa Barbara will not be happening this year. The event was held the second weekend in November each of the past two years. Santa Barbara startup NextMover won the inaugural event in 2013. NextMover provided users with a cheap alternative to moving companies by connecting people with owners of large vehicles that wanted Read More →

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Get a move on: StartupWeekend winner taps sharing economy for moving

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2014  /  Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Get a move on: StartupWeekend winner taps sharing economy for moving

Moving is never fun, but a Santa Barbara startup is hoping to make it a little less stressful by connecting people who need to move with nearby truck owners looking to earn extra money. NextMover bills its service, which launched earlier this year, as “your friend with a truck.”

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NextMover, GearUp take top spots at Santa Barbara Startup Weekend

By   /  Monday, November 18th, 2013  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on NextMover, GearUp take top spots at Santa Barbara Startup Weekend

A company looking to shake up the moving industry took home $55,000 and the top spot at Santa Barbara’s third Startup Weekend, one of 200 such gatherings taking place across the globe Nov. 15-17.

The event challenges budding entrepreneurs and programers to launch a startup with just 54 hours separating the concept and final product. The events have been held in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo. The execution, design and business model of the pitches were judged by Kevin O’Connor, co-founder and CEO of Summerland-based FindTheBest; Klaus Schauser, co-founder and chief strategist of AppFolio in Goleta; and Jon Funk of Ocean Road Partners, among others.

A website called NextMover took home first place for its interface that aims to provide users a cheaper alternative to moving companies. Marketing itself as “your friend with a truck,” the site connects movers with others who can get the job done and are looking to make a quick buck.

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Startup Weekend returns to Santa Barbara

By   /  Monday, November 4th, 2013  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Startup Weekend returns to Santa Barbara

Startup Weekend is gearing up for its return to Santa Barbara on Nov. 15-17. The event is a three-day creative sprint that brings together technical experts, designers and business minds to create a company idea over a weekend. The idea took off with support from the Kauffman Foundation, Microsoft and Google, with local groups organizing Read More →

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