By Michael Panesis Launching a startup in this country is an act of patriotism. I am certain of this, more so every day. That confidence starts with who I am. I am the grandchild of immigrants. That self-identification comes naturally because my parents and grandparents issued constant reminders throughout my childhood. My bedtime stories were Read More →
The Central Coast has a growing reputation as a cool place for startups. But amid dozens of new ventures and talk of a tech-centric future looms the reality of growing a fully functional technology company. Listening to the earnings calls for AppFolio and MindBody, which recently had successful IPOs, you begin to realize just how Read More →
The startup culture that’s taking hold across our region is worthy of much deeper news coverage than our business journal can provide on a weekly basis. That’s why I’m delighted to announce that next year Pacific Coast Business Times will launch the Central Coast Innovation Awards, a program that will capture many of the Read More →
The crowdfunding model has proven efficient in launching products, but can it be the basis of success?
Superior Solutions grabbed judges’ attention with the marketability and built-out business model for its LiftGator, a pick-up truck attachment that eases heavy lifting for which it had already raised $25,000 of its initial $55,000 seed round.
Multinational software firm Citrix Systems announced today it has bought RightSignature, a Web-based signature capture and document management service based in Santa Barbara. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Santa Barbara-based startup ParentSquare is making a communication system that hopes to reach all parents, regardless of what kind of communication technology they have at home or what language they speak.