A San Luis Obispo startup founded by Cal Poly students has been acquired by a Silicon Valley firm, marking the second sale of a student business from the school in two years. Quest.to, which was founded during a Startup Weekend event in 2012 and then attended the HotHouse summer accelerator program organized by the school’s Read More →
We’d encourage UCSB to think bigger when it comes to the longterm effects of the startups it spins out and embrace a broader role along the entire Highway 101 corridor.
Springtime is startup time in the Tri-Counties. This April, a new Startup Weekend event in Santa Maria and UC Santa Barbara’s annual New Venture Fair both sprouted a new corps of ideas. Here’s a closer look at each. SM startups Startup Weekend events, where teams of designers, business minds and coders come together to go Read More →
A public-private initiative to lure more tech businesses to Goleta has hired its first executive director. The Goleta Entrepreneurial Magnet, or GEM, appointed Doug Lynch to lead the group, which is a collaboration between the city of Goleta, the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce and UC Santa Barbara designed to create and maintain a tech Read More →
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San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura each present fundamentally divergent approaches to helping new companies grow.
A business incubator aims to scale up its support of San Luis Obispo startups at its new downtown location. The San Luis Obispo HotHouse is a blend of a business incubator, accelerator and co-workspace. Incubators are designed to support entrepreneurial companies through business support resources, like accounting or legal help, and access to funding. Accelerators Read More →