New Ventures from UCSB Students

After eight months of activities and curriculum the UCSB New Venture Competition culminated with six teams presenting a pitch and a question-and-answer session for a panel of expert judges and an enthusiastic audience of peers, faculty and mentors.

The finalist teams, pared down from an initial pool of 32, represented diverse technologies and industries. The top six teams were: MoreSolar, utilizing wind power as a novel method for cleaning solar panels to increase efficiency; Adomi, addressing California’s housing shortage with a scalable solution that is also profitable to homeowners; Okra Systems, software for engineers that streamlines the process of selecting and qualifying microcontrollers; Snip, a social media platform for podcast lovers that allows users to curate and share podcasts; Soilight utilizing the microbes in soil to provide energy for low-powered applications; and Veneta, a web- and mobile-based software service that streamlines inventory management research labs.

Meet these young tech entrepreneurs and see who landed in the top spot.

Watch 2018 New Venture Competition Finals

Entrepreneurial Insights from the Pros

8232UC Santa Barbara’s Technology Management Program taps into its extensive network of business professional and entrepreneurs who have distinguished themselves as experts in their fields — and you get a front row seat. This month several new programs are being added to the already extensive archive.

You’ll definitely want to check out these recently added speakers:

Marc Randolph – Award-winning entrepreneur

Todd Stone – Marketing and communications experts and Army vet

Thomas Tighe – CEO of Direct Relief

Ben Casnocha – Technology entrepreneur and executive

Trip Hawkins – PC and game industry pioneer

Mark Coopersmith – Fortune 500 executive

Libby Gill – Executive coach

Take advantage of the rare opportunity to learn directly from those who have excelled through innovation and dedication to their work.

Browse all videos from the Technology Management Program.