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Dave Adornetto

Entrepreneurship Program Executive Director
Lecturer, Technology Management

As Entrepreneurship Director, Dave develops educational programs and co-curricular activities in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation. He is the chief architect and overseer of UC Santa Barbara's campus-wide New Venture Competition, Garage startup incubator, and G2 Summer Launchpad program, where he develops curriculum and coaches entrepreneurial minded students on how to form, develop, and run a startup business. Dave also serves on the faculty of the Master of Technology Management program.  Prior to joining UCSB, Dave spent 20+ years in the medical device industry in a variety of executive positions, including COO/CFO of InTouch Health, and Senior VP of Operations for Mentor Corporation.  Dave earned a BA in Business Economics from UCSB, and an MBA from UCLA.




  • BA, Business Economics, UC Santa Barbara

  • MBA, Anderson School at UCLA

  • CPA



Tech Venture Experience: 

InTouch Health, Mentor Corporation