New Venture Incubator and Startups

open workspace inside the wilcox incubator

The Wilcox New Venture Incubator located on the ground floor of UCSB’s Mosher Alumni House, is the result of a collaboration between Technology Management and UC Santa Barbara Alumni Affairs. The incubator provides work space for UCSB start-ups and New Venture Program Teams. For more information email: Sarah Hilliard-Rueff at Click here to show mail address

Entrepreneurship is in our DNA

Entrepreneurial Culture

Santa Barbara is home to a deep pool of experienced executives, entrepreneurs, and high-tech companies, contributing to a vibrant entrepreneurial culture. This is evident by our noteworthy points of pride:

The Goleta-Santa Barbara area has been ranked #2 as having the entrepreneurial quality for start-ups outside the Silicon Valley in California

UC Santa Barbara is one of the top schools for entrepreneurship according to Forbes 2014

Santa Barbara and the Central California Coast rank among the top five areas in the United States in regional venture capital funding

UC Santa Barbara is home to internationally acclaimed researchers who are studying theoretical and empirical methods to better understand technology innovations and commercialization