New Venture Sponsors and Mentors

New Venture
Program Partners

California's Central Coast offers remarkably fertile ground for innovation and the creation of new enterprises. Technology Management, through its deep network of alumni, practicing and retired professionals and successful entrepreneurs, offer aspiring entrepreneurs real world insights and mentorship. The local Santa Barbara and technology ecosystem also play a vital role in the success of the the New Venture Program through monetary support and NVC event sponsorship.

Technology Management owes its success to the mentors and financial and in-kind sponsors who support the program year after year. To volunteer your time to our teams or inquire about making a financial or in-kind contribution, please contact New Venture Program Director, Dave Adornetto at Click here to show mail address.

  • Personal exposure to the brightest and most energetic young people on campus who are potential interns and employees;
  • Visible participation in some of the most popular start-up events on the Central Coast, attended by many of the regions' most successful entrepreneurs, investors, and business executives;
  • First look into emerging technologies and new entrepreneurial ideas at UC Santa Barbara, the leading engine of innovation in the Central Coast region. 
  • Sponsor contributions provide funding for cash prizes for the New Venture competitors and event expenses. 


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