New Venture

Technology Management invites students across UC Santa Barbara to immerse themselves in hands-on entrepreneurial education and mentorship through the  New Venture Program. Dave Adornetto, Director, New Venture Program

Dave Adornetto sitting in a chair.

Program Updates

To stay current on information and fall events, join the New Venture Competition project site by first logging into Canvas (using your UCSBNetID) and searching for the 2023-24 New Venture Program & Competition.

Thursday, April 25th - New Venture Fair- RSVP HERE

Thursday, May 23rd - New Venture Finals- RSVP HERE

New Venture Program

Established in 1999, Technology Management's Annual New Venture Competition (NVC) is UCSB's flagship entrepreneurial experience. Over the course of eight months, students work in multi-disciplinary teams under the guidance of faculty and mentors as they address a business problem or opportunity and take their business ideas from conception to reality.

Read more about the New Venture Competition

Santa Barbara is home to a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem of technology executives and entrepreneurs as well as established and startup companies. The Wilcox New Venture Incubator, located on the ground floor of UCSB’s Mosher Alumni House, provides incubation space for UCSB start-ups and New Venture Program Teams.

Read more about The Wilcox New Venture Incubator, and Alumni Startups.


The New Venture Competition is made possible by our distinguished industry mentors along with the generous community sponsors who fund cash prizes awarded at the Finals and help cover the cost of the program. We are deeply appreciative of our mentors and sponsors! Learn about ways to Get Involved in the New Venture Program.

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