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  • Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Finalist Teams Announced for 2017 New Venture Competition
    Six teams will advance to the finals, a major highlight of UCSB’s New Venture Competition The UC Santa Barbara Technology Management Program has announced six finalists who will compete at the 2017 New Venture Competition Finals on May 24th at Corwin Pavilion.
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Goleta-based Inogen, an oxygen concentrator company, reported a $5.9 million profit for the first quarter of 2017, up from $2.5 million in the first quarter of 2016, according to an earnings report from May 9th. The company reported $52.5 million in revenue, up 22.1 percent from the same period in 2016. Sales revenue was at $46 million, up 40.1 percent. The company sold a total of 25,600 units, an increase of 8,600.
  • Friday, April 21, 2017
    UC Santa Barbara’s New Venture Fair
    Community Invited to Join the University in Celebration and Support of New Venture Creations WHO:   The Technology Management Program at UC Santa Barbara proudly hosts the New Venture Fair
  • Monday, April 10, 2017
    James Rogers spent years studying flexible solar cells, excelling at UC Santa Barbara’s esteemed Technology Management Program, and conducting research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. For his Ph.D research, he won the prestigious 2012 Frank J. Padden Jr. Award for polymer physics. At the culmination of all that, Rogers concluded that flexible solar cell systems were very difficult to understand. Fortunately, around the same time, serendipity struck. “Spoiled produce kept coming to mind,” Rogers recalls.
  • Monday, April 10, 2017
    The 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 is the most definitive gathering of today’s leading young change-makers and innovators in the U.S. Now in its sixth year, the 30 Under 30 offers an annual opportunity to embrace the optimism, inventiveness and boldness of youth. Two UC Santa Barbara alumni were among the Forbes’ 2017 30 Under 30 list who started their ventures while in college and were former students of the Technology Management Program.    
  • Monday, April 10, 2017
    James Rogers is the founder of APEEL Sciences, a Santa Barbara-based company that provides a proprietary solution created from natural plant extracts to treat fruits and vegetables, increasing the shelf life of produce and reducing the energy costs of cold storage. The company spun out of UC Santa Barbara's Technology Management Program and was the grand prize winner of the 2012 Annual New Venture Competition.
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017
    How you define Stephen Duneier depends on how you came to know him. Some define him as an expert institutional investor, while others know him as a large scale installation artist, avid outdoorsman, professor, decision strategist, coach, business leader, mindfulness extremist, author, speaker, daredevil or Guinness world record holder. In his talk, Stephen explains that what truly defines him aren't titles, but an approach to decision making that transformed him from someone who struggled with simple tasks to a guy who is continuously achieving even his most ambitious dreams.
  • Friday, March 10, 2017
    Lynda Weinman, co-founder of online education website Lynda.com, receives TMP’s 18th Annual Venky Narayanamurti Entrepreneurial Leadership Award. Education pioneer Lynda Weinman, co-founder of the eponymous online learning website Lynda.com, has been recognized for her successful effort to bring the classroom to everyone’s computer. Weinman is the recipient of the 2017 Venky Narayanamurti Entrepreneurial Leadership Award.
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    Santa Barbara, the stunningly beautiful California Central Coast city of 90,000, just 100 miles north of Los Angeles, is putting itself on the startup map. Hundreds of entrepreneurs, mentors and financiers are lending the human spark, technical knowhow, and capital to make this beach town more celebrated for its economic pulse than its waves.
  • Thursday, March 2, 2017
    In 2015 UC Santa Barbara mechanical engineer, former TMP student and materials scientist Jonathan Berger developed an idea that could change the way people think about high-performance structural materials. Two years later, his concept is paying research dividends.