• 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.
  • 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.
  • Thursday, February 9, 2017
    “Angel investment decisions are basically made with your GUT . . .
    and then it takes GUTS to keep going through all the setbacks and the pivots.”
  • Dave Adornetto
    Friday, February 3, 2017
    UC Santa Barbara has received $2.2 million in one-time funding, designated specifically to boost research innovation and spur economic development, from the state of California. The $2.2 million will, among other things, go toward the creation of an on-campus incubator to accelerate the growth of the tech spinoffs generated by the campus’s Technology Management Program (TMP).
  • Thursday, February 2, 2017
    A New Cellular Fronteier  What if you could find another way to fight cancer by approaching it from an engineering perspective, acting on the cellular process by which tissues harden into tumors? Or how about circumventing a host of heart diseases by preventing, perhaps even reversing, the actual stiffening of cardiovascular tissue?
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017
    Specialty Food Association Announces 2017 Leadership Awards
    Salty Girl Seafood Honored for Vision Santa Barbara, CA, December 23, 2016 – Laura Johnson and Norah Eddy from Salty Girl Seafood have been honored for Vision by the Specialty Food Association’s 2017 Leadership Awards.
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    As we move toward an increasingly technological future, the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and cultivate technology and the workforce around it are ever more important. A growing number of disciplines, such as communications, management and social sciences — in addition to the traditionally tech-heavy fields of science and engineering — are becoming reliant on technology and its innovations, and those who can train and organize their work and team around it are becoming more valuable.
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — What if a Florida tomato could be left on the vine long enough to turn red and fully develop its flavor — and still be ripe and juicy when it arrived at a grocery store in New York days later? That is precisely the promise of a start-up here in Southern California, Apeel Sciences, that aims to make obsolete the gas, wax and other tricks growers use to keep fruits and vegetables fresh over time.
  • Friday, December 9, 2016
    In the long-running debate over whether entrepreneurs are born or bred, Michael Grimes insists that, for mere mortals, leadership skills are largely learned.  Grimes should know. As managing director at Morgan Stanley in Silicon Valley, the UC Berkeley grad has overseen more than $500 billion in financing, merger and acquisition transactions for hundreds of tech titans ranging from Google to Uber.
  • Friday, December 9, 2016
    If entrepreneurs grew like mushrooms, it’d probably be near impossible to navigate all the economic “disruption.” The harsh reality is that almost anyone can come up with a novel business idea. Transforming that idea into a budding enterprise takes a lot more, including the right support structure, tools, resilience, mindfulness, guts — and maybe even a dash of luck.