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Major Success for NVC Alumni Inogen

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.

NVC Alum Invents Longer Lasting Edible Spray

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.

UCSB Alumni Among Forbe's 30 Under 30 List

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.

Sieva Kozinsky, Co-founder, StudySoup

TMP Unveils Ph.D. Program

As technology and its utilizations advance, once disparate ideas — such as humanities and sciences — are brought together, and knowledge in both becomes important and valuable. Understanding this notion, those in charge of the Technology Management Program (TMP) at UCSB have unveiled a Ph.D. program that will help students understand the organizational and technical aspects of a work environment.

Grown in California: TMP Startup Spinoffs

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.

Lynda.com Co-founder Honored at 2017 Venky Awards

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.