The Central Coast Innovation Awards recognize the rising tide of technology in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Louis Obispo counties. This event, hosted by Pacific Coast Business Times in partnership with UCSB’s office of Technology & Industry Alliances, celebrates the Central Coast as a distinct innovation hub and puts the spotlight on the region’s entrepreneurs, both established and emerging. As an integral part of the Innovation Awards, Startup Village has historically provided a place for early-stage companies to make connections, initiate deals, and in some cases, make their first public appearance among a hometown group. Register here to attend the event in person!

This year, Startup Village showcases 27 startups from three sponsoring Universities – UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly, and Cal Lutheran. Explore this year’s collection of exciting startups below!