What we're about

A group of seasoned entrepreneurs and leaders from various Santa Barbara and California organizations have banded together to form the Startup California Santa Barbara Region!

Startup Santa Barbara and Startup California are regions of The Startup America Partnership, a public private initiative founded by President Obama and former AOL Chairman Steve Case. It's also backed by the Case Foundation and the Kauffman Foundation.

The Startup America Partnership is based on a simple premise: young companies that grow create jobs. As a core American value, entrepreneurship is critical to the country’s long term success and it’s time to step up our game.

We have three main goals:

1. Provide valuable resources (http://www.s.co/resources) and connections to help young companies grow

2. Support regional startup ecosystems (http://www.s.co/startup-regions/regions) throughout the country

3. Recognize startups as the drivers of our economy and their founders as American heroes

See http://www.startupcal.org for more information.

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