PROGRAMS

Impact Hub Santa Barbara offers exciting accelerator programs, workshops, and conferences to bring together inspiring leaders, bold entrepreneurs, and eager learners from all of our diverse communities so they can work together to make the world a better place.

BUSINESS ACADEMY

The Business Academy at Impact Hub Santa Barbara is made up of several accelerator cohorts to meet each entrepreneur right where they are. Whether beginning to form an idea, operating a business, or scaling up to new heights, we have an offering that will take you to the next level. Our business and finance instructors are experts in their field with experience in training entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds and sectors. Stay tuned for more information after our launch!

ENTREPRENEURS IN RESIDENCE

Stymied as to how you can bring your business to the next level? We’ve got you covered. Our Entrepreneurs in Residence program will help you over obstacles and energize your mind. We will have an Entrepreneur join us at the Hub every Monday and Wednesday at 2 pm to meet with 4 – 8 members for an hour. With a full roster of successful Entrepreneurs, each with their own areas of expertise, you will come out of it invigorated and ready to take on the world!

Please email our community manager, Kristin Boehm, to register.

Meet our Entrepreneurs

MENTORS

Our Mentor program is designed to connect Hub members with suitable Mentors who can provide valuable advice, knowledge and experience to help you achieve your business goals. The Entrepreneurs/Mentors page is updated weekly and will include a wide range of industries and disciplines. Mentors can provide advice on topics including; starting new businesses, setting objectives and direction for your business, writing business plans, developing more effective marketing strategies, increasing sales and profits, identifying new products and services, improving time management and identifying new opportunities. Another great reason to join the Impact Hub Santa Barbara community.

Please email our community manager, Kristin Boehm, to register.

Meet our Mentors

HOSTS

We’re looking for hosts!

Impact Hub Santa Barbara is a thriving community of entrepreneurs, creatives, activists, and leaders. Hosts are the glue that holds it all together by creating a welcoming environment, facilitating connections, and building a community around them. In exchange for a few hours of hosting each week, hosts will receive a free or discounted Impact Hub membership as well as a great opportunities meet and connect with a community of forward thinking entrepreneurs. If you are working on your own startup, want to be a part of the Impact Hub community, or are looking to meet exciting new people, this could be a great opportunity for you. We are looking for someone who is outgoing, friendly, reliable, and who believes in making a difference. If you are interested, contact info@impacthubsb.com and let us know.

ACCELERATORS

The startup process isn’t that different between low-growth and high-growth businesses, nor between tech-centric and people-centric companies. All entrepreneurs need to understand their customers, understand their markets, and with that knowledge, find a path to sustainable revenues. That’s where our accelerator programs kick in, serving for-profits, nonprofits, and hybrid models.

Inclusive weekend-long business incubator programs –  like Kick – help lifestyle, social, and tech entrepreneurs through the difficult path from idea to startup. Whether it’s an entrepreneurship event, a business plan competition, or a program graduation, Impact Hub Santa Barbara is here afterwards to provide the follow-up support needed for success.

DEMO NIGHTS

We bring the top thought leaders in startups together to evaluate entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas. On each Demo Night, between 8 -10 entrepreneurs will be put through the gauntlet in a challenging, supportive, and growth-oriented process. In short, it’s a great opportunity for companies to get feedback, and get noticed by potential investors, partners and customers. Join some of Santa Barbara’s top entrepreneurs for a night of demonstrations, networking, and discovery!

HUB TALKS

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A refreshing series of speakers engage with social innovation leaders whose ideas are changing the game and shaping our future. Stay tuned!