About the Series

I+E 101

The I+E 101 series is designed to educate and encourage students and postdocs to develop their interests in innovation and entrepreneurship at UC Santa Barbara. By providing inspiration from alumni, access to relevant campus resources, and expertise from a variety of distinguished professionals, this four-part series centers around professional development and innovation while offering guidance to aspiring and ambitious entrepreneurs.


  • Learn about your campus resources
  • Network with other aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Absorb the guidance of established entrepreneurs

Aerial shot of campus

Storke Tower


Thursday, Oct 7, 2 - 3:30 PM | Chem Lawn (Near the corner of Chem 1179 and ESB)

Resources for Involvement and Leadership

Come meet our Partner Program leaders in person and learn about the many UCSB resources available to students and postdocs who are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. Stay for the book raffle where we will give away entrepreneurial titles from a reading list curated by the Partner Programs. Here's who you can expect at the tables:

Bren Eco-Entrepreneurship: Emily Cotter

CNSI: Tal Margalith and Dave Bothman

CSEP: Arica Lubin

MedVentures: Melissa Hingorani and Brian Dincau

Technology & Insustry Alliances: Alex Padilla and Robert Takara

Technology Management Management: David Adornetto and Sarah Hilliard-Rueff


Henley Gate


Thursday, Oct 21, 10 - 11 AM | Virtual

UCSB Innovators: From Research to Entrepreneurship

Identifying new solutions, creating timely products, and innovating to meet a myriad of global needs takes a variety of perspectives, life experiences, and expertise. Hear from a panel of innovators and entrepreneurs as they share their stories of balancing academia and entrepreneurship.   The panel will include current and former UCSB grad students and postdocs who will share how they leveraged campus resources for their technology development and innovation career tracks.

Moderators: Melissa Hingorani (MedVentures at UCSB; PhD Candidate in Psych & Brain Sci) and Brian Dincau (MedVentures at UCSB; PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engr)


Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics


Winter Quarter | Virtual

TMP Faculty Perspectives

Learn from Technology Management faculty as they discuss skills and knowledge gaps that students and postdocs need to acquire on the road to technological innovation and entrepreneurship.

UCSB lagoon


Spring Quarter | Virtual

Intersectionality in the Innovation Space

Innovating to meet a myriad of global needs and solve contemporary problems takes a variety of perspectives, life experiences, and expertise. Hear from a panel of diverse innovators and entrepreneurs as they share their stories of success from the crossroads of intersectionality.