StartupSB and THE SANDBOX, in partnership with Tech.CO, and global incubator 1776 present the first annual Santa Barbara Startup Mashup 2017, on September 28 at 6 p.m. at THE SANDBOX. The first event of its kind in Santa Barbara, Startup Mashup will give 15 Santa Barbara startups a chance to showcase their business in front of an audience of investors, mentors, media, peers, and the general public, as well as an opportunity to engage with industry leaders and win a number of prizes.
Participating startups include: Action Wins, Artsmesh, Dude I Need a Truck, EVmatch, Loyale, Observables, Open Hardware Industries, LLC, Pacific Medical Equipment LLC, Plantiferate, RentTrack, Salty Girl Seafood and Urbavore.
“Through our years of experience building local and national startup communities we have developed partnerships with a number of startup catalysts, and are able to leverage these relationships to bring new opportunities to Santa Barbara,” says Kyle Ashby, SANDBOX Co-Founder. “We’re excited to partner with Tech Co., 1776 and Revolution Ventures, who recently invested in Santa Barbara based technology startup TrackR.”
This year, Global incubator 1776 and Revolution Ventures have invited one lucky winning startup from Santa Barbara a spot at the 2017 Challenge Cup. The 2017 Challenge Cup is a movement of startups bringing world-changing ideas to life and solving meaningful problems on a global stage. The winning startup from Santa Barbara will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the Challenge cup finals in November.
The Startup Mashup will also announce and honor two Santa Barbara startups headed to San Francisco as regional winners and representatives of StartupSB who will participate in Tech Co’s Startup of the Year competition.