StartupSB, THE SANDBOX, LACI and Alante Capital host a Kickoff event for Startup Weekend Santa Barbara #6!

The facilitate networking and business mixer will give the Santa Barbara Community an opportunity to present their most pressing problems they would want solved by a business venture! 

The event will help to get Startup Weekend in motion one day earlier that usual creating an opportunity for innovators to directly solve problems and create better businesses over the 3 day Startup Weekend event starting the next day.

Have a social problem you want to see solved?
Have a technical issue you could use a solution for?
Does your company have a challenge you need to resolve?
Faced with a transportation issue?
Racial equality got you frustrated?
Do politics have you down?
Tired of seeing empty retail spaces on State Street?
Global Warming… Plastic.. water resources…
What else?

This is your opportunity to grab the mic and take 30 seconds voice your problem. 

The bigger and more specific the better.

“a problem well put is half solved.” 
― John Dewey

This is a No Charge event
Just bring and open mind and your willingness to listen.
Beer and wine will be served!

Event Schedule
5:30 – Event Start & Networking 
6:15 – Welcome and Startup Weekend information
6:30 – Pitch Your Problem
7:30? – More networking and collaboration on possible solutions.

FRIDAY Night November 10th @ 6pm
Startup Weekend gets started…
54 hours to solve the problem and create your new business.
Register for Startup Weekend at

Additional Event Details:

• No solutions will be allowed on Thursday night… just problems.

• Solutions and ideas will be presented Friday night as part of the event!

• Problem presenters will get 30 seconds to present their idea

We’ll capture all of the problems and make the list public and available at the Startup Weekend Event

“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them” 
― Albert Einstein

Interested in sponsoring this event or Startup Weekend?  Email us at