How to Host a StartupSB Event
StartupSB events are hosted at various Startups throughout the Santa Barbara community allowing the Santa Barbara Startup Community to come together, learn from our speakers and panels, make new friends and reinforce old connections, and have a good time!
Hosting an event is a great way for your company to connect with the startups, entrepreneurs, technologists, subject matter experts in the Santa Barbara area and introduce them to your company.
StartupSB is looking for hosts for the end of the 2014 and for our 2015 year.
View the current StartupSB event schedule here.
A Host Company Provides:
- An event location for 125 to 200 people.
- Someone to peak at the event. Typically speakers either: 1) join a panel on a topic related to the business, or their experience (or) 2) speak about a topic area where they have experience.
- Food and drink for 75 to 100 people. StartupSB covers additional food and drinks
Presentation Opportunity for Host Company
Host companies have the opportunity to speak about their organization for 10 minutes during the event. This typically occurs near the beginning of the program. Past hosts have talked about recent product launches, company growth, open opportunities as well as other causes they support. All content is reviewed by StartupSB prior to events.
A typical event schedule is located below. However, StartupSB is open to new formats and different types of events. Contact StartupSB to discuss your ideas!
Typical Event Schedule for a Panel Discussion
5:45pm – Early Event Checking Starts (depending on location and host)
6:00pm – Event Starts & Networking
6:40pm – Welcome from StartupSB and Host Company
5:55pm – Startup Topic or Panel Discussion
6:40pm – Discussion Wrap-up
6:45pm – More Networking
8:15pm – Event Ends