StartupSB Team

Advisory Board

We’ve built a great Advisory Board that will help drive the organization and bring you the most informative and well attended Entrepreneurial events on the Central Coast!


Kyle Ashby

Executive Director and Fire Starter

As the driving force behind StartupSB, Kyle Ashby, spends his time talking with entrepreneurs, startups and technologists.

Kyle is also the founder of Kaldera, an advisory firm that focuses on strategy, creative innovation, branding, marketing and community building for startups, technology, and software companies. He is also the founder of Travel in Central America, a company providing unique travel experiences in Central America.  He has worked in executive, marketing and project management roles with a number of multinational companies and mobile and online technology startups.

Kyle also contributes to the business and academic communities as a Startup Weekend/Up Global organizer and global facilitator and as a member of the board of directors for the Central Coast and the Clean Business Investment Summit and a member of the Advisory Group for Antioch’s Socially Responsible MBA program.

Ashby has taught classes in marketing, innovation, and entrepreneurship at AUSB and in the Technology Management Program at The University of California.  He has an MBA from Babson College and undergraduate degrees in Film Studies and Geography from UC Santa Barbara.

* Occasionally Startup Weekend teams make cookies and 3d printed cookie cutters shaped like his head.

Join the StartupSB Events Team!

Interested in helping to build the Santa Barbara Startup Community and working with the StartupSB Team?

StartupSB is building a startup and event crazed team and aways needs help!
Contact us if you are interested in assisting at events, or with marketing, partnerships and more!

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