Welcome to the Santa Barbara Technology Group

Santa Barbara Technology Group, LLC is a private investment and consulting firm engaged primarily in working with, and acquiring equity from, early-stage technology companies. The firm has been an important connection for any high-tech start-up on the Central Coast - from Thousand Oaks to San Luis Obispo. They provide world-class management assistance, strategic guidance, and valuable connections for entrepreneurs. They provide young companies access to financing and operational and technological infrastructure.

Originally founded as Santa Barbara Technology Incubator, the company provides seed capital, professional guidance, physical and corporate infrastructure and relationships necessary to launch successful technology business.

Santa Barbara Technology Group is the founder of SB Tec Ventures, which continues to offer flexible, full-service office space for companies in downtown Santa Barbara. The 'Incubator,' as it has become known, offers full-service office space leasing for early-stage high-tech companies in Santa Barbara. In addition to state-of-the-art services and infrastructure, the facility provides the flexibility that young, growing companies need: flexible office layout systems, and flexible growth options. The Incubator has gained the reputation as the most technology-friendly executive office environment on the Central Coast.

Santa Barbara Technology Group was the original founder and host of the well-known Santa Barbara Tech Brew, a popular networking event for high-technology professionals. SB TechBrew is one of the best attended and longest running technology networking events in the country. Roughly six times each year SB Tech Brew provides hundreds of professionals with a venue to exchange ideas, network, and focus on high-tech business growth in Santa Barbara. Invitations to the event are open to anyone interested in high technology who wants to actively participate in the future of the local business community.

Santa Barbara Technology Group continues to invest in existing portfolio companies but no longer makes any new investments.

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The Tech Brew was originally founded by Dennis Cagan and the Santa Barbara Technology Group. The event has been held continuously since April 2000, approximately bi-monthly. This networking event typically draws up to five hundred professionals. The Tech Brew is one of the best-attended and longest running professional business and technology networking events in the country, drawing attendees primarily from the Tri-Counties, and southern and northern California, however they have also attended from as far away as the mid-west, east coast, and Pacific Northwest. Since its inception Tech Brew has become the area’s most popular venue for entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, professional service providers and anyone working for or interested in technology companies to meet and talk in a low-key cocktail party setting. Tech Brew is highly regarded nationwide as one of the best attended and longest running technology networking events in the country, providing thousands of professionals with a venue to exchange ideas, network, and focus on tech and business growth in the greater Santa Barbara area. There is now also a Tech Brew held in San Luis Obispo.

Santa Barbara Tech Brew is now hosted by The Small Business Entrepreneurship Center