Goleta Entrepreneurial Magnet (GEM)

GEM provides and supports a wide variety of startup support resources to the community of Goleta, including:

  • The G2 Summer Launchpad for Startups (formerly the G2 Summer Accelerator)
  • Rent scholarships for startups accepted into The Wilcox New Venture Incubator and CNSI Technology Incubator at UCSB
  • New business toolkit and City of Goleta business launch program
  • Professional services referral network
  • Mentorship / advisor network referrals
  • Angel investor network referrals
  • Programs to more actively engage existing businesses in our community, for mentoring, possible co-location, and potential business development
  • Community events geared toward startups and established local businesses
  • Active social media campaigns to ensure wide-spread communication about events in the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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