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Ron Gans, Chief Technology Officer of SecurePRO, Inc & Observables, will be speaking about Entrepreneurship in Santa Barbara during the Santa Ynez Valley Technology Club’s annual mixer from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18 at Hotel Corque in Solvang.

If you are curious about starting a venture but not sure how to begin or trying to get an idea off the ground but need help, attendees of the mixer will get an overview of the Santa Barbara startup scene, resources that can help you, and what you should know before you dive into your own adventure.

Gans has been building and managing technology and people for more than three decades. He has been a participant, winner, organizer, mentor, and facilitator for Startup Weekends. He currently runs his own IoT and SaaS startup company and teaches Entrepreneurship at Antioch University.

David Baeza, ex-VP of Global Demand Generation at Citrix, CoFounder of VineRangers, Inc (imaging technology in winemaking), has built and lead efforts in marketing for very successful companies including Citrix GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar,, and VineRangers Inc, a local imaging Santa Ynez Technology business used in winemaking.

Baeza’s topic will be “How to Own Your Game. Scaling from 1 to 1000”.

The event is $15 per person and tickets are available at the door or on Eventbrite. Hotel Corque is located at 420 Alisal Road in Solvang.