top of page

What We Do

About Us
Welcome to Ventech, Inc., the premier hub for business and technology innovation in the Central Coast region. Our mission is to build meaningful connections, educate, and inspire at the vibrant intersection of business, technology, and entrepreneurship. Through our signature events and programs, we create unique opportunities for learning, networking, and growth, catering to entrepreneurs and business leaders across Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties.

 


Our Journey
Founded in 1986 as The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum, we initially served the coastal business communities from our base in Ventura. Our roots in MIT's culture of innovation have shaped our approach to fostering entrepreneurship and supporting business growth. In 2021, we embraced a new identity as Ventech, Inc., marking a renewed commitment to our mission while continuing to draw inspiration from our prestigious beginnings.

 


What We Do
At Ventech, we host the region’s top business and technology events, bringing together veteran business leaders and experts each month. Our events are meticulously designed to educate, inform, and inspire, offering:

  • Networking Opportunities: We facilitate connections among entrepreneurs, providing a platform for sharing ideas and fostering collaborations.

  • Educational Programs: Our unique programs address the challenges and opportunities at the forefront of business and technology, featuring insights from experienced executives and industry pioneers.

  • Presentation Forums: We offer a stage for early-stage businesses to present their ideas before panels of business experts and a supportive community, encouraging feedback, and exchange of knowledge.

  • Special Topics: Our special topic presentations dive deep into current issues facing entrepreneurs, with round-table discussions led by a panel of entrepreneurs and industry experts.


Our Impact
Ventech is more than an organization; we are a community catalyst, promoting a process and atmosphere that nurtures the entrepreneurial spirit. Through our activities, we aim to develop and strengthen the entrepreneurial community in the Central Coast, guiding new ventures through the challenges of growth with the wisdom of experienced leaders.

 


Join us at Ventech, where innovation meets inspiration at the crossroads of business and technology.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairs

phil-carpenter-q9wcrvxuce4n3ey7vzbvviir8020az08sua6zcgzrk.jpeg

Phil Carpenter

  • LinkedIn

Executive Chair

VT Logos.png
bree-hendrick-1-pzk4qozf839ga5lk1etglrwr0m4uujpi4mafctj2mo.jpeg

Bree Hendrick

  • LinkedIn

Programs Chair

VT Logos (6).png
JF.jpeg
  • LinkedIn

Governance & Nominating Chair

17.png
38e642c6-c4b4-11ee-8d4a-1e0199a71503.jpeg
  • LinkedIn

Marketing Chair

mambo_media_inc_logo.jpeg
AM.jpeg

Astrid McNellis

  • LinkedIn

Secretary

2.png
EA.jpeg
  • LinkedIn

Treasurer / Finance Chair

18.png
phil-carpenter-q9wcrvxuce4n3ey7vzbvviir8020az08sua6zcgzrk.jpeg

Kevin Riley

  • LinkedIn

Sponsorship Chair

27.png
meaghan-azlein-q9wcymg7bncmat5yjw5mqtboheupgvqzq6lgsqhf68.jpeg

Meaghan Azlein

  • LinkedIn

Event Marketing Coordinator

VT Logos (10).png
ben_linked-in-nwevp4pqo5yfzaak27usl2eoupalcqneg8tdvaxc0g.png

Ben Tucker

  • LinkedIn

Event Chair

24.png
1590436533655.jpeg

Eric Zackrison

  • LinkedIn

Education Chair

25.png
IMG_9540.jpg
  • LinkedIn

FastPitch Chair

VT Logos.png

Board Members

f146284c-e793-46eb-9493-95f38c104729-oupla8cf4aq44g5iz152jxhxhom096kvh507w4iy34.jpeg
  • LinkedIn

Board Member

22.png
michael-nwevp4pqo5yfzaak27usl2eoupalcqneg8tdvaxc0g.jpeg
  • LinkedIn

Board Member

VT Logos (4).png
sean-laverty-q9we40ae8203gr1vwa5b0vda14vhd51jr0m2gb4f80.jpeg

Sean Laverty

  • LinkedIn

Sponsorship

Serial entrepreneur, investor.png
marco-pinter-1-e1643957770196-pk07onlaxll7fqkrygllr1lffuiyu9h3ylib480840.jpeg

Marco Pinter, PhD

  • LinkedIn

Board Member

VT Logos (5).png
nini-munoz-ow7gdx40zg6r40lb3sedm7bv3vehz69ft44t2jyz2o.jpeg

Nini Munoz

  • LinkedIn

Board Member

VT Logos (2).png
dscn0571-nwevpacrt665wy2d5aak00zgf0ismx9sh0qaqyoyz4.jpeg
  • LinkedIn

Board Member

19.png
MW.jpeg
  • LinkedIn

Board Member

21.png
sarai-anderson-q9wdvu2wswtcisx8m8z2ufm03j5lfvlkakf38p8nbk.jpeg
  • LinkedIn

Sponsorship

Serial entrepreneur, investor.png
Berci-5.1.jpeg
  • LinkedIn

Board Member

mazirow_commercial_inc_logo.jpeg

Sponsors & Affiliates

henry_dubroff_600w-1280x720-1-e1633711747885-pe9sgmifebcymi5ne86m4aunrwf322mbtl5zm2jvo0.jp

Henry Dubroff

  • LinkedIn

InKind Sponsor

12.png
sheard-reed-nwevp8h3fi3l9q53g9hav1gj88s27j2bsrfbserrbk.jpeg
  • LinkedIn

Academic Affiliate

VT Logos (8).png
bob-johnson-nwevp2u2ahvvc2dad71jg2vrnxjuxcfxrziewr04cw.jpeg
  • LinkedIn

Emeritus, Premier Sponsor

5.png
1694027231141.jpeg

Meredith Murr

  • LinkedIn

Academic Affiliate

VT Logos.png
bfas-295-nwevp2u2ahvvc2dad71jg2vrnxjuxcfxrziewr04cw.jpeg

Michael Fauver

  • LinkedIn

Premier Sponsor

4.png
bottom of page