The creative energy of startups combined with the resources of market leaders within a diverse range of industries…this is Ventura County.
We May Surprise You
The amount of innovation coming from Ventura County may seem surprising…unless you live here, because to us it feels normal. Sure we have huge names like Amgen, Patagonia, Trade Desk, and Aerovironment along with a bunch of game changing powerhouses you may not know, yet. We don’t like to boast, maybe because we cherish the rare balance of lifestyle amidst an abundance of high growth companies and a deep talent pool of researchers, makers, designers, and doers. But now that you’re here and you found us, welcome to our community.
When you want it all and realize it’s all here – this is Ventura County.
Deeply driven, talented innovators living in a coastal paradise — it redefines the notion of balance. It’s all here and lots of it, so you can call it what you want. We call it home.
The Ventura County innovation community has a wide range of industries, from manufacturing to biotech, B2B software to agribusiness; it’s all here and this is just the tip of the iceberg (although we’ve never seen icebergs since the weather here is postcard perfect).
What drives Ventura County?
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
Ventura County is just close enough to the big city of Los Angeles and all its world-class resources while far enough away to enable an unmatched quality of life near open spaces, spectacular coastline and a welcoming safe community. Boasting one of the finest education systems in the region, in a diverse community that values outdoor living and picturesque views. It’s all here in a rare balance that is quintessential SoCal living.
DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD
Recognized leaders in corporate social responsibility like Patagonia and Limoneira reflect the values of Ventura County by boldly striking a sustainable balance between financial success and being good stewards of the planet. The Pt. Mugu naval base protects the region and develops essential defense technologies while also being a nationwide leader in preserving fragile wetland ecosystems. We’re probably best known for our active biotech sector anchored by Amgen who attracts life science startups and talent from all corners of the planet to work on important developments in life-saving treatments.
FOCUS ON THE HARD STUFF
The innovation community here thrives on building real solutions to difficult problems so it’s no surprise to find a concentration of deep technology and manufacturing expertise working on big ideas. Much of the credit goes to the proximity of leading research institutions and government facilities collaborating with local entrepreneurs. A perfect example is unmanned aircraft systems manufacturer Aerovironment working with NASA/JPL to design the Mars rover helicopter. You might not have thought to look here for highly skilled talent and tech leadership growing massively successful enterprises but they’ve been here all along, so now you know.
The startups and organizations driving innovation in Ventura County right now.
These are some of the tech and life science companies as well as entrepreneurship support organizations who are vital members of the Ventura County innovation community. You’ll notice a wide range of industries, from manufacturing to biotech, B2B software to agribusiness; it’s all here and this is just the tip of the iceberg (although we’ve never seen ice since the weather here is postcard perfect).
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