Business-related events and announcements are plentiful the rest of this month.
Some of the featured speakers include a man who helped make Jimi Hendrix’s sound and another tech pioneer who invented the first Apple mouse.
At 6 p.m. April 18, the MIT Central Coast Enterprise Forum will feature a panel of entrepreneurs who have built successful businesses around music and technology. A buffet will be served at 5 p.m.
Mike Wald from Oniracom will talk about the company’s management of some of the world’s most successful entertainment properties including singer/guitarist Jack Johnson, Matisyahu and Disney Records.
Panelists John Maier, chief executive officer of Blue Microphones, Marcus Ryle, co-founder and senior vice president of Business Development of Line 6, and guitar pickup designer and Seymour Duncan, who made Hendrix’s guitar pickups, will talk about how passion for music and technology helped them to focus on building their companies. They will discuss where they see opportunities in the music business and demonstrate their latest products.
Admission cost is $35 if paid online and $45 at the door.
Santa Barbara Mobile will present a free program on mobile start-up companies at 5 p.m. April 19 at the Synergy Business & Technology Center, 1 N. Calle Cesar Chavez, Suite 102, Santa Barbara.
Speakers include: Noah benShea, a poet-philosopher, scholar, theologian, long-range thinker, executive adviser and international best-selling author; Dean Hovey, architect of innovative business models and inventor the first Apple mouse, who now is president and CEO of Digifit, a cardio fitness and health tracking system on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad; and Dusty Stutsman, president and CEO of Night Out, an online network of venues and consumers that interact through smartphones or computers.
RSVP HERE: There is no cost to attend and free parking is available at the rear of the building.
Event Sponsors include Synergy Business & Technology Center; MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast; Inertia.mobi;Websitez.com; and iSell.com.
Santa Barbara Mobile events are for anyone interested in learning and discussing the growing mobile market, trend, and opportunities. It promotes the discussion of South Coast business mobile initiatives, ongoing challenges in technology and marketing, cutting-edge mobile marketing campaigns, industry trends and the latest in the mobile ecosystem.
Santa Barbara-based Carr Winery is opening a second tasting room to add to its existing business on Salsipuedes Street.
To celebrate the opening, on April 20, Carr will offer wine tasting, barbecue and live music with free admission from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ryan Carr’s Santa Ynez Warehouse is a 3,800-square-foot, climate-controlled wine storage facility at 3563 Numancia St., No. 101,in downtown Santa Ynez.
The warehouse is where Carr wines are waxed, labeled, bottle aged and crated in wood boxes for shipment.
“We’ve transformed the facility by adding a U-shaped bar and tables for you to enjoy tastings, flights or wines by the glass,” Carr said.
It was announced this month that Santa Barbara’s French Festival in Oak Park is back July 14 and 15, which is Bastille Day Weekend.
After it was abruptly called off last year, the South Coast nonprofit groups Speaking of Stories and the Center Stage Theater took it over for 2012. Members of the two groups have served French beverages at the festival in previous years.
Festival founder Steve Hoegerman will still be there as adviser. Hoegerman tried to sell the French Festival brand several years ago when his key sponsors dropped out because of the recession. For more information, see www.FrenchFestival.com.