About Us

Combining a love for entrepreneurship, creativity and Californian adventure.

There is no way to quantify the value of meeting the person who shows you how to finally start that venture you’ve always dreamed of, experiencing how Photoshop can turn your ideas into reality, or discovering you’ve always possessed a dormant aptitude for creativity or technology. Watching the seemingly random connections happen and businesses sprout up in and around Santa Barbara is what fuels us, and we live by a simple mantra; Give First.

THE SANDBOX Team

Kyle Ashby

Kyle Ashby

Founder The Sandbox Santa Barbara
Mark Schulbach

Mark Schulbach

Founder The Sandbox Santa Barbara
James Hanna

James Hanna

Operations & Community Manager

Our Partners

Startup Weekend
Startup Champions Network
AIGA
Ontraport
Lagoon District
StartupSB
Cox Business
1776
Blue Sky Center, Cuyama California
Warner Anderson Events