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Small particles, big ideas at UCSB venture fair

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Six teams of entrepreneurial UC Santa Barbara students are gearing up to pitch their business plans for a chance at thousands of dollars in financing.

They’re part of the UCSB Technology Management Program’s venture competition. Each year, students come up with business plans, hone them with the help of faculty and area business leaders and then compete to pitch their ideas to a panel of investors who hand over checks for the most promising ideas.

The winners so far this year range from a plan to do away with cereal boxes and paper receipts at the grocery store to new ways of manufacturing light-emitting diodes and flexible solar panels.

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