Alum Robert Duggan receives Narayanamurti Entrepreneurial Leadership Award

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Robert W. Duggan — philanthropist, venture capitalist and UC Santa Barbara alumnus — was honored by UCSB for his work in the field of technology entrepreneurship. To recognize him for his accomplishments and vision, Duggan was presented with the Venky Narayanamurti Entrepreneurial Leadership Award.

Given annually by the UCSB College of Engineering’s Technology Management Program (TMP), the award is conferred on individuals who have demonstrated success and leadership in high-technology leadership, particularly those who have been influential on the Central Coast or who have an affiliation with UCSB. Duggan is the 16th to be chosen by both the university and a committee of his peers to receive the award.

“Every one of these events is a wonderful event because we are recognizing the leaders in entrepreneurship in the community,” said Rod Alferness, dean of the UCSB College of Engineering. Duggan, he added, “is an entrepreneur, a turnaround artist and fundamentally he exhibits the kind of leadership that makes a difference in this world.”

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Duggan receiving entrepreneurship award