WHO WE ARE
Providing a collaborative, professional work environment
to innovative teams in Santa Barbara.
SYNERGY is a space as inspired as the people who work here.
As one of the first coworking spaces in Santa Barbara's recent history, we take great pride in hosting and working with the next generation of business leaders. Our hip, modern, and affordable workspaces bring inspiration and productivity to some of Santa Barbara's top start-up companies. We provide a professional environment where our members can grow their businesses and keep a healthy and balanced lifestyle... 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
SYNERGY offers shared conference rooms with modern technology including 4K flat-screen monitors, high-definition projection systems, wired Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and a shared professional printer and copier. Our workspace is just steps away from the best Southern California has to offer with sunny beaches, beautiful parks, and delicious eateries. Grab one of our available stand-up paddle boards or beach cruisers to experience the unique Santa Barbara lifestyle!
OUR SUCCESS STORIES
Over 50 start-up companies have called SYNERGY home. Here are some of their stories.
DMHA Architecture + Interior Design is an award winning design firm based in Santa Barbara for over 25 years with a unique focus on providing "inspired architecture that works" for every client. Our team includes established and licensed professionals with expertise in GREEN and sustainable design. Our work includes extensive experience over a wide rage of commercial, residential and institutional project types.
Garth Shinn, Founder
Illuminate Financial delivers comprehensive fee-only financial planning and investment management to integrate your core values and your resources so you can prosper in all areas of your life. This allows you to focus on what is most important to you and put your time, thinking, and energy into your family, friends, career, and community.
Scott Bloom, The Daily Om
InfoTech offers marketers a new data-driven approach to optimize their content marketing initiatives. Keywee draws upon the founding team’s deep background in Big Data and Natual Language Processing to solve the most rapidly growing pain in the publishing. InfoTech offers marketers a new data-driven approach to optimize their content marketing initiatives. Keywee draws upon the founding team’s background in Big Data to solve the most rapidly growing pain in the publishing.
MEET THE TEAM
Michael Holliday, FAIA
Co-Founder and Director
Michael Holliday is an award winning Architect, Entrepreneur and Business Leader who has lived and practiced architecture in the Santa Barbara region for over 25 years. He was recognized as a FELLOW in the American Institute of Architects in 2012 joining less than 2% of architects nationwide with that prestigious professional designation. In addition to being an architect, Michael also serves as the Founder and Director of SYNERGY Business & Technology Center where he and his wife Beverly have hosted over 50 different startup businesses and entrepreneurs in the downtown beach Santa Barbara area.
Co-Founder and Manager
Beverly Holliday is the award-winning mom of SYNERGY. Hands down, she gets all the credit for making SYNERGY a super cool place for young entrepreneurs and start-up businesses to work, hang out, and feel at home. Beverly has a BS in animal science from Cal Poly SLO and puts her professional training into practice each day as she manages her husband and three entrepreneurial sons. Beverly is a great cook and loves making delicious homemade munchies for all the members at SYNERGY. She also manages the business side of things and makes everyone feel welcome.
Emily Johnson is the young, energetic marketing coordinator for SYNERGY. She helps to spread the word about all the cool stuff that is happening on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. With a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and Arts Administration from Drury University, Emily has an interest in Corporate Sustainability and Nonprofit Strategic Leadership. As a certified yoga instructor, she also helps keep SYNERGY flexible, focused, happy and moving forward. Her positive outlook on life and networking interest helps to connect SYNERGY companies with important strategic resources.
Zoe Reifel is a senior at San Marcos High School. Her broad range of interests revolve around multimedia, technology, and entrepreneurship. As the Vice President in the Accelerated Academic Program for Leadership and Enrichment (AAPLE), Zoe coordinates student committees and works with Santa Barbara community leaders. Zoe is best known for her award-winning film The Tickets and as a principle organizer of the event TEDxYouth@TheFunkZone. As a media intern at SYNERGY, she uses her skills in photography, filmmaking, graphic arts, web design, to create social media content and communicate the vibe and vision of SYNERGY.