Helping entrepreneurs shine
through academics plus hands-on learning & support

PROGRAMS

ACADEMIC PROGRAM
ACADEMIC PROGRAM
ACADEMIC PROGRAM
Our faculty embraces the interdisciplinary nature of entrepreneurship, helping students develop their own business ideas in the classroom, regardless of their field of study or business.
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Scheinfeld Center provides opportunities for students enrolled in any discipline to undertake an internship focused on local international business and entrepreneurship opportunities.
ENTERPRISE LAUNCH
ENTERPRISE LAUNCH
ENTERPRISE LAUNCH
The Scheinfeld Center hosts Enterprise Launch™, a program that helps you rapidly launch a simple business idea in a single semester and earn three credits at the same time!
NEW VENTURE CHALLENGE
NEW VENTURE CHALLENGE
NEW VENTURE CHALLENGE
The Scheinfeld Center’s annual New Venture Challenge is a business plan and pitch competition for college and high school students.
BUSINESS CONSULTING
BUSINESS CONSULTING
BUSINESS CONSULTING
The Scheinfeld Center provides no-cost business consulting through the SBDC for students and community members who are starting or growing businesses.
ENLIGHTENED ENTREPRENEURSHIP SERIES
ENLIGHTENED ENTREPRENEURSHIP SERIES
ENLIGHTENED ENTREPRENEURSHIP SERIES
Twice per year we invite a significant CEO/Founder to visit and interact with our students and inspire the entrepreneurial spirit in each of us.

The Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is a hub for entrepreneurial development at SBCC and within the community.

We train entrepreneurs using a comprehensive approach that combines academic study with hands-on experience. Build your business in the classroom and shore up gaps in your entrepreneurial skill set through our distinctive combination of coursework, business plan and pitch contests, internships, no-cost business consulting, mentoring, networking, and post-start-up support. At the same time, earn an A.A. degree or certificate in Entrepreneurship! You will find that entrepreneurship more than an academic discipline at Santa Barbara City College—it’s our passion, and we’re here to assist you in finding your shine as an entrepreneur!

SUCCESS STORIES

Fuelbox

Fuelbox

Robert Herr and Dan Friedman were both looking for a dare to be great when they met their second year at Santa Barbara City College. Both were ambitious, and both were looking for something to start and grow into a business.

Justin Connell: LifeCycle Gardens

Justin Connell: LifeCycle Gardens

Justin Connell won two Scheinfeld Center business pitch competitions in 2012: Enterprise Launch Demo Day and the 2nd Annual Scheinfeld Center New Venture Challenge (NVC) from which won the grand prize of $4,000 in seed capital. Soon after winning these competitions, he also received $250,000 from an outside investor, valuing his company at $1 Million!

JOHN HARMON: OIL SLICK™ BEACH TAR REMOVER

JOHN HARMON: OIL SLICK™ BEACH TAR REMOVER

Local SBCC student and surfer, John Harmon, was tired of cleaning the tar off his feet with harsh chemicals after he went surfing. So, he created his own eco-friendly non-toxic beach tar remover: Oil Slick™

SPENCER SHULEM: ONUS

SPENCER SHULEM: ONUS

At the age of 12, Spencer Shulem created his first business, a tech review website which garnered 1.5 million visitors in its first month. His entrepreneurial achievements continued, and in late 2014 he launched his mobile app, called Onus™, due largely to the guidance and connections he received from the Scheinfeld Center’s Enterprise Launch™ program and the New Venture Challenge business plan and pitch competition.

Doni Nahmias: Fortune Designs™

Doni Nahmias: Fortune Designs™

When SBCC student, Doni Nahmias, found his first business did not work out as planned, he didn’t let that stop him from creating a second. Doni, a Spring 2014 participant in the New Venture Challenge, said “If one project doesn’t work you have to be able to let it go and move on to the next.”