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!
Rashelle’s life mission is to make the world a better place. She is the proud owner of Rhet Butler, her dog that inspired her to create the Umbii Bed. The Umbii Bed is a chew resistant dog bed that your dog cannot get off of. The patented system includes a dog bed that contains a removable platform, which connects to a tether and a specialized choke free harness.
[IN]LARKIN revolutionizes the activewear industry by offering a line that ends the fashion-conscious woman's relentless search for comfortable, versatile clothing that doesn’t sacrifice glamour. Mary Beth Larkin has 15-years’ experience in fashion design, in both a corporate environment and as an entrepreneur.
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!