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 and hands-on experience. You can build your business in the classroom and shore up gaps in your entreprneurial 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, you can 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!
Justin Connell: Garden On Wheelz
Justin Connell, an SBCC student and Enterprise Launch™ participant, won the Demo Day competition, but also the grand prize of $4,000 in seed capital at the 2nd Annual Scheinfeld Center New Venture Challenge. In addition, he just recently received a $250,000 investment, valuing his company at $1 Million!
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. Today, due in large part to the guidance and connections he received from his fall E-Launch class, he is founder of a company approaching closing 500 k in angel capital funding.
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.”