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 academics, hands-on experience, and support. You can 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 competitions, internships, no-cost business consulting, mentoring, networking, and post-start-up support. At the same time, you can earn an A.A. degree, certificate, or competency award in Entrepreneurship. You will find that entrepreneurship is 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

Umbii - Rashelle Smith

Umbii - Rashelle Smith

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 - Mary Beth Larkin

[IN]LARKIN - Mary Beth Larkin

[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.

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.

LifeCycle Gardens - Justin Connell

LifeCycle Gardens - Justin Connell

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™

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