On April 28, 2017, the Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation will host its 7th annual New Venture Challenge, a business plan and pitch competition for students from Santa Barbara City College, and other local colleges and high schools to promote youth entrepreneurship.
The winning students receive various levels of cash awards (or other opportunities) depending on the awards raised and participating sponsors. The current goal is over $15,000 for cash, scholarship and various in-kind opportunities.
Mark these important dates on your calendar for the New Venture Challenge:
March 1 – Registration opens
April 20 – Business plan submission deadline
April 25 – Finalists announced
April 27 – Slide decks due
April 28 – New Venture Challenge pitch competition
May 5 – New Venture Challenge awards dinner
Official rules and submission requirements are explained in great detail on the Scheinfeld Center’s New Venture Challenge website. To become a sponsor through the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation, click here.