Enroll NOW in the Spring 2018 Rapid Launch Intensive

Entrepreneurship is about taking action, and in just one semester the Scheinfeld Center’s Rapid Launch Intensive trio of classes will help you take your simple product or service concept from idea, to prototype, to sales. Learn essential hands-on skills that you can apply to develop any business concept throughout your life!

The Rapid Launch Intensive combines three courses:  Enterprise Launch, Business Plan Development, and the non-credit Product Design and Rapid Prototyping Workshop. The 2018 spring semester provides the opportunity to take all three courses at once for the ultimate fast forward experience. Not up for taking all three courses? No problem! Enrolling in a single course will still benefit your venture.

  • ENTERPRISE LAUNCH (ENT 206, CRN#61750) Wednesdays 5:30 –8:35pm, starts January 24, 2018. Take your idea from concept to prototype to sales and compete for seed money along the way. See detailed course explanation below.
  • BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT (ENT 208, CRN# 60267): Fridays 9:00am– 12:05 p.m., starts Jan. 26, 2018. Write your business plan and submit your entry into the Scheinfeld New Venture Challenge business plan and pitch competition, held on April 27th.
  • PRODUCT DESIGN & PROTOTYPING WORKSHOP (DRFT NC0042, CRN# 64103): Saturdays 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., April 7-April 28, 2018. Obtain hands-on experience in the use of digital software used for product design and prototyping with emphasis on 3D modeling for 3D printers and fabrication tools.


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! Mentors volunteer their time to help you launch your product or service and start selling. You will develop your business concept through a series of lively pitch competitions and challenges in which you can win cash awards. The course will embolden you as an entrepreneur, and students consistently find the entire course challenging, supportive, and enjoyable.

Enterprise Launch™ is open to all SBCC students, regardless of your academic discipline. Students enrolled in the program come from a variety of fields, so you’ll feel right at home whatever your professional pursuit. Students in science, technology, engineering and math programs are encouraged to enroll right alongside those studying entrepreneurship, business administration, CIT, marketing, finance, drafting/CAD, and other disciplines.

Benefits of Enterprise Launch™ extend beyond the classroom. Besides the hands-on experience and support you receive as an entrepreneur, businesses launched from the program are eligible to participate in the Scheinfeld Center’s annual New Venture Challenge business plan and pitch competition and will have access to no-cost business counseling and coaching from the Scheinfeld Center’s Small Business Development Center for continued support after the program.


The director of the Scheinfeld Center, Julie Samson, serves as instructor, and course advisors include Bonnie Chavez, the chair of the Business Administration Department. Contact Julie Samson via email with any questions:

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