In just one semester the Rapid Launch Intensive trio of classes will help you take your business concept from idea, to prototype, to sales, and you will also write a business plan. These steps will prepare you to submit an entry in the Scheinfeld Center’s New Venture Challenge business plan and pitch competition on April 28th, 2017 to compete for cash awards and scholarship opportunities!

The Rapid Launch Intensive combines three courses:  Enterprise Launch, Business Plan Development, and Product Design and Rapid Prototyping. Each class meets once per week:

  • Enterprise Launch (ENT 206, CRN# 61750): Wednesdays 5:30-8:35 p.m., starts Jan. 18. Instructor: Julie Samson, Scheinfeld Center Director
  • Business Plan Development (ENT 208, CRN# 60267): Thursdays 5:30 – 8:35 p.m., starts Jan. 19. Instructor: Dr. Melissa Moreno, SBCC Dean of Educational Programs – Business
  • Product Design and Rapid Prototyping (DRFT 142, CRN# 63632): Tuesdays 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., starts Jan. 17. Instructor: Natalie Ng    IMPORTANT NOTE: DRFT 142 has recently been cancelled, but the Rapid Launch Intensive is still on. Enroll in ENT206 & ENT208, and students will have access to the SBCC makerspace lab for rapid prototyping and hands-on assistance with 3D printing and CAD design.  Contact Julie Samson with questions:

To get started, enroll as a student at SBCC and register for each of these classes. Class size is limited, so register now!


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, 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: