April 28: Community Invited to SBCC Scheinfeld Center New Venture Challenge Business Plan and Pitch Competition

The Santa Barbara City College Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation invites the community to join them at the 7th Annual New Venture Challenge business plan and pitch competition from 2-7 p.m. on Friday, April 28 at the Fe Bland Forum.  SBCC students and college and high school students from Santa Barbara County will be competing.

The New Venture Challenge is divided into two separate tiers:  one for high school students and one for college students. From the business plan submissions, ten finalists have been chosen from each tier and invited to pitch their concept. Collectively, winners will be recognized with $15,000 in cash and/or scholarship awards.

“The New Venture Challenge gives our next generation of innovators an opportunity to showcase their business concepts to the community,” said Julie Samson, Director of the Scheinfeld Center. “The competition promotes youth entrepreneurship and career development, and provides an opportunity for local students to interact, network, and further educate themselves on the process of creating a business plan and pitching their concept.”

Come support the region’s aspiring entrepreneurs and kindle your own entrepreneurial spirit! The event is free, but RSVP is required.


Date:   Friday, April 28, 2017

Time:   Collegiate Pitch: 2:00-4:00pm

Collegiate Winners Announced: 4:20pm

High School Pitch: 4:45-6:45pm

High School Winners Announced: 7pm


Location: Fe Bland Forum (BC Forum), SBCC West Campus, 721 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Cost: Free, but RSVP is required as seating is limited.

RSVP REQUIREDhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-scheinfeld-new-venture-challenge-tickets-33274680465

Questions about the event can be directed to Scheinfeld Center Director Julie Samson by emailing jasamson@sbcc.edu.


About the Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The SBCC Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is a hub for entrepreneurial development within the South Central Coast community and serves as an entrepreneurship program model for other California community colleges. The Scheinfeld Center develops global entrepreneurs using a comprehensive approach to academics, hands-on experience, and support. Participants build their business in the classroom and shore up gaps in their entrepreneurial skillset through the Scheinfeld Center’s distinctive combination of coursework, business plan and pitch competitions, industry internships, no-cost business consulting, mentoring, networking, and post-start-up support through the Small Business Development Center. To learn more, visit www.scheinfeld.sbcc.edu or call 805.965.0581 ext. 3643.

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