Santa Barbara Scheinfeld New Venture Challenge!

By Dyan Bomer on May 13, 2015 at 02:46 PM in Press Releases

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Santa Barbara Scheinfeld New Venture Challenge!
Mackenzie and her proud Grandma Carol!

For Immediate release

On May 1st students from Santa Barbara County participated in the Scheinfeld New Venture Challenge, a business New Venture competition taking place every year at Santa Barbara City College. Business plans were accepted for review and tensions were high as the students waited to see who made the finals.  Dons Net Café’s student Mackenzie Fell won 1st Place for her graphic business “Fell Design.”    Mackenzie credited her success to the Dons Net Café and her work in the MAD Academy. 

The Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation hosts this two-tiered business plan competition that is made available to students of SBCC, Antioch University, and all Santa Barbara County high schools who are part of a registered entrepreneur program. 

Community investors, bankers, and entrepreneurs judged the applicants’ business plans and even chose finalist. All student businesses that made the finals, (4 from Lompoc High and 4 from Santa Barbara High) were showcased at Fess Parker at the renowned Spirit of Entrepreneurship banquet. Lompoc High CASH Academy proudly took 2nd and 3rd. Check out this Noozhawk Article on the event!

The Spirit of Entrepreneurship™ Foundation’s Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards™ are designed to recognize the contributions of outstanding women entrepreneurs in Santa Barbara County to the economy as well as to support future economic growth through the recognition, financial support, and education of student entrepreneurs.great opportunity for all student entrepreneurs to sell their products and and network with local businesses. 

Santa Barbara Scheinfeld New Venture Challenge!
A collage of an amazing evening at Fess Parker "Spirit of Entrepreneurship" banquet.

We cannot even begin to express our thanks to SBCC Scheinfeld and the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation for believing in us and investing in us.