On May 13, 2011,
the SBCC Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation will host the two-tiered
business plan competition forSBCCstudents and area high school students
to promote youth entrepreneurship. The competition serves as a capstone
experience to the community college students in entrepreneurship and career
technical studies and as a capstone offering to the high school students
participating in the Virtual Enterprise programs run by the Santa Barbara
County Educational Office Regional Occupational Program (ROP)
Center is the first to offer a local business plan competition serving
community college and high school students in the area. This provides an
opportunity to students with common interests and goals to interact, network,
and prepare for a competition and potentially advance their business ideas.
This program bolsters the pathway from area high school entrepreneurship
entrepreneurship program. "Student entrepreneurs of all ages are given an
opportunity to be recognized locally for their entrepreneurial spirit,” said
Scheinfeld Center Director, Melissa Crawford.