8th Annual Scheinfeld Center
New Venture Challenge

April 27th, 2018

April 27, 2018 • 2:00 – 7:00 pm

Santa Barbara City College, West Campus, BC Forum (Fe Bland)

The Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Santa Barbara City College hosts a two-tiered business plan and pitch competition, called The Scheinfeld Center New Venture Challenge.

The competition is open to SBCC students and other college students in Santa Barbara County, as well as area high school students to promote youth entrepreneurship. The competition serves as a capstone experience for community college students studying entrepreneurship and Career Technical Education career pathways, and as a capstone experience for high school students participating in the Virtual Enterprise programs run by the Santa Barbara County Educational Office Regional Occupational Program (ROP) and other organizations.

Collegiate Pitch: 2:00-4:00pm
Collegiate Winners Announced: 4:20pm

High School Pitch: 4:45-6:45pm
High School Winners Announced: 7pm


  • March 1, 2018:
    Registration Opens
  • April 19, 2018:
    Submission Deadline
  • April 24, 2018:
    Finalists Announced
  • April 26, 2018:
    Slide Decks Due
  • April 27, 2018:
    NVC Pitch Competition
  • May 4, 2018:
    NVC Awards Banquet

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