spirit of entrepreneurship

2015 Spirit of Entrepreneurship™ Awards
May 8, 2015
Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort
6 - 9 p.m.



The Spirit of Entrepreneurship™ Foundation's 2015 Spirit of Entrepreneurship™ Awards was held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Fess Parker Resort, and it was a huge success. Not only did we honor 12 outstanding women entrepreneurs in Santa Barbara County, but we were able to raise $14,000 in seed money and scholarships for the high school and collegiate winners of Santa Barbara City College Scheinfeld Center's New Venture Challenge (NVC) business plan competition.

lynda weinmanThe mission of the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation™ is to support economic at all levels in Santa Barbara County. With the Spirit of Entrepreneurship™ Awards, in a very real way, we honor women entrepreneurs for the benefit of student entrepreneurs. The winning women are also role models who inspire the student entrepreneurs, and their beautiful engraved awards from Tiffany are a fitting tribute.

Lynda Weinman, co-founder and former executive chair of lynda.com and an amazing role model, was our MC for a wonderful evening of great food and inspiring stories of the women and student entrepreneurs.

For more about the 2015 winning women and students, click on the links below.



The winners of the 2015 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards are:

2015 winners

Learn more about the winners here.

Learn more about the student winners here.


The Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards™ Photos

event photos To see a slideshow by Linda Blue from the 2015 SOE Awards, click here »


The Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards™ Video

Watch the video of the 2015 Spirit of Entrepreneurship™ Awards Ceremony by Lisa Angle of ninetydegreesmedia.com, click here »


The Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards™ in the News


For information about making a contribution to the Spirit of Entrepreneurship™ Foundation, a 501(c) corporation, please call 805-682-8380.