2016 SB Entrepreneurs Giving Back Award

2016 Winner

Andrea Neal
Blue Ocean Sciences, LLC
$10,000

This important, separately funded Award was given out for the first time at our 2016 Spirit of Entrepreneurship™ Awards to Andrea Neal, Ph.D, for her company, Blue Ocean Sciences, Ltd.

The award was set up to recognize and financially support an outstanding new business founded by a woman entrepreneur who is creating value and job opportunities in her new endeavor in Santa Barbara County. The winner is selected by the donors to this Award, who are successful entrepreneurs living in Santa Barbara. All the winners of the Spirit of Entrepreneurship™ Awards who have been in business five years or less are eligible for the SB Entrepreneurs Giving Back Award. This year, the donors, who included Lynda Weinman and Sara Miller McCune, among others, selected Andrea.