SOE Award Descriptions

The SOE Foundation’s Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards are held in the spring each year. They are designed to recognize the contributions of outstanding women entrepreneurs in Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties to the economy as well as to support future economic growth through the recognition, financial support, and education of student entrepreneurs.

Working with the Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship at SBCC, SOE provides prizes (in the form of seed capital), and scholarships to top three high school and collegiate student entrepreneurs (or teams of students) who win the Scheinfeld Center's New Venture Challenge business pitch competition.

NOTE: Not all categories are available every year so be sure to check the current application form for available selections.

Businesses involved in the arts and entertainment fields

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Any business, regardless of industry, focused on improving environment or focused on social good.

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Businesses in the health and fitness industry as well as doctors and other health care professionals.

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Business categories may include restaurants, caterers, event planners, hospitality, tourism industry.

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Business categories include public relations, advertising, marketing, publishing or other business that involves media or communications.

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Founder of an organization for social good, or CEO/Executive Director for 5+ years, who has significantly increased impact

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Businesses providing a service in any field, e.g., building, consulting, financial, legal, real estate, etc.

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All retail businesses.

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Businesses involved in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, etc.

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Wholesale and/or manufacturing businesses; global trade.

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The SOE partners with the Scheinfeld Center, which selects 3 student winners at both high school & city college level through their New Venture Challenge, 1 day business pitch competition.

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