Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards

The Spirit of Entrepreneurship™ Foundation’s Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards™ 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. In a very real way, we honor women entrepreneurs for the benefit of student entrepreneurs.

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

The gala Spirit of Entrepreneurship™ Awards Dinner Dinner was held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the lovely Coral Casino of the Four Seasons Biltmore. It began with the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Startup Showcase featuring all finalists and winners of the Scheinfeld Center's New Venture Challenge at both the high school and collegiate level.

Emilee is the 2017 winner in the health category.