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October 18, 2017 by SurfMedia  Leave a reply

Join your entrepreneurial-minded peers at the Global Manufacturing for Startups Summit later this month, hosted by the Santa Barbara City College Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The Summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. on Friday, October 27, with networking to follow until 2:45 at The Fess Parker Resort in Santa Barbara, and is designed to help startups successfully navigate the manufacturing process and avoid common pitfalls.

Attendees will be given a 360-degree view of the global manufacturing process, including the logistics of manufacturing products both globally and domestically, and insight on incorporating these essential skills into their own growing business, business consulting practice or college or high school curriculum.

“In our global economy, it has become increasingly important for our future business leaders to understand what it takes to be a successful manufacturer, particularly if they want to conduct business internationally,” said Julie Samson, Director of the Scheinfeld Center. “In addition to providing this important information to entrepreneurs directly, we’re also working with educators and consultants to create a stronger foundation of knowledge that they can then share with their students and clients.”

The Summit will explore the manufacturing process step-by-step through three phases led by global manufacturing experts and panelists, and it will provide opportunities to connect with people and resources for assistance beyond the Summit.

The Global Manufacturing for Startups Summit is a free event, but seating is limited and attendees are required to RSVP. Visit to RSVP and learn more.

For high school and community college Career Technical (CTE) Educators from the South Central Coast Region, stipends are available for developing a related classroom activity that integrates content from the Summit.

If you have questions about the event, please contact Scheinfeld Center Director Julie Samson at [email protected] or (805) 965-0581 ext. 3643.

About the Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The SBCC Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is a hub for entrepreneurial development within the South Central Coast community and is a resource for model programs for other California community college districts. The Scheinfeld Center, part of the Jack & Julie Nadel School of Business & Entrepreneurship at SBCC, trains global entrepreneurs using a comprehensive approach to academics, hands-on experience, and support. Participants can build their business in the classroom and shore up gaps in their entrepreneurial skill set through the Scheinfeld Center’s distinctive combination of coursework, business plan and pitch competitions, industry internships, no-cost business consulting, mentoring, networking, and post-start-up support through the Small Business Development Center. To learn more, visit or call 805.965.0581 ext. 3643.

About Santa Barbara City College

Founded in 1909, Santa Barbara City College currently serves approximately 15,000 students each semester who enroll in courses for transfer preparation, career education, and foundational skills. SBCC was the 2013-2015 national co-winner of the prestigious Aspen Institute Prize for Community College Excellence. The college was recognized for its quality and focus in four areas: facilitating underrepresented and minority student success, student learning outcomes, degree completion and transfer rates, and labor market success in securing good jobs after college.

Our Mission: As a public community college dedicated to the success of each student…

Santa Barbara City College provides students a diverse learning environment that inspires curiosity and discovery, promotes global responsibility and fosters opportunity for all.

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