Press Releases


11-01-2018

Luz Reyes-Martin, Director of Communications
(805) 730-4107
reyesmartin@sbcc.edu

Local Veterans Invited to Major Event for New Entrepreneurship Program

Vetrepreneur LAUNCH!

Special Forces Veteran and award-winning entrepreneur, Larry Broughton, to keynote November 16 event and expo; SBCC’s Jack & Julie Nadel School of Business & Entrepreneurship and the Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation offering resources to help Veterans bring their ventures to life.

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What do Nike, FedEx, and GoDaddy have in common? All three of these successful companies were started by U.S. Veterans.

Veterans looking to launch a business idea of their own can find valuable resources at Vetrepreneur LAUNCH! on Friday, November 16 at the SBCC West Campus Fé Bland Forum, 721 Cliff Drive.

Vetrepreneur LAUNCH! will connect Veterans with resources to launch their venture, including information about funding opportunities, education, mentoring, and more. There will also be opportunities to network with successful and aspiring “vetrepreneurs” who can share tips to their entrepreneurial success.

Larry Broughton, an award-winning entrepreneur and CEO, best-selling author, hotelier, speaker, and former US Army Green Beret will give the keynote presentation and provide the inspiration and insight that local Veterans need to get their business ventures off the ground. Broughton is the founder & CEO of broughtonHOTELS (whose portfolio includes Santa Barbara boutique hotels Inn at East Beach and Spanish Garden Inn), a nationally recognized expert on leadership and entrepreneurship, and a regular guest on national radio shows, podcasts, and news and TV programs. He is also a former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, serving eight years on Special Forces A-Teams, commonly known as the Green Berets.

“The SBCC Jack & Julie Nadel School of Business & Entrepreneurship and the Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation are thrilled to kick off this new program with an experienced vetrepreneur like Larry Broughton,” said Julie Samson, Director of the Scheinfeld Center. “We are committed to supporting America’s Veterans and Vetrepreneur LAUNCH! will do just that by offering valuable resources and vital networking for Veterans looking to start their own business.”

This event is also the kickoff for the new Vetrepreneur LAUNCH! program offered by the Jack & Julie Nadel School of Business & Entrepreneurship and the Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at SBCC, which is dedicated to honoring America's Veterans by supporting the success of vetrepreneurs.

Event speakers will include Broughton; Santa Barbara City College Superintendent/President Dr. Anthony Beebe, Ph.D., Ed.D.; philanthropist and entrepreneur Julie Nadel of The Nadel Foundation; SBCC Business Administration Department Chair Bonnie Chavez; and Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Director Julie Samson.

Vetrepreneur LAUNCH! is free to attend, but space is limited and registration is required.

To register or for more information, visit https://vetrepreneurshiplaunch2018.eventbrite.com or contact jasamson@sbcc.edu.


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