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Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards

Spirit Awards Event

Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Inland Empire!

In 2003, the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at California State University San Bernardino, founded the annual "Spirit of the Entrepreneur" Awards Program in the Inland Empire along with community partners The Business Press and Press Enterprise Co. Now in its 9th year and presented solely by IECE and Cal State San Bernardino, the awards are a reflection of our passionate belief that the Inland Empire community should honor and reward the entrepreneurial men and women who innovate, take risks and build businesses that contribute significantly to our local economy.

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Each year up to 50 students are invited to attend with complimentary tickets from IECE, giving them an opportunity to meet and network with nearly 600 business leaders and entrepreneurs that serve as outstanding role models of entrepreneurial success.

Join us at the Inland Empire’s only black-tie business event – the 15th Annual Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards program on November 14, 2017.


Classic rocker Eddie Money performs at the Spirit Awards
Champagne Toast at the Spirit Awards