Support for Small Business & Entrepreneurship
IECE supports the efforts of students, aspiring entrepreneurs, and small business owners, in the Inland Empire by delivering a wide range of programs and services. It founded the distinguished Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards. In 2005, the first Garner Holt Student Fast Pitch Competition provided CSUSB students with the opportunity to pitch their business ideas for a cash prizes, becoming a highly anticipated annual event. In addition to this, IECE has assisted over nearly 90,000 individuals in the community through business assistance programs such as the Women’s Business Center (WBC), Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and the California State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)./p>
We Explore Various Cross-Disciplinary Pathways!
The CSUSB School of Entrepreneurship has explored the possibilities of innovative approaches across many fields of study, as we believe innovation can be applied everywhere! Take a look at some of our successful partnerships between alternate colleges that have resulted in fused fields of study - all to enhance the evolving needs of diverse thinking and new approaches for a deeper and refined focus for student success!
Engage in Our Community Events
/ UpStarters Discovery Camp - A very unique opportunity for high school students in the Inland Empire to get a Taste of Entrepreneurship from the battle-tested faculty of a TOP 35 Globally Recognized Entrepreneurship program!
/ The Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards - This awards program reflects 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.”
/ Even YOU Can Build an APP Workshop Series - The APP Lab Series is a development in partnership with Apple, Inc. and AACSB. Using Swift programming format you can learn to build a mobile app by playing games! NO TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIRED!