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The goal of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) is to cultivate entrepreneurship. Whether it be through robust academic programs, professional advising, and international tradeshows, we are making an impact through innovation both on campus and in the community. Since its inception, IECE has counseled and trained nearly 150,000 existing and aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners, and students which had an economic impact of $338.5 million within the Inland Empire and beyond! >
Discover Our Top Tier Programs
The Women’s Business Center (WBC) promotes the growth of women-owned businesses through mentoring, business training and business counseling services, and assists women business owners with management issues, business startup, gaining access to capital, federal contracts and more.
The Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides a vast array of technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. This includes no cost, extensive, one-on-one, long-term professional business advising, low-cost training and other specialized services.
Services include export promotion support through the SBDC Global Trade Center and Cross-Border E-Commerce promotions in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce and global e-commerce marketplaces; and expert knowledge and experience to address your business’s international trade challenges and opportunities.
Campus Initiatives & Community Outreach
IECE coordinates academic programs that lead to business degrees in entrepreneurship for undergraduate and graduate students as well as delivers experiential learning and student support programs such as the Garner Holt Fast Pitch Competition, Lunch with an Entrepreneur events, CSUSB Innovation Challenge, Catalyst Student Venture Fund and the Spirit of the Entrepreneur scholarship.
In the community, IECE meets the needs of existing and startup entrepreneurs by offering business consulting services, student internship resources, and entrepreneurial training programs that help them achieve greater levels of success in their business ventures.
Engage in Our Campus & Community Events
/ Catapult Business Growth Network - Catapult Business Growth Network is a peer collaborative of business leaders helping each other succeed! APPLY TODAY - SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
/ 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.
/ The 2022 State of Entrepreneurship Report is HERE... - Get your copy and learn in-depth what is driving our region with breakthrough metrics and perspectives on the State of Entrepreneurship throughout the Inland Empire.