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Infusing Entrepreneurship Throughout the Community

The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) serves not only innovative campus-based programs but also external programs within the Inland Southern California Community. With a strong belief in celebrating and supporting entrepreneurship and small business development through exciting networking events and robust experiential learning! Take a look at some of our premier events, growth-oriented programs and engagement opportunities.

We Deliver Curated Entrepreneurial Instruction with Community Partners & Agencies

The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship has introduced many successful instructional community-based programs with strategic partners, including course series such as The Entrepreneurial Professional Course that was offered collaboratively with the California Advanced Supply Chain Analysis and Diversification Effort (CASCADE). CASCADE is a U.S. Department of Defense-Office of Economic Adjustment (DoD/OEA) federally funded program awarded to the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development as the programmatic agency. As well as our 7-week course series of The Entrepreneurial Technician delivered in partnership with Chaffey InTech Center under the TAACCCT program as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor. For more information on innovative educational partnerships please contact us at to begin the conversation of how together we can cultivate new opportunities of serving innovation to all corners of the Inland Empire.

Community Focused Events & Programs

/ 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.”

/ Inland Prosperity Conference - Inland Empire and Coachella Valley Women's Business Centers invite you to join Inland Prosperity Week! Connect virtually with like-minded women entrepreneurs while gaining valuable business information from successful business owners. Don't miss out on a weeklong online event that is sure to leave you feeling inspired all year long!

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