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Noospheric companies have been engaged with non-profits from our inception.  The following represents organizations our companies have supported through funding, services, donations, or partnership.  

It’s not who you are, but what you do for others.

Noospheric executives volunteer in the community regularly.  Below is a list of recent and active board positions in the community:

Westmont logo

Board Member, 2007 – Present
Westmont Foundation Board – Westmont College

The Westmont Foundation builds relationships between Westmont and the business and social community. The foundation further provides valuable funding that enables gifted students to attend Westmont College.

www.westmont.edu

SBCC Foundation logo

Board Member, 2013- Present
SBCC Foundation Board – Santa Barbara City College

The SBCC Foundation supports Santa Barbara City College students through sustained philanthropy.

www.sbccfoundation.org

MIT Enterprise Forum

Board Member, 2007 – Present
MIT Central Coast Forum – MIT

The premier networking and educational forum for central coast entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists. MIT Central Coast is a standard for innovation, business strategy, and mentor resources.

www.mitcentralcoast.com

Arthritis Foundation of the Central Coast

Leadership Council Board Member, 2008 – Present
Arthritis Foundation of the Central Coast

Co-founded Leadership Council in 2008 – led Council as Chair in 2008. Active member of Council focused on strategic fund raising and Taste of the Town sponsorship.

www.arthritis.org/california/centralcoast/

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Mentor

The Technology Management Program’s curriculum and outreach programs extend the University’s tradition, with cutting edge entrepreneurship lecture series, business plan competition, and leadership events as we build new educational programs for students and the Central Coast business community.

www.tmp.ucsb.edu

SBCC Scheinfeld Center New Venture Challenge

Judge
Santa Barbara City College Scheinfeld Center

The Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation hosts a two-tiered business plan competition for Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) entitled Scheinfeld Center New Venture Challenge for SBCC students, Antioch University students, and area high school students to promote youth entrepreneurship.

scheinfeldnewventurechallenge.blogspot.com

Digital LA

Judge & Moderator of Silicon Beach Fest
Digital LA

Welcome! Digital LA is the largest networking organization of professionals and friends who do digital entertainment for
movies, TV, web series, music, video games, VFX, marketing, and social media, reaching more than 30,000 professionals.

www.digitalla.net

Santa Barbara Startup Weekend

Mentor
Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Share ideas, form teams, and launch startups.

santabarbara.startupweekend.org

Catalyst for Thought logo

Former Board Member, Vice President, and Host
Catalyst for Thought

A Santa Barbara based 501.3.c non-profit that offers lectures by leading business and technology professionals and donates all proceeds to local non-profits. Jacques Habra helped launch the organization as part of the original team and acted as exclusive Catalyst for Thought host in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Habra coined the term “Invest in yourself, Invest in your community” – the original organization positioning statement. The organization has raised tens of thousands for area non-profits.

Read relevant media coverage from Santa Barbara Magazine.

www.catalystforthought.org

The Riviera Association logo

Former Board Member, 2006 – 2012
The Riviera Association

One of California’s first neighborhood associations focused on community awareness and emergency time communications. The Riviera Association fosters communication, beautifications, and preservation of the American Riviera.

www.rivieraassociation.org