Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award

We want to congratulate Nathalie Gensac, the incredible founder of Youth interactive, for being awarded with the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award this past weekend! On May 6th, more than 300 people attended the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award Ceremony to support all of the amazing women entrepreneurs in Santa Barbara. Nathalie was just one of the 70 outstanding nominees for this award. Her dedication to the youth in Santa Barbara and her passion for helping others helped earn her a spot amongst the 11 winners.


The Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award Foundation recognizes the amazing work done by women entrepreneurs in the Santa Barbara County. Their mission is to “support entrepreneurship at all levels.” Just finishing their 6th year, the Spirit of Entrepreneurship will continue to highlight all of the amazing women in our community by looking at a wide array of categories each year. These categories of awards include: Agriculture/wineries, Emerging Business (1-3 yrs old), Green/Social Entrepreneur, Health, Hospitality/tourism, Media/Communication, Nonprofit Organizations, Professional Services, Retail, Science/Technology, and Wholesale/Manufacturing/Global Trade.


We are so impressed with the dedication and hard work Nathalie has put into Youth Interactive. Without her, these students would most likely not have a place to learn necessary business skills and have a place to creatively express themselves. Youth Interactive is a unique place, and thanks to Nathalie these students have a second home. Congratulations to Nathalie and all of the other amazing, deserving women honored by the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation!

If you want to learn more about The Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation, check out their website below:  http://www.soefoundation.org/index.php