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Sponsors and Exhibitors

NACCE is proud to have support from the sponsors and companies listed below. We hope you'll take advantage of the exceptional offerings from these companies to improve and advance your entrepreneurship education programs!
Click here to view the NACCE Sponsorship Prospectus

 

Title Sponsor

Founded in 1983, Intuit Inc. provides an ecosystem of desktop and online business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Our flagship products and services, including QuickBooks, TurboTax, Quicken and Mint, help customers solve important business and financial management problems, such as running a small business, paying bills, filing income taxes, or managing personal finances. Demandforce offers marketing and communication tools for small businesses, while ProSeries and Lacerte are Intuit's leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants.

No longer confined to the desktop or laptop, we create products with a mobile-first mentality ideal for those who want anywhere, anytime access to their personal or business finances. We're stretching our markets beyond the traditional North American boundaries, with a growing presence in Europe, India and Australia. 

Beyond the easy-to-use technology solutions we offer to small businesses, Intuit also strives to partner with government and small business leaders to support entrepreneurship around the globe.

For more information on the company, visit www.intuit.com and for additional information on Intuit's philanthropy efforts, visit www.intuitempowers.com


Conference Partners

 

The Coleman Foundation is a private, independent grantmaker focusing primarily on the Midwest. Foundation resources support Cancer diagnosis, treatment and support; Disability Services; and Education - with a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship. In 1981, the Foundation began to question why individuals are encouraged to "get a job" rather than to create one. Since that time the Foundation has committed over $40 million to promote the option of self-employment, improve the quality of entrepreneurship education, and help create a new generation of business owners. Colemanfoundation.org


HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society.

By combining the expertise of our people and the industry’s broadest technology portfolio, we are in a unique position to create solutions that make lives better in a world that is sustainable, where people are healthy and the economy is thriving. We collaborate with others on technology-driven innovations to solve the world’s greatest challenges, focusing on areas where we can have the greatest impact - education, the environment, health and the community.

HP has a long tradition of supporting innovation in education. We work with education leaders, institutions and governments to develop classroom and ‘beyond the classroom’ solutions, and to scale them globally for the benefit of millions of teachers and students. Our areas of focus are:

  • Empowering entrepreneurs
  • Transforming STEMx (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and other 21st Century skills)
  • Education
  • Driving the shift toward personalized learning
  • life-global.org

 



Silver Sponsor

 

We are a federally-funded national resource center providing superior education, research, and assistance to multiple stakeholders on issues related to international trade and global competitiveness; we especially focus on supporting international business education at community colleges and offer a number of resources and programs for faculty and students. 

globalEDGE.msu.edu: The #1 site for “international business resources,” this FREE website offers a wealth of tools and data on all aspects of IB and trade. 

Biennial International Business Institute for Community College Faculty (IBI): Since 1995, the IBI has prepared 500+ faculty from 44 states to develop and teach IB courses and programs. 
global.broad.msu.edu/ibc



Founded in 1973 to serve the public interest, the Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF) stands up for consumers and champions ethical entrepreneurship through its partnerships with consumer advocates, educators, public policy officials and the entrepreneurship community. DSEF’s programs engage and educate the public on the ways direct selling empowers individuals, supports communities and strengthens economies worldwide. In partnership with NACCE, DSEF developed the Direct Selling Entrepreneur Program, a 10-module, 30-hour community college curriculum designed to provide students with the small business management skills they need to build successful direct selling businesses. Visit us at 
www.dsef.org.




Lanyard Sponsor
Venture Highway is an online platform built to help people teach entrepreneurship.  We provide the content, weekly presentations, midterms, finals, assignments,  & syllabus – basically everything except the instructor.  We are more agile and current than a textbook.  The curriculum is integrated with tools like a business plan builder and a business model canvas, and there is a dashboard for managing the classroom.  We strive to balance the theoretical and practical approaches to teaching entrepreneurship.

www.venturehighway.com

 


 
Student Entrepreneur Award Sponsor

The mission of the American Institute for Economic Research is to produce useful economic analysis and information to help ordinary Americans protect their interests and those of the nation.  By producing non-partisan and objective economic analysis, AIER seeks to foster greater understanding of the fundamental economic relationships affecting people in the United States, both as individuals and as members of a complex society.

 

AIER established a scholarship Fund in memory of C. Lowell Harriss, an economist whose groundbreaking theories on land tax reform led to a widening of public spaces and improved quality of life in the U.S. and beyond. He taught economics at Columbia University for 43 years, from 1938 to 1981.

 

In honor of Dr. Harriss and in recognition of the impact of entrepreneurship in stimulating the economy, AIER is sponsoring the Student Entrepreneur Award at NACCE2014 for community and technical college students who own and operate their own business while pursuing their college studies.  



Exhibitors


Kauffman FastTrac® is the world's leading provider of education and tools for both aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. By providing key business insights and skills, leadership experiences, and valuable networking and mentoring opportunities needed to start, grow, and lead businesses, Kauffman FastTrac® has served more than 350,000 entrepreneurs around the world since 1993.


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