Sponsors & Partners
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!
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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.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare. Through its research and other initiatives, the Kauffman Foundation aims to open young people's eyes to the possibility of entrepreneurship, promote entrepreneurship education, raise awareness of entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and find alternative pathways for the commercialization of new knowledge and technologies. In addition, the Foundation focuses on initiatives in the Kansas City region to advance students' math and science skills, and improve the educational achievement of urban students. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo.
Quality, name-brand merchandise at exceptional prices: It sounds simple enough, but at Sam's Club, it's a concept we take to a higher level. Our 600 plus locations are not only terrific places to save money, but also destinations for solutions that can help ease an entrepreneur's busy schedule. Whether stocking a business, selecting new electronics or getting ready for a special event, our Members count on Sam's Club as their source for the products and services they need to keep things running smoothly.
As a company founded by a true entrepreneur – Sam Walton – Sam's Club was started to help small businesses to be successful nearly 30 years ago, and today we're constantly enhancing existing products and services in order to help small business thrive. In addition to products to run a small business or resell, Sam's Club offers a wide array of business services, including online SBA loans, a merchant credit card program, and even health screenings. For information visit SamsClub.com/business or SamsClub.com giving to learn about how we can help entrepreneurs plan, manage and grow as well as how we give back.
Constant Contact wrote the book on Engagement Marketing™ – the new marketing success formula that helps small organizations create and grow customer relationships in today's socially connected world. More than half a million small businesses, nonprofits and associations worldwide use the company's online marketing tools to generate repeat business and referrals through email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, local deals and online surveys. Only Constant Contact offers the proven combination of affordable, easy-to-use tools and free KnowHow - including local seminars, personal coaching, and award-winning product support.
Constant Contact shares NACCE's commitment to the success of entrepreneurs and organizations that serve them through education, coaching, and strategic partnerships, including NACCE, Chambers of Commerce, Small Business Development Centers, and SCORE.
Community College Week, published by Autumn Publishing Enterprises, provides an independent voice for faculty, administrators, and trustees at the nation's 1,600+ community, technical, and junior colleges. In each of Community College Week's 26 annual issues, our 30,000+ readers find expert analyses of issues and events critical to higher education, vital statistics and data, and education news and features unavailable from other sources. Community College Week has been providing unrivaled coverage for and about community colleges since 1988. News and hot topics may change, but our commitment to higher education never will.
Yellow Sequoia is an authorized distributor and trainer for class leading simulations. With our extensive academic insight and deep simulation knowledge we are able to assist our clients in getting the best from the simulations. With clients in North America and India, Yellow Sequoia is a growing education and technology company. Find more information on our simulations.
The Startup America Partnership is a private organization working to help young companies succeed in order to accelerate job growth in America. We're bringing the private sector together to maximize the success of America's entrepreneurs, and augment America's competitiveness in an increasingly global world. We are an independent nonprofit entity (NGO) that was launched at the White House in early 2011.
The American Association of Community Colleges is a national organization located in Washington, D.C., that represents the nation's close to 1,200 community, junior and technical colleges. AACC created a Center for Workforce and Economic Development to help community colleges and the businesses in those communities capacity to better align priorities, strategies, and resources with those of workforce and economic development partners in response to regional labor market needs. AACC and NACCE are currently working together to ensure that community colleges are leading agencies of entrepreneurial development for community colleges.
The Direct Selling Education Foundation serves the public interest by advancing the direct selling industry's support of consumer rights and protection, education about the industry, ethical leadership and individual economic empowerment. Through its partnerships with consumer advocates, educators and students, public policy officials, and members of the small business and entrepreneurship community, DSEF engages and educates the public on how direct selling empowers individuals, supports communities and strengthens economies worldwide.
Elevate delivers an experience based entrepreneurship education system for students that teaches by practical application and creates enriched college experiences. Elevate also works with communities to create local and regional entrepreneurship eco- systems. Our approach is to use the strengths of the student to mitigate his/her weaknesses. Elevate works with two- year colleges to attract, recruit, and retain students through entrepreneurial exposure and activities.
Educating more than 100 million people worldwide, Pearson is the global leader in education publishing. Everything we publish — from textbooks, to websites, to multimedia programs — is designed to help students learn and achieve success. We offer our products in a variety of different formats, including customized learning solutions, because we recognize that all students do not learn in the same way. Stop by our booth to explore the full range of solutions available for your entrepreneurship program!
For two decades, PlanningShop. the leader in academic content for business planning and entrepreneurship, has provided students in colleges and universities worldwide the expertise they need to succeed. Their flagship product, Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies, has been used by hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs around the world. Their success is, of course, no accident. All of their books and products are based on years of real-world experience, sharing insights and advice – secrets & strategies – from entrepreneurs, funding sources, CEOs and other strategic players.
Palo Alto Software is the worldwide leader in business plan software and marketing plan software. Our core business is developing and selling software for startups, small businesses and higher education. Our industry-leading products include Business Plan Pro and Sales and Marketing Pro. Our company exists to develop and sell products that help people succeed in business. We are proud to have hundreds of thousands of real-world successes — and counting.
Augusoft® develops and maintains Lumens®, a cloud-based (SaaS) enrollment management system designed for the continuing education industry. With Lumens, continuing education programs manage their open enrollment, certificate programs, workforce development, and corporate education businesses all in one system. Lumens combines innovative technology with industry best practices backed by exemplary customer service. Lumens integrates with traditional academic systems, increases online self-registrations up to 65 percent, streamlines operations, and provides easy data analysis with proven ROI. With Augusoft, the security, hosting and compliance responsibilities are outsourced.
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. ed2go is the largest provider of turnkey online training and education solutions serving the adult education, career training, and professional development markets. Through partnerships with 2,000+ colleges, universities, community based organizations and other training providers, ed2go has served more than 2 million students. ed2go's expansive catalog of engaging and affordable Online Courses and Career Training Programs makes it easy for busy adults to reach professional goals or enrich their lives through "anytime-anywhere” convenience. For more information visit www.ed2go.com,www.cengage.com,Ed2go.com or Cengage.com.
HigherEdJobs is the leading source for jobs and career information in academia. During 2011, more than 4,700 colleges and universities posted over 97,000 faculty, administrative and executive job postings to the company's website. Whether you are looking for an incredible job at a college or university or trying to fill a critical position, we welcome you to HigherEdJobs. Your search will soon be over.