Orgs for Community Colleges & Entrepreneurship
- American Association of Community Colleges
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation's community colleges. The Association represents more than 1,100 associate degree-granting institutions and some 10 million students. Formed in 1920, AACC is a national voice for community colleges. AACC is leading community colleges as they provide learning opportunities to their students and communities and the nation.
- Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship
The Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship is an event that celebrates and promotes entrepreneurship in the Great Lakes region. ACE brings together entrepreneurs, service providers, investors, students, government agents, and other members of the business community to network, learn, and connect. In 2009, about 550 people attended ACE.
ACE began in Michigan in 2001 as a joint meeting hosted by the New Enterprise Forum (NEF) and the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Great Lakes. Today, additional organizations participate in organizing, supporting, and promoting the event, and the scope of ACE has grown to encompass participants from the broader Great Lakes region.
- Association for Enterprise Opportunity
Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) supports the development of strong and effective U.S. microenterprise programs to assist underserved entrepreneurs in starting, stabilizing, and expanding businesses.
- CEO - Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization
Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) CEO was founded in 1985 by Dr. Gerald Hills. CEO is the premier entrepreneurship network with chapters on university campuses across North America. Our mission is to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation.
CEO currently has over 230 chapters across North America, hosts the National Elevator Pitch Competition, and holds an annual National Conference along with several regional conferences in different locations.
CoFoundersLab helps entrepreneurs find the right co-founder(s) and advisors. Whether you’re looking to join a startup, seeking someone else to join your venture, or open to either, CoFoundersLab can help. CoFoundersLab does the matchmaking process via two services: a FREE online matching platform at CoFoundersLab.com and in-person, 'Co-Founders Wanted Meetups' in various cities around the world.
- Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education
This web page is for teachers, instructors, program developers and others who help students of all ages find their own entrepreneurial opportunities.
Empact's work focuses on facilitating a culture of entrepreneurship in communities across the world through exposure, celebration and early stage startup support. Empact has held over 500 events exposing young people to entrepreneurship through its Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour and celebrates the role of young entrepreneurs through its annual Empact100 list & showcase of top young entrepreneurs age 30 and under. Additionally, each year Empact brings together the top thought leaders from the entrepreneurship ecosystem to share and act on the biggest ideas during the Empact Summit.
- ImagineNations Network
ImagineNations Network is a social networking platform for young entrepreneurs to connect to their peers, supporters, NGOs, financing sources, commercial outlets and others committed to helping young people build businesses and livelihoods around the world.
ImagineNations Network helps educate, mentor and empower young entrepreneurs (ages 15-29), linking them to local and global organizations and connecting them with each other to develop friendships, provide encouragement, share ideas, develop business plans and learn from other young people whose ideas have become a reality.
MassChallenge is running a global startup competition to accelerate the launch and success of high-growth, high-impact new businesses. The first contest launched on April 14, 2010 with a total prize pool of $1 Million. The submission deadline is June 11, and winners will be announced in early October 2010. The competition is open to anyone in the world, with any idea, in any industry. Physical activities will be based in Massachusetts where innovation resources are most concentrated. Every entrant will receive training, feedback, PR and networking support via expert volunteers from partner organizations.
MassChallenge is a non-profit leveraging both public and private funding.
- National Council on Economic Education
The National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) is a nationwide network that leads in promoting economic literacy with students and their teachers. NCEE's mission is to help students develop the real-life skills they need to succeed: to be able to think and choose responsibly as consumers, savers, investors, citizens, members of the workforce, and effective participants in a global economy.
- National Dialogue on Entrepreneurship
In the summer of 2003, the Public Forum Institute began work under a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to develop a National Dialogue on Entrepreneurship (NDE) to improve awareness of the value of entrepreneurship. The project is building upon the Forum's extensive background in national dialogues on economic issues and, in particular, a series of events and activities since 2000 focusing on women & entrepreneurship. While only in its initial stages, NDE has reached out to national and regional policymakers and begun a dialogue on the role and value of entrepreneurship to our nation.
- Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship
The Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)'s mission is to teach entrepreneurship to low-income young people, ages 11 through 18, so they can become economically productive members of society by improving their academic, business, technology and life skills. NFTE is viewed as a leader in promoting entrepreneurial literacy among youth.
- Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Service Corps of Retired Executives "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with free, confidential face-to-face and email business counseling. Business counseling and workshops are offered at 389 chapter offices across the country.
- The Entrepreneurs' Organization
The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) - for entrepreneurs only - is a dynamic, global network of more than 7,000 business owners in 38 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life.
- The Institute for Community College Development (ICCD)
A partnership between the State University of New York and Cornell University, provides leadership development programs, consulting services, and applied research grant support for community college CEOs, administrators, faculty and trustees.
- The MIT Enterprise Forum®
The MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc. builds connections to technology entrepreneurs and to the communities in which they reside. Anyone interested in or involved with technology entrepreneurship is welcome to participate and join together to form the Enterprise Forum community.
- The National Business Education Association
The National Business Education Association (NBEA) is the nation's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to serving individuals and groups engaged in instruction, administration, research, and dissemination of information for and about business. NBEA is the leading association devoted to the recognition that business education competencies are essential for all individuals in today's fast-changing society.
- The National Business Incubation Association
The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) is a leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. It provides thousands of professionals with the information, education, advocacy and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies worldwide. The association is composed primarily of incubator developers and managers, but technology commercialization specialists, educators and business assistance professionals are also well represented. Its mission is to provide training and a clearinghouse for information on incubator management and development issues and on tools for assisting start-up and fledgling firms.
- The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance
The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) fosters invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship in higher education as a way of creating innovative, commercially viable, and socially beneficial businesses and employment opportunities in the United States. The program was founded on the premise that invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship are essential components of the higher education curriculum and vital to the nation’s economic future. The NCIIA works with colleges and universities to build collaborative experiential learning programs that help nurture a new generation of innovators and entrepreneurs with strong technical and business skills and the tools and intention to make the world a better place.
- United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
The mission of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) is to advance knowledge and foster business development through entrepreneurship education and research.