Sponsors and Exhibitors
NACCE is proud to have support from the organizations listed below. We give a warm welcome to our new sponsors and are happy to see many returning supporters from previous years.
We hope you'll take full advantage of the exceptional offerings from these companies to improve and advance your entrepreneurship education programs! Attendees are invited to visit exhibitor booths to learn about their products and services and in return will receive a stamp on their NACCE2015 passport. Passport pages with at least 15 stamps can enter for a chance to win one of several prizes donated by sponsors. Winners will be announced Monday, October 12th at 5:30 PM & Tuesday, October 13th at 5:30 PM in the Exhibit Hall. You must be present to win.
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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a regional economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local government. Established by an act of Congress in 1965, ARC is composed of the governors of the 13 Appalachian states and a federal co-chair, who is appointed by the president. Local participation is provided through multi-county local development districts. Each year ARC provides funding for several hundred projects in the Appalachian Region, in areas such as business development, education and job training, telecommunications, infrastructure, community development, housing, and transportation. These projects create thousands of new jobs; improve local water and sewer systems; increase school readiness; expand access to health care; assist local communities with strategic planning; and provide technical and managerial assistance to emerging businesses.
The Burton D. Morgan Foundation has been pivotal in building the Northeast Ohio’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, and supporting the startup community and experiential entrepreneurship education. A legacy of entrepreneur Burton D. Morgan, the Foundation leverages its resources to build networks of people, ideas, organizations, and opportunities that foster the entrepreneurial spirit in the region.
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.
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers’ most complex challenges in every region of the world.
More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.
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.
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.
Funded by a Title VI grant from the Department of Education, IU’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) leverages the institutional strengths of Indiana University and the Kelley School of Business to offer programs for business professionals, faculty, and students to enhance their understanding of the global marketplace.
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.
The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) is an organization dedicated to creating entrepreneurial mindset education programs and training services for academic institutions, government and non-government organizations, and corporate clients worldwide. The programs are flexible and designed to be delivered in a variety of formats. Stop by the booth to learn more!
Fullbridge is a high-growth, education technology company committed to helping college students and young professionals succeed in the global economy through transformational professional and industry-specific skills building programs. Fullbridge has run programs in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Middle East since 2011, with participants ranging from Harvard Law School students, to veterans, to U.S. liberal arts college students, to female vocational students in Saudi Arabia. Fullbridge has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek and Forbes as a leader in competency-based education and 21st century workplace skills.
GrowthWheel® is a tool for business advisors to help business owners make decisions and take action. With GrowthWheel® advisors can offer a full 360° perspective on the business and use paper-based and/or online tools to empower the clients to do more work, or to get more output from group training sessions. GrowthWheel have since 2008 certified and licensed more than 1400 business advisors, incubator managers and entrepreneurship educators in 29 US states and 26 countries around the world. Learn more by joining one of the bi-weekly free webinars at www.growthwheel.com/webinars.
The John E. and Jeanne T. Hughes Charitable Foundation is a family foundation
established in the state of Illinois in 1991 by John E. and Jeanne T. Hughes. As a successful entrepreneur, John is keenly aware of the opportunities that self-employment can provide to both the individual and to the community. The Foundation strives to maintain the entrepreneurial spirit and approach in its grant making by looking for targeted opportunities to partner with Grantees who demonstrate a strong desire to grow their organizations, improve their capacity, enhance their programs and demonstrate sustainable results. Grantmaking focuses primarily on the Midwest and the Southwest with programs in education – with a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship; medical treatment, and small emerging community organizations. HFHope.org
ShopBot Tools earns A+ from teachers.
ShopBot Tools' mission for 20 years has been to make digital fabrication technology widely accessible - and nowhere is this more evident than in education.
Our CNC tools meet the size, application, and budget requirements of STEM and career preparation programs all around the U.S. Tools range in size from the ShopBot Desktop, popular in multi-tool technical and career education labs, to the full-size 96 x 48 PRSalpha, found in school woodshops and technical theatre shops - the same tools used in professional manufacturing facilities.
Discover all our supportive services for teachers, including classroom project files and CNC training resources, at shopbottools.com/mMarkets/education.htm.
Toolwire is a leading provider of immersive learning tools for online and blended learning courses. Our game-based learning and virtual desktop products and solutions help educators and institutions prepare students with the essential skills needed to succeed in school and the workplace. We believe that learning-by-doing provides the quickest, most effective way to develop skills, improve knowledge retention, and enhance learner success. For more information, visit www.toolwire.com or follow us at https://twitter.com/Toolwire.
The Fox Valley Technical College’s (FVTC) Venture Center is a community of entrepreneurs, business owners, and business and community leaders headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin. The Venture Center provides entrepreneurial and small business training that drives economic development via business start-ups and expansions. For more than a decade e-seed™, our signature training series, has served thousands of people and helped to launch hundreds of businesses in FVTC’s district and beyond. During e-seed small business owners new and early stage companies learn the better art of entrepreneurship and small business management, identify their business model, create a business plan and build their network. Today e-seed is being offered by colleges and organizations throughout Wisconsin and around the country. Contact the FVTC Venture Center and bring e-seed to your college, today!
At Full Measure Education, we started over and re-imagined the educational experience. We created a suite of technology-enabled solutions that address the full student lifecycle at "open access” institutions. Our solution includes a mobile student information system, a student relationship management platform, and a continuum of student engagement services.
Our Commitment: To increase retention and the percentage of full time students at your institution by a full 10 points.
To learn more: Call (855) FME-1100 or visit us at www.fullmeasureed.com.
Booth & Lanyard Sponsor
Venture Highway is the only publisher of instructor friendly, student-centered online products for teaching entrepreneurship. Our team teaches entrepreneurship classes, invests in new ventures and publishes award winning research on entrepreneurship. We have a growing list of schools using our online materials rather than traditional textbooks for regular, hybrid, and online classes. There is no cost to the college and student licenses are very inexpensive, and includes everything necessary for a great class.
CBL is one of the largest and most experienced owners, developers and managers of malls and shopping centers in the U.S. We own, hold interest in, or manage, more than 140 market centers from coast-to-coast. CBL is an active developer of new regional malls, open-air centers, lifestyle and community centers.
CreatorUp is the e-learning platform to learn to make great video content. Our curriculum includes courses and certification programs for media entrepreneurs, as well for entrepreneurs who want to use video to tell their story, build their business, and grow their audience.
Intercept℠ is a cloud based software designed for use by both entrepreneurs and students to create robust business plans and financial models. Intercept℠ includes a full curriculum that integrates the top publishers entrepreneurial textbooks with its customized entrepreneurial tools for a complete classroom experience.
Epilog Laser is the leading manufacturer of CO2 and fiber laser engraving, cutting and
marking systems. Our powerful, easy-to-use laser systems are USA-made and
incorporate the latest laser technology so you can tackle a variety of
applications. Engrave or cut wood, acrylic, plastic, fabric and much, much
more. For more information, visit our booth for a demo, or see us online at www.epiloglaser.com.
Euromonitor International is the world’s leading independent provider of strategic market research. We create data and analysis on thousands of products and services around the world. We support teaching and academic research across a range of disciplines at the world’s top universities, business schools and colleges.
Funky T-shirt outlet stocking a selection of
graffiti-style designs in hip, cupcake-themed digs. JohnnyCupcakes, Inc. (commonly known as Johnny Cupcakes) is a
clothing brand founded in 2001 by Johnny Earle. The clothing line uses cupcakes as the prominent design motif of its
merchandise, often replacing iconic symbols with cupcakes. The
brand's insignia is a skull
and crossbones, with a cupcake silhouette replacing the skull. The Johnny Cupcakes line includes t-shirts, shorts, sweaters,
jewelry, undergarments, and pins. Its flagship stores are located in Boston, Massachusetts and Los Angeles, California, London's Carnaby Street, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
Massachusetts, along with his online store, which ships worldwide. All Johnny
Cupcakes retail shops are furnished extensively according to a bakery theme.
KwikBoost designs, manufactures and markets mobile device charging stations, power tables, charging lockers, integratable power/charging solutions, and custom solutions built for convenience and to improve how people charge their devices while on the go. Our customers include over 1,000 colleges/universities and over 400 medical institutions.
MSU-CIBER is 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.
is a software solution for teaching business planning and financial
management. Used by over 300,000 students and entrepreneurs in 180
countries, LivePlan is the #1 selling lean planning and small business
dashboard software in the world. LivePlan helps students and
entrepreneurs pitch, plan, manage, and grow their businesses.
Nothing stands between you and your vision. Sprout is a revolutionary All-In-One computer that makes it easier than ever to get creative. By blurring the line between physical and digital, sprout lets you bring your creativity to life, instantly. Learn more at http://www.hp.com/go/sprout.
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.
Alumni Entrepreneur Award Sponsor
ed2go, a part of Cengage Learning, provides high-quality online continuing education courses that are affordable and easy to use through a network of more than 2,200 top colleges and universities. As a online college, we offer the latest instructor-led online courses from the top professionals in their field.
CCRC is the leading independent authority on two-year colleges in the United States. We conduct research on the issues affecting community colleges and work with colleges and states to improve student success and institutional performance.
HigherEdJobs® is the leading source for jobs and career information in academia. During 2014, more than 159,000 faculty, administrative, and executive jobs were posted to the company’s website, which is visited by more than 1 million unique visitors each month.
Created in 1978, NISOD is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership. We support these efforts by providing high-quality professional development resources for faculty, administrators, and staff at our community and technical college members.
The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE) is the largest independent, professional, academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship. With over 1000 members from universities and colleges, for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, and the public sector, USASBE is a diverse mix of professionals that share a common commitment to fostering entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviors.
The USFLN promotes Fab Labs, which like Makerspaces are "technological playgrounds” of computer-controlled
tools to add, subtract, separate, join, and shape materials. They are useful in Academics (esp. the STE[A]M disciplines), Business (esp. for innovation and entrepreneurship), and Communities (esp. for underserved