Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge (PFEP) Commitment Checklist
As the first step in the process, identify a “champion” on campus to begin identifying other talent on and off campus to support the activities of the college. The internal champion must be committed to including everyone so that all groups are invested in the process, and ensures that entrepreneurs are at the table and driving these conversations to ensure relevancy of the activities and resources to the end users.
College Champion for Entrepreneurship: ___________________________________________________
(Champion Name, Title)
Five Action Steps for Creating Economic Vitality Through Entrepreneurship
- Create or Expand Internal & External Teams Dedicated to Entrepreneurship
- _____ INTERNAL— NACCE Membership Team (10 seats + President). Appoint NACCE membership team representative of entrepreneurship education in the classroom, workforce and economic development, Board of Trustees, marketing, foundation, entrepreneur(s), etc.
- _____ INTERNAL— Expand the NACCE Membership Team to include representatives from every area of campus to meet on a regular basis and discuss all activities related to entrepreneurship.
- _____ EXTERNAL—Identify entrepreneurs and other groups outside of the college (SBDC’s, Women’s Business Centers, Universities, Business Incubators, Chambers, Economic Development Organizations) that are interested in supporting entrepreneurship in your community.
- _____ EXTERNAL—Develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem mapping an easily navigated landscape of resources available to entrepreneurs and small businesses in the college’s community.
- Increase Entrepreneurs' Engagement in Community Colleges
- _____ Include entrepreneurs and small business owners on academic program advisory boards.
- _____ Develop a directory of college alumni who are small business owners in the community.
- _____ Identify, engage, and convene at least five entrepreneurs in your community.
- _____ Build student internship and off-campus student employment opportunities with entrepreneurs and small business owners.
- Engage in Industry Cluster Development
_____ External team reflects the region’s industry clusters.
_____ Internal and external team agendas and meetings include local and regional industry trends.
_____ Hold industry focused entrepreneur & small business events (i.e. arts, tourism, auto, health care)
- Leverage Both Community College and Community Assets to Spur Innovation and Job Creation
- _____ Identify People (intellectual capital, human capital, skills, expertise, networks, designers)
- _____ Identify Place (equipment, space, accelerator, incubator, co-working, meet-ups)
- _____ Identify Materials (facilities, equipment, FabLabs).
- Create Buzz and Broad Exposure of your College's Commitment to Entrepreneurship
_____ Internal team includes college marketing and public relations.
_____ Submit content to NACCE weekly e-news, blogs, quarterly journal to promote work nationally
_____ Include entrepreneurship activities and accomplishments in annual reporting to constituents.
Ready to Commit?
By signing the PFEP, you are joining NACCE and other leading entrepreneurship-focused organizations committed to helping America’s economy grow.