EntreEd - The National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education

Tickets on Sale Now for EntreEd 2024 Annual Conference

The EntreEd 2024 Annual Conference, “Connect, Learn, Inspire: Empowering K-12 Students with Future-Ready Skills,” is an exciting event focused on preparing students for the future by equipping them with essential skills and knowledge through entrepreneurship education. The conference will take place on March 12 and 13, 2024 in Pittsburgh, PA at the Hilton Garden Inn […]

The Rise of Digital Entrepreneurship in K-12 Education: Transforming Tomorrow’s Innovators

In a world where technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, it’s no surprise that education is evolving to harness its power. One fascinating trend that’s gaining momentum is the rise of digital entrepreneurship in K-12 education. This exciting shift is revolutionizing how students learn about entrepreneurship, opening up new horizons and […]

Incorporating Soft Skills in K-12 Entrepreneurship Education

Incorporating soft skills into K-12 entrepreneurship education is of utmost significance in preparing students for success in a rapidly changing and competitive world. While entrepreneurship concepts are essential, the development of soft skills such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving is equally crucial for the comprehensive growth of young learners. Here is a list of some […]

The Psychology of Entrepreneurship Education: Teaching Growth Mindset and Grit

Entrepreneurship isn’t just about creating a business; it’s a mindset, a journey of self-discovery, and a powerful tool for personal growth. At the heart of this journey lie two critical elements: the growth mindset and grit. These psychological qualities aren’t just the secret sauce behind successful entrepreneurs; they’re skills we can nurture in our students. […]

EntreEd Announces Dr. Toi Hershman as Next CEO 

Dr. Gene Coulson, current CEO of EntreEd, recently announced his retirement after nearly a decade of service to the organization. The EntreEd Board of Directors began their search for the next CEO and named Dr. Toi Hershman, current EntreEd Vice President of Programming as CEO effective May 1, 2023. Dr. Coulson said, “Dr. Cathy Ashmore […]

The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

By Dr. Gene Coulson, CEO, EntreEd The building of entrepreneurship ecosystems in localities across the country is a critical activity if we ever hope to realize all the benefits of a more entrepreneurial culture. I think some consensus is emerging about who should be a part of this ecosystem – government, policy-makers, eship support organizations, […]

ESTEAM Project Thank You

A Message from EntreEd’s Executive Director, Dr. Gene Coulson To all our grant partners, sub awardees, and friends, First, we have worked for years in Eastern Kentucky with many folks who have become good friends. As we see the devastation created by recent floods, we keep them in our thoughts and hope for a quick […]

AEA Ignites Appalachia’s Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

EntreEd partnered with Appalachian State University and STEM West to facilitate the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA) on App State’s campus in Boone, NC July 9-22, 2022. Nineteen high school students from across the Appalachian region were selected via a competitive application process. They engaged in two weeks of experiential activities that […]

ESTEAM Launch Day at Smokey Mountain Elementary

In early May 2022, EntreEd awarded an ESTEAM Project mini-grant to Smokey Mountain Elementary in Jackson County, North Carolina for their ESTEAM Launch Day. Smokey Mountain Elementary educators, Eric Sink and Scott Miller, shared how the experiences impacted their students. “As the science educator for 4th and 5th grade, I am very pleased with the […]

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