Our Mission at the National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education

EntreEd champions entrepreneurship education, cultivating students for a prosperous future. Through leadership, professional development, advocacy, and networking, EntreEd curates
educational practices and programs that forge entrepreneurial capabilities in all students.

Dr. Gene Coulson
Executive Director, National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education

“In this age of educational accountability through standards and assessments with only one right answer and success measured by test scores, we need to keep young minds open for alternative ways of thinking...teach students not to get a job, but create one.”

EntreEd’s Role in the Entrepreneurship Education Landscape

  • National leader in advocating entrepreneurship education as a lifelong learning process.
  • Founding organization partner of National Entrepreneurship Week, the third week of February annually.
  • Developer of the National Standards for Entrepreneurship Education.
  • Creator of America’s Entrepreneurial Schools national designation for K-12 entrepreneurship.
  • Provider of innovative, hands-on teacher professional development.
  • Community of entrepreneurship educators via our AES membership model.
  • Annual EntreEd Forum organizer for national networking and training opportunities for educators.

Click to read a special publication about EntreEd’s history:

Pioneering Entrepreneurship Education for 40 Years


What We Do

  • Promote the incorporation of entrepreneurship education across all levels of education and community-based programs, especially the entirety of the K-12 system.
  • Infuse entrepreneurship in existing academic courses and support separate courses and programs developed in entrepreneurship.
  • Encourage participation in partnerships with business, industry, agency, and trade associations to bring together diverse groups whose interests foster economic development through entrepreneurship education.
  • Encourage teacher education institutions and accrediting groups to incorporate competencies of entrepreneurship into teacher training curricula.
  • Share educational activities, programs, and strategies being implemented to incorporate entrepreneurial concepts into the instructional and guidance service activities.
  • Provide a focal point for the planning, organizing, and promoting of entrepreneurship education efforts.

Our Value Proposition

As the future of work continues to evolve, EntreEd instills entrepreneurial mindsets in every student, every year to forge a more entrepreneurial America. With these mindsets, students will be competitive in a global economy and create a more prosperous future for themselves and local communities.


Non-Discrimination/Equity Policy

It is the policy of the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education (EntreEd), as executed via its work, communications, programs, leadership development, and all other activities and policies, such that the Consortium:

  • recognizes and values individuals and individual preferences, values, and backgrounds of all individuals in any way associated with the organization.
  • functions in ways that are non-discriminatory and inclusive on the basis of such variables as race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, geographic origin, socioeconomic status, education, disability, marital status, or military status.

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