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Sustaining Sponsors

Baylor University

Baylor University in Waco, Texas, is a private Baptist university and a nationally ranked research institution. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in the state. Though almost 80 percent of our students come from within Texas, we are typically home to students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

Belmont University

Belmont University

Ranked No. 7 in the Regional Universities South category and named for the fifth consecutive year as one of the top "Up-and-Comer” universities by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of approximately 6,650 students who come from every state and 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The university's purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world's needs, a fact made evident in the University's hometown, Nashville, where students served more than 60,000 hours of community service (valued at $450,000) during the last academic year. Belmont University's Entrepreneurship Program has been named a National Model Undergraduate Program for excellence in entrepreneurship education by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), as well as a national Top 25 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program by the Princeton Review (for five consecutive years). In 2010, our program was featured by Fortune magazine as one of five schools to consider when studying entrepreneurship. These awards and distinctions place Belmont's Center for Entrepreneurship among the most exceptional entrepreneurship programs in the country.

Oklahoma State University

 Oklahoma State University

With one of the most comprehensive academic programs in the world, the School of Entrepreneurship is a leading innovator in educating current and future entrepreneurs. Our faculty includes thought leaders who are changing the way entrepreneurs around the world approach new venture creation through their published research. The Entrepreneurship Program (EEE) at Oklahoma State includes 10 faculty members, 32 courses, and each semester serves hundreds of students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The School offers a minor in entrepreneurship for non-business students, a minor in entrepreneurship for business students, a major in entrepreneurship, an MBA concentration in entrepreneurship, and a Ph.D. program in entrepreneurship. The school’s pedagogical approach centers on helping students recognize their entrepreneurial potential, and improve their abilities on eleven unique entrepreneurial competencies. The School also manages the Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scholars Program and coordinates the Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Living and Learning Community.

Syracuse University

Syracuse University

Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is defined by its expansive vision, Scholarship in Action—a commitment to forging bold, imaginative, reciprocal, and sustained engagements with partners from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address pressing issues we see locally but which resonate globally. These collaborative engagements—from developing green technologies for Syracuse's Near West Side to transforming urban streetscapes, to empowering local schoolchildren through the arts and literacy—deepen and enhance scholarship with "communities of experts” from across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors; generate innovative solutions to complex local-global challenges; and prepare our students for the world in the world. SU is a private, coeducational institution with more than 20,000 full- and part-time students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries studying in undergraduate and graduate degree programs across 11 schools and colleges. In addition to its facilities in Syracuse, SU maintains an established presence in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Los Angeles, as well as in great cities of the world, from London to Beijing. SU's enduring ethos of engaged, cross-sector scholarship, longstanding commitment to access and opportunity, range of academic programs, and expansive international study opportunities position it as a leader among universities seeking to make a real difference in the world.

Platinum Sponsors

EMMA

EMMA

At Emma, we're out to create a world-class brand that's known and loved by marketers, designers and business owners everywhere. And we're well on our way, supporting the email marketing efforts of roughly 40,000 businesses, nonprofits and agencies doing all sorts of interesting things in all sorts of interesting places, assuming Belgium makes your list of interesting places, and why wouldn't it?

 

Emma has more than 40,000 customers today, but our first was Nashville's Belcourt Theatre. They gave us feedback on an early Emma prototype, earning free Emma service forever and our undying adoration.

Over the years, we've built a team of talented folks. In fact, they're so talented that a mere day job cannot contain their talents, which is why there's an Annual Emma Talent Show that always seems to involve headbands.

New stuff is always in the works, including a new home for our Nashville office, a historic pair of trolley barns in Nashville's fast-growing SoBro district. You know it's cool because it has one of those mashup names, or MaNas.

We have offices in a variety of cities, like Nashville, Austin, New York, Portland and others, in support of organizations all over the English-speaking world.

Emma has consistently been recognized as both a fast-growing company (think Inc. 500/5000 multiple times) and a great place to work (think great-place-to-work-plaques beginning to clutter the plaque display wall).

We're always trying to make Emma the product, service, company, team and brand better. That work, and the accompanying story, continues indefinitely. Turns out the story is part drama, part comedy, occasionally musical, and definitely a thriller. Hopefully it does not star Jean-Claude Van Damme. Or maybe it does.

MediaSpark

MediaSpark

MediaSpark is an award-winning software development, publishing, and gamification company.

We apply the power of educational games, simulations, and social networks to the subjects of entrepreneurship, business, money, health, community economic development, and more.

We help educators and trainers enhance their curricula. We make learning fun and experiential. We nurture entrepreneurs and those that influence them. We help organizations establish meaningful relationships with their stakeholders and communities of interest.

We have been an industry pioneer for over a decade, designing, producing, and commercializing innovative solutions under our own brands or those of our clients. Our work is global and we impact people in all walks of life.

MediaSpark has three lines of business:
· GoVenture® educational games and simulations, including software simulations and applications, mobile games, board games, and a massively multiplayer online game.
· Oasis™ content and social networks
· Consulting, production, and gamification services

 

VISA

VISA

Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, banks and governments in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to use electronic payments instead of cash and checks.

Visa has built one of the world's most advanced processing networks. It's capable of handling more than 20,000 transactions per second, with reliability, convenience and security, including fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants.

Visa does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa's innovations, however, enable its bank customers to offer consumers more choices: Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products.

Governments around the world have switched to electronic payments instead of checks for benefits payments and purchasing in order to increase efficiency and lower costs, saving taxpayers money.

Visa is giving more people in more places access to electronic payments. From the world's major cities to remote areas without banks, people are increasingly relying on electronic payments along with mobile technology to use their money any time, make purchases online, transfer funds across borders and access basic financial services. All of which makes their lives easier and grows economies.

 

The Coleman Foundation

The Coleman Foundation

 The Coleman Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking foundation established in 1951. The Foundation supports educational institutions offering entrepreneurship education across the country, organizations providing cancer care, treatment and support, and agencies providing services for individuals with developmental disabilities only in the Chicago Metropolitan area - its primary geographical focus.

 


Gold Sponsors

Centurion Strategies

Centurion Strategies

Centurion Strategies is not your typical PR team. We break ranks to deliver fast and effective results for clients, on time and within budget. With more than 10 years of high-level public relations, crisis management, international sales and marketing, integrated advertising, events and community affairs experience, we've built a solid reputation not only for the agency but for our clients. Having worked with state and federal government agencies; professional athletes and entertainers; Fortune500 companies, as well as small- to medium-sized businesses, we've adopted a hybrid playbook. Concise messaging, bold strategy, building brand alliances, executing unique campaigns, and talented operators rank highest on our list of why our clients succeed. As for which is more important—PR or advertising—we think they should coexist with a lock-stepped balance difficult to strike.

Entrepreneur Media

Entrepreneur.com

Entrepreneur Media has some reading material for the self-employed. Targeting small-business owners and those thinking about taking the leap, Entrepreneur Media publishes "Entrepreneur" magazine, a monthly publication with a paid circulation of more than 600,000. The company also operates the corresponding Web site, Entrepreneur.com. In addition, Entrepreneur Media publishes books (titles such as Start Your Own Business and Master of Success) through its Entrepreneur Press unit.   

NCIIA / National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance

We support technology innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education to create experiential learning opportunities and successful, socially beneficial innovations and businesses.

With a membership of nearly 200 colleges and universities from all over the United States, the NCIIA engages more than 5,000 student and faculty innovators and entrepreneurs each year, helping them to bring their concepts to commercialization.

The NCIIA ‘pipeline' provides nascent student start-ups with early stage funding, business strategy development training, mentoring, and investment. The NCIIA provides faculty with funding for courses and programs, opportunities for recognition, and entrepreneurship education training and networking.

Barefoot Wine

Barefoot Wines was created in 1956 but the wine's spirited ways really began with its founders, Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey in 1986. They wanted a wine that didn't take itself too seriously and was fun to drink. Hence the motto "Get Barefoot and Have a Great Time!”

Good Wine is good times but Barefoot Wine wanted to make an even bigger impact. This initiated the philosophy "Making the World a Better Place through Wine!” Barefoot has partnered with over 3,000 charities worldwide to assist in fundraising efforts and continues to make an impact on the local level.

Our Wine Maker, Jen Wall, is dedicated to great wines at great value and has the reputation to prove it! She is the most awarded female wine maker in California and Barefoot is the #1 most awarded Winery in US competitions!

At Barefoot we believe that wine should be shared and enjoyed by all and has a place at all occasions. We support locally as well as internationally and will continue to "Make the World a Better Place through Wine.”

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

University of South florida St. Petersburg

Imagine a university in the heart of a lively city center. An intimate campus nestled on the waterfront, steps from world-class cultural institutions. A faculty committed to learning and research on all levels and across disciplines. Students working in partnership with the community.

Creative. Collaborative. Engaged.

At USF St. Petersburg, students enjoy smaller classes. Professors who know you by name. Students conducting research on the undergraduate and graduate levels – side by side with professors. A setting that encourages creativity.

Innovation, collaboration and community engagement are not just buzz words at USF St. Petersburg. They are the outgrowth of a creative environment that is on display in every corner of the community.

University of Tampa

University of Tampa

The University of Tampa is a comprehensive, independent university that delivers challenging and high quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. Four colleges offer more than 150 areas of study through a core curriculum rooted in a liberal arts tradition. Beginning with an innovative first-year student experience, University of Tampa students explore global issues, examine career possibilities, and refine communication and critical thinking skills. Professional master's programs in business, nursing, and education and a continuing studies program for adult learners exemplify the University's commitment to the professions and to the community.

The John H. Sykes College of Business is accredited by AACSB International---The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The university is also accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate's, baccalaureate, and master's degrees. The university was founded in 1931 by visionary community leaders who wanted to provide the best possible educational opportunity for their community. The graduate business programs at The University of Tampa prepare students for leadership responsibilities in a technically sophisticated, diverse global environment where change rules.

Silver Sponsors

Direct Selling Education Foundation

Direct Selling Education Foundation

The DSEF engages and educates the public about how direct selling empowers individuals, supports communities and strengthens economies worldwide.

Our success depends on working side by side with our partners in academia, women's organizations and consumer protection groups to implement effective programs and events. It is through these invaluable partnerships that we can succeed in our mission to serve the public interest by advancing the direct selling industry's support of consumer rights and protection, education about the industry, ethical leadership and individual economic empowerment.

The Direct Selling Education Foundation advocates a fair, educated and ethical direct selling marketplace. We deliver multi-faceted programming aimed directly at the contemporary issues facing direct selling companies and consumers in a global marketplace.

DSEF programming covers topics such as: ethical business practices, consumer protection and education, sales and selling practices, marketing and entrepreneurship, and the opportunities and challenges of globalization.

Today's direct selling market place is a global one, and DSEF is rising to meet the challenge of providing an essential public service to the direct selling industry and consumers. We are creating strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations and cultivating new friendships with future leaders in the fields of consumer protection, education, women's issues and business. Through technology, we extend our global reach and through our programs, we inspire intellectual curiosity in the marketplace and interest in the direct selling industry. DSEF supports consumer rights and protection, direct selling education efforts, ethical leadership and individual economic empowerment.

Marketplace Live

Marketplace Live / Innovative Learning Solutions

Marketplace Live is a family of pre-customized simulations available for all business courses. From marketing to management to entrepreneurship and supply chain, Marketplace Live simulations offer a deeply, rich pedagogy that utilize a multi-sense learning approach to engage students and increase knowledge retention. Our visually-rich and highly intuitive online simulation includes resources such as videos to illustrate practical business situations and balanced scorecards to help students understand their strengths and weaknesses. Marketplace Live offers a comprehensive student assessment, activity rubrics, and peer evaluations to assist instructors in providing a fulfilling and stimulating simulation experience. We pride ourselves on a simulation that has been refined and perfected over 25 years. Students have said, "This simulation is the best part of my day. It is wonderful and exciting to me and much more informative than any lecture or text could come close to..." Instructors have said our simulation is "one of the most creative, enhanced, reality learning tools a university could offer students in any business marketing or management course."

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University

The Jim Moran Institute

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at The Florida State University was established in 1995 through generous donations from automobile industry legend Jim Moran, his wife Jan, and JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and supplemented with a major grant from the State of Florida to create a fully-funded endowment and with additional funding from The Jim Moran Foundation, Inc.

The mission of The Jim Moran Institute is to cultivate, train and inspire entrepreneurial leaders in the community through world-class education programs and curriculum, intensive consulting assistance and mentorship to entrepreneurs and business owners, leading-edge academic research and applied education and public recognition. Our faculty and staff provide students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and business owners the tools and expertise necessary to develop strategies that establish and sustain advantages for businesses in today's competitive marketplace and to creatively pursue new opportunities and innovations involving the startup of new business ventures.

National Federation of Independent Business Research Foundation

National Federation of Independent Business Research Foundation

The National Federation of Independent Business is the leading small business association representing small and independent businesses. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1943, NFIB represents the consensus views of its members in Washington and all 50 state capitals.

NFIB's mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. NFIB also gives its members a power in the marketplace. By pooling the purchasing power of its members, the National Federation of Independent Business gives members access to many business products and services at discounted costs. NFIB also provides timely information designed to help small businesses succeed.

The NFIB Research Foundation is one of the leading sources of information about small business in the United States. A 501(c)(3) organization, the foundation conducts research about policy-related issues as well as the business practices and economic impact of small firms through its Small Business Economic Trends reports and other economic research studies. The empirically based information about small business, the product of more than 30 years of research, is available to policymakers, small-business owners, scholars and the public. The foundation is not a grant-making organization.

Gardner-Webb University/Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship

Gardner-Webb University / Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship

Gardner-Webb University, a private, Christian, Baptist-related university, provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate education that is strongly grounded in the liberal arts while offering opportunities to prepare for various professions. Fostering meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge within a diverse community of learning, Gardner-Webb is dedicated to higher education that integrates scholarship with Christian life. By embracing faith and intellectual freedom, balancing conviction with compassion, and inspiring a love of learning, service, and leadership, Gardner-Webb prepares its graduates to make significant contributions for God and humanity in an ever-changing global community.

Both business ethics and entrepreneurship have become recognized as scientific disciplines with specific journals to disseminate the plethora of significant conceptual, theoretical, and empirical research that is being done. However, only a relatively small number of articles have appeared in the academic literature that explicitly addresses the intersection of business ethics and entrepreneurship. A review of the literature of both fields revealed that, in addition to the comparatively few articles and a number of conference presentations, only one conference (2006) and one special issue of Journal of Business Venturing (2009) were specifically devoted to this "connection.”

Millikin University

Millikin University

Millikin University is an independent, four-year university in Decatur, Ill. with approximately 2,300 students in traditional and non-traditional undergraduate and Masters degree programs. The signature of a Millikin University education is a unique experience we like to call Performance Learning.

When James Millikin founded the university more than 110 years ago, he did so based upon the idea of combining theory and practice. While this was a radical idea at the time, today, we know that practice is not enough. Today's students must perform their knowledge in order to be truly prepared for life after college. Internships. Co-teaching. Student-run Businesses. Presentations. Market Research. You name it; our students are finding new ways to live out their learning and reap the rewards of their hard work. The result -- Millikin students graduate with experience and the confidence to succeed.

 

       Barefoot Wines

Barefoot Wines was created in 1956 but the wine's spirited ways really began with its founders, Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey in 1986. They wanted a wine that didn't take itself too seriously and was fun to drink. Hence the motto "Get Barefoot and Have a Great Time!”

Good Wine is good times but Barefoot Wine wanted to make an even bigger impact. This initiated the philosophy "Making the World a Better Place through Wine!” Barefoot has partnered with over 3,000 charities worldwide to assist in fundraising efforts and continues to make an impact on the local level.

Our Wine Maker, Jen Wall, is dedicated to great wines at great value and has the reputation to prove it! She is the most awarded female wine maker in California and Barefoot is the #1 most awarded Winery in US competitions!

At Barefoot we believe that wine should be shared and enjoyed by all and has a place at all occasions. We support locally as well as internationally and will continue to "Make the World a Better Place through Wine.”

Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University

Our vision for Wake Forest is a renewal of its time-honored narrative – a community of people committed to bettering themselves for the betterment of humanity. The promise and deep truth of that narrative is encapsulated in our simple motto: Pro-Humanitate

We know that students, faculty and a sense of community are not unique to Wake Forest. Our distinction lies in how we choose to embrace and develop each one as an integral element to educating the whole person.

Our vision does not describe an end in itself, rather it defines our commitment to the perpetual journey ahead. The signature of a collegiate university is not excelling at one thing at the expense of others, but rather weaving together a diverse yet deeply connected collection of knowledge and skills that prepares students for lifelong success. We believe that the challenges of a complex and rapidly changing world require complete leaders, and in our ability to empower exceptional individuals to become those leaders within an educational environment specifically designed to develop the whole person. 

Yellow Sequoia

Yellow Sequoia

Yellow Sequoia was founded with the goal to popularize the use of simulations within business education. Simulations are defined as "case studies with participants on the inside” so they are just perfect for teaching business.

We love simulations and think that in today's academic environment they offer the best alternative for teaching business.

We offer the following services:

· Unbiased advice on the best simulation for your teaching needs

· Train-the-trainer for specific simulation use and ongoing support

· Consulting projects for custom curriculum development and simulation application.

 

 

                                                                                                          Sage One

Sage One is a simple, online application with the essential tools entrepreneurs need to run their businesses. You can track projects, time, tasks, and expenses; exchange files; and manage invoicing. Sage One is also collaboration friendly so you can work from anywhere with team members and clients, making it easy to share files and keep everyone informed.It’s all in one place, which saves time and simplifies business life.


Bronze Sponsors

Babson College

Babson College

Babson is the educator, convener and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™.

An independent, not-for-profit institution, Babson is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). In the 2010-2011 academic year, more than 2,000 undergraduate and 1,300 graduate students attended Babson, representing more than 72 countries.

As creators and conveners of knowledge about entrepreneurship, Babson distinguishes itself with:

An Undergraduate School that provides a top-flight business education blending innovative, integrated and applied business and liberal arts programs with curricular and co-curricular learning experiences.

The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business , that grants highly ranked MBA and MS degrees.

An Executive Education program for professionals looking to grow in today's rapidly evolving business environment.

Global research projects that are used as key benchmarking indicators by a number of distinguished regional, national and supranational authorities around the world.

Babson Global which works with corporate, university, government, and foundation partners to advance entrepreneurship education and Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® worldwide.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Chesapeake Energy Corporation is the second-largest producer of natural gas, a Top 15 producer of oil and natural gas liquids and the most active driller of new wells in the U.S. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company's operations are focused on discovering and developing unconventional natural gas and oil fields onshore in the U.S. Chesapeake owns leading positions in the Eagle Ford, Utica, Granite Wash, Cleveland, Tonkawa, Mississippi Lime and Niobrara unconventional liquids plays and in the Marcellus, Haynesville/Bossier and Barnett unconventional natural gas shale plays. The company has also vertically integrated its operations and owns substantial marketing, midstream and oilfield services businesses directly and indirectly through its subsidiaries Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc., Chesapeake Midstream Development, L.P. and COS Holdings, L.L.C.​

Our goal is simple — generate industry-leading shareholder returns by developing and executing a distinctive business strategy that is focused exclusively on exploring for and producing unconventional natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids onshore in the U.S. Natural gas is clean, affordable, abundant and American.

People, land and science — these are the key elements to success in our industry and we have invested more aggressively in these than any other U.S. E&P company. From the fields where we drill, to the labs where we study petrophysics, to the offices where we make the final decisions, the enthusiasm and commitment of our employees resonates in every aspect of our business.

Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University

 Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The University offers 55 areas of study toward the baccalaureate degree and seven master's degree programs in education, writing, coastal marine and wetland studies, and the MBA. Ten new undergraduate degree programs were recently added, including biochemistry, economics, graphic design, information systems, musical theatre, theatre arts, as well as criminology, health and aging, and social justice tracks in sociology.

More than 9,000 students from across the country and the world interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 120 student clubs and organizations.

Frostburg State University

FSUBusiness provides progressive learning experiences to help students prepare to successfully meet professional opportunities through a dynamic educational environment that emphasizes applied learning and a framework for professional growth embodied by LEAD Leadership, Excellence, Achievement, and Development.

FSUBusiness emphasizes excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and masters levels through its small-class environment, caring faculty, and interactive focus.

FSUBusiness provides intellectual and professional development to business students through coursework, student organizations, research opportunities, and experiential learning activities, with a focus on leadership, ethical values, and regional engagement.

FSUBusiness secures inputs from significant constituencies, such as business practitioners, alumni, and students, regarding their educational needs and their view of FSUBusiness' quality.

FSUBusiness faculty are involved in research and regional engagement endeavors, thereby allowing them to continuously enhance their teaching skills, contribute to the body of knowledge in their academic field, and provide assistance to organizations in the region.

George Washington University Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence

George Washington University College of Etrepreneurial Excellence

Established in 2005, the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) strives to empower entrepreneurs by integrating academic objectives with GWU's business community. CFEE engages in research and other scholarly activities that make significant contributions to the fields of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Women Entrepreneurial Leadership, Family Enterprise, and Emerging Business Development (Small and Medium Enterprise Development). This center works with the GW School of Business (GWSB) and the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), among other partners, to advance the school's nationally recognized achievements in the field of entrepreneurship education and further promote entrepreneurship among students and throughout communities.

       Enactus

A community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world. Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world. Human progress depends on our ability to tap into the entrepreneurial spirit that lives within each of us and channel the unique talents, passions and ideas we each possess toward creating good in the world.

West Virginia University

 West Virginia University
As a land-grant institution in the 21st century, WVU will deliver high-quality education, excel in discovery and innovation, model a culture of diversity and inclusion, promote health and vitality, and build pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity between the state, the nation, and the world.

By 2020, WVU will attain national research prominence, thereby enhancing educational achievement, global engagement, diversity, and the vitality and well-being of the people of West Virginia.

WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships—24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 35 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, two Morris K. Udall Scholars, five USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), eight Boren Scholars, five Gilman Scholars, 32 Fulbright Scholars, 9 Critical Language Scholars, and one Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar.

University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 42,000 students.

We commit to the University of Cincinnati becoming a first-choice destination for students, patients, faculty and staff. Excellence pervades our research, learning, campus, collaborations, opportunities, athletics, support, health care and diversity. We stand ready to accomplish a transformation that achieves prominence.

We will measure our success against the elite set of peers represented by the Association of American Universities and The Top American Research UniversitiesWe will prioritize and target our resources on those areas in which we excel.

The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our university, city, state and global community.

University of North Texas

University of North Texas

UNT is a public research university deeply committed to advancing educational excellence and preparing students to become thoughtful, engaged citizens of the world.

This is accomplished through a broad and balanced array of programs where well-prepared students and dedicated scholars and artists collaborate with our local and global communities in the creation, integration, application and dissemination of knowledge. In this way, UNT creates an enriched and sustainable future for our students, state, nation and world.

As one of Texas' largest universities, we offer 97 bachelors, 82 masters and 35 doctoral degree programs.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening our collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

University of South Alabama

University of south Alabama

The mission of the University of South Alabama is to offer high-quality programs of teaching, research, public service and health care that create, communicate, preserve, and apply knowledge in service to the people of Alabama as citizens in a global community.

The vision of USA is to become a preeminent comprehensive university that is recognized for its intellectual, cultural, and economic impact on the health and well-being of those we serve as leaders and citizens in a global community.

Kansas State University

Kansas State University

Kansas State University is on its way to become a top 50 public research university by 2025. The university has more national CASE/Carnegie Professors of the Year than any other public research university in the nation. Kansas State University is a national leader among public universities in the total number of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater and Udall prestigious scholarship winners.

The university was founded in 1863 as the country's first operational land-grant university. Kansas State University has campuses in Manhattan, Salina and Olathe, and Research and Extension has a presence throughout Kansas. Forbes magazine, The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report have recognized the university as one of the best in America.

More than 23,800 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries attend Kansas State University. Students can choose from more than 250 majors and options in nine colleges: agriculture; architecture, planning and design; arts and sciences; business administration; education; engineering; human ecology; technology and aviation; and veterinary medicine. The Graduate School offers

Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University

Opening minds and doors to success.

TCU is all about the experience.

This is a place where students learn how to adapt to whatever the future might bring, develop critical thinking skills and expand their creativity. With a choice of rigorous academic programs in 131 undergraduate areas of study, 49 master's level programs and 23 areas of doctoral study, Horned Frogs have opportunities to search for meaning and examine values, yet graduate well-prepared for professional accomplishment.

Whether in the fine arts or business or engineering, Horned Frogs can develop their full creative potential here. For example, both MBA and undergraduate students at the Neeley School of Business benefit from an experience ranked at the top by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report — not in spite of, but because of, the focus on the individual.

It's how Horned Frogs are learning to change the world.
 

Award Sponsors

University of Wyoming

University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming aspires to be one of the nation's finest public land-grant research universities. We serve as a statewide resource for accessible and affordable higher education of the highest quality; rigorous scholarship; technology transfer; economic and community development; and responsible stewardship of our cultural, historical, and natural resources.

In the exercise of our primary mission to promote learning, we seek to provide academic and co-curricular opportunities that will:
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Expose students to the frontiers of scholarship and creative activity and the complexities of an interdependent world;
~Ensure individual interactions among students, faculty, and staff;
Nurture an environment that values and manifests diversity, free expression, academic freedom, personal integrity, and mutual respect; and
~Promote opportunities for personal growth, physical health, athletic competition, and leadership development for all members of the university community.

As Wyoming's only university, we are committed to outreach and service that extend our human talent and technological capacity to serve the people in our communities, our state, the nation, and the world.

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

A university engaged with the world.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential research university. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern today provides unprecedented experiential learning opportunities around the world. The university's rapidly growing research enterprise is strategically aligned with three national imperatives: health, security, and sustainability.

Emerald Group Publishing Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy

Emerald Group

Helping the world to be better managed. Founded in 1967 as an offshoot of the University of Bradford, Emerald Group Publishing has become the world's leading scholarly publisher of journals and books in business and management with a strong and growing presence in disciplines including LIS, social sciences, engineering, linguistics and audiology.

Institutions - especially public policies - are a significant determinant of economic outcomes; entrepreneurship and enterprise development are often the channel by which public policies affect economic outcomes, and by which outcomes feed back to the policy process. The Journal of Entrepreneurship & Public Policy (JEPP) was created to encourage and disseminate quality research about these vital relationships. The ultimate aim is to improve the quality of the political discourse about entrepreneurship and development policies.

Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice

Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ET&P) is a leading scholarly journal in the field of entrepreneurship studies. The journal's mission is to publish original papers which contribute to the advancement of the field of entrepreneurship. ET&P publishes conceptual and empirical articles of interest to scholars, consultants, and public policy makers. Most issues also feature a teaching case. Article topics include, but are not limited to:
~National and International Studies of Enterprise Creation
~Small Business Management
~Family-Owned Businesses
~Minority Issues in Small Business and Entrepreneurship
~New Venture Creation
~Research Methods
~Venture Financing
~Corporate and Non-Profit Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice is ranked among the top Business journals by Financial Times.

 

Journal of Small Business Management

Journal of Small Business Management

The primary purpose of the Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM) is to publish scholarly research articles in the fields of small business management and entrepreneurship. As the official journal of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), the JSBM is recognized as a primary instrument for projecting and supporting the goals and objectives of this organization, which include scholarly research and the free exchange of ideas. The journal, which is circulated in 60 countries around the world, is a leader in the field of small business research.

International Small Business Journal

International Small Business Journal

The International Small Business Journal (ISBJ) publishes the highest quality original research papers on small business and entrepreneurship. The ISBJ attracts submissions from international academics focusing upon theoretical, empirical, policy and practitioner issues within the fields of small business and entrepreneurship. Articles published in the ISBJ are of importance to academics, policy makers, practitioners and analysts in government and organizations, seeking to understand small businesses, entrepreneurial processes and outcomes.
Impact Factor: 1.492
Ranked: 47 out of 113 in Business and 63 out of 166 in Management

Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship

Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship

The Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship (JDE) provides a forum for the dissemination of descriptive, empirical, and theoretical research that focuses on issues concerning microenterprise and small business development, especially under conditions of adversity. The JDE is geared towards scholars who study issues of developmental entrepreneurship and professionals involved in governmental and non-governmental efforts to facilitate entrepreneurship in economic and community development programs. Articles will cover a broad range of topics, including:
~Entrepreneurship and self-employment in developing contexts
~Challenges and opportunities unique to minority and female entrepreneurs
~Microenterprise funds and private-sector small business lending practices
~Legislation, regulation, and tax policy that impact entrepreneurship and economic development
~Processes that facilitate growth and development within emerging enterprises
~Networks within and among entrepreneurial ventures
~Marketing patterns and approaches in venture growth and development
~International developmental entrepreneurship programs
~Entrepreneurship in the informal economic sector
~Education and training for aspiring entrepreneurs
~Industry practices that adversely affect microenterprise development
~Economic and social impacts of microenterprise activity.

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation was launched at the beginning of a century in which an understanding of the nature, process and practice of entrepreneurship will be a key factor in economic success.

Worldwide, the proliferation of small businesses and their increasing importance in the economy mean that the management and growth of such enterprises are ever-more critical in national and regional development. At the same time, changes in work patterns and the frequent opportunities for innovation offered by accelerating technological development make entrepreneurship within organizations - 'intrapreneurship' - a core challenge for large companies. From multinational to micro-enterprise, no business can afford to ignore this issue.

Rowan University

Rowen University

Rowan University is a selective, medium-sized public institution located in southern New Jersey, just 20 miles east of Philadelphia, with a branch campus in nearby Camden. Rowan offers more than 50 undergraduate and 30 graduate programs throughout ten academic colleges including a newly developed medical school. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University third in Northern Regional Public Universities. With high-tech facilities, engaged professors and nationally recognized academic and athletic programs, Rowan provides an outstanding education at an exceptional value.

Emerald Group Publishing

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Founded in 1967 as an offshoot of the University of Bradford, Emerald Group Publishing has become the world's leading scholarly publisher of journals and books in business and management with a strong and growing presence in disciplines including LIS, social sciences, engineering, linguistics and audiology.

All of the world's top 100 business schools (listed by the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2011 – FT 100) have Emerald authors.

All of Emerald research journals are peer-reviewed to ensure the highest quality.

In 2009, more than 21 million Emerald articles were downloaded and read in research and study. This equates to more than 50,000 a day, every day of the year.

We encourage research excellence in management through the Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards, in collaboration with the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

We encourage global scholarship through partnerships and research awards with CLADEA (Latin America), IAABD (Africa), CEEMAN (Central and Eastern Europe), BMDA (Baltic region), AACSB (Americas) and the Global Foundation for Management Education (GFME).

Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship

Journal of Ethics and Entreprensurship

Both business ethics and entrepreneurship have become recognized as scientific disciplines with specific journals to disseminate the plethora of significant conceptual, theoretical, and empirical research that is being done. However, only a relatively small number of articles have appeared in the academic literature that explicitly addresses the intersection of business ethics and entrepreneurship. A review of the literature of both fields revealed that, in addition to the comparatively few articles and a number of conference presentations, only one conference (2006) and one special issue of Journal of Business Venturing (2009) were specifically devoted to this "connection.”

 


University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Imagine a university in the heart of a lively city center. An intimate campus nestled on the waterfront, steps from world-class cultural institutions. A faculty committed to learning and research on all levels and across disciplines. Students working in partnership with the community.
Creative. Collaborative. Engaged.
At USF St. Petersburg, students enjoy smaller classes. Professors who know you by name. Students conducting research on the undergraduate and graduate levels – side by side with professors. A setting that encourages creativity.
Innovation, collaboration and community engagement are not just buzz words at USF St. Petersburg. They are the outgrowth of a creative environment that is on display in every corner of the community.

The Journal of
Business & Entrepreneurship (JBE)


is published by ASBE and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. JBE is dedicated to the publication of articles that expand knowledge about small business and entrepreneurship.

JBE addresses the needs of both academicians and business practitioners through manuscripts that cover marketing, management, finance, accounting, applied information technology, and business law. In sum, the goal of JBE is to increase theoretical and practical insights about small business and entrepreneurship.

 Entrepreneurial Practice Review


The Entrepreneurial Practice Review is a free, double-blind peer-reviewed journal designed for entrepreneurs.
Our goal is to bring academic insights to practitioners in the real world. We draw our inspiration
from the Harvard Business Review, but focus on entrepreneurship and small business.
We don't just write about entrepreneurship - we are entrepreneurs.

 

University of Central Arkansas College of Business

The UCA College of Business is committed to the success of each individual student and recognizes that business leaders must have technical knowledge, critical thinking skills and be able to communicate ideas in a collaborative environment.

 


 

 

 

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