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Alphachimp Studio

Alphachimp Studio Inc. is a visual learning company that supports business innovation, strategic planning, and collaborative design.

Since 1998, we have worked to bring visual learning out of the cave and into everyday life. After more than 10 years in business, our motto remains the same:

Make stuff. Make stuff happen!  

Collaboration with individuals and organizations—of all sizes and across all sectors—is at the heart of our work; our mission is to explore innovative learning tools to solve complex problems.

As a network of facilitators and graphic recorders, we share a passion for doodling, drawing, discovering, exploring, playing, imagining, and creating with others.

For all of us, creativity and innovative thinking are as vital as the air we breathe. Because of this, we hope to build a world in which all people are allowed to bring their whole self to work.


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 is also one of the fastest-growing universities in the country, doubling enrollment and investing more than $314 million in construction projects in the past 12 years. With more than 80 areas of study, 23 master's programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon.

Business Expert Press

Business Expert Press

Business Expert Press is dedicated to developing collections of complementary business books within specific disciplines (including Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management) and across many more topics of interest. Our books are applied concise books, eBooks and collections for faculty, students, and librarians. 

CEO / Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

Colligiate Entrapreneurs Organization

The Collegiate Entrepreneurs' OrganizationSM (CEO) is the premier entrepreneurship network with chapters on over 240 university campuses across North America. With a diverse global network, CEO informs, supports and inspires college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation.

Edward Elgar Publishing

 Edward Elgar Publishing

Edward Elgar Publishing is a leading international publisher specializing in research monographs, reference books and textbooks. As an independent, family business, we are proud of our author-centered, personal approach to publishing. Our entrepreneurship list is one of the broadest in academic publishing and we are pleased to publish many of the top scholars in the field.  



We are a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to enable human progress. We establish student programs on campuses across the nation. Enactus students apply business concepts to develop community outreach projects, transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

Emerald Group Publishing Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy

Emerald Group

Emerald is a leading independent publisher of global research with impact in business, society, public policy and education.

Emerald is the Publisher of the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy (Editor - Noel Campbell) the Official Journal of the USASBE Public Policy Special Interest Group as well as the Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth (Editors - Jerome Katz and Andrew C. Corbett) and the Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Economic Growth (Editors - Sherry Hoskinson and Donald Kuratko) book series.

Entrepreneur Magazine

George Washington University

George Washington University Center for Entrepreneurial 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 schools nationally recognized achievements in the field of entrepreneurship education and further promote entrepreneurship among students and throughout communities.

Primary initiatives and subject areas of research include entrepreneurship education, leadership, lifecycle needs of family businesses, managerial issues affecting emerging business viability, knowledge management for entrepreneurial firms, and interdisciplinary entrepreneurship education for women. CFEE will continue the GWSB's commitment to develop mutually beneficial programs that integrate academic objectives with the real needs of the university's external business community.

ICSB / International Council for Small Business

International Council for Small Business

Founded in 1955, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) was the first international membership organization to promote the growth and development of small businesses worldwide. The organization brings together educators, researchers, policy makers and practitioners from around the world to share knowledge and expertise in their respective fields.

ICSB promotes the development of knowledge in all areas of business theory and practice and is particularly focused on strategies and policies proven to be effective in sustaining small businesses and entrepreneurship.

ICSB / International Council for Small Business – 2013 Puerto Rico

ICSB Puerto Rico 2013 


F or the second time in International Council for Small Business history, the organization's World Conference will be held in the Caribbean, hosted by the ICSB Puerto Rico and Caribbean Affiliate. Ponce, Puerto Rico will be the venue for ICSB 2013.

"The Pearl of the South" as Ponce is known, is bathed by the warm blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.Don't miss this once a year gathering of leading practitioners, policy makers, academics, and researchers concerning withentrepreneurshipand small businesses from all Affiliates of the ICSB. Let's go GLO-Cal. Experiences of global entrepreneurship with a Caribbean flare. We look forward to greeting you all personally in Ponce, Puerto Rico on June 20, 2013.


Marketplace Live / Innovative Learning Solutions

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.



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.

NFIB / National Federation of Independent Business

  National Federation of Independent Business

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.

Oklahoma State University

 Oklahoma State University

Entrepreneurs are ordinary people who do extraordinary things. They change the world one venture at a time. With passion and tenacity, coupled with vision and purpose, coupled with discipline and principles, they create the future. They learn how to adapt, how to leverage resources, how to bootstrap and how to think and act like a guerrilla. Sometimes this results in commercial ventures that produce profits and wealth—and sometimes it results in social ventures that produce social benefits, such as a cleaner environment, home ownership for those that could never afford it, or computer literacy for the economically deprived.  



Educating more than 100 million people worldwide, Pearson is the global leader in education publishing. Pearson provides quality education solutions in all available media, spanning the post-secondary learning spectrum from college and career training through graduate studies and professional training and development.

Education has a long sought living/learning environments that expand the classroom and integrate curriculum I to student lifestyle experientially.



PitchBurner is a web-based platform dedicated to helping innovative events reach their full potential. From entrepreneurship competitions and community impact events to managing the flow of new ideas, the uses are endless. They are dedicated to increasing the brand equity of unique events and providing a streamlined experience for participants, reviewers, and administrators through this tool set.



PlanningShop is the leading publisher specializing in resources for entrepreneurship and small business. Our practical, actionable books and products are based on real-world experience of seasoned entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, and lenders. PlanningShop books are used in over 700 business schools globally, and are required reading in 22 of the top 25 entrepreneurship programs in the United States! Our brand-new text, Entrepreneurship: A Real-World Approach includes comprehensive coverage of what students need to know to start and run a successful business now including: up-to-date trends in entrepreneurship, feasibility analysis and opportunity identification, social responsibility, and globalization. For more information, visit

PlanningShop's name has been synonymous with success. Their flagship product, "Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies,” has been used by hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs around the world and widely adopted by business schools. Their new title, "Entrepreneurship: A Real-World Approach,” has just been released in print and digital.

Quipu Applications

Quipu Applications

Quipu creates web and mobile software to enable entrepreneurship educators to create, integrate, and develop curricula and co-curricular education of entrepreneurship for use in the contemporary higher education classroom that includes but is not limited to strategic planning, business model development, opportunity recognition, product entry, intellectual property, project management, legal requirements, business planning, and business constraints.



Routledge publishes quality academic books, journals, and online reference products in a variety of disciplines for both your research and classroom use. Our current publishing program encompasses the liveliest texts, and the best in research, with over 35,000 books in print. Visit our booth to browse new and recent titles and receive 20% off all book purchases.

SEA / Self-Employment in the Arts

SEA / Self Employment in the Arts

The mission of SEA is to provide educational resources to help aspiring artists gain the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills needed to establish and maintain a career as an independent artist. The 13th Annual SEA Conference will be held in February with other regional events throughout the year.



Syracuse University

Syracuse University

Syracuse University is one of the few schools in the nation with a formal academic department devoted to entrepreneurship, reflecting the University's strong commitment to the discipline. While other SU colleges and schools also have entrepreneurial areas and activities, the major academic programs in entrepreneurship are housed within Whitman's Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE). Consistently ranked as one of the top entrepreneurship programs in the nation, the EEE department enables students to harness the resources available to them at SU and achieve entrepreneurial success.


U.S. Small Business Administration

 US small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration and its nationwide network of partners help millions of potential and current small business owners start, grow and succeed. Resources and programs targeting small businesses provide an advantage necessary to help small businesses compete effectively in the marketplace and strengthen the overall U.S. economy.

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 Tamp

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 associateÂ's, baccalaureate, and masterÂ's degrees. The university was founded in 1931 by visionary community leaders who w...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.

USASBE / United State Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship


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. USASBE is the network advancing the art of entrepreneurship education.

Membership is open to all and comes with several benefits, including: 

Complimentary subscriptions to two leading journals - Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and the Journal of Small Business Management

Automatic membership in the International Council for Small Business

VISA, Inc.

VISA, Inc. 

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,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.

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


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