National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE): NACCE is a member organization of over 300 community colleges representing nearly 2,000 staff. Presidents, educators, administrators and center directors are focused on igniting entrepreneurship in their community and on their campus. NACCE has two main goals: (1) Empower the college to approach the business of leading a community college with an entrepreneurial mindset; and (2) Grow the community college’s role in supporting job creation and entrepreneurs in their local ecosystem.

NACCE partners with ELI to provide Ice House Facilitator Training as a pre-conference to NACCE’s Annual Conference, and the partnership allows NACCE members to receive a discount for the any Ice House Facilitator Training. NACCE also taps into ELI’s thought leaders to provide rich educational content for the quarterly Community College Entrepreneurship journal, e-news monthly updates, and at symposia and other national conferences each year.


National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD): For community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars, NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources. For nearly 40 years, NISOD’s customer-focused approach has helped align our wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.” NISOD partners with ELI to bring additional resources, education, and thought leadership to NISOD members.



Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (TEC): TEC is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious private and non-profit educational systems in Latin America. With 31 schools in Mexico and 21 international sites, TEC educates approximately 90,000 students each year at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate level. With a stated mission to educate leaders who have an entrepreneurial spirit, a humanistic outlook, and are internationally competitive, TEC contributes greatly to the educational, social, economic, and political improvement of Mexico.

Over the past two years, ELI and TEC have built a strong, joint partnership. Working closely with TEC’s preparatory school, PrepaTec, ELI has trained over 180 teachers as Ice House Certified Facilitators for a large-scale implementation of a Mexican-localized Ice House Student Success Program to approximately 9,000 PrepaTec high school students in January, 2017. ELI has been honored to bring thought leadership to TEC events such as Prepa Congress, INCmty, and the International Congress of Educational Innovation (CIIE).


Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation (CERI): CERI is an independent not-for–profit, charitable organization based in Western Australia. CERI is working with their local postgraduate researchers in entrepreneurship, innovation, and startup company formation to drive a vibrant commercial ecosystem in Western Australia. Through CERI’s Modules, Workshops, and Mentoring, researchers and their teams will be given the tools to think entrepreneurially and innovatively, leading to the translation of their research through commercialization with positive real-world effects. CERI is the first organisation in Australia to implement Ice House, which has become a central element of CERI’s Programme and the foundation of the first Programme Module.



Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.


The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute: The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative has established a partnership with The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute to provide multi-media content development and customized education programs designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurship across the globe.



SEBRAE: Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (SEBRAE) is a non-profit autonomous institution whose mission is to promote competitiveness and sustainable development of micro and small enterprises throughout Brazil. Sebrae’s vision of future is to achieve excellence in the development of micro and small businesses, thereby helping to build a fairer, more competitive and sustainable Brazil.



Gazelle Colleges Group: Based in the UK, Gazelle Colleges Group was formed in January 2012 to transform further education for a changing world of work. It is developing innovative new learning models and new partnerships with business to deliver an improved outcome for students, their communities and the economy.