Building meaningful partnerships through authentic collaboration

Our Partners

The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative cultivates meaningful partnerships with organizations who are philosophically aligned and demonstrate mutual trust and respect for authentic collaboration.


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 bring entrepreneurial mindset thought leadership and training to NACCE members.

The Human Capital Institute (HCI) accelerates business success by helping HR professionals fulfill their passion to strategically lead, manage and impact talent. We are a learning partner for HR professionals who have decided to become strategic partners of the business, capable of driving the strategies and practices that make companies and work better. Our live and virtual learning opportunities help HR leaders and practitioners develop the skill sets and mindsets they need to connect talent strategy with business results. HCI partners with ELI to offer HR leaders and practitioners entrepreneurial mindset thought leadership, workshops, and training. 


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, thought leadership, and training to NISOD members.



GlobalMindED is a 501(c)(3) education, equity, and innovation network that closes the equity gap through education, entrepreneurship, and employment to create a capable, diverse talent pipeline. The GlobalMindED mission is to help first-generation and low income college students achieve career success by providing them with professional skills, resources, networks, mentors, experiential learning, and social support via a national and global conference held annually. ELI and GlobalMindED partner to offer a public Entrepreneurial Mindset Certification Training as a pre-conference to GlobalMindED’s Annual Conference every June in Denver, Colorado.



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. ELI and TEC partner to on the creation of customized entrepreneurial mindset programming, teacher training, thought leadership, and consulting to measure the impact of the entrepreneurial mindset.


Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation (CERI): CERI is an independent not-for–profit, charitable organization based in Western Australia focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, and startup company formation to drive a vibrant commercial ecosystem in Western Australia. Through CERI’s Modules, Workshops, and Mentoring, researchers are 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. GEW and ELI partner to bring entrepreneurial mindset thought leadership to GEW attendees.


The Cisco Entrepreneur InstituteCisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. ELI partnered with Cisco’s 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. ELI and SEBRAE partnered to bring entrepreneurial mindset thought leadership and training SEBRAE’s constituents.



Gazelle Colleges Group: Based in the UK, Gazelle Colleges Group was formed to transform education for the changing world of work. Gazelle developed innovative new learning models and new partnerships with business to deliver an improved outcome for students, their communities, and the economy. Gazelle and ELI partnered to bring entrepreneurial mindset thought leadership and training to Gazelle’s constituents.