Current CEO Partners
To help CEO inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial, we rely on the support of our partners.
Hillsborough County | www.hillsboroughcounty.org
Through the EDi2 program, Hillsborough County is strengthening services and resources such as high quality mentors and support structures, access to capital, collaboration of entities, commercialization of research, and advocacy that directly support entrepreneurs.
Global Entrepreneurship Week | www.gewusa.org
Each November, for one week, millions of young people around the world join a growing movement of entrepreneurial people, to generate new ideas and to seek better ways of doing things. Countries across six continents come together to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity.
Global Entrepreneurship Week connects young people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.
Women's Business Enterprise National Council | www.wbenc.org
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States, with over 13,000 WBENC-Certified WBEs. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit is the leader in women’s business development and partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to fuel economic growth globally through access to opportunities, by identifying, certifying and facilitating development of women-owned businesses. WBENC invests in the next generation of women entrepreneurs through its prestigious Student Entrepreneur Program (SEP). WBENC SEP fosters growth for the next generation of women-owned businesses and since its inception in 2008, nearly 200 students from 60+ colleges and universities across the country have graduated from SEP.
The Young Entrepreneur Council (Y.E.C.) | www.yec.co
The Young Entrepreneur Council (Y.E.C.) is an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the country’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The Y.E.C promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to youth unemployment and underemployment and provides its members with access to tools, mentorship and resources that support each stage of a business’s development and growth.
Self-Employment in the Arts (SEA) |www.selfemploymentinthearts.com
The focus of SEA is on the business of art. SEA was created with the idea that more artists will succeed if they have business skills, knowledge, resources and contacts. Through artist-led conferences, a website full of resources and articles, and educational tools like the award winning Entrepreneurial Artist DVD, SEA helps artists turn their passions into a living. SEA is for college students, serious high school students, artists and educators.
USASBE | www.usasbe.org
The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) is the leading voice in entrepreneurship research, teaching and application, with over 1,000 members across the world.
National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship |www.nacce.com
NACCE’s vision is creating economic vitality through entrepreneurship. NACCE helps community colleges nationwide link their traditional role of workforce development with entrepreneurial development. The result is innovative ideas and programs that advance economic growth and prosperity.
Future Founders |www.futurefounders.com
Future Founders is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that believes every youth can become an entrepreneur. We immerse youth in experiences that inspire and empower them to create their own opportunity. We believe this leads to a generation more determined, hopeful and and equipped as they engage the future. Since 2005, our programs have served over 30,000 youth. Join us as we empower the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.