National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education (EntreEd)

EntreEd champions entrepreneurship education, cultivating students for a prosperous future. Through leadership, professional development, advocacy, and networking, EntreEd curates educational practices and programs that forge entrepreneurial capabilities in all students.


EntreEd’s Role in the Entrepreneurship Education Landscape:

  • National leader in advocating entrepreneurship education as a lifelong learning process.
  • Founding organization partner of National Entrepreneurship Week, the third week of February annually.
  • Developer of the National Standards for Entrepreneurship Education.
  • Creator of America’s Entrepreneurial Schools national designation for K-12 entrepreneurship.
  • Provider of innovative, hands-on teacher professional development.
  • Community of entrepreneurship educators via our AES membership model.
  • Annual EntreEd Forum organizer for national networking and training opportunities for educators.

What We Do:

  • Promote the incorporation of entrepreneurship education across all levels of education and community-based programs, especially the entirety of the K-12 system,
  • Infuse entrepreneurship in existing academic courses and support separate courses and programs developed in entrepreneurship.
  • Encourage participation of partnerships with business, industry, agency and trade associations to bring together diverse groups whose interests foster economic development through entrepreneurship education.
  • Encourage teacher education institutions and accrediting groups to incorporate competencies of entrepreneurship into teacher training curricula.
  • Share educational activities, programs and strategies being implemented to incorporate entrepreneurial concepts into the instructional and guidance service activities.
  • Provide a focal point for the planning, organizing and promoting of entrepreneurship education efforts.

Our Value Proposition:

  • As the future of work continues to evolve, EntreEd instills entrepreneurial mindsets in every student, every year to forge a more entrepreneurial America. With these mindsets, students will be competitive in a global economy and create a more prosperous future for themselves and local communities.

Our Goals:

  • Encourage new lifetime careers. 
  • Enhance local jobs. 
  • Enrich academic learning by providing real world examples. 
  • Encourage creative thinking. 
  • Energize communities.
  • Enable adults with an opportunity to return to their home communities.
  • Engage all students, even if they never start a business.

Services Provided

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)

Import and Export Assistance

  • Trade Education and Training (Specialty)

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects (Specialty)
  • Student Placement (Specialty)
  • Student Research Projects (Specialty)
  • Student Training (Specialty)
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education (Specialty)

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)

Marketing and Sales

  • Student Marketing Projects (Specialty)

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)


  • Startup Classes (Specialty)
  • Trade Education and Training (Specialty)

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Maker Space (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals (Specialty)
  • Pitch Events (Specialty)
Contact Information
Gene Coulson
310 Woodbridge Drive
Charleston, WV 25311