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

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Maker Space

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Import and Export Assistance

  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Placement
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Student Marketing Projects

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes


  • Startup Classes
  • Trade Education and Training
Primary Contact
Gene Coulson
310 Woodbridge Driv
Charleston, WV 25311