Presentation on theme: "The Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow… Are in Your Classroom Today! The 105th Annual Connecticut Business Educators Association Conference Wednesday, October 22,"— Presentation transcript:
The Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow… Are in Your Classroom Today! The 105th Annual Connecticut Business Educators Association Conference Wednesday, October 22, 2008 Rose Bednarz-Luglio, Gateway Community College Dennis Brown, Connecticut Community Investment Corporation CTCIC
What is entrepreneurship? Why is entrepreneurship education important? What are you doing now? What do you want to do?
What is micro enterprise? A locally owned business A business with fewer than 10 employees A business capitalized with less than $ 50 K source: MERG
Financial impact of micro enterprise Generates jobs Dollars stay in state Builds solid economic base source: MERG
Entrepreneurship Courses and Activities Developing Curriculum Engaging Guest Speakers and Mentors Locating Resources Identifying Funding Opportunities
Developing Curriculum Program of study Comprehensive courses Integrated into existing Business courses Integrated across the Curriculum
Engaging Guest Speakers and Mentors Entrepreneurs Small business owners Angels Resources
Business and Organization Resources Trade Associations SBA, CSBDC, SCORE DECD, CERC CEDF, CTCIC Colleges/Schools/Libraries Consultants
ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION RESOURCES Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education Apply the National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education Use the Consortium website to find up-to-date information, resources, and training Connect with Entrepreneurship Education leaders in your region, nationally, and internationally
National Entrepreneurship Week USA February 21-28, 2009 US House of Representatives Resolution CT Governors Proclamation State Calendars GET INVOLVED!
Thank you for joining us!
The Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow… Are in Your Classroom Today!