Welcome to the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium!
The Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC) was formed by seven entrepreneurship directors from seven Northeast Ohio (NEO) Universities to collaborate on a regional effort to pool their resources and expertise. As a result, the EEC was incorporated in 2007 and the first collaborative event “Entrepreneur Immersion Week” was held at Cleveland State University in August of 2007.
Initial EEC members are Ashland University, Baldwin Wallace College, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, John Carroll University, Kent State University, and The University of Akron). In 2010 the EEC welcomed Hiram College and Lake Erie College, and the University of Mt. Union and Lorain County Community College in 2013. The Consortium was initiated with a grant from the Burton Morgan Foundation.
The purpose of the EEC is to provide practical “experiential” and theoretical education to students in Northeast Ohio to prepare them to become entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs; create new ventures and jobs and build wealth for the region. The EEC was founded to promote both the concept and the reality of Entrepreneurship among college students of all disciplines. Beyond imparting the necessary classroom fundamentals, it encourages student exploration of new business concepts. Where feasible, the EEC will facilitate fully developed business planning up to the interface for project funding which leads to actual startup of new enterprises.
- Ashland University
- Baldwin Wallace University
- Case Western University
- Cleveland State University
- Hiram College
- John Carroll University
- Kent State University
- Lake Erie College
- Lorain County Community College
- University of Akron
- University of Mount Union
USASBE 2010 Innovative Pedagogy Award
Entrepreneurship Education Consortium recently won the USASBE 2010 Innovative Pedagogy Award for ideaLabs and Immersion Week. For more information, please click here.
Support the EEC
The EEC is a 501c(3) non-profit organization and operates with the generous support from the following:
Consider becoming a part of our “Friends of EEC Campaign” demonstrating individual or corporate support of our unique activities. For more information:
- Send an email to Kay Molkentin to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
- Complete the Friends of EEC form and mail in!