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2009 Sponsors and Exhibitors

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Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Current Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsors:

Accelper Consulting
Praveen Gupta

1320 Tower Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 903-4575

Accelper Consulting offers training and consulting for improving organizational performance through excellence and business innovation. Accelper has developed training and certification programs for enhancing competency in business innovation through education and application in community college, university and corporate business environments. Accelper’s Master Business Innovator Train-the-Trainer, and Certified Business Innovator programs have been recognized by NACCE and Illinois Institute of Technology. Visit for more information.


Augusoft, Inc.
Beth Moorhead
Director of Marketing

4050 Olson Memorial Highway, #245
Golden Valley, MN 55422

Augusoft®, Inc., the leader in non-credit education software, develops and maintains Lumens® - the first entirely Web-based, customizable on-demand Lifelong Learning Management System (LLMS). Augusoft Lumens is designed for the unique needs of: continuing education, community education, corporate education and workforce development programs. Complementing your institution-wide ERP solution, Lumens streamlines business processes, reduces overhead, provides easy data analysis with proven ROI. Visit or call (612) 605-1200.

Constant Contact
1601 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02451

Constant Contact®, Inc. is a leading provider of on-demand email marketing and interactive communications services for small businesses, associations, and nonprofits. Through customizable, easy-to-use tools, including email marketing and online surveys, Constant Contact helps all types of small organizations build stronger customer relationships, drive sales, and achieve success.

Today, more than 250,000 customers worldwide rely on us to help them connect with their audience and build their communities effectively and meaningfully. We remain dedicated to helping our small organizations thrive through the expert personal coaching, education, and award-winning support they receive from us and our growing community.

Palo Alto Software, Inc.
David Shear
Channel Sales Manager

488 E.11th Avenue Suite 220
Eugene, OR 97401

Palo Alto Software, Inc. develops and markets products, services and tools to help people succeed in business. Business Plan Pro , its flagship product, is the best-selling business planning software in the U.S. retail market. Palo Alto Software also offers Marketing Plan Pro , the most popular software for preparing and managing marketing plans. Business Plan Pro and Marketing Plan Pro are the #1 planning software programs in the academic market and are used in thousands of undergraduate and graduate level business and entrepreneurship classes across the world. The company's award-winning website offers free resources on business plans and startups and is one of the highest trafficked sites in the small business market.

Special offer from Palo Alto Software for NACCE members

Planning Shop
Rhonda M. Abrams

325A Forest Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

The Planning Shop’s name has become synonymous with success. Their flagship product, The Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies, has been used by hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs around the world. It’s also been widely adopted by business schools and has been used by thousands of MBA students to create their business plans and enter competitions. Their success is of course no accident. All their books and products are based on years of real-world experience, sharing insight and advice—secrets and strategies—from entrepreneurs, funding sources, CEOs and other strategic players.

WorkSmart Integrated Marketing
Brad Kleinman
Director of Education

23230 Chagrin Blvd, Suite 900
Beachwood, OH 44122

At WorkSmart Integrated Marketing, we feel it’s not just about your website, it’s about your web strategy. We help clients improve their web presence through various eMarketing Techniques™, such as email marketing, search marketing, online video, and social media. To enhance our client’s understanding of the new world of marketing, we team up with community colleges to run eMarketing Techniques™ conferences, workshops, and seminars across the country.

Silver Sponsors:

Contemporary Learning Systems
Cybergroup, Inc.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
MediaSpark GoVenture
Rowhouse Publishing
Turning Technologies

Contemporary Learning Systems
Dr. George Colburn
Project Director

Washington, DC

A new multi-media and web-enhanced introductory college course of study on innovation and entrepreneurship is in the final stages of production from Contemporary Learning Systems, thanks to a generous grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Entitled MAKING IT NEW: INVENTION, INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP, the multi-disciplinary course looks at innovation's characteristics through the lens of history. Its development was inspired by - and features - They Made America, Harold Evans' book and public TV series that profiles prominent American innovators "from the steam engine to the search engine."

Cybergroup, Inc.
Greg Bean

1450 South Rolling Road
Baltimore, MD 21227
(410) 455-5979

incuTrackTM is a comprehensive, secure, Web based information tracking and reporting system designed specifically for business incubators and accelerators. Instead of a collection of disjointed spreadsheets or file folders, you may now have all your program and client information in one readily accessible, centralized database. incuTrack helps you automate and manage all aspects of your incubator -- providing an effective and economical software solution that has been deployed in dozens of incubators worldwide. Visit

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Stefanie Weaver

4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64110
(816) 932-1226

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that works with partners to advance entrepreneurship in America and improve the education of children and youth. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo. For more information, visit and follow @kauffmanfdn on Twitter.

MediaSpark GoVenture
Mathew Georghiou
CEO and Chief Simulation Designer

PO Box 975
Sydney, NS, B1P6J4, Canada
(800) 331-2282

MediaSpark applies the power of serious games and social networks to the subjects of business and money. Our award-winning GoVenture simulations enable youth and adults to gain years of entrepreneurship experience in minutes. Realistic experiential learning, engaged classes, higher test scores, and increased enrollments are just some of the benefits ( Our EntreOasis content and social network aggregates the best business resources the world has to offer in one place as it aims to be the go-to website for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship facilitators (

Gary Bauer
Senior Acquisitions Editor

445 Hutchinson Ave., 4th Floor
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 841-3673

PEARSON offers a full range of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management textbooks for college and high school curriculum including the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship textbooks by Steve Mariotti. Visit our booth to see what is new in print, media, and distance learning materials and, if you have an interest in writing in the area of Entrepreneurship, be sure to talk with Sr. Acquisitions Editor, Gary Bauer, about your interest.

Rowhouse Publishing
1375 Broadway Suite 600
New York, New York 10018
Phone: (212) 624-9238
Fax: (314) 237-1956

Rowhouse Publishing, a division of Newton Business Programs, is based in New York and specializes in business books that are dedicated to helping individuals achieve their professional and entrepreneurial goals. Our textbook, Bankable Business Plans for Entrepreneurial Ventures, is a comprehensive and affordable learning tool for university students studying entrepreneurship. The textbook offers professors teaching tools including a sample syllabus, test bank, class slides, case notes and supplemental case studies.

Turning Technologies
255 W. Federal Street
Youngstown, OH 44503
Phone: (330) 746-3015
Fax: (330) 884-6065

Student Response System -- Gather valuable student data and feedback instantly -add Turning Technologies' interactive response technology to your next classroom presentation.

Poll in ANY environment or format and transform presentations into powerful data collection tools. Students use ResponseCard® keypads, mobile devices, laptops, or PDAs to submit responses in real-time.

Current Exhibitors
Ashford University
Aztec Software
Capsim Management Simulations, Inc.®
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization™
The Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education
Extreme Entrepreneurship
Grand Canyon University
Interpretive Simulations
Mark Wehner’s REEsults Coaching™
Pearson Learning Solutions
Self-Employment in the Arts
Spectrum Industries, Inc
South-Western Cengage Learning
University of Maryland University College
U.S. Small Business Administration

W.I.T.S. (World Instructor Training Schools)

Ashford University
Tristen Winston
Community College Liaison

13500 Evening Creek Drive N. #600
San Diego, CA 92128
(800)798-0584 x2292

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is a private university located in Clinton, Iowa which offers both on-campus and online instruction. Campus students live in residence halls, enjoy athletic events, and participate in diverse student organizations. Students from around the world also take courses online to earn their degree. Students can transfer 90 community college credits (99 total) to Ashford. Students are sure to achieve their educational goals at Ashford University.

Aztec Software
51 Commerce Street
Springfield, NJ 07081
(973) 258-0011

Aztec Software delivers specialized computer-based education and training solutions. Our mission is to help students gain control of their personal academic progress and career development, and prepare them to move forward in life with pride and success.

Capsim Management Simulations, Inc.®
Kim Hollett
Director of Communications

540 W. Frontage Road #3270
Northfield, IL 60093

Capsim Management Simulations, Inc.® is a leader in the industry of business simulation software. In business for nearly 25 years, we have a strong global and domestic presence in business schools and corporate training classrooms. This year we expect to celebrate our 500,000th registration. Known for their ease of use and popular because of their simple web based integration, our business simulations provide hands on transformative learning for today's unique environment. Experience the reward, or ruin, without the risk.

Chamberlain College of Nursing
Addison Campus
1221 North Swift Road
Addison, IL 60101

Chamberlain National Headquarters/Home Office
2349 W. Lake Street
Suite 120
Addison, IL 60101

Chamberlain College of Nursing is committed to providing quality nursing education and promoting student success. Our nursing programs are enhanced by co-curricular learning to provide students with opportunities to expand their education through a full spectrum of social, cause-related and a variety of field experiences. Chamberlain is personally invested in the future success of our students and their nursing careers. Chamberlain offers Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degree programs in nursing.

Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization™
Gerry Hills
Founder and Executive Director
(309) 677-2310

815 W. Van Buren, Suite 400(MC 244)
Chicago, IL 60607-7107
(312) 996-4118

Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization SM (CEO) is the premier entrepreneurship network with chapters on university campuses across North America. Our mission is to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation.

CEO’s vision is to serve more than 400 colleges and universities helping students achieve their entrepreneurial dreams and goals. CEO provides student entrepreneurs with opportunities, events, chapter activities and conferences to help start businesses.

The Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education
Dr. Cathy Ashmore
Executive Director
(614) 486-6538

The Consortium champions entrepreneurship education as a lifelong learning process and provides advocacy, leadership, networking, technical assistance, and resources nationally across all levels and disciplines of education, promoting quality practices and programs. Its members are organizations, education agencies, and associations focused on advancing entrepreneurship education. Over nearly 30 years the Consortium has developed national content standards for entrepreneurship, national standards of practice and recently worked with the US DOL to create the entrepreneurship education framework.

Extreme Entrepreneurship
Michael Simmons
Co-Founder & CEO

108 Aspen Drive
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
(917) 523-5407

Extreme Entrepreneurship Education has two flagship products: Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour (EET) and JourneyPage Virtual Business Incubator. EET ( brings the country’s top young entrepreneurs to community colleges for a half-day conference to help create buzz and increase enrollment in entrepreneurship programs. The tour has visited over 100 colleges.JourneyPage ( helps students turn their ideas into profitable businesses with exclusive content and an accountability tool.

Forio Simulations
Paul Smith
VP Sales

576 Sacramento Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 440-7500

Students love simulations! Forio has partnered with Harvard, MIT, Wharton and other leading institutions to create leading edge online simulations. Topics include Leadership, Management, Innovation, Strategic thinking, Finance, Accounting, Sales, Marketing, Negotiations, Pricing, Supply Chain and more. Simulations may be played either in teams or individually, and give students an experiential appreciation for the topics covered.

Grand Canyon University
Kia Ratliff

3300 W Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 639-7529

Based in Phoenix, Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited, private, non-denominational Christian university. It offers online and campus-based bachelor’s and master’s degree programs through the Ken Blanchard College of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and College of Liberal Arts. The school is ranked as one of the top online education programs by OEDb (Online Education Database) and as one of the top five online colleges for entrepreneurs by Fortune. With a total enrollment of approximately 22,000 students, GCU emphasizes individual attention for both traditional undergraduate students as well as the working professional.

GrantsPlus (Research Foundation of CUNY)
Jan De Deka
Director of Business Development

230 W. 41st Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 417-8505

The Grant Management Experts
GrantsPlus, a part of the Research Foundation of CUNY, provides post-award grant administration and general fiscal services just for nonprofits. Our back-office services let nonprofits maximize funding and build capacity.

There is no software to buy. Our experienced staff supported by our user-friendly web-based systems provide clients with services including on-line financial reports, funder reporting and compliance oversight and electronic timesheets.

Interpretive Simulations
Tony Naidu
V.P. Sales and Marketing

1421 Sachem Place, Suite 2
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 979-0245

Interpretive was founded in 1986 to become a key player in academic simulations and currently has the broadest range of products on the market. Our internationally proven portfolio of interactive marketing and management simulations stands out for a broad coverage of topics, real world based cases, and a distinguished list of coauthors from a variety of institutions. With our fully administered simulations, we take care of all of the simulation logistics. You focus on teaching. We do the rest!

Mark Wehner’s REEsults Coaching™
Mark Wehner

13917 Gold Circle
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 697-5008

Entrepreneurial Coaching…GUARANTEED!
Mark Wehner’s REEsults Coaching™ …the ONLY money back guaranteed coaching program of its kind. It is the only proven program that coaches HOW to THINK, ACT and ACHIEVE like a successful entrepreneur.

REEsults Coaching™ PAYS YOU to sponsor and partner with the most innovative entrepreneurial coaching available today. NOW…you can offer the best entrepreneurial coaching…PLUS add money to your bottom line with Mark Wehner’s REEsults Coaching. CHECK US OUT!

Pearson Learning Solutions
4900 South Monaco
Denver, CO 80237

Pearson Learning Solutions features a rich set of learning tools, resources, and support services for educators worldwide. Our learning platform has driven the building and support of fully online, on-ground, and blended learning environments since 1996. We are backed by Pearson, the world’s leading education technology company, helping to educate 130 million learners worldwide.

Self-Employment in the Arts
Amy E. Rogers

30 N. Brainard St. (Box 365)
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-5468

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.

Spectrum Industries, Inc
925 First Avenue
P.O. Box 400
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729
(715) 723-6750 or (800) 235-1262

Innovative Learning & Training Furniture
Laptop Storage Carts, Instructional Media Lecterns, Student Workstations, Training Desks, Seating, Computer Lab, CAD, Flat-Panel & Office Furniture.

Innovative designs manage power/network cables, are ergonomic, modular, durable, cost-effective, attractive and easy to assemble. Products are ideal for Educational, Government, and Corporate Environments. Researched, designed and manufactured in the USA.

South-Western Cengage Learning
Michele Rhoades

5191 Natorp Blvd.
Mason, OH 45040
(800) 543-0487

South-Western Cengage Learning is the number one provider of business and economics educational materials worldwide. South-Western develops innovative resources for the higher education, secondary education, professional, corporate and retail markets. Our history of innovative success began over a century ago, and continues today with diversified product lines that meet the emerging needs of our learning markets and integrates the latest digital technologies for more flexible, comprehensive solutions.

University of Maryland
Meg Tuozzo

6865 Deerpath Road
Elkridge, MD 21075
Phone: 443-459-3528

UMUC provides bachelor degree opportunities for community college and military students worldwide. A seamless transfer pathway and special scholarships are available to community college transfer students. UMUC offers a Doctorate of Management in Community College Policy and Administration which has been approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission without qualification for out of state students. The program’s application for acceptance in the State of Maryland is pending.

U.S. Small Business Administration
Monica Harris

Laura Fox

409 3rd Street SW
Washington, DC 20416
(202) 619-0532

The U.S. Small Business Administration plays a vital role in enabling America's entrepreneurs through our wide variety of services -- loan guarantees, assistance for small businesses in federal contracting, and business counseling. Resources and programs targeting small businesses provide an advantage necessary to help small businesses effectively compete in the marketplace and strengthen the overall U.S. economy. Visit SBA online at for 24/7 access to small business news, information and training for entrepreneurs.

Jordan Wolfe

3001 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 624
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 541-2600

uwemp is an online media company and resource focused on experience-based content. We provide innovative, web-based educational programming focused on developing students’ real-world entrepreneurial skills with a focus on writing and interpersonal communication. uwemp offers both internship and curriculum development programs where we work directly with students and the faculty on effectively implementing web-based tools into entrepreneurship education.

W.I.T.S. (World Instructor Training Schools)
Jay Del Vecchio
President & CEO

206 76th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-4796 or (888) 330-9487

W.I.T.S. is the #1 choice of colleges and universities for more than 16 years for institutional personal training and fitness certification. All of our 6-8 week fitness courses have college credits from the American Council on Education, as well as international CEU’s through IACET, Board of Certification (BOC) acceptance for Athletic Trainers and AOTA for occupational therapists. License options available. W.I.T.S. provides fitness training programs, instructional materials, workshops, and seminars designed to enhance and expand the PRACTICAL skill set and workforce knowledge of fitness professionals. W.I.T.S. will prepare students for their roles as fitness leaders and practitioners in the fitness industry. W.I.T.S. is VA. Veterans Education approved and Workforce Board eligible for displaced workers.

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