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HP Technology for Entrepreneurship Education

Providing economic opportunity in underserved communities

Why HP is investing in entrepreneurship education

HP believes that combining the power of information technology with creative and effective partnerships creates economic and social value for communities around the world.

Micro businesses, the smallest of small businesses, are the fastest growing businesses and the biggest source of new jobs globally.1 While more and more low income entrepreneurs are moving toward self-sufficiency, few are using technology effectively to accelerate their business.

Supporting the growth of nonprofit organizations that provide entrepreneurship education has been an important step to supporting the growth and success of micro businesses. Entrepreneurship education organizations provide start-up assistance, business training, and access to capital and advice to entrepreneurs and very small businesses in low income communities. There is a growing need for the services of entrepreneurship education programs. However, these programs operating in underserved communities are trailing in the use and application of technology to serve their clients.

1www.sba.gov

HP Technology for Entrepreneurship Education Leadership Award

The 2008 HP Technology for Entrepreneurship Education leadership award is designed to support the growth of entrepreneurship in underserved communities in the U.S. Through this program HP seeks to advance the use of technology in entrepreneurship education programs in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of microenterprises. HP’s investments will focus on providing additional technology access to microentrepreneurs and in educating and training entrepreneurs in the use of technology to build and grow their businesses.

Congratulations to the 2008 HP Technology for Entrepreneurship Education Leadership Award winners:

BiGAUSTIN Austin, TX
Community Business Partnership Springfield, VA
Detroit Entrepreneurship Institute, Inc. Detroit, MI
The Edge Connection Kennesaw, GA
Micro Business Development Denver, CO
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco, CA
Women's Initiative for Self Employment San Francisco, CA

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Previous winners

»  2007 Microenterprise Development Program U.S. recipients
»  Microenterprise Development Program global recipients
»  Microenterprise Acceleration Program locations

 

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