SOURCE: The Edge Connection

March 13, 2008 06:00 ET

Hewlett Packard Awards $100,000 Grant to The Edge Connection

KENNESAW, GA--(Marketwire - March 13, 2008) - Hewlett Packard (HP) has selected The Edge Connection as a Leadership Award recipient for the HP 2008 Technology for Entrepreneurship Education program. The grant valued at nearly $100,000 will provide equipment to outfit a state-of-the-art classroom and to update its Hewlett Packard Technology Resource Center, which is available for client use during hours of operations.

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

According to the Small Business Administration, micro businesses, the smallest of small businesses, are the fastest growing businesses and the biggest source of new jobs globally. While 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. The Edge Connection offers an award-winning and nationally recognized program that delivers best-practices, microenterprise and small business training, financial literacy, entrepreneurially focused technology training, and essential entrepreneurial support services to aid microentrepreneurs to launch, sustain, or grow a business.

The Edge Connection is a fully independent, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization and located on the campus of Kennesaw State University within the Coles College of Business. It provides services throughout metro Atlanta and partners with agencies statewide.

The Edge Connection is a founding member of Georgia Micro Enterprise Network and is a member of the national microenterprise trade association, the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO).


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    The Edge Connection
    Coles College of Business
    Kennesaw State University
    1000 Chastain Rd, #3305
    Kennesaw, GA 30144-5588