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Creating Commercialization Opportunity at Community Colleges

American Association of Community Colleges

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2009–April 30, 2010
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

During this time of economic stress, the purpose of this planning grant to the American Association of Community Colleges is to design a small demonstration that will help community colleges understand their potential to function as "virtual incubators," to spawn and foster new small business development opportunities in direct response to market need and niche. In doing so, participating colleges will demonstrate ways for mature business leaders and emerging small business entrepreneurs to forge productive, symbiotic relationships that stimulate the growth of new local businesses.