Welcome to ESB Academy

From Monday, February 8th to Friday, February 26th, Certiport will host the first-ever Entrepreneurship and Small Business Academy (ESB Academy), an immersive online experience for entrepreneurial educators. Get exposed to the power of entrepreneurial skills, connect with other entrepreneurship educators, learn from major influencers about the importance of entrepreneurial education, and discover more about Certiport’s Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) certification.

ESB Academy will feature

  • webinars featuring entrepreneurship and educational leaders. Check out the full line-up below. 
  • informative blog posts on multiple topics, including understanding the value of entrepreneurship in today’s economy, ESB learning products and curriculum, and how to participate in the National Entrepreneurship week.

Stay tuned for the exciting month filled with ESB events and news. Plus, those who attend all the live webinars will receive a professional development certificate, demonstrating the hours you spent learning and growing through ESB Academy.

Webinar Topic and Schedule

ESB 101: What Is ESB and What’s Coming?

Looking for a way to validate your students’ knowledge and application of entrepreneurship and business principles? The ESB certification is what you need. Join us for a deep dive into Certiport’s ESB certification with experts from Certiport and Intuit. Learn about the program looks like today and where it is going, including the upcoming collaboration with Intuit’s Design for Delight leading to the Master in Entrepreneurship certification.

Date: Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
Time: 4 PM ET (live)
Presenters: Margaret Grzybowski from Certiport and Ryan McAllister from Intuit

View the recording here

The Importance of Entrepreneurial Education

The Entrepreneurship and Small Business certification is proud to present three amazing panelists: Henry Mack, the Chancellor for Career, Technical and Adult Education, at the Florida Department of Education; James Wilcox, Director at the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education at the University of Southern Mississippi; and Kiara Slaton from Palm Beach Gardens High School for an in-depth discussion surrounding the importance of entrepreneurial education in both K12 and higher education.

Date: Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
Time: 4 PM ET (live)
Presenters: Chancellor Mack from the Florida Department of Education, James Wilcox from the University of Southern Mississippi, and Kiara Slaton from Palm Beach Gardens High School.

View the recording here

Empowering Students with Entrepreneurship Skills

Many students don’t understand the value of entrepreneurship and essential business skills. Join this webinar to find out how to leverage the ESB Certification with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)’s Entrepreneurial Mindset assessment to help students see the value in the skills you teach. We will also speak to how teachers can expand their skillset with Entre-Ed’s Professional Development course, which is now available with all ESB Licenses from Certiport.

Date: Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
Time: 4 PM ET (live)
Presenters: Jason Delgatto, VP of Curriculum and Research, NFTE; and Toi Hershman, Director of Programming, Entre-Ed. 

Register here.


Don’t worry if one of the dates or times listed won’t work with your schedule. Register for the webinar and you’ll get first access to a recorded presentation to view on your own time. We can’t wait to learn with all of you!