Why Join EIA?

Do yourself and your business an enormous service: Join EIA . Meet the people and make the connections that matter. Keep up with education industry trends, policy developments and network with other CEOs. Feel the impact of our collective national voice. Accelerate your business growth.

Our theme line, Connect With Us,is the essence of the EIA. As a 24-year old, highly-effective organization, we help our members grow professionally by creating opportunities for business connections. Whether you are an early stage technology company or a Fortune 500 education company, being a member of a trade organization of like-minded people gives you access to information, support, and strength to help you better serve your customers.

And we all know that selling to school districts is hard work--that is why we have launched our Procurement Campaign to make these transactions between school buyers and private sector sellers more efficient and welcoming of startups in particular. Read about our campaign here.

The Top Six Reasons Education Entrepreneurs Like You Join EIA

1. Access to successful CEO’s who can provide insight and guidance to developing companies, including companies seeking business opportunities with other EIA members;

2. More open and fair access by companies to the public education marketplace, while making the school purchasing process more efficient through our Private Ventures for the Public Good---Procurement Campaign,

3. Through our extensive relationships in the PreK-12 space, EIA provides strategic analysis of industry and policy trends that drive your PreK-12 education opportunities;

4. Advocacy and government relations at the federal, state and local levels, that gives our members the ability to have their voices heard with regulators;

5. Professional development at EIA’s informative conferences (EDVentures every July, and Education Industry Days Summit in Washington, DC, - every February); EIA-University, skills building workshops that solve your business challenges; monthly webinars, as well as timely publications (newsletters, blog, etc).

6. Distinguish your business when you adopt widely-respected industry ethical standards, coupled with efficacy studies conducted by Johns Hopkins University.

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Jim Popp of University Instructors, on how EIA helped him expand his K-12 business:


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Since 1990, the EIA has worked to expand business opportunities for education entrepreneurs of all sizes in preK-12 markets. Benefits include federal-state-local advocacy, public relations support, professional development, peer-to-peer networking and much more.To join >

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