Today, in collaboration with an announcement about expanded SMB support, HP and its partners are also announcing the HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs, (HP LIFE) 2011 grant recipients. These new recipients, 40 training centers worldwide, will become part of the existing 300 HP LIFE centers network in 47 countries, helping equip entrepreneurs with the IT and business skills they need to turn their visions into reality.
Organizations from 12 countries will each receive a grant of state-of-the art HP technology, financial contribution and professional support valued at approximately $60,000. The grant includes a professional train-the-trainer course and access to the HP LIFE network as well as innovative online and offline training tools.
This year’s grants went to organizations in the following countries: Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and the United States. For a complete list of organizations, please visit the website for the Office of Global Social Innovation.
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global training program that trains entrepreneurs and small businesses owners to develop essential IT and business skills to grow their businesses. Approximately 500,000 people worldwide have thus far benefited from HP LIFE’s training. Since 2007, HP has invested more than $20 million in the program, resulting in the creation of an estimated 20,000 jobs and more than 6,500 new businesses. The program is committed to enabling microenterprises, small and mid-size businesses, (SMBs) to create new revenue streams, promoting growth and opportunities in their local communities. In January, 2011, HP LIFE was recognized as a leading initiative for entrepreneurs in the Startup America Partnership.
HP works with leading education organizations around the world to develop and deliver HP LIFE:
Learn more about HP LIFE, discover a training center, try one of our award-winning online business games or become part of the LIFE Community: