National Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

You are what you venture.

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Makers on the Mall is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness where people show what they are making and share what they learn. Part Do-It-Yourself and part Popular Mechanics this festival’s mission is to entertain, inform and inspire “makers” of all types. The first-ever, featured Maker Faire is coming to Washington, DC in 2014. Check it out at

Entrepreneurship as Citizenship is a redesign of the class trip for the 21st century. The Center will work with school districts to inspire our students -- our next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs -- when they come to DC for the annual educational pilgrimage. We will educate and engage students about their possible role in America’s future.

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