2011 HP LIFE Grant Recipients

It is with pleasure that HP and its partners announce 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. Selected from applications from 12 countries, these organizations will each receive a grant of state-of-the art HP technology, financial contribution and professional support valued at approximately $60,000. It includes a professional train-the-trainer course and access to the HP LIFE network as well as all online and offline training tools.

Thank you to all HP LIFE applicants for their strong proposals in this invitation only, competitive Request for Proposal process. We appreciate your commitment to enhance entrepreneurs’ capabilities to build their business and transform the future for themselves and for their communities.

2011 HP LIFE Grant Recipients


  • CDI Comite para a Democratizacao da Informatica, 1/Cidade de Deus, Rio de Janeiro
  • CDI Comite para a Democratizacao da Informatica, 2/, Brasilia
  • Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial Departamento Regional de Goiás SENAI, Goiania
  • Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial Departamento Regional de Roraima, SENAI, Boa Vista
  • Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial Departamento Regional do Mato Grosso, SENAI, Cuiaba


  • China Assocation for Employment Promotion at Chengde Business Training Center, Chengde
  • China Association for Employment Promotion at Hami Dingjian Management Training Center (CAEP Hami), Hami
  • China Association for Employment Promotion at Linwei Employment Training Center (CAEP Linwei)
  • China Association for Employment Promotion at Hebi Science & Technology Vocational School (CAEP Hebi), Hebi
  • Chuxiong Normal University (CNU), Chuxiong
  • CIFAL Shanghai International Training Center, Shanghai
  • University of Jishou (UJS), Jishou
  • World Eminent Chinese Business Association (WECBA), Beijing
  • YBC Dezhou Office, Dezhou
  • YBC Qinghai Office (YBC), Qinghai


  • Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Bangalore
  • Institute of Development Education and Learning (IDEAL), Ahmedabad
  • Karnataka State Womens University, Bijapur
  • Learning Links Foundation (LLF), New Delhi
  • Society for Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA), New Delhi


  • Africa Manpower Solutions, Nairobi
  • Mwamko Youth Development Organization, Mombasa
  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Nairobi


  • Abuja Enterprise Agency, Abuja
  • National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, Ondo
  • SMEs Microfinance Agency, Minna


  • Moscow State Gymnasium #1540, Moscow

South Africa

  • Expectra 286 t a SA Agri Academy, Western Cape
  • Youth Development Network (YDN), Johannesburg


  • Bursa Ticaret ve Sanayi Odasi Egitim Vakfi (BUTGEM), Bursa


  • El Camino College, Hawthorne, California
  • Boise State University (Idaho Small Business Development Center), Boise, Idaho
  • Long Beach City College Foundation (Long Beach Community College District), Long Beach, California
  • Maricopa Community College District. Tempe, Arizona
  • Northeast Veterans Business Resource Center Inc. (NVBRC), Boston, Massachusetts
  • Los Rios Community College District (Northeastern California Small Business Development Center, Greater Sacramento), California
  • La Guardia Education Fund Incorporated (NYS Small Business Development Center at LaGuardia Community College of Cuny), Long Island, New York
  • San Francisco Community College District (CCSF), San Francisco, California
  • University of Mary Washington SBDC, Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore Inc. (WEB), Baltimore, Maryland