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GCEC Conference Sponsors

  • The Burton D. Morgan Foundation
  • EntrepreneurEDU
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • NIICA (National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance)
  • The Coleman Foundation

Special Session Sponsors

  1. Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour

Leadership Circle Sponsors

  1. Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, Babson College
  2. The Entrepreneurship Program and The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, Ball State University
  3. John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship, Baylor University
  4. Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
  5. Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship, Drexel University
  6. Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, The Kelley School of Business, Indiana University - Bloomington
  7. Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Rice University
  8. Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship, Syracuse University
  9. Neeley Entrepreneurship Center, Texas Christian University
  10. Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The Pennsylvania State University
  11. John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, The University of Iowa
  12. Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, UCLA Anderson School of Management
  13. McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Arizona
  14. Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, WU Vienna, Austria
  15. The Florida State University, Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
  16. University of North Carolina, UNC Kenan-Flagler, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
  17. Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, The Bloch School, University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)
  18. Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
  19. Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia

Bronze Sponsors

  1. Entrepreneurship @ Cornell, Cornell University
  2. Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh
  3. Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario

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2010 GCEC Conference Entrepreneurship – Impact through Networks

October 21-23, 2010, on the Campus of The Pennsylvania State, University Park, PA 16802

This year’s conference is co-hosted by the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Penn State and the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, WU Vienna.

The theme this year is how the power of networking can be harnessed to improve education in entrepreneurship in its broadest sense. We will explore the use of personal networks, networks between center of different sizes, networks across national boundaries, and networks of common interests. We will be using social networking tools in novel ways to make the conference more than just an annual event, but an ongoing community that will sustain the excitement of the conference beyond just three days. The conference design, therefore, is a working experiment to explore the IMPACT OF NETWORKS to the GCEC community. For example, we will:

  • Ask all participants to become members of an ongoing GCEC social network.
  • Have all participants, upon registering, to tag themselves with their unique and valuable experiences as well as what they want to learn from the community.
  • These data will be used to enhance the social interaction at the conference and beyond as well as in the design of the program and choice of presenters and panelists.

To view a short video clip, click here

Network across Themes and Topics

We have already surveyed many of you to ensure that our program will provide the maximum benefit to you all. You have told us that our program should be designed around five THEMES each with a number of topics. If you would like to chair a session or be a panel member, please make your suggestion/application by clicking here. The topics are:

THEME 1: E-Ship Center Development.

THEME 2: Student Initiatives.

THEME 3: E-ship and Technology.

THEME 4: E-ship Education.

THEME 5: E-ship Impact.

MISCELLANEOUS: General Theme Open for Session Proposals NOT Fitting any of the Topics

Network between Centers

Participants will come from many different types of centers. This is your opportunity to learn from:

  • Major Research Universities
  • Mid-size Colleges and Universities
  • Small Colleges
  • International Universities
  • Foundations and Organizations Supporting Entrepreneurship Education

Network with Friends

You will have plenty of social time to meet old friends and make new ones at the 2010 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conference. Join more than 300 of your colleagues to share best practices and create new ideas. This conference is co-hosted by the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Penn State (www.smeal.psu.edu/fcfe) and the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, WU Vienna (www.wu.ac.at/entrep/en).

Questions and More Information

Conference Website: gcec.conferencespot.org

If you have questions about GCEC membership or registration, please contact: Maggie Ailes, GCEC Program Coordinator at mailes@bsu.edu or 765.285.9002.

If you have questions about the conference program or logistics, please contact Anna Mary Loope, at ams1@psu.edu or (1) 814-865-0195.

Additional information regarding the Shameless Self Promotion, Compendium, and Keynote Speakers will be forthcoming in the coming weeks!

The hosts of the 2010 GCEC Conference are the Farrell Center in the Smeal College of Business at Penn State and the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, WU Vienna.

The endowed Farrell Center creates and manages cross-campus educational programs including undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. The Center also sponsors faculty research in entrepreneurship and provides outreach programs to high schools, economic development agencies and companies. The Center also houses the student managed Garber Venture Capital Fund. (www.smeal.psu.edu/fcfe)

The E&I Institute within the largest business school in Europe, the Vienna University of Economics and Business, manages educational programs for students at all levels, works extensively with both large and small companies in Austria and collaborates with other Austrian Universities as well as a number of economic development programs in furthering entrepreneurial activities. The institute is also home to a number of highly regarded research faculty in the field of innovation management. (www.wu.ac.at/entrep/en)

The GCEC is the premier global organization for university-based centers of entrepreneurship. It has become the primary vehicle by which top entrepreneurship centers work together to share information, best practices, develop programs and initiatives, and collaborate and assist each other in advancing, strengthening, and celebrating the contributions and impact of university entrepreneurship programs. (www.nationalconsortium.org)

Contact us ams1@psu.edu, or (1) 814-865-0195.