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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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5th Annual GCEC Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards
Submission deadline Friday, July 30, 2010

Award and Nomination Information

The 5th Annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers’ Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards. The GCEC awards are designed to showcase and celebrate the very best of university entrepreneurship! Please consider nominating your center for one (or more!) of these awards. You must be a current member to be considered for a GCEC Award.

  • Outstanding Contributions to Advance the Discipline of Entrepreneurship
  • Outstanding Contributions to Enterprise Creation
  • Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines
  • Exceptional Contributions in Entrepreneurship Research
  • Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education
  • Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation
  • NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence (cannot apply, must be nominated)
  • Click here for more information about the awards

Center directors are encouraged to submit nominations for the categories that they believe best fits their Center’s accomplishments. It is a Center Director’s responsibility to evaluate the category that can best be articulated in terms of their Center’s focus, achievements, and purpose.

About PREPARING YOUR NOMINATION

Tell us what makes your center shine! The following guidelines are designed to facilitate a fair and simple basis for nominations, review, and award selections.

  • Identify the specific category for which the center is nominated. Include the center and institution names and contact information for the center director. Unfortunately, if the category is not clearly identified, the nomination will not be considered
  • Be sure to address each item in the nomination criteria, even if the answer is N/A. Once these specific items have been addressed, you may add information that you think is relevant, however it must clearly tie to the category in order to be considered. This should be done in no more than 5 pages!
  • There is no a limit to supporting materials. However, when including supporting materials, please be sure to clearly indicate how the items relate specifically to the award category. In other words, please submit only those that specifically tie to the category and criteria. Ad hoc materials that do not specifically tie to criteria requests will be excluded from evaluation.
  • In all responses, please clearly indicate the center's role in highlighted activities, and/or specific relationship to the center of individuals, programs, or activities that are highlighted.

About SUBMITTING THE NOMINATION

  • Nomination materials can be submitted via hard copy only. Please include 6, bound copies
  • Nominations must be received by July 30, 2010 to be considered.
  • Send to the following address:
    Maggie Ailes
    Ball State University
    The Entrepreneurship Center
    Miller College of Business, WB 207
    Muncie, IN 47306
    More Information: gcec-2010.conferencespot.org

Award and Nomination Information

GCEC Center of ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP
2009 Winner: Rice Alliance-Rice University

GCEC Award for Outstanding Contributions to ADVANCE THE DISCIPLINE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
2009 Winner: University of California Berkeley, Temple University & University of Texas at Dallas

GCEC Award for Outstanding Contributions to ENTERPRISE CREATION
2009 Winner: None Selected

GCEC Award for Exceptional Activities in ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACROSS DISCIPLINES
2009 Winner: Georgia Tech University & University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

GCEC Award for Exceptional Contributions in ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH
2009 Winner: Indiana University-Bloomington

GCEC Award for Excellence in SPECIALTY ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION
2009 Winner: Rice Alliance-Rice University & MIT Entrepreneurship Center

GCEC Award for Excellence in ENTREPRENEURSHIP TEACHING AND PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION
2009 Winners: None Selected

NASDAQ Award Winner
2009 Winner: University of Southern California