GCEC Awards




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2018 GCEC Award Winners:
Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching & Pedagogical Innovation
Number of awards: 1
Winner: John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise – Baylor University

Finalists:
University of Virginia Technology Entrepreneurship – University of Virginia, School of Engineering and Applied Science
NC State Entrepreneurship – NC State University
Center for Entrepreneurship – Wake Forest University
International Institute for Creative Entrepreneurial Development – University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines
Number of awards: 2
Winners:
DifferenceMaker Program – University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute – University of Utah

Finalists:
Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation – London South Bank University
Center for Entrepreneurship – California State University, Chico
Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship – Purdue University

NASDAQ Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence
Number of awards: 1
Winner: Lavin Entrepreneurship Center – San Diego State University

NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence
2017 University of Tampa
2016 Syracuse University (Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship)
2014 University of Maryland
2012 Oklahoma State University
2011 Rice University (Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship)
2010 Baylor University
2009 University of Southern California
2008 University of Arizona
2007 MIT Entrepreneurship Center
2006 University of California – Berkeley

Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation
Number of awards: 2
Winners:
Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship – University in Stockholm, Sweden
MSU Entrepreneurship – Michigan State University – Michigan State University

Finalists:
Arthur M Blank Center for Entrepreneurship – Babson College
The IDEA Center – The University of Notre Dame
Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship – Northern Kentucky University

Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education
Number of awards: 1
Winners:
Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership – Babson College

Finalists:
Institute for Veterans and Military Families – Syracuse University
Institute for Entrepreneurship – Miami University
Tata Center for Design and Technology – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Deming Center for Entrepreneurship – University of Colorado – Boulder

Outstanding Student Engagement and Leadership
Number of awards: 2
Winners:
The IDEA Center – The University of Notre Dame
Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative – Georgetown University

Finalists:
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship – University of North Carolina Wilmington
Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Development – University of Nebraska at Kearney
Entrepreneurship at Cornell – Cornell University

Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center
Number of awards: 3
Winners:
Sydney School of Entrepreneurship – Sydney School of Entrepreneurship
Virginia Tech – Apex Center for Entrepreneurs at Virginia Tech
The Wond’ry – Vanderbilt University

Finalists:
LaunchLab – West Virginia University
Jill Ker Conway Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center – Smith College
Entrepreneurship Center of the Federal University of Itajubá – Federal University of Itajubá
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2017 GCEC Award Winners:

Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching & Pedagogical Innovation
Number of awards: 1
Winner: Oamk LABs – Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Finalists:
Keller Center – Princeton University
NC State Entrepreneurship – NC State University
Skandalaris Center – Washington University in St. Louis

Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines

Number of awards: 2
Winners:
Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Institute – Villanova University
UC Center for Entrepreneurship & Commercialization (UC CEC) – University of Cincinnati

Finalists:
The Garage at Northwestern – Northwestern University
Center of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development – DifferenceMaker Program – University of Massachusetts Lowell
Office of Zone Learning – Ryerson University

NASDAQ Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Number of awards: 1
Winner: John P Lowth Entrepreneurship Center – The University of Tampa

Finalist:
Office of Zone Learning – Ryerson University
University of Florida Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center

Outstanding Contribution to Venture Creation

Number of awards: 1
Winners: Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation – The University of Chicago

Finalists:
ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute – ESADE Business School
Center for New Ventures & Entrepreneurship – Texas A&M University
Center for Entrepreneurship Education – Northeastern University
Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center

Number of awards: 2
Winner:
Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center – University of New Hampshire
Center for Entrepreneurship – Hofstra University

Finalists:
Montclair State University Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship
Center for Entrepreneurship – California Lutheran University
the Wond’ry – Vanderbilt University
Jill Ker Conway Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center – Smith College

Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education

Number of awards: 1
Winners:
Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism – CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Finalists:
Institute for Veterans and Military Families – Syracuse University
The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) – Rutgers University
Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship – Ivey Business School
Gellert Family Business Resource Center – University of San Francisco

Outstanding Student Engagement and Leadership

Number of awards: 1
Winner: Center for New Ventures & Entrepreneurship – Texas A&M University

Finalists:
ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute – ESADE Business School
UNCW Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship – University of North Carolina Wilmington
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2016 GCEC Award Winners:

Exceptional Contributions to Entrepreneurship Research (1 award)

Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Indiana University – Bloomington

Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching & Pedagogical Innovation (1 award)

University of North Carolina – Greensboro

Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines (2 awards)

Entrepreneurship at Cornell
Cornell University

The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center
San Diego State

NASDAQ Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (1 award)

Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship
Syracuse University

Outstanding Contribution to Venture Creation (2 awards)

Entrepreneurship + Innovation
Arizona State University

Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice
Northwestern University

Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center (2 awards)

Clarence Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
London South Bank

Mike Loya Center for Innovation & Commerce
University of Texas at El Paso

Outstanding Specialty Program (2 awards)

Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA
University of Vermont

Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship
Duke University 

Outstanding Student Engagement and Leadership (1 award)

Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy
Abilene Christian 

Center of Entrepreneurship Leadership Award (2 awards)

University of Rochester
Rochester Institute of Technology

One award for (plaque, like one last year)

2016 GCEC Legacy Award

Dr. Donald F. Kuratko
Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Indiana University – Bloomington
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2015 GCEC Award Winners:

GCEC Award For Emerging Entrepreneurship Center
University of Mississippi and University of Calgary
GCEC Award for Outstanding Contributions to Venture Acceleration
University of Maryland
GCEC Award for Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines
Northern Kentucky University
GCEC Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching And Pedagogical Innovation
University of Tampa
GCEC Award for Center of Entrepreneurial Leadership Award
University of Florida

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2014 Award Winners

GCEC Award for Excellence in ENTREPRENEURSHIP TEACHING AND PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION

2014 Winner: University of Texas – Dallas

GCEC Award for EMERGING ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTER

2014 Winner: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

2014 Winner: Babson College

GCEC Center of ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP

2014 Winner: University College London

NASDAQ Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence

2014 Winner: University of Maryland

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2013 Award Winners

GCEC Award for Outstanding Contributions to ADVANCE THE DISCIPLINE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

2013 Winner: Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship – Rice University

GCEC Center for ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP

2013 Winner: University of Missouri-Kansas City

GCEC Award for Exceptional Activities in ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACROSS DISCIPLINES

2013 Winner: Center for Entrepreneurship – University of Rochester & Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship

GCEC Award for Excellence in SPECIALTY ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION

2013 Winner: The Entrepreneurship Center – Ball State University

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2012 Award Winners

GCEC Award for Outstanding Contributions to ADVANCE THE DISCIPLINE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

2012 Winner: Baruch College (Submission) &
University of Arizona (Submission)

GCEC Award for EMERGING CENTER

2012 Winner: Kansas State University (Submission)

GCEC Center for ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP

2012 Winner: Georgetown University

GCEC Award for Exceptional Activities in ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACROSS DISCIPLINES

2012 Winner: Millikin University (Submission)

GCEC Award for Excellence in ENTREPRENEURSHIP TEACHING AND PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION

2012 Winner: Belmont University (Submission)

GCEC Award for Exceptional Contributions in ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH

2012 Winner: Indiana University-Bloomington

GCEC Award for Excellence in SPECIALTY ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION

2012 Winner: University of Florida (Submission)

NASDAQ Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

2012 Winner: Oklahoma State University

Inaugural Legacy Award
“For pioneering and directing a university entrepreneurship center that created a legacy impact on the field of entrepreneurship”

2012 Winner: Dr. Rudolph (Rudy) P. Lamone – University of Maryland &
Dr. Gary D. Libecap – University of Arizona & University of
California-Santa Barbara

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2011 Award Winners

GCEC Center for ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP

2011 Winner: Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies – University of Southern California

GCEC Award for Outstanding Contributions to ENTERPRISE CREATION

2011 Winner: Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship – Carnegie Mellon University & Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership – University of Virginia

GCEC Award for Exceptional Activities in ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACROSS DISCIPLINES

2011 Winner: Center for Entrepreneurship – Wichita State University

GCEC Award for Excellence in ENTREPRENEURSHIP TEACHING AND PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION

2011 Winner: Insper Institute of Education and Research & ICE Center – Villanova University

GCEC Award for Excellence in SPECIALTY ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION

2011 Winner: Institute for Entrepreneurship – Miami University & Center for Entrepreneurship – University of Rochester

NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence

2011 Winner: Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship – Rice University

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2010 Award Winners

GCEC Center for ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP

2010 Winner: Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Pennsylvania State University & Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation – WU Vienna

GCEC Award for Outstanding Contributions to ENTERPRISE CREATION

2010 Winner: University of Missouri-Kansas City

GCEC Award for Exceptional Activities in ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACROSS DISCIPLINES

2010 Winner: University of North Carolina-Greensboro & University of Missouri-Kansas City

GCEC Award for Excellence in ENTREPRENEURSHIP TEACHING AND PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION

2010 Winner: University of Maryland-College Park

NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence

2010 Winner: Baylor University

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2009 Award Winners

GCEC Center for 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 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

NASDAQ Award Winner

2009 Winner: University of Southern California

Entrepreneurial Support Award

2009 Winners: Maggie Ailes-Ball State University & Travis J. Brown-Indiana University-Bloomington

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2008 Award Winners

GCEC Center of ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP

2008 Winner: University of Arizona

GCEC Award for Outstanding Contributions to ADVANCE THE DISCIPLINE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

2008 Winner: Boston University and Wichita State University

GCEC Award for Outstanding Contributions to ENTERPRISE CREATION

2008 Winner: None Selected

GCEC Award for Exceptional Activities in ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACROSS DISCIPLINES

2008 Winner: Wake Forest University

GCEC Award for Exceptional Contributions in ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH

2008 Winner: Baruch College

GCEC Award for Excellence in SPECIALTY ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION

2008 Winner: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

GCEC Award for Excellence in ENTREPRENEURSHIP TEACHING AND PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION

2008 Winners: Wake Forest University

NASDAQ Award Winner

2008 Winner: University of Arizona

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2007 Award Winners

GCEC Center of ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP

2007 Winners: Syracuse University

 

GCEC Award for Outstanding Contributions to ADVANCE THE DISCIPLINE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

2007 Winners: None Selected

 

GCEC Award for Outstanding Contribution to ENTERPRISE CREATION

2007 Winners: Rice University

 

GCEC Award for Exceptional Activites in ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACROSS DISCIPLINES

2007 Winners: University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

GCEC Award for Exceptional Contributions in ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH

2007 Winner: None Selected

 

GCEC Award for Excellence in SPECIALTY ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION

2007 Winner: University of Illinois-Chicago

 

GCEC Award for Excellence in ENTREPRENEURSHIP TEACHING AND PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION

2007 Winner: Ball State University and Northern Kentucky University

 

NASDAQ Award Winner

2007 Winner: MIT Entrepreneurship Center

 

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2006 Award Winners

GCEC Award for Outstanding Contributions to ADVANCE THE DISCIPLINE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

2006 Winners: St. Louis University and Syracuse University

GCEC Award for Outstanding Contribution to ENTERPRISE CREATION

2006 Winners: Univ. of Maryland and Univ. of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

 

GCEC Award for Exceptional Activites in ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACROSS DISCIPLINES

2006 Winners: Pennsylvania State University and Temple University

GCEC Award for Exceptional Contributions in ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH

2006 Winner: Indiana University

 

GCEC Award for Excellence in SPECIALTY ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION

2006 Winner: University of Colorado – Boulder

 

GCEC Award for Excellence in ENTREPRENEURSHIP TEACHING AND PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION

2006 Winner: Boston University

 

NASDAQ Award Winner

2006 Winner: University of California – Berkeley

 

Complete List of 2006 GCEC Award Winners