GCEC Awards


GCEC Award Nominations

The GCEC awards are designed to showcase and celebrate the very best of university entrepreneurship! We are excited to read about the great achievements of university entrepreneurship programs and proud to recognize them. Each year, the GCEC recognizes the top entrepreneurship programs in eight (8) categories.

Awards can be submitted in the following eight categories:

  1. Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center
  2. Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation
  3. Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines
  4. Exceptional Contributions in Entrepreneurship Research
  5. Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education
  6. Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation
  7. Outstanding Student Engagement & Leadership
  8. NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence

Award Nominations are closed for 2017. Good Luck to all the nominees.
For full award descriptions CLICK HERE.

 

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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

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