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GCEC Awards

2019 GCEC Awards Nomination Process

 

2019 GCEC Award Nominations Open June 3
Due – July 22, 2019

 

Award winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony at the GCEC Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, September, 26-28, 2019. A leader from your Center must be registered for the conference to be considered for an award.

 

Apply Soon!   Awards Criteria (PDF)   Past Winners (PDF)

 

Welcome
The GCEC awards are designed to showcase and celebrate the very best of university entrepreneurship! Each year, the GCEC recognizes the top entrepreneurship programs in eight (8) categories. More than one winner may be selected in each category, except for the Nasdaq Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence.

 

Nominations must be received by midnight Monday, July 22, 2019 to be considered.
For questions, please contact one of the following:

 

Marwan Ayache
Head of Operations
Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES)
Email: marwan.ayache@sses.se
Phone: +46 70 524 95 09

 

Mary Lynn Fernau
Senior Director, External Relations and Communications
Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
Email: mlfernau@rice.edu

 

Description
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. Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education
  5. Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation
  6. Outstanding Student Engagement & Leadership
  7. NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence
  8. GCEC Legacy Award

 

You can nominate in multiple award categories. A committee of judges, led by past winners, selects the award recipients.

 

 

Past GCEC Award Winners

Category and Year Awarded Award Recipients
Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship  Education
2018 Babson College (Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership)
2017 CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism)
2016 University of Vermont (Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA)Duke University  (Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship)
2013 Ball State University (The Entrepreneurship Center)
2012 University of Florida
2011 Miami University (Institute for Entrepreneurship)University of Rochester (Center for Entrepreneurship)
2009 Rice University (Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship)MIT (MIT Entrepreneurship Center)
2008 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
2007 University of Illinois-Chicago
2006 University of Colorado at Boulder
Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation
2018  (2 awardees) Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship
Michigan State University (MSU Entrepreneurship)
2017 University of Chicago (Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
2016 Arizona State University (Entrepreneurship + Innovation)Northwestern University (Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice)
2015 University of Maryland
2011 Carnegie Mellon University (Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship)University of Virginia (Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership)
2010 University of Missouri – Kansas City
2007 Rice University
2006 University of Maryland
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation
2018 Baylor University (John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise)
2017 Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland (Oamk LABs)
2016 University of North Carolina – Greensboro
2015 University of Tampa
2014 University of Texas – Dallas
2012 Belmont University
2011 Villanova University (Insper Institute of Education and Research & ICE Center)
2010 University of Maryland – College Park
2008 Wake Forest University
2007 Ball State University
Northern Kentucky University
2006 Boston University
Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines
2018 University of Massachusetts Lowell (DifferenceMaker Program)
University of Utah (Lassonde Entrepreneurship Center)
2017 Villanova University (Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Institute)
University of Cincinnati (UC Center for Entrepreneurship and Commercialization – UC CEC)
2016 Cornell University (Entrepreneurship @ Cornell)
San Diego State University (The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center)
2014 Northern Kentucky University
2013 University of Rochester (Center for Entrepreneurship)Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship
2012 Millikin University
2011 Wichita State University (Center for Entrepreneurship)
2010 University of North Carolina-Greensboro
University of Missouri – Kansas City
2009 Georgia Tech University
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
2008 Wake Forest University
2007 University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
2006 Pennsylvania State University
Temple University
Emerging Entrepreneurship Center
2018 (3 awardees) Sydney School of Entrepreneurship
Virginia Tech (Apex Center for Entrepreneurs at Virginia Tech)
Vanderbilt University (The Wond’ry)
2017  (2 awardees) University of New Hampshire (Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center)
Hofstra University (Entrepreneurship Center)
2016  (2 awardees) London South Bank (Clarence Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation)
University of Texas at El Paso (Mike Loya Center for Innovation & Commerce)
2015 University of MississippiUniversity of Calgary
2014 University of Wisconsin – OshkoshBabson College
2012 (new: first year award given) Kansas State University
Outstanding Student Engagement and Leadership
2018 University of Notre Dame (The IDEA Center)
Georgetown University (Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative)
2017 Texas A&M University (Center for New Ventures & Entrepreneurship)
2016 (new: first year award given) Abilene Christian University (Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy)
Outstanding Contributions to Advancing the Discipline of Entrepreneurship
2013 Rice University (Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship)
2012 Baruch CollegeUniversity of Arizona
2009 University of California Berkeley
Temple University
University of Texas at Dallas
2008 Boston University and Wichita State University
2006 St. Louis University
Syracuse University
Exceptional Contributions in Entrepreneurship Research
2016 Indiana University – Bloomington
2012 Indiana University – Bloomington
2009 Indiana University – Bloomington
2008 Baruch College
2006 Indiana University – Bloomington
GCEC Center of Entrepreneurial Leadership – Year – Location GCEC Host Schools are recognized with this Special award
2018 – Chicago DePaul University
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
2017 – Halifax, Canada Dalhousie University
University of New Brunswick
2016 – Rochester University of Rochester
Rochester Institute of Technology
2015 – Gainesville University of Florida
2014 – London, UK University College London
2013 – Kansas City University of Missouri – Kansas City
2012 – Washington, DC Georgetown University
2011 – Los Angeles Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies – University of Southern California
2010 – Pennsylvania Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Pennsylvania State University & Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation – WU Vienna
2009 – Houston Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Rice University
2008 – Tucson University of Arizona
2007 – Syracuse Syracuse University
2006 – Northern Kentucky Northern Kentucky University
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
GCEC Legacy Award(Special Award) “For pioneering and directing a university entrepreneurship center that created a legacy impact on the field of entrepreneurship”
2018 Dr. Harold P. Welsch, DePaul University
2016 Dr. Donald F. Kuratko,  Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation,  Indiana University – Bloomington
2015 Thomas J. (Tom) O’Malia, University of Southern California
2012 (new: first year award given) Dr. Rudolph (Rudy) P. Lamone, University of Maryland
Dr. Gary D. Libecap, University of Arizona & University of California-Santa Barbara
GCEC Entrepreneurial Support Award (Special Award)
2009 Maggie Ailes-Ball State University
Travis J. Brown-Indiana University-Bloomington
Nasdaq Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence
2018 San Diego State University (Lavin Entrepreneurship Center)
2017 University of Tampa (John P Lowth Entrepreneurship Center)
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
2005 Pennsylvania State University (Farrell Center for Corporate Entrepreneurship)
University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler Center for Entrepreneurial Studies)
2004 Stanford University (Stanford Technology Ventures Program)
Syracuse University (Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship)
University of Portland (Center for Entrepreneurship)
2003 Texas Christian University (Ryffel Center for Entrepreneurial Studies)
University of Notre Dame (Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies)
University of Colorado-Boulder (Deming Center for Entrepreneurship)
2002 Babson College (Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship)
Indiana University – Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship)
St. Louis University (Smurfit Center for Entrepreneurial Studies)
2001 Columbia University (Eugene M. Lang Center for Entrepreneurship)
Cornell University (Entrepreneurship & Personal Enterprise Program)
University of Arizona (Karl Eller Center for Entrepreneurship)
University of Illinois – Chicago (Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies)Wake Forest University (Angell Center for Entrepreneurship)
2000 Kauffman Foundation (Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership)
University of Southern California (Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies)
University of Maryland (Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship
Ball State University (Midwest Entrepreneurial Education Center)
Carnegie-Mellon University (Jones Center for Entrepreneurship)
Brigham Young University (Center for Entrepreneurship)
San Diego State University (Center for Entrepreneurship)
University of Virginia (Batten Center for Entrepreneurship)

 

Note: Prior to 2006, the NASDAQ award was the only award presented at the GCEC Conference, and multiple schools were eligible to receive the award.