Virtual Connections – Monthly Webinars

In order to better connect GCEC members during this difficult time and to provide valuable insights outside of the annual conference, the GCEC is launching a new virtual roundtable series on a variety of topics for entrepreneurship center directors.


Thanks for Jeff Reid, director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative for organizing these virtual sessions and hosting the first session.



Future sessions of GCEC Virtual Connections will be held on the last Friday of each month at 1:00pm EDT.

  • Session 3: July 31 (Check back soon to register.)
  • Session 4: August 28 (Check back soon to register.)




Session 1: Entrepreneurship Centers in the COVID-19 Era | View a recording of the session HERE.
May 29, 2020

How is your entrepreneurship center adapting to the new pandemic-affected landscape? Join us for a roundtable discussion to hear how your peers are leaning in, hunkering down, and Zooming through our many new challenges. The session will begin with opening comments by panelists followed by Q&A and discussion with audience participation encouraged.

Moderator: Jeff Reid, Director, Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative


  • Vickie Gibbs, UNC
  • Elissa Grossman, USC
  • Gurpreet Jagpal, Suffolk
  • Garret Westlake, Virginia Commonwealth


Session 2: Ethics in Entrepreneurship Education | View a recording of the session HERE.
June 26, 2020

As leaders in entrepreneurship education, we are constantly challenged with ethical questions, from how we manage the tension between educational and commercial outcomes to how we teach ethics to our students. Join us for a conversation about ethical issues in entrepreneurship education, led by Tom Byers of Stanford University. This will be an interactive Zoom session with opportunities for attendees to engage with panelists.

Jeff Reid, Georgetown University (host)
Tom Byers, Stanford University (moderator)
Laura Dunham, University of St. Thomas
Jon Fjeld, Duke University
Ted D. Zoller, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill