Apply for 2023 GCEC University Entrepreneurship Awards

June 12, 2023

Nominate Your University for 2023 GCEC Awards!

We are excited to invite your university to participate in the prestigious 2023 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Awards. This is an excellent opportunity to gain global recognition for your entrepreneurship program and showcase your achievements to your school's leadership.

The GCEC Awards will be presented in eight (9) categories at the 2023 GCEC Conference, taking place in person at the University of Texas at Dallas from October 5-7, 2023.

Categories for 2023 include:

  1. Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center (2 tracks: smaller + larger schools)

  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 (2 tracks: smaller + larger schools)

  7. Exceptional Contributions in Entrepreneurship Research

  8. Nasdaq Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence (2 tracks: smaller + larger schools)

  9. Legacy Award (given to an individual, not a university)

Submission Details:

To nominate your university for one or more of these esteemed awards, all you need to do is prepare a simple 3-page submission outlining your university's achievements and contributions in the relevant categories. The deadline for nominations is Monday, June 12, 2022.

For more information about the application process and eligibility requirements, please visit the GCEC Awards page. We recommend reading through the Awards Submission Guide thoroughly before submitting your nomination to ensure that your submission meets all the necessary criteria.

About GCEC Conference:

The GCEC Conference is an annual gathering that brings together university entrepreneurship center directors, entrepreneurship faculty, and staff from around the world. It serves as a platform for sharing best practices in entrepreneurship education, innovation, and university acceleration and incubation programs. We are thrilled to host the 2023 Conference at the University of Texas at Dallas, offering a unique opportunity to network and learn from experts in the field.

For more information about the 2023 GCEC Conference in Dallas, please visit

Contact Information:

The GCEC Awards are chaired by Professor Gurpreet Jagpal, Pro Vice-Chancellor Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Suffolk. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please feel free to reach out to us at

Don't miss this chance to showcase the outstanding achievements of your university's entrepreneurship program and gain well-deserved recognition on a global stage. We look forward to receiving your nominations and celebrating entrepreneurship excellence at the 2023 GCEC Conference!

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