“The annual event of the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) features members’ success stories in entrepreneurship and innovation in the pursuit of revitalization. One of the goals is to showcase higher education’s role in the urgent movement to support underrepresented entrepreneurs who have been most impacted by economic crisis and hold the most potential for growth.”

GCEC members are expected to play a leadership role in revitalizing higher education and the economy.

Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers

October 2021 GCEC

Theme: Leading With Entrepreneurship: Succeeding in Revitalization


  • Community Engagement and Revitalization
  • Entrepreneurship Education and Experiential Learning
  • Global Perspectives in Entrepreneurship
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Justice in Entrepreneurial Education
  • Measuring Success, Impact and Outcomes of Entrepreneurship Centers
  • Post-Pandemic New Venture Creation
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • University Hubs and Innovation Spaces

Past conferences have included sessions on:

  • Incubator and Accelerator Programs
  • Ethics and Equity
  • Fostering the Entrepreneurial University
  • Creating a Masters Program in Entrepreneurship

The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers was formerly known as the National Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (NCEC). The objective of this organization is to enable discussions on the challenges faced by university-based entrepreneurship centers and programs. In its 25th year, the consortium has over 300 members and over a dozen Research Fellows. The latter are academic leaders in entrepreneurship research and champions of best practices in scholarly work.