The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC), formerly the National Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (NCEC), was founded in 1996 through the efforts of the University of Maryland and the Kauffman Foundation. The intent of the organization is to provide a coordinated vehicle through which participating members can collaborate and communicate on the specific issues and challenges confronting university-based entrepreneurship centers.

The GCEC current membership totals 200 university based entrepreneurship centers ranging in age from well established and nationally ranked to new and emerging centers. Each year a global conference is held on the campus of an GCEC member school. In past years the host universities have included: University of Maryland, University of Southern California, Ball State University, Wake Forest University, Babson College, Texas Christian University, University of Portland, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, and the collaborative Midwest effort of Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati, and University of Dayton.

These conferences have provided the membership a unique opportunity to interact in workshops and discussion sessions designed around the most pressing issues and concerns of member centers. The conference, which is held in October of each year, continues to be the major focal point for the organization. As the website continues to be refined and developed, it will also become a major resource for the member institutions. The administrative home of the GCEC is the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University - Bloomington. The Administrative Coordinator of the GCEC is Maggie Ailes at Ball State University and she can be reached at: mailes@bsu.edu



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