Michigan State University – represented by the MSU Hatch, MSU Undergraduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Spartan Innovations – received the 2018 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Center’s (GCEC) prize for Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation. Competing against nationally recognized entrepreneurship centers, MSU’s program took center stage with the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. GCEC’s annual awards showcase and celebrate the very best of university entrepreneurship, recognizing top entrepreneurship programs in seven categories.
“This award is six years in the making,” said Paul Jaques, director of student and community engagement at Spartan Innovations. “Our team is laser-focused on creating value-driven academic programming, collaborative incubation spaces and a summer business accelerator – all of which cultivates a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem at Michigan State University that serves our students, faculty and researchers committed to creating new ventures.”
Hosted by DePaul University and the Illinois Institute of Technology, the 2018 GCEC conference was held Oct. 18-20 in Chicago. The annual event focuses on entrepreneurial ecosystems across the nation that support starting and building businesses.