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SSES wins award at GCEC in Chicago

Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship wins Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Venture Creation’ at the 2018 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conference in Chicago

STOCKHOLM – (Oct. 30, 2018) – The Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES) has been awarded the 2018 prize for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Venture Creation’ at the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) annual conference taking place in Chicago, Oct. 18-20.

Now in its twenty-second year, GCEC is a global conference rewarding universities committed to innovative entrepreneurship education and programs around the world. As the premier organization for emerging topics in entrepreneurship, GCEC is considered the vehicle by which the global entrepreneurship education ecosystem shares best practices, and assists each other in advancing, strengthening, and celebrating the role of universities in educating the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

“More and more institutes of higher education are recognizing that teaching entrepreneurial skills are key to the success of our students and the world’s future economy.” said Brad Burke, executive director of the GCEC and managing director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Rice University.

This year, the conference was attended by more than 540 individuals from 250 universities from around the globe, the most in the history of the organization. The award winners were selected through a rigorous nomination and evaluation process undergoing review by a panel of 35 academic peers. More than 100 university programs were nominated this year from the 250 GCEC member universities.

“We’re honored to receive this award recognizing our twenty years of hard work within venture creation, now allowing us to look forward and beyond to new areas of opportunity and achievement.”, said Rasmus Rahm, Executive Director of SSES.

Next year’s GCEC conference will be hosted by SSES and held in Scandinavia for the first time. The conference will take place in Stockholm on September 26-28th, 2019. For more information please visit: www.gcec2019.com.

The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) is the premier academic organization addressing the emerging topics of importance to the nation’s university-based centers for entrepreneurship. It has become the vehicle by which the top, established entrepreneurship centers, as well as emerging centers, can work together to share best practices, develop programs and initiatives, and collaborate and assist each other in advancing, strengthening, and celebrating the role of universities in teaching the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.