AMES, Iowa (November 10, 2020) – The Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations announced today the Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship was named one of five finalists in the Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation award category by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) – the worldwide premier academic association of entrepreneurship educators. The award is given to honor a center that creatively supports the process of launching and accelerating university affiliated startups through competitions, incubators, accelerators, or other programs.
“We are so proud to be selected among other top entrepreneurship programs with this recognition,” said ISU Pappajohn Center Director Judi Eyles. “Iowa State truly enlists a cross-disciplinary approach, with all seven colleges across campus participating in our robust and comprehensive entrepreneurship ecosystem in an effort to support the university’s mission to create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place. Collectively, innovation and entrepreneurship is a top priority at Iowa State, and we couldn’t be happier to be recognized for the work being done to cultivate, support, launch and accelerate our university-affiliated startups.”