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ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

At the University of Rochester, we understand entrepreneurship to mean generating and transforming ideas into enterprises that create value—economic or social. More than a discrete set of business skills or practices, entrepreneurship is a calling that can be pursued in many realms of experience and achievement.

Launched by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and named in recognition of Mark S. Ain ’67S (MBA) and his wife Carolyn for their visionary leadership and support of entrepreneurship education throughout the University, the Ain Center for Entrepreneurship offers programs, events
and services university-wide for students of all disciplines, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater Rochester community.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT THE ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

At the heart of entrepreneurship initiatives at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the Albert J. Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship promotes, nurtures and expands innovation and entrepreneurship activities. By supporting academic programs, hosting competitions and providing commercial
activities, the Center integrates academic initiatives with applied business creation and commercialization experience.

The Center’s resources and faculty expertise are open to all students, regardless of discipline and year level. Through a three-pronged approach, which includes interdisciplinary curriculum, experiential learning and various programming, students are shown how to take an idea from the beginning stages all the way through to commercialization.

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GLOBAL CONSORTIUM OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTERS

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.

The GCEC current membership totals 225+ university-based entrepreneurship centers ranging in age from well-established and nationally ranked to new and emerging centers.

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