Following the AACSB’s recommendations, ICSB has decided to revise the criteria for the Best Entrepreneurship Center Global Impact Award. Therefore, the 2023 Global Award recipients must demonstrate their integration with and promotion of these new new standards when reviewing nominated candidates.
Criteria for the Best Entrepreneurship Center Global Award:
1. Center’s innovativeness in regards to programs and promotion. How is this center actively channeling new ways of engagement that are humanely focused?
2. Measurable impact that the center has had on its target population. How has this program affected the center’s community?
3. Impact on society. How is this center reinventing the way they prepare the next generation of entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovators?
4. Center’s replicability in other parts of the world. How might this center’s main pillars be transmit and promoted elsewhere throughout the global entrepreneurship community.
The following is an overview of the submission process, which begins with a nomination of the Center. Self-nominations are encouraged. These initial nominations require a brief nominee information packet including all information described below. Finalists are chosen by the Entrepreneurship Center Global Impact Award Committee and are notified via email. Those selected as finalists must then submit elaborating documents and commit to presenting their program at the national conference. Finalists who do not present at the conference are disqualified. Registration (one per center) is required to be a finalist and presentation can be done in-person or online.
Typically, the ICSB Global Awards in Entrepreneurship Center Global Impact Committee receives numerous nominations for each award. As a result, it is possible that a specific center might not be selected as a finalist. Applicants are advised that any organization or individual may submit nominations in more than one category. However, no organization or individual may be a finalist in more than one category in any particular year. Therefore, if an individual or institution elects to submit in more than one category and is selected as a finalist in more than one category, they must choose which category they wish to compete in as a Finalist and withdraw from the remaining categories.
As the quality of applications ICSB receives is exemplary, it is possible that one or more truly outstanding organizations or individuals may be nominated for a particular award and not receive it. To deal with this possibility as effectively and as fairly as possible, the following guidelines have been established:
Nominees must submit an executive summary, no more than 11 pages that contain the following information. The deadline for initial submissions is June 10, 2023.
The title page should contain:
Submission of Initial Nomination Materials:
Initial nomination materials must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 10, 2023.
If selected as a finalist, a second packet of materials or the Final Nomination Package elaborating on the initial nomination executive summary can be submitted.
The final nomination package should contain the following items:
The final nomination package must be submitted via email to email@example.com by June 25, 2023.