DeShawn Brown selected to speak at Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers conference

DeShawn Brown, CEO of Coworks, was selected to deliver a presentation at the annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers conference this coming October.

Titled "Scaling for Success: What University Entrepreneurship Programs Can Learn from Coworking Spaces About Operational Efficiency," Brown's presentation promises to bring industry specific insights and valuable strategies for university-based entrepreneurship programs to further enhance their operational efficiency.

GCECSelected from a pool of 230 submissions, Brown's session will be one of the 12 tracks featured at the conference. 

As the premier academic organization dedicated to the emerging issues of importance in university-based entrepreneurship programs, GCEC serves as a hub for the world's leading institutions to share best practices, develop programs and initiatives, and collaborate in advancing and strengthening the role of universities in nurturing the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

"The GCEC is the ideal platform to discuss the parallels between coworking spaces and academic entrepreneurship programs," said Brown. "Coworking spaces often deal with similar challenges related to scaling, efficiency, and fostering a culture of innovation, and I believe universities can gain valuable insights from their strategies. I'm excited to engage with these motivated leaders from academia and entrepreneurship, and contribute to the exchange of ideas to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs."

The GCEC is the premier academic organization addressing the emerging topics of importance to the nation’s university-based entrepreneurship programs. Each year, the GCEC hosts a global conference on the campus of a member school, enabling top, established entrepreneurship programs as well as emerging ones to work together, share best practices, and collaborate on initiatives. The organization's membership comprises 250 university-based entrepreneurship programs, from well-established and nationally ranked to new and emerging ones.

The annual GCEC conference will be held this year in Dallas, Texas, providing an opportunity for members to network, share ideas, and collaborate on new initiatives. 

Previously, Coworks hosted a webinar for entrepreneurship centers, entitled Manage the 3 Rs: Rooms, Resources and Relationships.

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Panelists included Haley Huie, Director, NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic, Lewis Sheats, Director, Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship, and Sara Bennett, Director, Central Community College Entrepreneurship Center.

The panel discussed the needs of such programs, including:

  • How to activate the ecosystem around the campus
  • The importance of engaging with the broader business community
  • Using technology to manage and maximize the center’s physical assets

Register now to join leaders from across the world of academic entrepreneurship and secure your spot in this presentation. 

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