Established in 2005, the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) strives to empower entrepreneurs by integrating academic objectives with GWU's business community. CFEE engages in research and other scholarly activities that make significant contributions to the fields of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Women Entrepreneurial Leadership, Family Enterprise, and Emerging Business Development (Small and Medium Enterprise Development). This center works with the GW School of Business (GWSB)and the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), among other partners, to advance the school's nationally recognized achievements in the field of entrepreneurship education and further promote entrepreneurship among students and throughout communities.
Primary initiatives and subject areas of research include entrepreneurship education, leadership, lifecycle needs of family businesses, managerial issues affecting emerging business viability, knowledge management for entrepreneurial firms, and interdisciplinary entrepreneurship education for women. CFEE will continue the GWSB's commitment to develop mutually beneficial programs that integrate academic objectives with the real needs of the university's external business community.
CFEE is currently involved in the following initiatives and projects (click on each to learn more):