Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE)
Established in 2005, the Center For Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) strives to empower entrepreneurs by integrating academic objectives within GW’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’s entrepreneurial leadership, and new venture development. CFEE is directed by Kathy Korman Frey and works with the GW School of Business (GWSB), among other partners, to advance the school's nationally-recognized achievements in the field of entrepreneurship education and to further promote entrepreneurship among students and throughout communities.
Primary initiatives and subject areas of research include:
- Entrepreneurship Education
- Family Businesses
- Managerial Issues Affecting Emerging Business Viability
- Knowledge Management for Entrepreneurial Firms
- Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Education for Women.
CFEE aims to advance GWSB’s commitment to develop mutually beneficial programs that integrate academic objectives with the real needs of the university’s external business community.
The annual Pitch George competition is one of GW's premier entrepreneurial initiatives organized by the GW Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE). This "elevator pitch" competition takes place each fall semester and allows young entrepreneurs from any GW school to present their business ideas, get valuable feedback on the viability of their business concepts, and win startup capital. The competition offers networking opportunities with entrepreneurs from the greater D.C. area as well as hands-on preparation for the GW New Venture Competition.
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