Sponsors & Partners


International Council for Small Business (ICSB)

International Council for Small Business logo

Focusing on small business and entrepreneurship, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), co-sponsors and co-hosts events with CFEE throughout the year, such as the annual Global Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Conference (“every October in D.C.!”).

GW Office of Entrepreneurship

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Committed to promoting excellence in multidisciplinary entrepreneurship and innovation, the GW Office of Entrepreneurship coordinates entrepreneurship events throughout the university. The Office of Entrepreneurship also plays an important role in the planning and execution of the GW Business Plan Competition.

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

NFTE endeavors to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities, and to plan for successful futures. To date, NFTE has worked with over 500,000 young people throughout the U.S. and around the world.

The George Washington University School of Business

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The Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence is located within the School of Business’s Department of Management in Funger Hall, Suite 315. Many events are coordinated through GWSB, as well as held on the George Washington University’s Foggy Bottom Campus.

Springboard Enterprises

Springboard Enterprises logo

A non-profit organization dedicated to entrepreneurship, Springboard Enterprises often hosts events on GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus. The popular Dolphin Tank program continues to be a source of supportive innovation for budding entrepreneurs.


Bank of America

Bank of America logo

At Bank of America, their purpose is to help connect their customers and clients to what matters most to them. They partner with 57 million individuals, businesses, and communities, bringing them their skills and expertise to help make their financial lives better. Bank of America is all about providing people, companies and institutional investors the financial products and services they need to help achieve their goals at every stage of their financial lives. Their deep experience, broad range of services and global capabilities allow them to deliver comprehensive solutions that help customers and clients succeed in today’s market and prepare for the future.

Howard Hoffman Fund

Howard Hoffman

As a George Washington University School of Business alumnus, Howard Hoffman has dedicated a fund to promoting entrepreneurship on campus. The Howard Hoffman Distinguished Lecture Series hosts successful entrepreneurs and small business owners as speakers throughout each semester in order to generate reflection and discussion on entrepreneurship.

Erik K. Winslow and Deana and Gerald Stempler Research Fund

Erik Winslow

Dr. Erik K. Winslow, Director of CFEE, and Dr. Gerald Stempler (DBA ’88) provide support for research in family and/or entrepreneurial enterprises. Dr. Stempler established the endowment fund in 1992; in 2006, he gave a gift to rename the fund in honor of Dr. Winslow.