ATLANTA – The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) of Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business has received the Excellence in Student Engagement in Entrepreneurship Award at the 10th annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. The award recognizes an institution that encourages student leadership and engagement and supports the development of entrepreneurial awareness, skills and practice.
The symposium, held virtually June 10-11, was presented by the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the Deshpande Foundation, with the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. It drew hundreds of higher education, business, government and nonprofit leaders to advance support for inventors and startups, and empower campus leaders working with the next generation of entrepreneurs.
“The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute and Georgia State are committed to growing a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation across the university. We are building a model for inclusive entrepreneurship with an ecosystem of innovative programs and resources to advance new and diverse entrepreneurs,” said ENI associate director Jackie Davis. “Georgia State is honored to receive the Excellence in Student Engagement in Entrepreneurship Award and to be among the trailblazing institutions recognized at this year’s symposium.”
This is the third award ENI has received in less than two months. In late April, the institute won two awards for supporting entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds from the International Business Innovation Association.
The Deshpande Foundation supports sustainable, scalable social and economic impact through innovation and entrepreneurship, and the Burton D. Morgan Foundation champions entrepreneurs of all ages.
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute of Georgia State Robinson College of Business fulfills a university-wide mandate to strengthen the entrepreneurial and innovation culture across campus. ENI aims to be a national model for inclusive entrepreneurial education and innovation. Its activities span academics, co-curricular activities, and community and industry partnerships.