ICSB Global Awards

Recognizing the Hard work and contributions of our members.

The ICSB Award series focuses on acknowledging and celebrating the contributors and leaders who help make ICSB the premier global platform and therefore bring visibility and support to small and medium-sized enterprises globally.

Awards

The ICSB Global Award for the Best Entrepreneurship Center was created to recognize the innovative and supportive culture of a leading Entrepreneurship Center. The awarded center will have a wide network, operating actively in both local and global ecosystems.

The submission process can be found below. Finalists are chosen by the Pedagogy Awards Committee and will be notified via email on May 15, 2021. Those selected as finalists must then submit elaborating documents and commit to presenting their program at the national conference. Finalists who do not present at the conference (either virtually or in-person) will not be considered for the award.

 

The ICSB Global Awards in Entrepreneurship Education Excellence were created to recognize excellence in entrepreneurship education at the programmatic level. Two Program Awards will be awarded: one at the undergraduate and one at the graduate level. 

The submission process can be found below. Finalists are chosen by the Pedagogy Awards Committee and will be notified via email on May 15, 2021. Those selected as finalists must then submit elaborating documents and commit to presenting their program at the national conference. Finalists who do not present at the conference (either virtually or in-person) will not be considered for the award.

Past recipients include: 

ICSB Presidential Award winners are selected from the pool of exceptional ICSB members who integrate both service and empathy into their roles as innovative leaders. Awardees exemplify the nature of supporting ICSB’s ultimate mission to support and develop micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the pursuit of bringing equitable justice to our global community.

 

Selected by the ICSB President and Chair, this award honors individuals who feel a higher mandate not only to succeed, but also to put their whole heart into the work that they produce, bringing humanity to the forefront of all that they do.



Presented to those whose volunteer work has helped advance the principles of entrepreneurship, as well as the advancement of society.
Named for the steadfast former President of ISCB, Ahmed Osman, the Osman ICSB Leadership Award is the highest ICSB honor. Every year, it is awarded to the leader whose vision has contributed significantly to the growth and prosperity of the International Council for Small Business.
Past recipient write-up

Ahmed Osman became President of ICSB during a particularly challenging moment in the organization’s history. Rather than be overwhelmed by the circumstances, he acted with integrity to present ICSB as the prestigious, welcoming, and future-focused organization to which he was fully dedicated.

 

During his tenure, Osman took great care to execute the 2019 ICSB World Congress in Cairo, Egypt, where he designed and implemented the 2019 ICSB Strategy Presidential Conference, as a way to reflect on the organization’s current status and push it forward to the next chapter. Additionally, he organized the Youth Academy, also held in Cairo.

 

Prior to his presidency, Osman was known for his professional, always-available nature and his kindness. As President, he incorporated these attributes into his leadership style in order to motivate the entire ICSB team and shepherd the community towards its future selves. It is with great pleasure that ICSB announces this award so that Osman’s leadership legacy may live on.



Lifetime achievement award

Honoring a womenpreneur who has dedicated their career to the support and promotion of other women entrepreneurs.

Trailblazer Award

Honoring a womenpreneur who creates new paths to success and, in so doing, exemplifies the change they wish to create in the world.

Sustainable Development Goals Award

Honoring a womenpreneur who has shown lasting dedication to the improvement of the world’s conditions for those most in need.

Academic Award

Honoring a womenpreneur who has produced excellent research that advances the role of women in the field of entrepreneurship and business management.

The 2021 ICSB Congress will honor multiple members and contributors at the Congress’ Signature Gala event. All papers and marketplace submissions will be automatically entered into these categories. 

*All awarded papers will be given fast track review for JSBM publication. Additionally, they will be presented at the Gala and be awarded with a Presidential Letter and Commemoration Gift. Other awards associated with the award are listed under the award. 

  • The Best Submission to the Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM)
  • The Best Humane Entrepreneurship Paper ($1,000 Monetary Award)
  • The Best Youth Entrepreneurship Paper
  • The Best Paper from North & South America
  • The Best Paper from Europe
  • The Best Paper from Middle East & Africa
  • The Best Paper from Asia
  • The Best Paper from Australia & New Zealand
  • The Best Paper from the Caribbean
  • The Best Paper on Micro, Small, & Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) & the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • The Best Policy Paper Award
  • The Kai Yang Award Best Paper from Taiwan in honor of Dr. Kai Yang
  • The Brian Gibson Practitioner Award
  • The Erik K. Winslow Best Doctoral Paper Award. Best Paper in honor of Dr. Erik K. Winslow. *Lead author of the paper needs to be a doctoral student.
  • The Lillian Dreyer Advocate Award. Awarded to a deserving individual who supports women in research and practice in the area of entrepreneurship and small business worldwide.
  • The Kitty Hawk Best Experiential Education Exercise Award. The Best Education Experiential Workshop in honor of Dr. Reg Litz.

CALL FOR NomiNations

All awardees will receive their awards at the 2021 ICSB World Congress Gala, held on July 16th.
Submission deadline on May 20, 2021. Finalists will be announced on June 1, 2021.