• Global Business Development Architects (GBDA) and the Pilot Business Corporation (PBC) is GBI’s innovative apprenticeship (hands on experience) project for young men and women at CSULB..

  • Innovation, Creativity and Capital, IC² Institute at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA) was founded in 1977 as a “think and do” tank to test the belief of its founder, George Kozmetsky, that technological innovation can catalyze regional economic development through the active and directional collaboration among the university, government, and private sectors.

  • Since then, the Institute has researched the theory and practice of entrepreneurial wealth creation and has been instrumental in Austin’s growth as an innovation and technology center and in the development of knowledge-based economies in over 30 countries. In addition to in-house research staff, the IC² Institute’s research resources include 18 Endowed Fellows on the UT Austin faculty, a network of over 160 Global Fellows throughout the world, and a rotating cast of Visiting Scholars. Together they have used data collected from the Institute’s education and service programs to produce ground-breaking work on technology commercialization, regional economic development, and entrepreneurship.