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Center for Innovation at the University of North Dakota - a shining example of what can be done to develop an entrepreneurial state thanks to 24 for years of great leadership from Bruce Gjovig

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January 24, 2008View for printing

UND was recently ranked 9th by Entrepreneur Magazine and the Princeton Review in a list of the most entrepreneurial schools in the nation. Why?

When the Center for Innovation opened at UND in 1984, it was housed in a storage closet in Harrington Hall.

"They cleaned it out, gave me a World War II edition desk, a chair that was partially broken and a typewriter," said Bruce Gjovig, who launched the Center for Innovation and now serves as the center's director and entrepreneur coach. "That's how I started the Center for Innovation in 1984. In a closet with old furniture."

By Ryan Schuster, Herald Staff Writer

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Bruce Gjovig is a wonderful person and a great leader. This is a true model of success and one we should immulate.
Congratualtions to Bruce, I am proud to know him.
Liz Marchi

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