Establishing a Center of Excellence Course

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Learn why and how to establish a center of excellence in universities, colleges, and educational institutions.

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You won’t regret it!

Getting started with mountain climbing may seem intimidating, but with Julia's expert guidance you'll be up the summit faster than you could have ever expected. Learn all the skills and confidence needed to tackle the most daunting situations with ease. Pretty soon, a trip up to the mountains will be the best part of your week!

Follow your dreams

You won’t regret it!

The path to becoming an expert mountaineer and cliffhanger takes dedication and time, but if you put your mind to it, you'll have no problem becoming one of the best. What are you waiting for?

About Your Instructor

Nitin Pradhan

Nitin Pradhan

Former Obama Appointee | Founder ScaleUP USA

Nitin Pradhan has 25+ years of experience in delivering results-focused innovation, transformation, and business expansion for organizations. Nitin is currently the CEO of Launch Dream and the Managing Partner of GOVonomy. Launch Dream is a business growth accelerator for the US and international firms. GOVonomy is an "innovation as a service" for government and government contractors. Nitin recently co-founded a social enterprise initiative called ScaleUP USA to help American small and mid-size businesses accelerate growth and reduce their failure rate.


Nitin was a first term Obama administration appointee and the award-winning, nationally recognized federal CIO for the US Department of Transportation (US DOT), where he provided IT leadership, vision, strategy, policy, and oversight for US DOT’s more than $3.5 billion annual IT portfolio and for over 3,000 IT employees and 10,000+ contractors -- the 6th largest in the Federal Government.


Earlier, Nitin was the IT Executive at Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the 10th largest school district in the USA. Nitin has also been the Managing Director of prestigious Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), which is focused on the technology-based economic development and the CEO of a wireless startup, TechContinuum.


Nitin has a BS in engineering, MBA in marketing, and MS in accounting. Nitin is a regular keynote speaker in the Washington DC circles and has been a board advisor and growth strategist for many organizations.


How to Establish a Center of Excellence?

  • Growth Acceleration Centers

Types of Centers of Excellence

  • Types of Acceleration Centers

ScaleUP USA Program Introduction

  • ScaleUP USA Introduction FREE

Startup Accelerator Vs. ScaleUP Accelerator Model

  • The Difference.pdf FREE

Core Components of Traditional Accelerator

  • Core Components.pdf

What is the Business Opportunity?

  • The Business Opportunity

Why Partner with ScaleUP USA?

  • Collaboration.pdf

What is the Target Market?

  • The Target Market

Where to Set the Business Accelerator?

  • Choosing the Location

How to Involve University Alumni?

  • Alumni Involvement

The Goals of the Business Accelerator

  • The Stakeholder Goals

ScaleUP USA Growth Accelerator Program

  • Cooperating with ScaleUP USA

Where and How Does ScaleUP Engage?

  • The Engagement.pdf

Integrated Program for Educational Institutions

  • Integrated Program Overview

What Do You Need to Start Off?

  • How to Set it Up?

New Innovation in the USA

  • Student Consulting Club

Measuring Results and Impact

  • Jobs-Companies-Competitiveness

Step-by-Step Implementation Process

  • The Step-by-Step Process
  • Growth Center MOU

Start the Application Process Now!

  • How to Apply?

Defining the problem

  • Accelerator IP Discussions.pdf