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Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA)

Date: 27-29 April 2017

Venue: Frankfurt, Germany.

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for student entrepreneurs who actively run a business. EO GSEA nominees compete in qualifying competitions for the chance to advance to the Global Finals, held in April 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. With more than 1,700 competitors from more than 50 countries, EO GSEA is an exclusive opportunity for student entrepreneurs to make connections, find resources, and grow their businesses!

What?

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a for-profit and/or social enterprise structured business while attending college of university. Nominees compete against their peers from around the world in a series of local and/or national competitions in hopes to qualify for GSEA Finals. Founded in 1998 by Saint Louis University, GSEA is now an Entrepreneurs’ Organization program.

Why?

EO GSEA supports student entrepreneurs who require much needed mentorship, recognition and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success.

VISION:  Empowering student entrepreneurs to become the world’s more influential change makers.

MISSION: To give student entrepreneurs the opportunity to accelerate their success, challenge the status quo. connect to an instrumental peer group and make the greatest impact possible in their community.

Who?

Undergraduate college/university students who own and operate a business for at least six months are eligible to compete.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. You must be an undergraduate (bachelors) student at a recognized university or college for the current academic year and enrolled in school at the time of application.
  2. You must be the owner, founder or controlling shareholder of your company and principally responsible for its operation. Each company can be represented by only one owner/co-founder.
  3. Your business must have generated US $500 or received US $1000 in investments at the time of application.
  4. Your company must have been in business for at least the past six consecutive months.
  5. You should not have been one of the top six finalists from any previous year’s GSEA Global Finals Competition.

Prizes

Prizes are generally a combination of cash and business services, and will vary by location.

At the Global Finals, students compete for a prize package of US$20,000 in cash and a total value of over $40,000, which includes a travel/lodging expense paid trip to compete in GSEA Finals in Frankfurt, Germany. Second place will receive US$10,000 and third place will receive US$5,000.

Additional awards are given at the Global Finals for Social Impact, Innovation, and Lessons from the Edge.

Official Link: http://www.gsea.org

Deadline: Ongoing

 

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