$40k @ GSEA

Applications for the 2019-2020 Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) Global Student Entrepreneur Awards competition are now live. A frequent Next Gen collaborator, EO and GSEA offer a prize package of $40k+ at the global finals. Learn more about the competition and how to apply here.

About Entrepreneurs’ Organization:

The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) is a Global business network of 13,000+ leading entrepreneurs in 186 chapters and 58 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO enables business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life.

The Opportunity:

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or 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.

Eligibility:

  • You must be enrolled for the current academic year in a university/college as an undergraduate or graduate* student at the time of application. Full-time enrollment is not required; part-time enrollment is acceptable.

  • 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.

  • Your business must have been in operation for at least six consecutive months prior to the application.

  • Your business must have generated US $500 or received US $1000 in investments at the time of application.

  • You should not have been one of the top seven finalists from any previous year’s GSEA Global Finals Competition.

  • The age cap for participation is 30 years of age.

How do the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards help student business owners?

  • Access to successful entrepreneurs. Feedback. Mentorship.

  • Refined elevator pitches. Going head to head with other business owners and answering tough questions about their business to our judges helps competitors improve their pitch skills and enhance their ability to communicate the value proposition of their business.

  • Expanded networks. Competitors will meet other student entrepreneurs from around the world, as well as Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) members and our honored guests.

  • Media Exposure. Competitors will receive local and national media attention for themselves and their business.

  • Did we mention PRIZES? EO GSEA participants compete for a global prize package worth US$25,000 in cash. All EO GSEA finalists receive a paid trip (airfare and lodging) to compete in the EO GSEA Global Finals, donated business services, access to the EO community and mentorship.

Interested?

APPLY HERE and tell them Next Gen sent you!

Alex Gordon