NYC Young Entrepreneur Competition @ GSEA

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), hosted by Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), has announced the 2019-20 Regional NYC Competition in November. This offers chosen applicants a chance to showcase their entrepreneurial prowess, compete in the national and global finals, and more. Find out about the competition and how to apply below!

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About GSEA:

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.

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:

For students based in the New York metropolitan area, the GSEA Regional Competition offers chosen applicants a chance to showcase their entrepreneurial prowess, compete in the national and global finals, and network with top entrepreneurs in their respective fields. In our 2018 competition, the NYC Chapter winner won the Global finals in Macao, China!  This year's global finals are in South Africa!   

Winners will receive mentoring opportunities with the New York & Brooklyn Chapters of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), cash prizes, and a chance to compete in the national finals, and ultimately the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in South Africa.

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.

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

  • Applicants may not be 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.

  • Students must be enrolled for the current academic year in a university/college as an undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application.

  • 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.

Deadline to Apply: October 1, 2019

Interested? 

APPLY HERE and let them know you found this through Next Gen!

Contact: NYC event coordinators at help@gsea.nyc 

Alex Gordon