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.
Students, our next leaders
Through our Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) program, we empower student entrepreneurs to become the world’s most influential change makers.
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About The Program
The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university. GSEA supports student entrepreneurs who require much needed mentorship, recognition and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success. Nominees compete against their peers from all over the world in a series of local and/or national competitions with the hope of qualifying for the GSEA Finals.
other student entrepreneurs from around the world, as well as EO members and honoured guests. Expand your network.
with your peers. Answer tough questions about your business and hone your pitch skills.
other successful entrepreneurs who will provide invaluable feedback and mentorship.
RECEIVE MEDIA EXPOSURE.
Competitors will receive local and national media attention for themselves and their businesses.
TO TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL
What can you win?
EO GSEA participants compete for a global prize package worth $25,000 US 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. The total value of all prizes, gifts and services for all student competitors at the EO GSEA Global Finals is nearly half a million dollars.
Must be an undergraduate or graduate college/university student with a company: operating for at least 6 months with at least $500 in generated revenue.
Apply and compete in a local competition.
Win a national competition.
Advance to the GSEA Finals with 50 of the world’s best student entrepreneurs.
Win the award and become a rockstar business and more!
Feature winners of past events
2019EO INDONESIAAlida Burke
2018EO INDONESIAAndré Bertram
2017EO INDONESIABunny Ghatrora
2016EO INDONESIAAlex MacLean
2015EO INDONESIADerek Rucki