The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Program is the premier award for students that own and run businesses while attending a high school, college or university.

Selected applicants compete against their peers by presenting their businesses to a panel of judges. All participating students receive feedback from the judges. The top regional and national winners advance to the 2013 GSEA Global Finals for the opportunity to engage with world class entrepreneurs, receive media exposure, win cash, and share in over $150,000 in donated business services.

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  • Getting Started

    Student entrepreneurs compete through local, regional or virtual competitions to win their shot at going head to head against the best student entrepreneurs in the world at the Global Finals.

    How do I nominate a student entrepreneur for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards program?

    1. Review the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards nomination criteria and complete the online nomination form.

    2. After we have received the nomination, we will contact the nominated student entrepreneur to review the application in detail.

    3. A student entrepreneur is considered fully nominated once we have received the completed online application. You can self-nominate if you meet the competition criteria.

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

    - 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? The Global Finals competition awards a US$10,000 cash prize, plus tens of thousands in business products and services donated by EO members, including Web services, printing, PR, consulting and more! 2010 competitors received more than US$150,000 in total prizes.

    We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards by phone at +1.703.519.6700.

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