2012 GSEA Global Finals Recap
In 2012, nearly 1100 students from 32 countries applied for the GSEA. Over the course of eight months, the students participated in rigorous regional competitions that brought the field down to the top 30 student entrepreneurs. On 14-16 November, The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards held its culminating event, the GSEA Finals, at the New York Stock Exchange and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, New York USA. Here are some other interesting highlights from this year’s competition:
• GSEA named a woman as the GSEA Global Champion for the first time in the EO GSEA’s history— Chelsea Sloan (USA), founder of Uptown Cheapskate
• The first runner-up is Mikhail Naumov (USA), founder of GREEN, Inc.; the second runner-up is Brett Sheffield (Canada), founder of Sheffield Farms and Stay Fit Health Club
• Global Finalist countries represented include Australia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Sweden, India, Slovakia, USA, Mexico, Nepal, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, Russia, Nigeria, Ghana, Turkey, Argentina, Zambia (firsts for Nepal, El Salvador and Costa Rica)
The GSEA Global Finals is a featured event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).