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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Farmplicity and FiberFix Dominate Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Posted on October 30, 2013

Washington University Student and Brigham Young University Student Will go on to Compete for Title of EO’s Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year in Nov. ALEXANDRIA, VA – Oct. 22, 2013 – The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) today announced the winners of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards’ (GSEA) regional competitions in Columbus, Ohio and San Francisco, CA. [...]

Sequoia Waste Solutions Co-Founder Wins EO’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards’ D.C. Regional Competition

Posted on September 24, 2013

Villanova Senior to Compete for Title of Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year in Nov. WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Sep 20, 2013) – The Entrepreneurs’ Organization today announced the winner of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards’ regional competition in Washington D.C., Charlie Dolan, from Villanova University. The EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition [...]

First Woman Wins the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Award

Posted on November 19, 2012

Canada, India, Mexico, Russia and United States Take Top Honors at Global Finals New York, New York, USA (17 November 2012) – The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), a global competition of students running revenue-generating businesses while carrying full college course loads, today announced the Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner. [...]

Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Names Midwest Finalist

Posted on September 28, 2012

Washington University, St. Louis Student Take Green Path to Global Finals Detroit, MI – September 28, 2012 – The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s (EO) Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the premier global competition for students who have founded and operate businesses while attending college or university, today announced that Sarah Haselkorn, Washington University, St. Louis student and [...]

Global Finals a Featured Event of Global Entrepreneurship Week

Posted on September 19, 2012

NEW YORK – September 19, 2012 – The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the world’s premier competition for students running revenue-generating businesses, will for the fourth consecutive year partner with Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), an initiative powered by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation . During GEW’s weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship in 125 countries, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s GSEA [...]

From Surviving Katrina to Spreading the Word About Entrepreneurship

Posted on September 19, 2012

19 September 2012 – Hurricane Katrina wiped out Kevin Langley’s New Orleans construction business. As both the city and the business struggled to recover, Mr. Langley came to believe that entrepreneurship was the solution to many of New Orleans’s — and the world’s — ills. A member of the New Orleans chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ [...]

Entrepreneurs Compete for Big-bucks Prizes

Posted on September 15, 2012

15 September 2012 – Norm DeDecker made a pitch for riches this week when he explained his landscaping and commercial-services company, NJDeDecker Services Group, to a panel of judges in Detroit. If the Saginaw State University student made a persuasive argument in the regional finals, his Warren-based company could head to the worldwide finals of [...]

6 College Students to Show Off Business Ventures

Posted on September 12, 2012

12 September 2012 – Six college students who have started their own companies are expected to take part in a competition for young entrepreneurs. The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards regional semifinal is scheduled Wednesday afternoon at the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit. Students will present their companies to a panel of chief executives and business [...]

Interview with Award-Winning Social Student Entrepreneur Ludwick Marishane

Posted on January 30, 2012

30 January 2012 – Late last year, 21 year-old Ludwick Marishane of Cape Town, South Africa was named the 2011 Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2011 GSEA (Global Student Entrepreneur Awards), beating out 1,600 other student nominees from 42 countries. Ludwick won the title for his product Drybath, the only non-water based [...]

South African Social Entrepreneur Takes Top Spot at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Posted on December 12, 2011

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, NY – 19 November 2011 – The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the premier international competition for high school, college and graduate students who have founded and are operating revenue-generating businesses, announced the 2011 Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year: Ludwick Marishane, founder of Headboy Industries LCC and senior at the [...]