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.

Apply for GSEA!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Below is a short outline of the various ways our sponsors and donors can connect with the program. Upon request we can furnish you with a detailed break-down of the cost and associated benefits and unique opportunities available in conjunction with the program. Please contact Emily Egan, Vice President of Emerging Programs, by phone at +1.703.837.6068 or by e-mail at

Title Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Bronze Sponsor
Centennial Individual Donor
Trailblazer Individual Donor
Social Impact Award Sponsor
Lessons From The Edge Award Sponsor
Innovation Award Sponsor
High School Award Sponsor
Graduate Award Sponsor

Centennial Individual Donor US$100,000
Peter Thomas, Chairman Emeritus of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and founder of Century 21 Real Estate Canada, leads the Centennial Individual Donor Club, which is limited to 10 individuals.

Trailblazer Individual Donor
Donations appreciated for amounts up to US$100,000. All will help to support youth entrepreneurship.


Our current partners include the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, New York Stock Exchange Euronext, Global Entrepreneurship Week, as well as many individual donors who believe in the power of supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs.