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About GSEA Awards

The EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA)

The EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business. Nominees compete against their peers from around the world in a series of local, national and regional competitions in hopes to qualify for the GSEA Global Finals. GSEA supports student entrepreneurs who require much-needed mentorship, recognition and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success.

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2022 Global Finals

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Journey to Global Finals Starts Here

Step One

You must be an undergraduate or graduate college/university student with a company: operating for at least 6 months with at least US$500 in generated revenue or US$1,000 in investment .

Step Two

Apply and compete in a local competition.

Step Three

You win a local competition and receive an invite to the regional finals.

Step Four

You place in the regional finals and advance to the GSEA Global Finals with the world’s best student entrepreneurs.

Step Five

Win the award, become the GSEA Global Champion, and receive recognition and accolades.

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Apply for a chance to win US$25,000
At the Global Finals, students compete for a total prize package of US$50,000 in cash, with first place receiving US$25,000. All travel and lodging expenses are also covered. Second place receives US$10,000 and third place, US$5,000.

Additional awards are given at the Global Finals for Social Impact, Innovation, and Lessons from the Edge.
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