Posted on 1/19/2022
When he was 12 years-old, Brandan Ranaldi started building tree houses with his friend. A few years later, Ranaldi had his first summer of building decks as Ace of Decks Owner and President.
Posted on 11/12/2021
In 2019, Alberto Soto competed in GSEA and pitched his company, Utopia Premium Teas. He placed second at the 2019 GSEA Global Finals in Macau, China and is continuing his work with Utopia. In addition to his first company, Soto is also the CEO of Tunart, another company he started that helps artisanal fishermen in Guatemala sell their fish.
Posted on 7/15/2021
We sat down with Berat Kjamili, the 2018 GSEA Social Impact Award winner, to hear his advice about what it takes to be a successful student entrepreneur. Berat is the creator of Migport, a mobile app which serves as a meeting point between locals and refugees in Turkey. Migport’s story started in 2016 as a knowledge sharing platform inspired by Berat’s own migration journey. It now supports refugees by giving them a chance to talk about themselves and ensure social integration. Over four years, Migport has won over 30 awards and the team is now focused on training refugees to be social entrepreneurs. Here are Berat’s top tips for student entrepreneurs.
Posted on 7/10/2021
In May, the Entrepreneurs Organization hosted the GSEA Global Finals virtually. This year, GSEA received over 1,200 applications from across the world and hosted over 100 competitions in 38 countries to determine the international finalists. 38 of the most promising student entrepreneurs were invited to compete at the Global Finals and those representing Ireland, Tanzania, Panama, Colombia, Mexico, and the USA ultimately battled for the top prize.
Posted on 7/5/2021
In 2019, Emmy Award-winning directors and documentary film-makers Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster followed five student entrepreneurs for the months between winning their national GSEA competition and the 2019 GSEA Global Finals. The result is a National Geographic documentary film available on Disney+ titled Own the Room. We asked Costantini and Foster about the experience. Here’s what they shared