Applications are now open until October 20 for The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university. LaunchPad student founders Quinn King ’20 of MedUX and Nikita Chatterjee ’20 of PAANI (pictured above), were previous GSEA winners of significant cash prizes, along with AJ Damiano, co-founder of PowerSpike, Kayla Simon, co-founder of In-Spire and Shawn Gaetano, founder of Solace Vision.
Syracuse University students start with live finals on November 11 at the U.S. — Western NY regional competition in Buffalo with $5,000 in local prizes. The winner will go on to the GSEA Global Finals.
Step One: You must be an undergraduate or graduate college/university student with a company that has been operating for at least six months with at least $500 in generated revenue or $1,000 in investment or funding.
Step Two: Apply and compete in a regional competition. Syracuse University participates in the U.S. — Western NY region, so be sure to select that as your region.
Step Three: Win a regional competition and advance to the national competition.
Step Four: Win a national competition and advance to the GSEA Finals with 50 of the world’s best student entrepreneurs
Step Five: Win the global award, become the EO GSEA Student Champion and receive recognition and accolades.
With more than 1,700 competitors from over 30 countries each year, GSEA is an exclusive opportunity for student entrepreneurs to make connections, find resources, and grow their businesses. It is sponsored by The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a global business network of 13,000+ leading entrepreneurs in 160 global chapters. EO offers resources in the form of global events, leadership-development programs, peer-to-peer learning, an online entrepreneur forum, executive education opportunities, and connections to experts.