Apply by September 30 to the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards competition

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September 30 is the deadline to apply to the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the premier global competition for student entrepreneurs who actively run a business.

EO is composed of over 12,000 of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs, and is a private peer-to-peer group transforming the lives of those who transform the world.

EO GSEA nominees compete in qualifying competitions for the chance to advance to the Global Finals. With more than 1,700 competitors from more than 30 countries, EO GSEA is an exclusive opportunity for student entrepreneurs to make connections, find resources, and grow their businesses.

The EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) are a catalyst that inspires students and young entrepreneurs to start, grow and make their entrepreneurial ventures thrive. Network with your peers from around the world and learn from entrepreneurs who have been in your shoes.

Applications are open to students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a recognized college or university, and own a business that has been operational for a minimum of six consecutive months, have at least $500 in revenue, or have $1,000 in investment or external funding.  The applicant must be principally responsible for the operation of the company at the time of application.

The competition starts locally and ends globally.  Each local finalist will be “adopted” by a team of local successful entrepreneurs who will coach and mentor you through the local competition.  Students will compete for $10,000 in local prizes.  The EO will pay for travel and lodging expenses paid for one local finalist to compete at US Nationals in Denver, Colorado January 10-11, 2019.  Travel and lodging will be paid for one US Nationals Finalist to compete at Global Finals in Macau, China April 10-12, 2019.

Apply on line at by September 30, 2018.  The local competition is November 8, 2018 in Buffalo, NY.

Finalist selection will be based on completeness of the application, the student’s ability to overcome obstacles, clarity of the mission and vision, leadership, and innovation.

For more information, contact David Robinson at 716.276.8707 or