Win up to $25,000 in Cash in the Entrepreneurs' Organization Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (EO GSEA) 2021/2022

Are you a student entrepreneur with a business venture at least 6 months old?

Then apply for the Entrepreneur’s Organization Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (EO GSEA) 2021/2022 for a chance to compete for the total prize package of $25,000 in cash.

Entrepreneurs equally get access to free mentorship, expanded networks and media exposure.


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  • At the Global Finals, students compete for a prize package of US$25,000 in cash and a total value of over $40,000, which includes a travel/lodging expense paid trip to compete in the Global Finals. Second place will receive US$10,000 and third place will receive US$5,000.

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

How do the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards help student business owners?

  • Access to successful entrepreneurs. Feedback. Mentorship.
  • Refined elevator pitches. Going head to head with other business owners and answering tough questions about their business to our judges helps competitors improve their pitch skills and enhance their ability to communicate the value proposition of their business.
  • Expanded networks. Competitors will meet other student entrepreneurs from around the world, as well as Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) members and our honored guests.
  • Media Exposure. Competitors will receive local and national media attention for themselves and their business.


Application Deadline: Varies by Location



  •  graduate* student at the time of application. Full-time enrollment is not required; part-time enrollment is acceptable.
  • You must be the owner, founder or controlling shareholder of your company and principally responsible for its operation. Each company can be represented by only one owner/co-founder.
  • Your business must have been in operation for at least six consecutive months prior to the application.
  • Your business must have generated US $500 or received US $1000 in investments at the time of application.
  • You should not have been one of the top seven finalists from any previous year’s GSEA Global Finals Competition.
  • The age cap for participation is 30 years of age.
  • Undergraduate and graduate* college/You must be enrolled for the current academic year in a university/college as an undergraduate oruniversity students who own and operate a business for at least six months are eligible to compete.

Graduate students are eligible to apply only if they have continually enrolled in a university following their undergraduate degree and not left school to work on their business or to seek other employment. Exceptions can be made for students who have taken up to one academic year’s break before beginning their postgraduate education.

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Application Instructions

Please click the button below to submit your application. If you do not see your country listed as an option, you can still apply and select “Other” as your competition location. We will connect you with a competition should one become available in your city/country.

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About the Entrepreneurs' Organization Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (EO GSEA) 2021/2022

Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (EO GSEA) 2021/2022

World in a series of local and/or national competitions in hopes to qualify for GSEA Finals. Founded in 1998 by Saint Louis University, GSEA is now an Entrepreneurs’ Organization program.

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university. Nominees compete against their peers from around the

VISION:  Empowering student entrepreneurs to become the world’s most influential change makers.

MISSION: To give student entrepreneurs the opportunity to accelerate their success, challenge the status quo, connect to an instrumental peer group and make the greatest impact possible in their community. 

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Key Dates and Order of Program

Deadlines vary by location. When you select your competition on the application, you will see the local deadline.

Past Winners

  • Daniela Blanco: 2019 global champion
  • Harvinder Power : 2020 global champion
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