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EO NEW JERSEY IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE
2023-24
GLOBAL STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS (GSEA)

Competition on January 26, 2024
Application Due by January 5, 2024

What

A global competition for students with entrepreneurial minds, a growing business, and a desire to connect, the GSEA Awards offers chosen applicants exposure and networking opportunities with top entrepreneurs in their respective fields.

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Why

Winners will receive mentoring opportunities with the New Jersey Chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), cash prizes, and a chance to compete in the national finals, and ultimately the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in Spring 2024

PRIZES

ENTER TO WIN $5,000 in CASH

1ST PLACE WINNER GOES TO US East Competition in February 2024

(Eastern US Champion goes to the Global Competition in Spring 2024 with students from 50 other countries)

2ND PLACE $500 CASH

Prizes

6 months of Office Space & Conference Room by Eastman Companies

Value: $10,500

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Logo Design & Tagline Development by The S3 Agency

Value: $9,500

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Legal work for IP – Secure Your Brand or Pursue a Product or Process Patent by Myers Wolin

Value: $3,500

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Your Personal Leadership Profile, Strategy and Financials by Trilogy Partners

Value: $2,500

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Exclusive EO events with the students by the Entrepreneurs Organization of New Jersey

Value: Priceless

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One Year of Mentoring by a Leading NJ Entrepreneur

Value: Priceless

ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility
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Businesses must have generated US $500 or received US $1000 in investments at the time of application

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Students must be enrolled for the current academic year in a university/college as an undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application*

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Applicants must be the owner, founder or controlling shareholder of company and principally responsible for its operation.

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The age cap for participation is 30 years of age

Part-time enrollment is acceptable; *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 12 months break before beginning their postgraduate education.

READY TO COMPETE?

  1. Fill out an application online here: Apply Here
    Select US-East / New Jersey  just search for New Jersey

  2. We will reach out to get to know you

  3. You will be assigned a successful entrepreneur as a mentor to help you refine your presentation

  4. On Jan 26, 2024, you will do a short presentation and Q&A in front of our panel of judges (also Entrepreneurs).  Then you will have time to mingle with New Jersey’s preeminent entrepreneurs, your peers, and other business executives.

  5. We announce the winners that day to you, the audience and the media

  6. Our winner will compete in the US-East GSEA Competition (we pay your expenses).

  7. The US-East winner will complete in the Global GSEA Competition among the world’s best student entrepreneurs.

At each step of the way you will meet successful entrepreneurs, top student entrepreneurs, and will build relationships that will last a lifetime.

What's Next?

APPLY

Apply at gsea.org/apply
Select USA-New Jersey

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WHERE

Competition Date: January 26, 2024

Application Due: January 5, 2024

Location: Park Avenue Club, Florham Park, NJ

Apply

PAST WINNERS

Runner-Up
Sanya Mujmadar

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 2022-23 Winner
Harrison Nastasi

Finalists

Alex Simeon
Bryant Truong  
Diana Rosado
Nicoletta Ciccia

Watch the New Jersey
2022-23
GSEA Competition

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Runner-Up
Jerah Siegal

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Finalists

Alex Simeon

Erioluwa Ajao
Hassan Kashif

Sienna Sage

 2021-22 Winner
Akashdeep Randhawa

Watch the New Jersey
2021-22
GSEA Competition

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2020-2021 WINNER

Brianna Makaric

AT US Nationals –  a top 3 finalist

Brianna
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2019-2020 WINNER

Sarah Pomeranz

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2018-2019 WINNER

Kwaku Agyemang

Kwaku talks about his GSEA experience

2017-2018 WINNER

Sarah Pomeranz

2017-18 New Jersey Student Entrepreneur of the Year - Rutgers University

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