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.
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
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
Businesses must have generated US $500 or received US $1000 in investments at the time of application
Students must be enrolled for the current academic year in a university/college as an undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application*
Applicants must be the owner, founder or controlling shareholder of company and principally responsible for its operation.
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?
Fill out an application online here: Apply Here
Select US-East / New Jersey just search for New Jersey
We will reach out to get to know you
You will be assigned a successful entrepreneur as a mentor to help you refine your presentation
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.
We announce the winners that day to you, the audience and the media
Our winner will compete in the US-East GSEA Competition (we pay your expenses).
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.
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