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Juggling a course schedule and running a business?

The Premier award programme for students running a business

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) gives 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.

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 world in a series of local and/or national competitions in hopes to qualify for GSEA Finals.

EO London produced the global winner of the completion in 2020 and would like to do the same in 2023.


52 Countries

1,333 Students

US $50K in prizes


Undergraduate and graduate university students or equivalent, (full or part-time) who own a business. Age limit 30 years of age.


The London competition will be held at Cass Business School. The global finals are also likely to be virtual.


London applications must be received by 24th February 2023. The date for the London finals, Regional finals (in Istanbul) and Global finals (in Cape Town) will be announced shortly.

Is this for me?

GSEA is run by The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a global network of 15,000+ entrepreneurs focused on business growth, personal development and community engagement.

Because EO is focused on the entrepreneurial journey the focal point is YOU, the entrepreneur; 70% is about YOU, and 30% is about your business. Judging criteria aligns with EO’s core values.

Get started!

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

Compete in London to win your shot at going head-to-head against the best student entrepreneurs in the world at the Global Finals!