Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards 2011 (GSEA 2011)

It has always been a privilege to recognize uprising young entrepreneurs these days and what not better than to continue the tradition of awarding them with global awards! Entrepreneurs.my came to understand such initiative by Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and recommends it as a great platform to start with, the Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards 2011.

The GSEA program is the premier international award for undergraduate students who own and run their own businesses while attending post-secondary. Student entrepreneurs are nominated to compete against their peers by presenting their businesses to a panel of judges with diverse experiences in entrepreneurship.

Since 1998, the GSEA program has celebrated the success of hundreds of student entrepreneurs from 33 active countries. The program encourages students to pursue their passions while building the foundation for a solid economic future through regional and global cash awards competitions. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is the facilitator of the GSEA program. This connection allows student entrepreneurs to access a network that understands passion, struggle, drive and success.


Images from the GSEA 2009

What are the benefits of competing in the GSEA?

Represent Malaysia! Be the face of Malaysian entrepreneurship at the Global Finals! The regional prize is a fully sponsored trip costing RM 15,000 to the Global Finals in the US!
• Competition! Enhance your ability to communicate the value proposition of your business.
• Expanded networks! Enjoy high-level networking with other student entrepreneurs from around the world!
• Media exposure! Local and national media attention for you and your business!
• Business resources! US$10,000 cash prize, plus tens of thousands in business products and services, including web services, printing, PR, and more! Over US$150,000 in total!
Who is eligible to be nominated?

• The nominee must be an undergraduate student at a university or college during 2010-2011.
• The student must be the owner, founder or controlling shareholder of their company and principally responsible for its operation.
• The student’s company must have been in business for at least the last 6 months.
• The student must have not been a former GSEA winner and/or among one of the 5 finalists for the 2010 GSEA Global Finals.

Note: The student is still eligible for GSEA if they have recently graduated and/or are about to graduate and have taken courses during 2011 before the application deadline. International students are also encouraged.

An online nomination form will be available in December 2010. Please directly contact iris.wong@gseamalaysia.org for more details or simply download this GSEA FACT SHEET (download About GSEA 2011).

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