Amazing kids doing amazing things.
EO's Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) showcase and celebrate the amazing businesses that students are building around the world. Watch this recap of the 2017 Global Finals, held in Frankfurt, Germany, featuring interviews with amazing students who are changing the world--one business at a time. Are you a college student who is interested in participating in 2018? Apply now at www.gsea.org for a chance to be next year's global champion!
Watch GSEA Montréal winner Justin Szekel awesome presentation on his company Ace of Decks, a construction company specializing in decks - http://www.aceofdecks.com/
Justin will advance to Canada Nationals in January 2018 in Montreal!
Want to be a part of the GSEA program? check our website and find your local competition here - gsea.org
Huge congrats to our GSEA DC winner Danya Sherman! Her company, KnoNap makes napkins that can test for rape drug presence in drinks. It is discreet, portable, gender-inclusive and sanitary. Once saturated, testing areas of the KnoNap will change color if drug presence is denoted, indicating to the user that their drink is not safe for consumption. Danya will advance to US Nationals taking place in February 2018 in Dallas, TX.
Let's also congratulate our 2nd and 3rd place DC ...winners:
Daniel Berg with his company Berg Bites, a clean label energy snack with ingredients you can understand and pronounce.
Kyrah Altman with her company LEAD: Let's Empower, Advocate, and Do, providing school districts with a cost-effective and innovative solution to address rising rates of school dropout, substance use, poor academic performance and suicide among adolescents.
Sending a big thank you as well to last night's keynote speaker, Steve Case for sharing valuable information to our members and student winners!
We would like to congratulate Andre Betram for winning the GSEA Competition in Toronto, Canada last week! His company, HelpWear, makes a a wearable heart monitor that can be applied by the patient, worn anywhere, and records heart activity 24/7. This device has the opportunity to revolutionize the way doctors monitor their patients. Andre will advance to the Canada Nationals taking place in January 2018 in Montreal to compete for a chance to represent Canada in the Global Finals.
There are competitions occurring now through February in over 50 countries around the world! Tag a student entrepreneur to this post or visit gsea.org/apply to submit an application. You can find a complete listing of competitions on our website - gsea.org
Congratulations Ryan Wenger, EO GSEA Winner from Calgary! Ryan will advance to the EO GSEA Canada National Competition taking place in January 2018 in Montreal for a chance to advance to Global Finals!
Be sure to check out his awesome independent micro-cafe business Barrow Espresso. It's a tiny 144 square foot cafe at Mount Royal University (MRU) that boasts the best quality espresso, coffee, tea, and baked goods.
Congratulations to our Calgary GSEA Winner Ryan Wenger of Barrow Espresso https://www.barrowespresso.com/.Thank you to our judges, mentors and GSEA Chair Todd L...itwiniuk for their time in making this annual event another huge success! We wish Ryan the best of luck as he prepares to compete at the 2018 Nationals in Montreal.
Congratulations to Naitik Mehta, the EO GSEA Student Winner in Vancouver! His company NextBillion.org, is a social enterprise that is bridging the gap between people with disabilities and the tech industry through mentorship & community. Naitik will advance to the EO GSEA Canada National competition taking place in January 2018 in Montreal for a chance to advance to the Global Finals!
Alex Henniffent, last year's student winner in Atlantic Canada, was just recognized and selected to be 1 of 3 Futurpreneur Canada Road Ambassadors for GEW (Global Entrepreneur Week). You will find him traveling and speaking at a number of Entrepreneur Week Events and Conferences in Winnipeg, Toronto and Saskatoon. Alex is the owner of VOLTFUSE, a specialty and apparel brand catering to the snowboarding industry. Congratulations on such a great achievement. Read the full article!
Competitions are taking place all over the world from now until February. Don't miss out on the experience. Apply today at gsea.org/apply or tag a student entrepreneur in the comments!
Congratulations to Joseph Walker, of Omni Earth, for winning the EO GSEA Competition in Utah! Demonstrating a pure thirst for learning, Joseph has spent more than 3,000 hours researching how to make a superior fertilizer formula for optimizing growth, health and potency of plants. He advances to the US National competition in Feb 2018 to compete against 25+ other students for a chance to represent the US at the Global Finals.
GSEA Competitions are taking place all over the world now through February. It is not too late to apply! Visit - gsea.org/apply
Calling all US-based female studentpreneurs! Here's another fantastic opportunity to compete and connect with other female founders. Applications open until February 23, 2018.
2018 Applications for Women's Business Enterprise National Council - WBENC's Student Entrepreneur Program are now OPEN! Apply today
Hear from Ashley Steiner, owner of Ashley Ink & Paperie, 2017 Student Winner from Birmingham Alabama share her story and the impact GSEA made on her business. The GSEA Birmingham competition is scheduled for Nov 9th this year!
If you are a student entrepreneur interested in participating, we have over 100 competitions occurring around the world. Visit our website, gsea.org/apply to apply to a competition in your area.
Congratulations to Evan Sledge of Sledge Outfitters who took 1st place at the GSEA Competition held in Ft Worth, Texas last week! Sledge Outfitters & Guide Service is a professional guide service sharing a deep respect for the great outdoors and expertise in fishing and hunting. Congratulations, Evan! We'll see you in February at the GSEA US National Competition in Dallas!
Join a live broadcast now of the official launch of the Higia Technology product, EVA (http://evabra.mx/) in the Mexican markets, debuting with a keynote speech by the 2017 GSEA Global Champion, Julián Ríos Cantú, CEO of Higia Technologies. Congrats Julian!
Our 2017 US Nationals Winner, Matthew Rooda of SwineTech, has been named a finalist in the 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition! He is one of 6 finalists competing in this competition which will take place in Alexandria, VA on November 3rd. Congratulations, Matthew!
Yesterday we kicked off our GSEA competition season in Austin, Texas with four inspiring student entrepreneurs. Our Winner was Eric Menees. His company, Hexis, creates emotion detection software for mobile and wearable devices. He will advance to our US National competition taking place in Dallas, Texas in February to compete against 25+ other students for a chance to represent USA at our Global Finals in Canada.
We would also like to thank Katherine Allen, our runner-up wit...h her company Flo Technologies (florecruit.com), Lauren Welch with Xelpha Health (xelphahealth.com) and last but not least, Tim Cole with Elite Sweets (Elite Sweets). These students have companies that look to simplify the recruiting/hiring process, bring digital medical record keeping to developing countries and work to bring a protein-packed, healthy solution to indulging one's sweet tooth.
We have more than 80 (and growing!) competitions occurring around the globe between now and February. To submit an application, please visit gsea.org/apply!
Congratulations to the 250 business and social entrepreneurs selected for the 2017 #YLAI Professional Fellows Program!
Odunlami Adebayo, a 23 year old entrepreneur, founder of Fast Track Delivery Limited and runner up in our 2015 Global Finals, started his business with a friend's bicycle and quickly grew his company creating a worry-free, on-time delivery service for his clients.
When opportunity knocks, answer the call. Apply for a GSEA Competition today at http://gsea.org/apply/