Juggling a course schedule and running a business?

the premier award programme for students running a business

Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, London


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. 

Supports student entrepreneurs with much needed mentorship.

Access to successful entrepreneurs.

Expanded networks.

Media exposure.

>£60K Prize package for London winner including paid trip (airfare + lodging) to compete in global finals.

$40K prize fund for global winner including $25K cash!

(The 2019/20 London competition CLOSED for applications on 16/12/19. Applications for 2020/21 will open around March 2020. Feel free to get in touch before then if you have any questions)

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What you need to know


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 help in central London at CASS University. The global finals will be held in Cape Town, South Africa.


London applications should be received by 16th December 2019. London finals 16th January 2020. Global finals 26-28 April 2020.

2019 Finalists

Empowering student entrepreneurs to become the world’s most influential change makers.

Is this for me?

GSEA is run by The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a global network of 14,000+ like-minded entrepreneurs focused on business growth, personal development and community engagement.

Because EO is focussed on the entrepreneurial journey the focus is on YOU, the entrepreneur. 

GSEA judging criteria is aligned with EO’s core values. 70% of the judging criteria is about YOU, 30% about your business.

How to start?

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

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

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