December 21, 2015

About Us

About GSEA


The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a for-profit business while attending college of 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. Founded in 1998 by Saint Louis University, GSEA is now an Entrepreneurs’ Organization program.

EO GSEA supports student entrepreneurs who require much needed mentorship, recognition and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success.

Vision: Empowering student entrepreneurs to become the world’s more influential change makers.

Mission: To give 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.

Undergraduate and graduate college/university students who own and operate a business for at least six months are eligible to compete.

Qualifying competitions are held in cities and countries worldwide, the 2017/18 Global Finals competition will be held in Toronto, Canada.

Qualifying competitions take place throughout the calendar year with the National Finals held in December 2017 and the Global Finals held on 14-17 April 2018.

How does the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards help student business owners?

About EO Nepal (Organizer of GSEA Nepal)


The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 11,000+ influential business owners with 153 chapters in 48 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.