EO Connecticut to Host a Competition for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

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Applications Now Being Accepted

The Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards (GSEA) announced today that the Connecticut chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization (“EO”) will host a QUALIFIER Competition on November 9th, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Norwalk Community College. GSEA, a program of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), is the premier awards program for student entrepreneurs. GSEA provides students the opportunity to form lasting relationships with students and the VIP entrepreneur judges. Over the years, participating students have gone on to create thousands of jobs and generate millions in revenue.

Eligible students are currently enrolled as an undergraduate student of a recognized college or university. Students need to be primarily responsible for the operation of a for-profit or social enterprise structured (revenue generating) business that has been operating for no less than six (6) consecutive months. Students can apply by filling out the online application at http://www.GSEA.org/apply.

Upon review of the applications, selected students will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present their business and entrepreneurial journey in front of a panel of entrepreneur judges. The winner of this competition will be sent to compete at the next level of competition in Kansas City on March 7th, 8th and 9th, 2017. The winner of the US National Competition will attend the GSEA Finals to compete with the world’s top student entrepreneurs and have a chance to win over $400,000 in cash and donated business services in Frankfurt, Germany on April 27th through April 29th, 2017.

The application deadline is October 15, 2016.

About the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

As the premier global competition for undergraduate students, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) represents more than 1,700 of the prominent student entrepreneurs from more than 60 countries. Built on a mission to inspire students to start and grow entrepreneurial ventures, GSEA brings global visibility to pioneering student business owners. Since 1998, the GSEA, a program founded at the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, has honored outstanding students who simultaneously attend university full-time while running their own businesses. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) took on leadership of the GSEA in 2006 to offer student entrepreneurs access to a global network of mentors, resources and connections from the most influential community of entrepreneurs in the world. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s GSEA is generously supported by Thomas Franchise Solutions. To nominate a student entrepreneur or to get involved, go to http://www.gsea.org and follow GSEA on Twitter at @EO_GSEA, like GSEA on Facebook at Facebook.com/EO.GSEA, and subscribe to GSEA on YouTube at YouTube.com/GSEAcompetition, finally, follow EO_GSEA on Instagram.     

About the Entrepreneurs’ Organization

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global business network of more than 12,000 business owners in more than 160 chapters and 50 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO enables small and large business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. The organization’s vision is to build the world’s most influential community of entrepreneurs, which aligns with its mission of supporting entrepreneurial education and engaging entrepreneurs to learn and grow.

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization also operates the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the premier award program for undergraduate students that own and run businesses while attending college or university; and EO Accelerator, a series of quarterly, high-impact learning events designed to provide top business owners with the tools, knowledge and skills they need to grow their businesses to more than $1 million in annual revenue.

If you have questions about the competition, please contact Syd Kain at (203) 858-4021 or at syd(at)sovereignhomehealth(dot)com.

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