EO Is Now Accepting Applications from Students for Entrepreneur Competition

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Winners will be awarded $150,000 in prizes.


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Young entrepreneurs are fueling new markets with innovative and creative business ideas

Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Austin, a global network of entrepreneurs, today announced it is now accepting applications for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the premier competition for students that have started a business while attending high school or a university. Selected applicants will compete against their peers by presenting their businesses to a panel of judges during the EO Round-Up Regional Conference being held in San Antonio on April 4, 2013.

The GSEA competition in San Antonio gives participating students from Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma a chance to win their shot at competing against the best student entrepreneurs in the world at the 2013 GSEA Global Finals where the winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize. Top rated competitors at the Global Finals are also awarded more than $150,000 business products and services including Web services, printing, PR, consulting and more.

GSEA offers students the chance to expand their networks by meeting student entrepreneurs from various states and worldwide at the national competition. By competing with other business owners and presenting to a panel of judges, students will expand their business pitch skills and improve how they communicate their business value proposition. Participating students will also receive media coverage for themselves and their business.

“Young entrepreneurs are fueling new markets with innovative and creative business ideas. This prestigious competition honors some of the brightest individuals,” explains Brian Peters, Founder and CEO of Red Carpet Tickets. “The event will be an exciting opportunity for students to network, learn and interact with their peers and leading business executives.”

Student applications for the 2013 EO Round-Up Conference are being accepted through March 14, 2013. For qualification details, along with the application, please visit http://www.gsea.org. All participating students will receive feedback from the judges.

About the Entrepreneurs' Organization's Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
As the premier global competition for undergraduate student business owners, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) inspire students to adopt entrepreneurial endeavors by bringing global visibility to student business owners who are innovative, profitable and socially responsible. Since 1998, the GSEA, a program founded at the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, has honored outstanding students who juggle a full course load 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 GSEA is generously supported by major foundations, including the NYSE Euronext Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and Peter Thomas. To nominate a student entrepreneur or to get involved, go to http://www.gsea.org.

About Entrepreneurs Organization (EO)
The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) for entrepreneurs only is a dynamic, global network of more than 8,000 business owners in 38 countries. The EO objective is to support, educate, and encourage entrepreneurs to succeed in building their companies. EO meets this objective by providing a continuous cycle of peer-to-peer networking opportunities, world-class learning events, and monthly forum meetings for all members. The output is a well-connected, well-educated and well-balanced entrepreneur with access to the needed resources to thrive in the competitive business landscape.

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