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GLOBAL STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS AWARD

HAWAII GSEA QUALIFYING ROUND
October 24, 2019

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HAWAII REGIONAL QUALIFIER
October 24, 2019
KAHALA HOTEL & RESORT

Eo HAWAII
Honolulu, HAWAII


 

JUDGING SCHEDULE

The actual competition will be a private event and the judging schedule will be announced after application deadline depending on the number of applicants. Judging may be held prior to October 24 depending on final logistics.

The public awards ceremony will be held on October 24 and will include presentations by our top scoring applicants.

AWARDS CEREMONY SCHEDULE

5:00 pm - Registration for Awards ceremony begins

5:30 pm - Program begins. Finalists present. 

6:00 - Q&A from the attendees

7:45 - Event pau

PrIZES

The 2019-2020 winner will compete at the US competition in Silicon Valley, with a chance to compete for a $40,000 prize package at the GSEA global competition in Johannesburg in April  2020.  

Anticipated Hawaii Regional Prizes include:  

  • Round-trip airfare on Alaska Airlines to the national competition PLUS a bonus Alaska Airlines ticket for personal use, anywhere Alaska flies*. 

  • Hotel accommodations and  an expense stipend for the national competition in California.

  • Microsoft Surface package   NEW Surface Go plus accessories.


    *Restrictions may apply.


 

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What?

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (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. Founded in 1998 by Saint Louis University, GSEA is now an Entrepreneurs’ Organization program.

Why?

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

Who?

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

Where?

Qualifying competitions are held in cities and countries worldwide, with the 2020 Global Finals held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

When?

Qualifying competitions take place throughout the calendar year with the Global Finals held in the Spring following the competition. 

 
 

HISTORY

  • 1998: Program originated in John Cook School of Business, Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA.

  • 1998: Program expands to encompass North America (Canada, US, Mexico).

  • 2002: Name change to GSEA to reflect new global scope (all countries worldwide).

  • 2006: Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) takes over the program from Saint Louis University to provide a sustainable model and continue global growth and expansion.

  • 2006: Mercedes-Benz Financial signs on as GSEA Global Partner.

  • 2007: GSEA nominations hit 750; expansion into Australia, Africa and Asia; more than US$100,000 in prizes available; student finalists had businesses ranging in size from US$750,000 to more than US$2 million.

  • 2008: GSEA nominations hit 1,000; more than US$150,000 in prizes awarded to the Global Finalists; more than 60 elite judges with a combined net worth of more than US$2 Billion in attendance.

  • 2009: GSEA nominations hit 1,500; more than $250,000 in prizes awarded to students in regional and global competitions; expansion into 12 new countries for a total of 18; more than 90 elite judges at the 2009 GSEA Global Finals.

  • 2016: EO Hawaii debuts the GSEA program in Honolulu.

 
 

 

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I was incredibly inspired by what I saw out on that stage.
— Chris Westfall, US National Elevator Pitch Champion