Juggling a course schedule and running a business?

The Premier award programme for students running a business


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.

EO London produced the global winner of the completion last year and would like to do the same this year.


Supports student entrepreneurs with much needed mentorship
Access to successful entrepreneurs
Expanded networks
Media exposure
>£20K Prize package for London winner
$40K prize fund for the global winner including $25K cash
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1,333 Students
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US$55M in Prizes


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 held virtually this year. The global finals are also likely be virtual.


London applications should be received by 2nd January 2021. London finals 25th February 2021. Global finals 30th July 2021.

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!