The program originates at the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University, encompassing participants from Canada, the United States and Mexico.
The competition’s name changes to “Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA)” to reflect its new global scope.
Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) takes over the program to provide a
sustainable model, and continued growth and expansion.
GSEA expands into Australia, Africa and Asia.
Student nominations reach 1,000.
GSEA expands into 12 new countries, for a total of 18.
Local and national competitions grow to over fifty locations.
Fifty student finalists from 50 different countries attend Global Finals in Bangkok, Thailand.
GSEA expands into six new countries, for a total of 56.
Own the Room is released. The film follows the inspirational journeys of five GSEA finalists on the road to the Global Finals.
Start It Up Season 2 continues to be a success and doubles its reach and views, hitting 4,6 million views on YouTube.