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Start It Up returns this June for a new season

Posted on 5/10/2023
Follow a new cohort of ambitious and talented student entrepreneurs as they embark on a mission to turn their groundbreaking businesses into global success stories.


“Start It Up,” a total social media success

Posted on 9/9/2022
The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) a programme of the Entrepreneurs Organization is the basis of a four-episode series ‘Start It Up’, which premiered on June 8 and quickly captivated the hearts and minds of viewers around the world, earning over 11 thousand subscribers to the official GSEA’s channel on YouTube, where the miniseries was streamed.


‘Global Student Entrepreneur Awards’ Launches YouTube Series to Reveal 2022 Champion

Posted on 6/14/2022
9 June, 2022 (Cape Town, South Africa / Arlington Virginia, U.S.) - The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) announces the premiere of a new mini-series this month called ‘Start it Up’, which will post new episodes about outstanding, university


GSEA Social Impact Award Winner Naziba Wafa Breaking Down Sexual Health Barriers

Posted on 2/11/2022
When competing in the Hult Prize competition in 2016, GSEA Alumna Naziba Wafa and her team were required to come up with an idea to solve the refugee crisis by 2020.


GSEA Alumnus Brandan Ranaldi is now the youngest EO Canada Bridge Chapter Member!

Posted on 1/19/2022
When he was 12 years-old, Brandan Ranaldi started building tree houses with his friend. A few years later, Ranaldi had his first summer of building decks as Ace of Decks Owner and President.


Congratulations to GSEA Alumnus Alberto Soto for recently becoming an EO Member!

Posted on 11/12/2021
In 2019, Alberto Soto competed in GSEA and pitched his company, Utopia Premium Teas. He placed second at the 2019 GSEA Global Finals in Macau, China and is continuing his work with Utopia. In addition to his first company, Soto is also the CEO of Tunart, another company he started that helps artisanal fishermen in Guatemala sell their fish.


2018 GSEA Finalist Berat Kjamili’s Tips on What it Takes to be a Successful Student Entrepreneur

Posted on 7/15/2021
We sat down with Berat Kjamili, the 2018 GSEA Social Impact Award winner, to hear his advice about what it takes to be a successful student entrepreneur. Berat is the creator of Migport, a mobile app which serves as a meeting point between locals and refugees in Turkey. Migport’s story started in 2016 as a knowledge sharing platform inspired by Berat’s own migration journey. It now supports refugees by giving them a chance to talk about themselves and ensure social integration. Over four years, Migport has won over 30 awards and the team is now focused on training refugees to be social entrepreneurs. Here are Berat’s top tips for student entrepreneurs.


Looking Back on the 2021 GSEA Global Finals

Posted on 7/10/2021
In May, the Entrepreneurs Organization hosted the GSEA Global Finals virtually. This year, GSEA received over 1,200 applications from across the world and hosted over 100 competitions in 38 countries to determine the international finalists. 38 of the most promising student entrepreneurs were invited to compete at the Global Finals and those representing Ireland, Tanzania, Panama, Colombia, Mexico, and the USA ultimately battled for the top prize.


Why Emmy Award-winning documentarians focused their lens on 5 GSEA student entrepreneurs

Posted on 7/5/2021
In 2019, Emmy Award-winning directors and documentary film-makers Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster followed five student entrepreneurs for the months between winning their national GSEA competition and the 2019 GSEA Global Finals. The result is a National Geographic documentary film available on Disney+ titled Own the Room. We asked Costantini and Foster about the experience. Here’s what they shared


Mexico's Roberta Elizondo Named This Year's Top Global Student Entrepreneur

Posted on 7/1/2021
The 2021 GSEA Global Champion is Roberta Elizondo, a former business creation and innovation student who represented Mexico. We sat down with Roberta to chat about her inspirational business, Travelers with Cause. Travelers with Cause promotes responsible tourism and aims to create a positive social impact in vulnerable communities. Here is her story and top tips for success

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