GSEA is proud to invest in student entrepreneurs in 50+ unique countries. Successful competitors will have the opportunity to connect with peers from around the world at the Global Finals held every year to celebrate their entrepreneurial drive and accomplishments.
Where it starts
Showcase your tenacious spirit by competing in your local or national country competition. Connect with your local entrepreneurial ecosystem and, if you advance to the top level of competition, expand that opportunity to connect with peers from across the globe.

Step 1

Are you a student entrepreneur?

You must be an undergraduate or graduate college/university student with a company operating for at least 6 months with at least US$500 in generated revenue or US$1,000 in investment.

Whether an undergraduate and post graduate, if you are still enrolled at the point of applying and meet all other requirements, you are eligible to apply to the competition.

Are you eligible to compete?

Step 2

Apply to compete in a local competition

Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) chapters will host live competitions at the local and national level to identify the top student competitors in their locations.

If you are selected to compete, you will be invited to present at your local competition, hosted by the EO chapter nearest to you.

Read more and find out how to apply

Step 3

Win a local competition and advance to the next level

Following success at your local competition, you will either advance to your country’s national competition or progress directly to the Global Finals. If you advance directly to the Global Finals, you will be your country’s sole representative. Countries with a national competition will advance multiple students to the Global Finals.

Step 4

Advance to the GSEA Global Finals and compete on Start it Up

Compete against the best student entrepreneurs around the world and connect with a life changing group of peers as you compete in the Start it Up mini-series.