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Axel Antonio Garcia Burgos

Country: Puerto Rico

Company: PRatian LLC

School:  MIT-Skoltech Graduate Program 

Axel started PRation LLC as a way to create commercial products in the field of astronautics. PRation’s first product, Hydropearl, will be used to reduce water consumption by irrigation systems and provide a fertilizing solution to grow foods for home applications and industrial farming. Axel hopes that Hydropearl will expand across all markets where water consumption by irrigation systems is a critical factor due to high losses or a lack of water.

 

Ludwick Marishane

Company: HeadBoy Industries

School: University of Cape Town

Ludwick is the founder of HeadBoy Industries whose flagship product, DryBath emerged as the top student run business of 2011. DryBath, the world’s only bath substitute lotion for the whole body was inspired by Ludwick’s roommate who was often too lazy to take a shower. Launched in 2007, DryBath is now bringing a viable hygiene solution to millions of people with little or no access to clean water. 

 

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Chelsea Sloan

Company: Uptown Cheapskate

School: University of Utah 

Sloan opened the first Uptown Cheapskate location in Salt Lake City, Utah with her brother, Scott Sloan, in 2009. After just eight months in operation and turning a profit, Sloan franchised the trendy consignment store and has since expanded to 20 locations in 12 states. Sloan first won the EO Alchemy regional competition in Seattle before besting the top 30 international student entrepreneurs at Global Finals at the New York Stock Exchange on November 16th. Participating in the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s GSEA program has been a once in a lifetime experience,” said Chelsea Sloan, founder of Uptown Cheapskate and Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year. “The networking, mentorship and training that I have received is priceless and winning the title pushes my passion for entrepreneurship even further.”

 

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Spencer Quinn

Company: FiberFix

School: Brigham Young University

“Quinn, a Brigham Young University student, Shark Tank star and co-founder and CEO of FiberFix, will receive his share of $150,000 in cash and in-kind business services from the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) to help Quinn successfully continue on his entrepreneurial journey. In 2013, Quinn and his cousin Eric Child founded FiberFix, the heavy-duty repair tape that is 100x stronger than duct tape. They have been featured on Shark Tank, QVC and are already in more than 1,600 stores across the nation. “”Someone once told me, if you’re going to be anything in life, be passionate. Being a part of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards has surrounded me with some of the most talented, passionate people on the planet,”” said Spencer Quinn, co-founder and CEO, FiberFix. “”I am just so incredibly grateful for the support from EO and GSEA. I look forward to nurturing the many relationships I’ve made with the other students and members of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and to growing FiberFix over many years to come.”

 

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Violeta Martinez

Company: Vaiza

School: Universidad Dr. José Matías Delgado

“VAIZA is an accessory brand that works with artisans who have the same passion, discipline and compromise for work to give its consumers a bit of their cultural heritage through products that become art pieces, creating opportunities that become jobs for people with unique abilities to treat leather and textile design. The social commitment of Vaiza is to highlight each of its product’s excellence with which they are handmade by Salvadoran artisans, working hand in hand with the designer, seeking to create a work environment that involves the entire community to obtain products rich in textures, local materials and manufacturing processes.”

 

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Steinar Henskes

Company: Bird Control Group

School: Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

“At 23 years old Steinar Henskes already sold a company twice. He is an inquisitive traveler of the world, ambitious entrepreneur and Dutch judo champion. Steinar studies International Business Administration at the University of Amsterdam. Since 2012 Steinar is a Kairos K50 fellow and Deloitte Technology Fast50 Rising Star. His company, Bird Control Group, solves the conflict between humans and birds in more than 65 countries around the world. Customers include large multinationals, airports and governments in the following industries: aviation, oil & gas, agriculture, fishing and industrial sites & factories. The animal friendly solutions are recognized by the World Wildlife Fund and discussed in national parliaments. Bird Control Group is financed without external equity financing and is part of Yes!Delft, the largest European tech incubator.”

 

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