Columbus Student Entrepreneur Wins EO National Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Columbus Student Entrepreneur Wins Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) National Competition – Goes on to Represent United States in Global Competition in Bangkok, Thailand Miami, FL – March 3, 2016 – Peeyush Shrivastava, an undergraduate student entrepreneur at The Ohio State University and owner of Genetesis, won the Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards (GSEA) United States National competition in Miami, Florida. GSEA, a program of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), is the premier awards program for student entrepreneurs. GSEA provides students the opportunity to form lasting relationships with students and the VIP entrepreneur judges. Over the years, participating students have gone on to create thousands of jobs and generate millions in revenue. For the 2nd consecutive year, the US National winner comes from the Columbus competition. Peeyush Shrivastava follows last year’s winner, Daniel Goldberg. Peeyush Shrivastava of Genetesis, won the Columbus competition in January and beat out 24 other regional winners in Miami, Florida. Peeyush started his business in a garage, developing hardware and software to detect and treat cardiac rhythm disorders by creating functional, 3D mapping of each patient’s personal electrophysiology. Eligible students are currently enrolled as an undergraduate student of a recognized college or university. Students need to be primarily responsible for the operation of a for-profit (revenue generating) business that has been operating for no less than six (6) consecutive months. Students had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be mentored by local entrepreneurs and present their entrepreneurial journey in front of a panel of experienced judges. Peeyush Shrivastave was awarded $10,000 in cash and prizes for winning the Columbus competition and another $10,000 in cash for winning the US competition. As the US winner, he will attend the GSEA Finals in Bangkok, Thailand to compete with the world’s top student entrepreneurs and have a chance to win over US$400,000 in cash and donated business services. About the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards As the premier global competition for undergraduate students, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) represents more than 1,700 of the prominent student entrepreneurs from more than 37 countries. Built on a mission to inspire students to start and grow entrepreneurial ventures, GSEA brings global visibility to pioneering student business owners. Since 1998, the GSEA, a program founded at the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, has honored outstanding students who simultaneously attend university full-time while running their own businesses. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) took on leadership of the GSEA in 2006 to offer student entrepreneurs access to a global network of mentors, resources and connections from the most influential community of entrepreneurs in the world. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s GSEA is generously supported by Thomas Franchise Solutions. To nominate a student entrepreneur or to get involved, go to and follow GSEA on Twitter at @EO_GSEA, like GSEA on Facebook at, and subscribe to GSEA on YouTube at About the Entrepreneurs’ Organization The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global business network of more than 11,000 business owners in more than 150 chapters and 50 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO enables small and large business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. The organization’s vision is to build the world’s most influential community of entrepreneurs, which aligns with its mission of supporting entrepreneurial education and engaging entrepreneurs to learn and grow. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization also operates the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the premier award program for undergraduate students that own and run businesses while attending college or university; and Accelerator, a series of quarterly, high-impact learning events designed to provide top business owners with the tools, knowledge and skills they need to grow their businesses to more than US$1 million in annual revenue. Media Contact Jason Carpenter, Columbus Communications Chair 614-402-5024 [email protected] Kevin Stoller, Columbus GSEA Chair 614-572-3008 [email protected]

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