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Graduate Student Award

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) will recognize a graduate student entrepreneur at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) annual GSEA Finals award ceremony.

The winning international graduate student entrepreneur will be flown to the GSEA Global Finals, receive a complimentary hotel stay and have the opportunity to present their business to an international panel of EO Members, student alumni, guests and media.

Graduate Eligibility Criteria

  • The student must be a graduate student at a recognized University or College for the 2014/2015 academic year and enrolled in school at the time of application.

  • The student must be the owner, founder or controlling shareholder of their company and principally responsible for its operation.

  • The student’s company must have been in business for at least the last six consecutive months, and the business must be a for-profit business.

  • The student must have not been the GSEA winner in the past and/or was not one of the five finalists for the 2013/14 GSEA Finals competition.

The submission deadline for the Graduate Award is 15 January 2015.

Once the submission deadline is over, the completed applications will be reviewed by a panel of EO members and one winner will be selected.

Graduate Application Evaluation Criteria

  • Completeness. At time of review, the student entrepreneur submitted a signed letter from accountant or financials verifying business revenues
  • Application show student entrepreneurs’ ability to overcome obstacles
  • Clarity of business mission and vision
  • Leadership
  • Innovation

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