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Global Finals

2014/15 EO GSEA Global Finals

Washington, DC, USA
15-17 APRIL 2015

In 2015, over 2,000 student entrepreneurs from over 38 countries applied for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). Over the course of nine months, the students participated in rigorous local, regional and national competitions that narrowed the highly competitive field down to the top 44 students. On 15-17 April, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization GSEA held it’s culminating event, the 2015 Global Finals, in Washington, DC USA to celebrate global entrepreneurship and crown a 2015 GSEA Champion.

  • Forty-Four (44) of the world’s top student entrepreneurs from thirty-seven (37) countries were named Global Finalists.
  • Forty-two (42) of the forty-four(44) students were in Washington, DC to compete for the GSEA crown.
  • High School Award Winner: Yasmeen Hairder, Founder of Cake Pop Place (USA)
  • Graduate School Award Winner: Zach Wolff, Founder/CEO of Exigence Technologies Inc (Canada)
  • Bonus Award Recipients
    • Social Impact: Wangechi Mwangi, Founder of Valuraha (Kenya)
    • Innovation: Kim Ju Yoon, Founder of Dot (Korea)
    • Lessons From The Edge: Kaeya Majmundar Founder of BZbox & Zip Tank (USA)

More detailed information on the winners can be found in the official press release.

Countries Represented at EO GSEA Finals:

Peru, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Canada, USA, Australia, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, UK, Zimbabwe, Turkey, Russia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Bhutan, Nigeria, Kenya, Argentina, Colombia, Slovakia, Netherlands, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Ireland, and Zambia.

2013/14 GSEA Global Finals Recap


In 2013, over 1600 student entrepreneurs from 37 countries applied for the GSEA. Over the course of eight months, the students participated in rigorous local and regional competitions that brought the field down to the top 43 student entrepreneurs. On 20-22 November, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards held its culminating event, the GSEA Global Finals, in Washington, DC USA to celebrate entrepreneurship and crown the 2013 GSEA Global Champion.

GSEA Finals Event Highlights:

  • Forty-Three (43) of the world’s top student entrepreneurs from twenty-seven (27) countries were named Global Finalists.
  • For the second year in a row, the student winner from the EO Utah Local and EO Alchemy Regional competitions was named the GSEA Global Champion:
    • Winner: Spencer Quinn (USA), founder of FiberFix
    • First Runner-Up: Daniel Fine (USA), founder of Glass-U.
    • Second Runner-Up: Jordi Munoz (Mexico), founder of 3D Robotics
  • The fourth annual High School Award Winner was recognized: Megan Holstein (USA), founder of Pufferfish Software
  • Bonus Award Recipients:
    • Social Impact: Jolijt Tamanaha (USA), founder of Farmplicity
    • Innovation: Spencer Quinn (USA), founder of FiberFix
    • Lessons From The Edge: Natalia Maczek (Poland), founder of MISBEHAVE MISBHV
    • International Finance Corporation (IFC) award: Sofia de Huguet (El Salvador), founder of April Store
      • The IFC Award is given to a profitable, sustainable business creating job opportunities in developing countries.
  • There were eleven new GSEA program launches this year: Colombia, Columbus (USA), DC (USA), Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Japan, Panama, Philadelphia (USA), Philippines, Poland, Singapore

Global Finalist Countries:

Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe​

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