Washington, DC, USA
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
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
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.
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
- First Runner-Up: Daniel Fine (USA), founder of
- Second Runner-Up: Jordi Munoz (Mexico), founder of
- The fourth annual High School Award Winner was recognized: Megan Holstein (USA), founder of
- Bonus Award Recipients:
- Social Impact: Jolijt Tamanaha (USA), founder of
- Innovation: Spencer Quinn (USA), founder of FiberFix
- Lessons From The Edge: Natalia Maczek (Poland), founder of
- International Finance Corporation (IFC) award: Sofia de Huguet (El Salvador), founder of
- 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