Jessica Fletcher, Lotus Public Relations
Dorm Room Entrepreneurs from Around the World Vie for $150,000 and the Title of Student Entrepreneur of the Year
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.), November 17, 2009 – The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), a program of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), will be streaming its ground-breaking business competition live online this Thursday, Nov. 19, as 30 undergraduate student entrepreneurs compete for $150,000 in cash and prizes. Top applicants battled and won their regional final events around the world and will now compete at the 2009 GSEA Global Finals in Kansas City, Mo., as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which is sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.
Widely heralded as one of the most inspiring small business events of the year, GSEA brings together top entrepreneurs, journalists and thought leaders who are driving the global entrepreneurial movement.
To watch the competition and the evening gala live, go to: http://www.gsea.org/Pages/GlobalFinalsWebcast.aspx
Tune in to see which country, which school and which business wins it all, this Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. Streaming begins at 1:30 p.m. CST/ 2:30 p.m. EST.
About the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
As the premier global competition for undergraduate students, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) inspire students to adopt entrepreneurial endeavors by bringing global visibility to student business owners who are innovative, profitable and socially responsible. Since 1998, the GSEA, a program founded at the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, has honored outstanding undergraduates who juggle a course load as a student and run their own businesses at the same time. 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 GSEA is generously supported by founding partner Mercedes Benz Financial and major foundations, including the NYSE Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Acton Foundation for Entrepreneurial Excellence and the Todd Thomas Foundation. To nominate a student entrepreneur or to get involved, go to www.gsea.org.