The Kenya chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), the world’s leading peer-to-peer network of successful business leaders has begun accepting applications to this year’s qualifying rounds of the Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards (GSEA). Local chapter, EO Kenya today announced that it will be hosting the Local Qualifying Competition on the 15th of November 2018.
GSEA is a premier awards program for students who own or operate a business while attending college or university. Student entrepreneurs compete against peers in a series of local and national qualifying rounds to make their way to the global finals that will be held in Macau (off the coast of Hong Kong) next year. EO’s GSEA program provides students an opportunity to learn from fellow entrepreneurs and form lasting relationships with both students and prominent entrepreneur judges. Over the years, participating students have gone on to expand and build businesses, create thousands of jobs and generate millions in revenue.
In addition to being college or university level students, participants would also have to be primarily responsible for a business that has been in operation for no less than six consecutive months. Upon review of the applications, selected students will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present their business and entrepreneurial journey in front of a panel of entrepreneur judges.
Student entrepreneurs interested in participating need to apply before 30th September 2018 to secure their place in the competition. To know more about GSEA application and eligibility, visit: http://gsea.org/
About Entrepreneurs’ Organization
Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000+ influential business owners with 170 chapters in 53 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.
About the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
As the premier global competition for University students, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) represents more than 1,700 of the prominent student entrepreneurs from more than 55 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 past winners for GSEA Kenya include The 2015 Kenayn representative,Wangechi Mwangi, she runs Valurahawhich is Advancing financial literacy and investment amongst young people and helping them start their journey towards financial freedom!Wangechi represented Kenya in the GSEA Global finals in Washington DC.Bernard Momanyi won the Kenyan regionals in 2016, Bernard runs Onesha which enables businesses have access to the best African talent in Graphic Design, web design and Digital Marketing.Onesha has since raised Funding from Pangea Accelerator in Norway.Bernard represented Kenya in the GSEA Global finals in Bangkok.June Syowia won the Kenyan Finals and represented Kenya in Frankfurt, June is a Forbes 30 under 30 fellow and runs Beiless, a digital marketing agency in Kenya.
Kampozone having struggled with financing, finds GSEA an interesting opportunity for students who have a calling of not only creating employment to millions of Kenyans but also exploring an opportunity to growing their entrepreneurial skils to global level. Its our wish to see another Kenyan Entrepreneur win the Awards on our home soil this year.