GESA Objectives


EO GSEA supports student entrepreneurs who require much needed mentorship, recognition and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success.


Empowering student entrepreneurs to become the world’s most influential change makers.


To give student entrepreneurs the opportunity to accelerate their success, challenge the status quo, connect to an instrumental peer group and make the greatest impact possible in their community.


Undergraduate and graduate* college/university students who own and operate a business for at least six months are eligible to compete.


Qualifying competitions are held in cities and countries worldwide, with the 2020 Global Finals competition being held in Capetown, South Africa.


Qualifying competitions take place throughout the calendar year with the Global Finals held in January 2021.