EO New Jersey is proud to present the 2021-22
Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA)
Competition on January 28, 2022

Application Due by January 14, 2022

As featured in
Own The Room
on Disney+


A global competition for students with entrepreneurial minds, a growing business, and a desire to connect, the GSEA Awards offers chosen applicants exposure and networking opportunities with top entrepreneurs in their respective fields.



Winners will receive mentoring opportunities with the New Jersey Chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), cash prizes, and a chance to compete in the national finals, and ultimately the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in Spring 2021


Apply at gsea.org/apply
Select USA-New Jersey


ENTER TO WIN $2,000 in CASH, Bitcoin or Ethereum

1ST PLACE WINNER GOES TO US East Competition in February 2022

(Eastern US Champion goes to the Global Competition in Spring 2022 with students from 50 other countries)


6 months of Office Space & Conference Room by Eastman Companies

Value $10,500

Your Personal Leadership Profile, Strategy and Financials by Trilogy Partners

Value $2,500

Build a Saleable Company by Strategic Exit Advisors

Value $4,500

One Year of Mentoring by a Leading NJ Entrepreneur

Value Priceless

2 hours of coaching in Social Media Marketing by Libby Rothschild, Founder of Dietitian Boss

Value $4,000

Legal work for IP – Secure Your Brand or Pursue a Product or Process Patent by Myers Wolin

Value $3,500

12 Exclusive EO events by the Entrepreneurs Organization of New Jersey

Value $2,400

Logo Design & Tagline Development by The S3 Agency

Value $7,500


Competition Date: January 28, 2022

Application Due: January 14, 2022

Location: Park Avenue Club, Florham Park, NJ


Apply at gsea.org/apply
Select USA-New Jersey


Businesses must have generated US $500 or received US $1000 in investments at the time of application

Students must be enrolled for the current academic year in a university/college as an undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application*

Applicants must be the owner, founder or controlling shareholder of company and principally responsible for its operation.

The age cap for participation is 30 years of age

Part-time enrollment is acceptable; *Graduate students are eligible to apply only if they have continually enrolled in a university following their undergraduate degree and not left school to work on their business or to seek other employment. Exceptions can be made for students who have taken up to 12 months break before beginning their postgraduate education.

Ready to compete?

  1. Fill out an application online here: Apply Here
    Select US-East / New Jersey  just search for New Jersey
  2. We will reach out to get to know you
  3. You will be assigned a successful entrepreneur as a mentor to help you refine your presentation
  4. On Jan 28, 2022, you will do a short presentation and Q&A in front of our panel of judges (also Entrepreneurs).  Then you will have time to mingle with New Jersey’s preeminent entrepreneurs, your peers, and other business executives.
  5. We announce the winners that day to you, the audience and the media
  6. Our winner will compete in the US-East GSEA Competition (we pay your expenses).
  7. The US-East winner will complete in the Global GSEA Competition among the world’s best student entrepreneurs.

At each step of the way you will meet successful entrepreneurs, top student entrepreneurs, and will build relationships that will last a lifetime.

2021-2021 Winner

Brianna Makaric

AT US Nationals –  a top 3 finalist

2019-2020 Winner

Sarah Pomeranz

AT US Nationals –  a top 3 finalist

2018-2019 Winner

Kwaku Agyemang

2018-19 New Jersey Student Entrepreneur of the Year
Rutgers University

2017-2018 Winner

Sarah Pomeranz

2017-18 New Jersey Student Entrepreneur of the Year
Rutgers University

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