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Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) Hosts Global Student Entrepreneur Awards at University of Houston's Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship


Student Entrepreneurs Compete for Top Honors, Cash and a Place in the

Each year, the Entrepreneurs'
Organization (EO)
, a global network of entrepreneurs with 13,000
entrepreneurs in 57 countries whose businesses employ more than 3.4
million people worldwide, sponsors the Global Student Entrepreneur
Awards (GSEA)
in which student entrepreneurs worldwide compete in local competitions
for prizes and a chance to compete nationally and then at the global
event. In Houston, the GSEA competition will be held on Thursday,
November 8th from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at University of Houston's
Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship.

"Our Houston chapter's participation in the GSEA is part of our efforts
to nurture not just an entrepreneurial spirit among Houston's college
students, but also to provide real-world skills, mentorship and
connections to help these highly motivated students succeed," says Houston
EO Chapter
President, Jarred King.

The Houston GESA awards competition is open to all undergraduate and
graduate college/university students who have owned and operated a
business for at least six months. Selected students compete against
their peers and present their business to a panel of judges. The Houston
winner will win $3,500 in cash and value donated by Houston EO members
and advance to the next level of competition – ultimately perhaps to the
global finals in Macau. Applications to compete are due by October 20,
2018. Students may apply at

"Houston is fortunate to have incredibly talented, creative and
motivated student entrepreneurs," says Robert De Los Santos, EO's
Houston GSEA Chair. "We also have some of the best educational
opportunities for these students, with Princeton
ranking University
of Houston's
undergraduate entrepreneurial studies program #2 in the
nation, and Rice
graduate program also #2, nipping at Harvard's heels."

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA)
is an international program of
Organization (EO)
, a global network of entrepreneurs helping
the seeds grow in Houston and throughout the world with a membership of
13,000 entrepreneurs in 57 countries and more than 3.4 million employees
worldwide. In Houston alone, EO's members include 163 CEOs from just
about every industry, average per-company sales of $2.5 million, and
4,802 total employees.

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