Entrepreneurs’ Organization calls for student entries in global contest

The South Florida chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization and Miami Dade College’s Idea Center are calling for local entries in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), a competition in which college students from 50 countries vie for a total of more than $500,000 in combined prize money and services.

The deadline to enter is Oct. 29. Eight local finalists will be chosen to participate in a live competition Nov. 19 at MDC’s Idea Center. The winner will be invited to compete against 25 student entrepreneurs at the GSEA national finals in February of 2016. The global competition will conclude in Bangkok, Thailand in May 2016.

To be eligible, entrants must be an undergraduate student currently enrolled and the owner/controlling shareholder of the for-profit business that has generated at least $500 or received $1,000 in investments by the time of application. The company must have been in business for at least six months.To enter the GSEA competition, visit

EO-SOFLO is one of the world’s largest EO chapters, with approximately 180 members whose businesses account for more than $1 billion in annual revenues and 30,000 jobs in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. EO-SOFLO and the Idea Center have partnered to support entrepreneurial innovation for MDC student entrepreneurs and other South Florida startup businesses.