SOURCE: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

November 18, 2009 08:30 ET

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Finals to Be Streamed Live From the Kauffman Foundation

Dorm Room Entrepreneurs From Around the World Vie for $150,000 and the Title of Student Entrepreneur of the Year

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - November 18, 2009) -


WHAT:   The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), a program of the
        Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), will be streaming its
        ground-breaking business competition LIVE online as 30
        undergraduate student entrepreneurs compete for $150,000 in cash
        and prizes. Top applicants battled and won their regional final
        events around the world and will now compete at the 2009 GSEA
        Global Finals in Kansas City, Mo., as part of Global
        Entrepreneurship Week, which is sponsored by the Ewing Marion
        Kauffman Foundation.

        Tune in to see which country, which school and which business wins
        it all! Widely heralded as one of the most inspiring small
        business events of the year, GSEA brings together top
        entrepreneurs, journalists and thought leaders who are driving the
        global entrepreneurial movement.

WHERE:  To watch the competition and the evening gala LIVE, go to:
        http://www.gsea.org/Pages/GlobalFinalsWebcast.aspx

WHEN:   Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. Streaming begins at
        1:30pm CST / 2:30pm EST

WHO:    About the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

        As the premier global competition for undergraduate students,
        the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) inspire students
        to adopt entrepreneurial endeavors by bringing global visibility
        to student business owners who are innovative, profitable and
        socially responsible. Since 1998, the GSEA, a program founded at
        the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, has
        honored outstanding undergraduates who juggle a course load as a
        student and run their own businesses at the same time. 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 GSEA is generously
        supported by founding partner Mercedes Benz Financial and major
        foundations, including the NYSE Foundation, the Ewing Marion
        Kauffman Foundation, the Acton Foundation for Entrepreneurial
        Excellence and the Todd Thomas Foundation. To nominate a student
        entrepreneur or to get involved, go to www.gsea.org.

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