SOURCE: Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

March 30, 2015 09:00 ET

Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Announce 2015 Finalists in Contest for $20,000

Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Peter Thomas, Founding EO Member & Influential Entrepreneur

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - Mar 30, 2015) - The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the premier competition for high school, undergraduate and graduate students running a business while still in school, today announced its list of the top student entrepreneurs in the world. These "student startup CEOs" from 38 countries will compete at the 2015 GSEA Global Finals, produced by the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) and held at the Capital Hilton in Washington D.C. from April 15-17, 2015.

Besting more than 1500 competitors, the 41 finalists each run businesses across a wide range of industries including technology, consumer products, fashion, engineering, health, finance and many more. The 2015 GSEA winner will receive $20,000 in cash for their startup, and gain access to the Entrepreneurs' Organization's global network of 10,000 business owners worldwide.

The GSEA is more than just a competition; it focuses on mentorship, support and encouragement for these student business owners. GSEA helps students grow their businesses and succeed in their countries, as well as learn from experienced entrepreneurs.

The following grid outlines the finalists to date; more students and countries will be added at a later date.

             
Country   Student   Company   University
Argentina   Ionir Sonis   ReservaTurno   Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires
Australia   Nkosana Mafico   Peep Digital   University of Queensland
Bhutan   Dorji Tshering   Dorji Tshering General Shop   Gaeddu College of Business Studies
Canada   Derek Rucki   Tlink   Mount Royal University
Canada   Alex MacLean   East Coast Lifestyle   Acadia University
China   Lisa Xiang Yang   Koi King   Chengdu University of Technology
Colombia   Esteban López Llano   Erco Energia   EAFIT University
Costa Rica   Alejandro Martin   Techmo S.A, Didit S.A.   University of Costa Rica
Dominican Republic   Battesimo Palamara   BP Diesel   UNIBE University School of Business Administration
El Salvador   Rodrigo Javier Galdámez Gómez   English 4 Call Centers   Universidad Tecnológica de El Salvador
Guatemala   Javier Rivera Urrela   iFix   Colegio Metropolitano de Guatemala
India   Kishore Natarajan   HyperVerge   IIT Madras
India   Gopal Krishna   Global 3D Labs   Manipal University
Indonesia   Hardian Gilang   Anajidan Helmet   Tazkia University
Japan   Kazuki Obata   Nagomi Co.,Limited.   Wakayama university
Kazakhstan   Sanzhar Myrzagalym   LLP Crumber   Kazakh-British Technical University
Kenya   Wangechi Mwangi   Valuraha Group   Strathmore University
Korea   Kim Ju Yoon   Dot   University of Washington
Malaysia   Eileen Phoan   Left & Right   Swinburne University of Technology
Mexico   Alejandro Moreno   Tutor on line   Universidad de Costa Rica
Mexico   Sebastian García-López   Nomad   Universidad Iberoamericana
Mexico   Scott Munguia   BioFase    
Nepal   Ritesh Marwadi   We Fear Silence PVT. LTD.   Manipal University
Netherlands   Steinar Henskes   Bird Control Group   Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Nicaragua   Jorge Alberto Bonilla   Ecological Development Bambuksa   University Nicaragua
Nigeria   Prince Joshua Oyeniyi   Amborian Media Global Enterprises   University of Lagos
Philippines   Leo Lofranco   Muber   Ateneo de Manila University
Puerto Rico   Maricarmen Vargas   Electronic Sports Puerto Rico, Inc.   University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón
Russia   Ruslan   Callback Hunter   Kemerovsky State University
Singapore   Kevin Ng   Hyron Infotech   Singapore Management University
Slovakia   Pavol Kaleja   Dynamica Graphics   Technical University of Kosice
Sri Lanka   Mohamad Fawaz   Global Tutor   Middlesex University
Sweden   Alexander Brannkarr   Indivator   Stockholm School of Economics
Taiwan   Andy Tseng   WeCare   National Taiwan University
Turkey   Özgen Toru   Mobil Oto Servis   Yıldız Technical University
UK   Chris Moss   Nottingham Trent University   Simian Publishing
USA   Khalid Al-Dhubaib   Triple Analytics   Case Western Reserve University
USA   Kaeya Majmundar   BZ Box   Emory University
USA   Daniel Goldberg   Diamond MMA   Syracuse University
USA   Austin White-Pentony   Tech Bank, LLC   U of M - Twin Cities (Carlson)
Zimbabwe   Samuelle Dimairho   Aura Group   Oxford Brookes University
             

The GSEA also introduced a roster of influential judges, selected for their expertise and dedication to the cause of inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs. During the Global Finals, students will present their businesses to more than 70 judges including journalists, EO members from across the globe, and local DC business owners. Peter Thomas, a founding EO member will also be attending Global Finals. Thomas was one of the founders of Century 21 Real Estate Canada and Sterling Centrecorp Inc. Currently, Peter Thomas is the founder and Chairman of Thomas Pride International.

"Since its humble beginnings in 1998, GSEA has grown from a handful of participating countries to 38 this year, and we expect to see even more next year," said Annush Ramasamy, GSEA chairman. "Even more impressive is the quality of these student entrepreneurs -- not only are they gifted businesspeople, but they are truly dedicated to enhancing their communities around the world."

For more information on the GSEA, its students, and judges, or to attend the Global Finals, please visit www.gsea.org.

About the Entrepreneurs' Organization's Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
As the premier global competition for high school, undergraduate and graduate students, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) represents more than 1,700 of the prominent student entrepreneurs from more than 32 countries. Built on a mission to inspire students to start and grow entrepreneurial ventures, GSEA brings global visibility to pioneering student business owners. Since 1998, the GSEA, a program founded at the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, has honored outstanding students who simultaneously attend university full-time while running their own businesses. 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. To nominate a student entrepreneur or to get involved, go to GSEA. Then join the conversation on Facebook and follow GSEA on Twitter at @EO_GSEA.

About the Entrepreneurs' Organization
The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 10,000 influential business owners with 142 chapters in 46 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond. For more information, visit www.eonetwork.org.

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