SOURCE: Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

November 16, 2010 09:30 ET

Mexico, U.S., Puerto Rico, Singapore and Australia Nominate Most Students to Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - In its biggest competition ever, more than 1550 "dorm room entrepreneurs" from 23 countries were nominated for the 2010 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the premier recognition for high school, university and graduate school students taking a full course load of classes while running a revenue-generating business.

"The list reflects the most diverse group of international universities in the competition's history," said Kevin Langley, chairman elect of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), which produces the GSEA. "With the cooperation between EO members and these institutions, we're seeing a growing, global revolution of student business owners who are harnessing the power of entrepreneurship to create companies, jobs and innovation."

Rank   University   Number of Nominees   Country
1   Tecnológico de Monterrey   52   Mexico
2   Louisiana State University   32   USA
3   Babson College   29   USA
4   Syracuse University   21   USA
5   University of Puerto Rico   19   Puerto Rico
5   Inter American University of Puerto Rico   19   Puerto Rico
6   Harvard University   18   USA
7   University of Michigan   16   USA
8   National University of Singapore   15   Singapore
9   RMIT University   14   Australia
10   University of Southern California   13   USA
10   University of Chicago   13   USA
11   Macquarie University   11   Australia
11   Stanford University   11   USA
12   University of Maryland   10   USA
12   Queensland University of Technology   10   Australia
13   Arizona State University   9   USA
13   Massachusetts Institute of Technology   9   USA
14   Universidad Anáhuac   8   Mexico
14   Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University   8   South Africa
14   Universidad Autónoma de Baja California   8   Mexico
14   Universidad del Valle de Mexico   8   Mexico
14   Universidad Metropolitana de Puerto Rico   8   Puerto Rico
14   University of California, Berkley   8   USA
15   University of Pennsylvania   7   USA
15   Brown University   7   USA
15   Universidad Iberoamericana   7   Mexico
15   University of the Sunshine Coast   7   Australia
15   Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro   7   Mexico

This year, Tecnológico de Monterrey received top honors nominating 52 students to the competition in its first year in the annual ranking. Louisiana State University also surpassed last year's first place winner, Babson College with 32 nominations. Syracuse University, the University of Puerto Rico and Inter American University of Puerto Rico rounded out the top five with 59 students combined.

Each year student business owners strive to become the #1 student entrepreneur in the world and win over $150,000 in cash, business services and access to global networking, mentoring and growth opportunities through the Entrepreneurs' Organization, the most influential network of more than 7,500 entrepreneurs worldwide. From November 17-19, 2010, 30 of the world's regional finalists will vie for the top prize to be awarded at the GSEA Global Finals Competition at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Applicants are selected to compete against their peers by presenting their businesses to a panel of judges comprised of EO members, business luminaries and renowned national business journalists. This year, awards will be given to the top high school, college and graduate school student entrepreneurs.

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 students who juggle a full course load 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. The GSEA is generously supported by major foundations including the NYSE Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Ernst & Young and the Todd Thomas Foundation. To nominate a student entrepreneur or to get involved, go to www.gsea.org.

About EO
The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) -- for entrepreneurs only -- is a dynamic global network of more than 7,500 business owners in 38 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Membership in one of EO's 116 chapters is by invitation only; the average member is 40 years old with annual revenues of US$18.4 million. For more information on EO, visit www.eonetwork.org or call +1.703.519.6700.

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