The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA’s) are the premier global competition for undergraduate and graduate students to adopt entrepreneurial endeavors by bringing global visibility to student business owners who are innovative, profitable and socially responsible. The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards are a program of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and is sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.

Jamie Beaton recently won first prize at the Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards (GSEA), a series of competitions for student entrepreneurs who own a for-profit business.

Here is an article from Idealog, where they secured 30 minutes of fast-paced, run-on sentences with the business prodigy, and talked about money, entrepreneurship and education, as well as the many, many things he finds fascinating:

http://idealog.co.nz/venture/2016/04/idealogs-one-one-jamie-beaton-new-zealands-own-40-million-dollar-wunderkind

Criteria
The GSEA global series of competitions is open to student entrepreneurs who are attending a recognized high school, college or university, own a for profit business, are principally responsible for its operation and have been generating revenue for a minimum period of six consecutive months.

The Judges will consider four major criteria in their selection of the NZ Winner to compete in Washington DC:

1. You, the Entrepreneur – do you have the determination to succeed;
2. Business Fundamentals – ethics, financials and embracing change;
3. Lessons Learned – using mentors and marketing;
4. Growth and future plans

For more information, visit the GSEA website.