Students from top Indian colleges like SRCC, IIT, IIM, and Delhi University participated in the event
1400+ students from across the nation filled in the nomination for the GSEA and 12 studentpreneurs qualified for finals
New Delhi (INDIA), January 30th, 2023: Entrepreneurs’ Organization Gurgaon is organizing GSEA, a premier global competition for students who own and operate a business. The winners of GSEA will be announced during the finals of the event that will be organized on the 4th of February 2023 at Master’s Union School of Business, Gurugram. Nominees from around the nation competed against their peers in a series of local and national competitions to qualify for the finals. GSEA supports student entrepreneurs with mentorship, recognition, and connections to take their businesses to the next level. The winner of the GSEA will be awarded a cash prize of 1.5 lakhs along with a chance to get mentored by successful and experienced entrepreneurs and members of EO Gurgaon.
Around 1400+ students from across the nation filled in the nomination for the GSEA event out of which 12 studentpreneurs qualified the semi-finals to present their start-ups in the finale. A college student below 30 years enrolled with a college with a business that has generated a revenue of $500 or received $1000 investment was eligible to participate in the event. The start-up’s also needs to be in the operation for at least six consecutive months prior to the application. CodeMate, Project Antraat, Bili Consultancy PVT LTD, We-Moove, Project Aarogya, Azeedo Private Limited, and Virasat among a few other start-ups qualified for the semi-finals in a nail-biting semi-final and will compete against reach others in the final round of GSEA.
The participants who pitched their start-up models at different levels of the competition were from top Indian colleges like SRCC, IIT, IIM, and Delhi University. Key personalities who will be attending the final event are Harsh Binani, Founder, of Smartworks, Sreevats Jaipuria, MD, Jaipuria Group, and Prateek Maheshwari, Founder, Physics Wallah among others.
The jury that will decide the winners for the GSEA consists of well-known entrepreneurs from diverse segments which includes Nupur Goenka, Director, GD Goenka Group Saurabh Bansal, Managing Director, Dorset Industries Private Limited, Ayush Munjal, Joint Managing Director, Majestic Auto ltd, Arjun Nijhawan, Director, Nijhawan Travel Services and Arushi Bhalla, Director, Encardio Rite Electronics Pvt Ltd, among others.
Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) has been organizing the GSEA event successfully, for 4 years, which has seen a participation of more than 5k+ studentpreneurs. Start-ups like Aloecell and Spurchat have been notable ventures that bagged GSEA awards in the past and are still scaling up their start-ups in the long run.”
Talking about the GSEA 2023, Nupur Goenka, GSEA Chair, EO Gurgaon and Director, GD Goenka Group, said “We are absolutely thrilled to organize the GSEA 2023 by EO Gurgaon, which provides college students with a platform of global stature to showcase their start-ups, network & receive mentorship, for the 4th time in a row. So far it has aided thousands of budding entrepreneurs across the globe with funding, recognition, and global visibility. This year, we have seen some excellent and impactful pitches from start-ups started by the college students, and we are certain that some of these start-ups will definitely represent us in the Global GCC competition.”
Adding further Mr. Rishi Khemka, Co-Chair, GSEA, said “It is amazing for me to be a part of such a grand event, where I got a chance to witness some promising start-ups incepted by young and dynamic minds. It is absolutely overwhelming to see the year-on-year success and growth of the GSEA with 100 registrations in 2019 to more than 1500 registrations in 2023. It certainly gives us an idea how our young generation is looking forward to embracing the challenging entrepreneurship journey from a very young age.”
EO Gurgaon is a unique forum that allows entrepreneurs a safe space to share their challenges with their peers and learn from each other. Members include entrepreneurs from most marquee family businesses in India like Haldirams, M3M, Sonalika group, Amber and, KRBL, Dawat Group, Campus shoes, Mankind Pharma, Khanna Jewelers, and Kapoor Watches as well as start-up entrepreneurs to give a wide variety of experiences/mentors for our members.
About EO Gurgaon: As a high-performing, young and exuberant Chapter of the internationally renowned organization EO Nation, EO Gurgaon works towards helping young minds achieve their entrepreneurial dreams. EO Gurgaon was founded in January 2016 by 2 members of the Entrepreneurs Organization from the USA, who had moved back to Gurgaon. They were looking for a group/organization where they could share experiences and learn from each other on how to grow their businesses in India.16 dynamic entrepreneurs got together to form EO’s chapter in Gurgaon.
Over the years the brand has been one of the fastest-growing chapters globally and now has reached a strength of 111 members. This unique forum allows entrepreneurs a safe space to share their challenges with their peers and learn from each other. Together, a community of young entrepreneurs forms a reliable network of peers who embrace and celebrate each other’s diversity in various avenues of life. The brand endeavours to give young entrepreneurs the right platform to explore the purview of their potential and equip them with the complete armour of resources and connections they require to achieve the pinnacles of success.