Call for Local Entries in Global Student Entrepreneur Awards South Florida student entrepreneurs eligible in $50K global competition

Idea Center Building

Miami, Oct. 1, 2018 – The Idea Center at Miami Dade College and the South Florida chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO-SOFLO) are joining together once again in a call for local entries in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). GSEA is a renowned competition in which college students from 50 countries vie for a total of more than $50,000 in combined prize money and services.

“We are excited to partner again for the third time with EO to bring this great opportunity to MDC students who have launched their entrepreneurial ventures,” said Romi Bhatia, Executive Director of The Idea Center at MDC.

During the 2016 competition, four MDC students participated. An MDC student, Hakeem Muhammad, won the 2017 award as a co-founder of a music collaboration app called LoudHouse, which was featured in a Higher Ed Guide. The winner of the national competition will attend the Global Final Competition, April 10-12, 2019 in Macau, China.

“The ambition and drive of these young CEOs is so impressive,” said Mark Sanna, GSEA chairman and past president of EO-SOFLO. “We’re very proud to welcome their energy to the city and to serve as the host chapter of this competition.”

Local finalists will be chosen to participate in a live competition Nov. 14 at the Idea Center at MDC during Global Entrepreneurship Week. The winner will be invited to compete against 25 student entrepreneurs at the GSEA national finals (also to be hosted at The Idea Center by EO-SOFLO) in February.

Get additional details as well as eligibility requirements and entry forms.

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Ed Gilhuly