Idea Center at MDC Partners with EO-SOFLO to Present Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

South Florida Student Entrepreneurs Wanted for $100,000 Global Competition

MIAMI, Oct. 14, 2019 – The Idea Center at Miami Dade College (MDC) and the South Florida Chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO-SOFLO) are joining together once again in a call for local entries in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), a renowned competition in which college students from 50 countries vie for a total of more than $100,000 in combined prize money and services.

“I am very excited to have the GSEA competition at my alma mater.  MDC is where I had the opportunity to start my business 35 years ago,” said GSEA Chair, Eloise Gonzalez.”

To be eligible, student applicants must be enrolled for the current academic year in a university/college as an undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application. Full-time enrollment is not required; part-time enrollment is acceptable. The applicant must be the owner, founder or controlling shareholder of your company and principally responsible for its operation. Each company can be represented by only one owner/co-founder. The company must have been in operation for at least six consecutive months prior to the application and must have generated US $500 or received US $1000 in investments at the time of application. GSEA’s age cap for participation is 30 years of age.

GSEA winners of the South Florida competition get the opportunity to compete at the Nationals in Silicon Valley. Winners from the Nationals get to go to the Global Competition in Cape Town, South Africa.

To sign up for the competition, students should visit: The deadline for applications is Oct. 31.

The Idea Center will host the South Florida GSEA competition, Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 1 p.m., (315 N.E. Second Ave., Miami, FL).