EO GSEA would like to thank all applicants and our 2018-2019 regional finalists for participating in the NYC Regional Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Competition held on November 9, 2018.

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Regional Winner, Daniela Blanco!

Follow Daniela’s journey to Nationals and receive updates on the 2018-2019 National and Global Competitions at gsea.org.


A global competition for students with entrepreneurial minds, a growing business, and a desire to connect, the GSEA Awards offers chosen applicants exposure and networking opportunities with top entrepreneurs in their respective fields


Winners will receive mentoring opportunities with the New York & Brooklyn Chapters of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), cash prizes, and a chance to compete in the national finals, and ultimately the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in Asia

2017-18 GSEA Awards in New York City video
2017-18 GSEA Awards Finals in Toronto video



NYC Regional Competition Date: November 9, 2018

Location: TD Bank Building, 444 Madison Avenue in New York City



Businesses must have generated US $500 or received US $1000 in investments at the time of application
Applicants may not be one of the top seven finalists from any previous year’s GSEA Global Finals Competition
The age cap for participation is 30 years of age
Students must be enrolled for the current academic year in a university/college as an undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application*
Applicants must be the owner, founder or controlling shareholder of company and principally responsible for its operation; each company can be represented by only one owner/co-founder
Businesses must have been in operation for at least six consecutive months prior to the application
Part-time enrollment is acceptable; *Graduate students are eligible to apply only if they have continually enrolled in a university following their undergraduate degree and not left school to work on their business or to seek other employment. Exceptions can be made for students who have taken up to 12 months break before beginning their postgraduate education.


Daniela Blanco

This Year’s Winner
2018-19 New York Student Entrepreneur of the Year
New York University Tandon School of Engineering

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