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Dallas Selected to Host U.S. Competition of Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Dallas has been selected to host The U.S. Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), a global competition of university students operating revenue-generating businesses. Now in its fourth year, the annual contest aims to recognize promising young entrepreneurs from across the nation.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for some of the brightest young leaders to show how they plan to transform the corporate world,” said Jessica Nunez, Host Chair, U.S. GSEA Competition and former EO Dallas chapter president, in a news release. “Dallas is arguably one of the best places in the country to run a business. It’s an honor for the EO Dallas chapter to host this competition to experience first-hand, fresh concepts and innovative technologies from these entrepreneurs.”

More than 25 college students will compete in the U.S. qualifier, which is hosted by Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Dallas and is open to the public. The competition will take place at Communities Foundation of Texas for Business Feb. 8-9, 2018 and will include speakers, networking and business education opportunities for entrepreneurs.

The awards ceremony and dinner will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2018 at Southern Methodist University’s Ernst & Young Gallery, located at 6212 Bishop Boulevard in Dallas.

The release detailed just what it means to win the competition.

The U.S. winner will receive $10,000 in prize money, a business mentorship and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present their business and entrepreneurial journey at the EO GSEA Global Finals in Toronto, Canada April 14-16, 2018.

The EO GSEA Global Finals showcases the world’s top student entrepreneurs who compete to win $40,000 in U.S. cash prizes.

All student competitors will receive donated business services and a paid trip (airfare and lodging), which comes to a value of more than $250,000 in U.S. in-kind sponsorship. The winner of the GSEA Global Finals will receive $25,000 in cash.

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