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12 students qualify for finals of global entrepreneurship awards

Updated: Jan 31, 2023 11:33:43am

12 students qualify for finals of global entrepreneurship awards

New Delhi, Jan 31 (KNN) Entrepreneurs’ Organization Gurgaon is organizing Global Student Entrepreneurship Award (GSEA), a premier global competition for students who own and operate a business. 

About 12 student entrepreneurs have been selected for the finals and the winners will be announced on the February 4, 2023 at Master’s Union School of Business, Gurgaon. 


Nominees fr0m 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 Rs 1.5 lakh along with a chance to get mentored by successful and experienced entrepreneurs and members of EO Gurgaon.

Around 1400+ students fr0m 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 USD 500 or received USD 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 fr0m 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 fr0m 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.

Talking about the GSEA 2023, Nupur Goenka, GSEA Chair, EO Gurgaon and Director, GD Goenka Group, said “This year, we have seen some excellent and impactful pitches fr0m 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 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 fr0m a very young age.”  (KNN Bureau)


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