An Indian student has become the proud winner of the EO South Asia Regional Qualifiers of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) this year, announced Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) in a press release sent to Indianweb2.com.
Hosted by the EO Bangladesh Chapter, 17 student entrepreneurs from four countries competed head to head in this regional finale for a chance to move on to the global finals.
Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, Eshan Sadasivan — Founder & CEO, PROSOC bested his competitors with his innovative (business insights) based on his business idea, excellent presentation skills and smart responses during the Q&A rounds. Jahangir Alam of ALO from Bangladesh was the first runner up.
GSEA is EO’s premier awards program for students who own or operate a business while attending college or university. Eshan has won this regional GSEA round and now proceeds to compete against other top student entrepreneurs from around the world in the hopes of winning over US$400,000 in cash and donated prizes at EO GSEA Global Finals 2018 in Toronto, Canada.
In order to qualify for this award contest, participants had to be an undergraduate student and the owner of a for-profit/social enterprise structured (revenue generating) business that has operated for at least six consecutive months. All the participants contested in the Regional Finals have achieved the Local Winner Award and prize money in their respective countries.
“GSEA has introduced me with a wide-open horizon of possibilities. This has been a continuous adventure of enriching myself through learning. Moreover, attending the regional finals has been an amazing experience as I got acquainted with innovative geniuses from other countries and I think this will help me broaden my vision about business and friendship.” said Eshan Sadasivan, winner of GSEA South Asia regional competition.
“EO Bangladesh hosted the GSEA regional competition for the first time and we are immensely honored to get this opportunity to welcome the participants and delegates of EO South Asia and create a platform for commercial harmony” said Zareen Mahmud Hosein, GSEA Co-Chair.
“I am overwhelmed to meet the young talents of South Asia and to experience their vision in person which will change the world soon enough. My sincere thanks to EO South Asia to give EO Bangladesh the opportunity to host this prestigious event. ”-Said Khaled Hossain, President- EO Bangladesh while expressing his gratification.
Tofail Ahmed, MP, Minister for Commerce, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has graced the event with his presence as the chief guest. The jury for the regional finale was Sayed Almas Kabir, Chief Executive Officer of MetroNet Bangladesh Limited and Managing Director of AyAl Corp, Farzana Chowdhury, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer Green Delta Insurance Company Limited, Minhaz Anwar, Head of GP Accelerator, Rokia Afzal Rahman, chairperson of Mediaworld Ltd and Chiranjiv Patel, Reginal Director, EO GSEA South Asia.
About the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
As the premier global competition for undergraduate students, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) represents more than 1,700 of the prominent student entrepreneurs from more than 60 countries. Built on a mission to inspire students to start and grow entrepreneurial ventures, GSEA brings global visibility to pioneering student business owners. Since 1998, the GSEA, a program founded at the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, has honored outstanding students who simultaneously attend university full-time while running their own businesses. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) took on leadership of the GSEA in 2006 to offer student entrepreneurs access to a global network of mentors, resources and connections from the most influential community of entrepreneurs in the world. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s GSEA is generously supported by Thomas Franchise Solutions.
To recall, in March 2017 EO had organized Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), which represented thousands of prominent student entrepreneurs from more than 50 countries. And, the winner of EO GSEA India National Finals was Daniel Raj David, a student of IIT-Madras.
Just yesterday, New Delhi Chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization has launched its Accelerator Program in Delhi, a catapult for First-Stage Entrepreneurs, which aims to propel their businesses into a higher league in a short span of time.
In 2015, Campusknot, a startup founded by three Indian and a German student at the Mississippi State University (MSU) has received $100,000, and the startup also sets up a record for private investment in a student-run startup at the university