By Tim Ryan

Attention college students in Hampton Roads! If you are an innovative entrepreneur, get ready to showcase your business idea and network with the region’s most successful business leaders. Innovate Hampton Roads is thrilled to announce that the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) are back and will be hosted at Tidewater Community College’s Princess Anne campus on January 13, 2023.

A Brief Recap: GSEA 2023

The last event featured six promising Studentpreneurs who presented remarkable business ideas—from revolutionizing funeral services to online card games and even a handy app to prevent your car from being towed. With over 50 spectators in attendance, the event was a huge success. The goal is to make the 2024 event even bigger and better and to double the audience as it will be open to the public once more.

Why You Should Register

This is your chance to give your start-up the exposure it deserves! Here’s why you should consider participating:

  • Networking: This is a golden opportunity to engage with seasoned entrepreneurs and influential business owners in Southeast Virginia.
    Mentorship: The local Entrepreneur Organization [EO Southeast Virginia]( will provide hands-on guidance to each student competitor.
  • Visibility: Present your business idea to an audience keen on innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Win Big: The winner of the local competition will advance to the regional and U.S. finals, with the ultimate goal of representing Hampton Roads in the Global Competition, set to take place overseas (location TBD).

Unlock Your Potential

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) serves as an excellent platform to hone your entrepreneurial skills, make life-enhancing connections, and engage in peer-to-peer learning. This is your shot at becoming part of a global network of student entrepreneurs!

How to Apply

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to propel your start-up to new heights. Apply today through the GSEA website.

Join In

Mark your calendars for January 13, 2023, and help make the event a rousing success by promoting it both internally and externally. With your support, we aim to send one of our own to the global finals and place Hampton Roads on the entrepreneurial map. Together, let’s make 2024 the year of innovation and entrepreneurship in our community!