Studentpreneur Awards '20
Deadline: January 10th, 2020

Worldwide competition for
Students with a Company
Get exposure, training, network,
a trip to Capetown, South Africa and cash prize!

Are you a student and do you run a company?
Don't miss out on this
What is GSEA-NL?

GSEA-NL is an experience sharing event and competition for studentpreneurs by entrepreneurs.

Studentpreneurship will get endorsed, celebrated and rewarded in this energizing event on 30th JANUARY 2020!

All nominees receive tremendous amounts of feedback and will get easy access to founders. Access to their experiences, network and genuine interest in young entrepreneurship.

In addition to that an awesome value-pack is available to all nominees. Winners are also rewarded with cash. The value-pack and the cash prices are donated by entrepreneurs and their companies. Donated just because they want to endorse young entrepreneurs making impact.

The overall national winner will represent the Netherlands in The ‘Global Student Entrepreneur Awards’ (GSEA) to compete against peers from around the world.

More once in a lifetime experiences are guaranteed in the global finals. In a thrilling competition the most entrepreneurial student of the world wins the Best Studentpreneur’20 Award.

Winning includes huge international promotion, access to a worldwide network of 13.000+ entrepreneurs and at the Global Finals, you can compete for a prize package of US$25,000 in cash and a total value of over $40,000, which includes a travel/lodging expense paid trip to compete in the Global Finals. Second place will receive US$10,000 and third place will receive US$5,000. Are your ready to speedup your bold ideas?

Check out this video of last years finals!

Why should you attend?
Besides of winning cash and proceeding to the global finals 28-30th April 2019 in Capetown, South-Africa meeting 50 peer studentpreneurs out of 50+ countries

Get easy access to founders of scale-ups and mature companies, all willing to share their experiences and network to help you to succeed!

Every nominee will be rewarded with training and mentoring opportunities, valuable services, products and cool stuff. (click here)

Win up to € 5.000 cash and value-packs (donated by entrepreneurs themselves!) in GSEA-NL and attend global finals, win up to $ 25.000 cash & more!

Sign up!
From the Netherlands to World domination
Sign up for the national competition (do so here)
Deadline: 10th January, 2020
Get selected for the national competition
You will join us on in an awesome energizing entrepreneurial event!
Win the national final
Win up to €5.000,- cash (donated by Entrepreneurs themselves!) and be the Dutch representative to compete in the world finals!
Conquer the world!
You will become one of the 50 world finalists! Compete to become the world's best Studentpreneur. Check out for more.
Previous winners
Steinar Henskes
Bird Control Group
"Since I've won the 2015 finals my company (and me) made so much progress. I was affraid everything would move to fast, but I got so much support that we really made huge progress. I can't thank GSEA enough!"
Gonzalo Fernández
"Het winnen van deze prijs is een grote opstap voor mij. Het gaat mij en mijn bedrijf helpen om nog meer impact te creëren op de manier waarop mensen zich voortbewegen in Europese steden. In ben Spanjaard, en zeer vereerd hét Nederlandse exportproduct, de fiets, te vermarkten en met mijn bedrijf Nederland in Bangkok te vertegenwoordigen."
Lotte Leufkens
"Winning the GSEA has opened a world of opportunities for CloudCuddle and myself. The Entrepreneurs' Organization has been an incredible coach helping us with the challenges we were facing and still are. We were able to launch our product and create new business potential due to winning the GSEA."
Check out the event on January 30th, 2020
The Event
Our friends are ready to help!
Meet our Ambassadors, Supporters and Enthousiasts that will help you make the best out of your company
Hypsos – belevingen van wereldklasse
Maastricht Centre for Entrepreneurship Students
Ambassadors – former student entrepreneurs
Amsterdam Centre for Entrepreneurship Students
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In order to compete in the GSEA Dutch finals you need to meet certain criteria:

You are enrolled as a student of an MBO, HBO, or University*

You have a registered company for at least 6 months

You have invested at least € 1000,- into your company or the business generated at least 500,- revenue

*GSEA NL offers extra sign up possibility:

Not only Bachelor students can apply, also Master students can apply when they are enrolled continuously at school over the last years.

Sign Up!
Sign-up will take place on the global GSEA website. We will direct you. Good luck!