Studentpreneur Awards '21





Are you a student and do you run a company?
Compete now!
The Dutch GSEA: 3 reasons to compete

The chance of winning a prize package of up to € 10.000 in the Dutch Edition of the GSEA.

Training and mentoring opportunities and access to founders of scale-ups and mature companies. (click here)

The possibility of competing in the Global Finals in [TBD!], South Africa and winning up to

$ 25.000.

Compete now!
Accelerate your company
Sign up for the national competition (do so here)
Deadline: 30th October, 2020
Get selected for the national competition
Compete against peer student entrepreneurs for the GSEA-NL January 2021
Win the national final
Win up to €10.000 and become the Dutch representative to compete in the global finals in Cape Town, South Africa.
Conquer the world!
Become one of the 50 finalists from across the globe. Compete on April 28-30, 2020, to become the world's best studentpreneur. Check out for more information.
Previous winners
Fabian Lindner
"What I loved about the global finals, was meeting entrepreneurs from all around the globe. It was so inspiring to see how far some of these people have already come, despite our age. We got ample opportunity to talk to many other entrepreneurs - I am still in contact with some of them today."
George Brandenburg
"GSEA did not only offer a platform and stage for our company, it also offered the guidance we needed. GSEA taught me how to pitch."
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."
Don’t miss out on the next Dutch Edition of the GSEA on January 2021 (Exact date TBD!)! You can sign up here.
About the event

Global Student Entrepreneur Award (GSEA-NL) is an experience sharing event- and competition for studentpreneurs by entrepreneurs.

All nominees receive beneficial feedback from the GSEA-board and will get access to the experiences, network and genuine interest in young entrepreneurship by the founders.

In addition to that, a value-pack with items like trainings and access to knowledge and experience from our network is available to all nominees. Winners are also rewarded with an amount of up to €10.000, to accelerate their business. Both the value-pack and the cash price are donated by entrepreneurs and their companies, simply because they want to endorse and encourage young entrepreneurs in expediting their business.

Pre-Registrations for GSEA 2021 have been opened! #earlybird
The registration deadline will be 31 october 2020, final will take place in early january 2021.


GSEA Global

The national winner of the competition will represent the Netherlands in The Worldwide GSEA competition internationally, somewhere around April 2021. Here, you will get the chance to compete against 50 peer studentpreneurs from around the world to win the Best Studentpreneur ’21 Award.

Winning the Global Finals includes huge international promotion and access to a worldwide network of 13.000+ entrepreneurs. In addition, you can win a cash prize to help your business grow even more. Are you ready to accelerate your bold ideas?

Check out the aftermovie of the finals in 2018!

Our friends
Meet our Ambassadors, Supporters and Enthusiasts that will help you make the best out of your company
Pimm Solution
Sana Commerce
BRAND The Urban Agency
Great Communicators
More to come – stay tuned
Scale-up groeiprogramma NL
Acadamic Business Club – Tilburg University
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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 study*

You have a registered company for at least 6 months

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

*GSEA NL offers an extra sign up possibility:

Not only Bachelor students can apply, Master students can also apply in the case where they have been enrolled continuously at school over the last years.
Sign-up will take place on the global GSEA website. We will direct you. Good luck!

Register here!
Register on time!
We're open for registrations and currently preparing the event. The final will take place in January 2021, exact date/venue (in a major Dutch city) will be announced!

For more background info, visit