Studentpreneur Awards '2021-2022





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 against all other country winners in [Location TBD!] and winning up to

$ 25.000.

Compete now!
Accelerate your company
Pre-Register for the national competition (do so here)
Deadline: 1 December 2021, 09:00
Get selected for the national competition
Compete against peer student entrepreneurs in the GSEA-NL
Win the national final
Win up to €10.000 and become the Dutch representative to compete in the global finals in 2022.
Conquer the world!
Become one of the 50 finalists from across the globe. Compete in the international final, to become the world's best studentpreneur. Check out for more information.
Previous winners
Freek van Welsenis
“Besides being a great opportunity to pitch for a sum €10.000, the award opens so many doors for you. You are welcomed in a large network of experienced entrepreneurs that happily share their knowledge. Due to the GSEA we were able to get the right coaching at the right time and therefore get our product to the market much faster”
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."
Don’t miss out on the next Dutch Edition of the GSEA in January 2022! 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.

Registrations for GSEA are open, deadline extended until 01 Dec 2021! The event (and Dutch Final) will take place on Thursday 13-01-2022.

Stay tuned for GSEA and we await your registration!


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!

GSEA featured on National Geograpic (via Disney+)

National Geographic Documentary Films’ OWN THE ROOM follows five young star students on their journey to win one of the world’s most prestigious competitions for student entrepreneurs. The feature documentary will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on March 12.

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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!

The final will take place on 13 January 2022

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