EO Detroit Seeks Local Student Entrepreneur to Represent Detroitin EO’s Local, Regional and Global Competitions

, Posted on Jun 28

DETROIT June 28, 2012 – The Detroit Chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) announced today that it will host a local student entrepreneur competition at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club on August 22. EO Detroit Global Student Awards Chairman Ken Cauley made the announcement.

“We are searching for talented student entrepreneurs to compete in our local event so that we can help prepare our best and brightest for the EO Global Student Award Regional Competition in September,” said Cauley. “Our chapter will not only prepare the student for the next level of competition, but we will also cover his or her expenses all the way to the national competition.”

Local entrepreneurs will compete against their peers by presenting their businesses to a panel of entrepreneurs and business professionals. All participants will receive valuable feedback from the judges, but only one Detroit student entrepreneur will go on to represent the Motor City at the regional competition, hosted by MGM Grand Casino in Detroit in late September. The winners of the 25 regional competitions from around the world will go on to compete for the title of Global Student Entrepreneur Award (GSEA) Global Champion at the New York Stock Exchange in November.  GSEA participants will have an opportunity to engage with world-class entrepreneurs, receive great media exposure, win cash, and share in more than $150,000 in donated business services.

To participate, high school or college student entrepreneurs must be nominated (self-nomination is accepted) into the competition by August 1.  For more information or to nominate a student entrepreneur please visit, www.gseadetroit.org.


Founded in 1994, EO Detroit has 140 members, more than 5,500 employees and sales totaling exceeding $1 billion.


Founded in 1987, EO is one of the world’s most influential community of entrepreneurs. The network has more than 8,000 members across 113 chapters in 39 countries. Average Entrepreneurs’ Organization members are 40 years old and run companies with $18.3 million in annual sales. For more information visit, www.eonetwork.org.


The GSEA (Global Student Entrepreneur Awards) is the premier global competition for high school, undergraduate and graduate students who own and operate businesses while attending college or university. Nominees compete against their peers from around the world. Founded in 1998 by Saint Louis University, the GSEA is now an Entrepreneurs’ Organization program. GSEA supports early-stage student entrepreneurs who require much needed mentorship, recognition and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success. GSEA desires to inspire students to adopt entrepreneurial endeavors by bringing global visibility to undergraduate business owners whose companies are innovative, profitable, and socially responsible and adhere to high ethical standards. For more information visit www.gsea.org.


Kristi Wysocki