Kansas City will soon host a national competition for student entrepreneurs.
Set for March 6 and 7 at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards will bring its top 25 national finalists to Kansas City.
To qualify, student entrepreneurs must be the primary operator of a business less than six years old and must be enrolled as an undergraduate at a U.S. university or college.
Since 1998, GSEA — a program of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization — has honored students who run their own businesses while attending a university full time. Since the program’s inception, these students have created thousands of jobs and earned millions of dollars in revenue.
The winner of the competition will represent the United States in the GSEA Global Finals in Frankfurt, Germany, this April. They will compete against 50 of the world’s top student entrepreneurs and vie for a $400,000 prize and donated business services.