Young, entrepreneurial family members who are still at university have been invited to enter this year's Global Student Entrepreneur Awards program, but entries are closing fast.
The award recognizes students who are successfully building businesses while pursuing academic degrees. Already there have been five rounds of competition in the United States, with four more to come. There is also a competition in Australia and the UK, which welcomes budding entrepreneurs and business leaders.
"We are looking for UK undergraduate student entrepreneurs to compete in the 2008 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards program for prizes and a chance to compete at the Global Finals," said Peter Thomas, Chairman of the judges committee and key supporter of the awards. "This is a great opportunity for young family members to showcase their entrepreneurial spirit."
Thomas is the Chairman Emeritus of the Entrepreneurs' Organization and is a recent inductee into the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization Hall of Fame for his entrepreneurial accomplishments in real estate, including the development of the Century 21 Real Estate business in Canada.
The winner of each national competition will receive an all expense paid trip to compete at the GSEA Global Finals Â which is the largest gathering of student entrepreneurs from around the world Â in Chicago, Illinois, during November 5 & 6, 2008.
Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Financial and run by the Entrepreneurs' Organization, the award will give away business services and cash prizes valuing $100,000 to finalists.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards.
The closing dates for applications are as follows:
United Kingdom: 25 June 2008
Australia: 1 August
United States: 21 August