Entrepreneurs Organisation on Friday announced the winner of EO GSEA India National finals with Daniel Raj David, a student of IIT-Madras emerging as the winner from India. David received a cash prize of Rs 50,000 and secured his place to compete in the global finals in Frankfurt, Germany where he will compete amongst winners from 50 plus countries during April 27 to 29, 2017.
The final regional event in Ahmedabad saw as many as 19 finalists from across India competing for the award. "It has been a great learning thus far and am grateful for the time invested by EO members in mentoring and nurturing me through the process., thus far. It will enable me to grow my business, and I look forward to learning all that I can," said David in a statement.
The 2017 award ceremony was hosted by Gujarat chapter of Entrepreneurs' Organization at Ahmedabad. A panel of business leaders which included Shailesh Haribhakti, Chairman, DH Consultants Pvt.Ltd, Chiranjiv Patel, Regional Director - South Asia (Entrepreneurs' Organisation), Geeta Goradia, Managing Director, Jewel Consumer Care and Anand Desai, Managing Director, MultiConsult Pvt Ltd evaluated and selected the winners.
As the premier global competition for undergraduate students, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) represents thousands of prominent student entrepreneurs from more than 50 countries. Built on a mission to give student entrepreneurs the opportunity to accelerate their success, challenge the status quo and connect to an instrumental peer group and make the greatest impact possible in their community.
The GSEA program was founded in 1998 by Saint Louis University. The year 2006 saw Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) take over the program to provide a sustainable model and continue global growth and expansion. EO GSEA supports student entrepreneurs who require much-needed mentorship, recognition, and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success.
"The entire World is looking at South Asia for its entrepreneurial talent, people who can identify gaps and provide solutions thereby contributing to growing and improving our economy. Entrepreneurs Organisation, South Asia, is committed to helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses and believe the students who are just starting out need as much support as they can get. It is our investment in the entrepreneurial ecosystem," said Regional Director, India (Entrepreneurs Organisation), Chiranjiv Patel in a statement.
In South Asia this year, the region has seen participation of student entrepreneurs from neighboring countries Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and India.