The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for student entrepreneurs who actively run a business. Nominees compete against their peers from around the world in a series of local and national competitions in hopes to quality for GSEA Global Finals.

It aims to supports student entrepreneurs who require much needed mentorship, recognition, and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success.
Undergraduate and graduate college/university students who own and operate a business for at least six months are eligible to compete.
At the Global Finals, to be held in Toronto, Canada on 14-17 April 2018, students compete for a prize package of US$20,000 in cash and a total value of over US$40,000. Second place will receive US$10,000 and third place will receive US$5,000.

In last year GSEA Global Finals 2017 held in Frankfurt (Germany), GSEA Pakistan 2017 Winner Muhammad Asad Raza won the second position from across 57 countries and made the nation proud.

GSEA Pakistan 2018 National Finals

The 10 semi-finalists from this years GSEA Pakistan semi-finals will complete at the GSEA Pakistan National Finals. Here are the semi-finalists in no particular order,

  1. Hafiz Usman Tanveer, UET Lahore, AquaVitae
  2. Hafsa Haq, BNU, Journal Post
  3. Usama Abid, Information Technology University, DIY GEEKS
  4. Babar Khan, Superior University Lahore, Security Wall
  5. Muhammad Umer Waheed, University of Central Punjab, Shopdesk
  6. Shahzad Younas, Superior University Lahore, EyeAutomate
  7. Azima Dhanjee, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), ConnectHear
  8. Rehan Iftikhar, Greenwich University, Chees, Crust & Co.
  9. Mudassir Akber Khan, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, Iorena
  10. Kiran Zafar, School of Textile and Design, Warq-Al-Qadeem

Winning Prize: The winner from the competition shall receive PKR500,000 in addition to an all-expenses paid trip to EO GSEA Global Finals in Toronto, Canada later in April-2018. The runner-up will receive PKR200,000 with additional awards for Social Impact and Technology Innovation.

Event Details

Day Event: Final Pitch Competition

  • Location: National Incubation Centre, LUMS, DHA Lahore (Show Map)
  • Time: 10am-4pm

Evening Event: Award Ceremony

  • Location: Defence Raya Golf & Country Club, Lahore (Show Map)
  • Time: 7:30pm (Award Ceremony)
  • Time: 8:30pm (Dinner)

What is in for you?

It will be a great opportunity to network with the student entrepreneurs, at NIC LUMS, who participated in the program during the year, along with some of the leading entrepreneurs and businessmen of the country.

Here is the FB Event page to show your interest:
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Please visit: for further details about this global initiative

AboutEntrepreneurs’ Organization: The Entrepreneurs’ Organization is a global business network of 12,000+ leading entrepreneurs in 170 chapters and 53 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO enables business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. EO educate, transform, inspire, and offer invaluable resources in the form of global events, leadership-development programs, an online entrepreneur forum and executive education opportunities, among other offerings designed for personal and professional growth.

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