Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Andhra Pradesh Hosts GSEA India Finals 2022 With GITAM University
- Winner of GSEA India Finals 2022 is Shaamil Karim
- The 7 finalists will represent India in the Global Finals of the Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards (GSEA) for a US$25,000 prize
The Andhra Pradesh chapter of Entrepreneurs’
Organization (EO), a high-quality network of 14,000+ like-minded leaders across 61 countries, announced the seven finalists, who will represent India in the Global Finals of the Global
Student Entrepreneurs Awards (GSEA).
GSEA is EO’s premier awards program and community that fosters business innovation by recognizing student entrepreneurs worldwide. EO Andhra Pradesh hosted this year India Finals competition in association with GITAM University as Platinum Sponsors of the event. This year there were 14+ chapters, participating in the finals with about 28 contestants from across India. Additionally, there was an interesting boot camp for the student participants. There were keynote speeches from Mr. Ram Mohan Naidu Kinjarpu – MP Lok Sabha & National General secretary of the TDP, Mr. Karthi Purushothaman – Partner Mckinsky & Co and Director & CEO of Deepa Group of companies, Mr. Sudhakar Reddy – Founder & CEO Abhibus and Mr. Aditya Vuchi– CEO Doosra. The competition took place on 25th & 26th Feb 2022 at GITAM (Deemed to be university) at Visakhapatnam. The student entrepreneurs were judged by 20 notable judges over a period of two days
Each participant had the opportunity to compete against their peers and were judged by a panel of established entrepreneurs, including Mr. Rajiv Bajaj – Chairman/Managing Director, Bajaj Capital Ltd, Mr. Mahavir Sharma – Founder & Chairman of Rajasthan Angles (RAIN), Mr. Natarajan Ranganathan– Co-founder Foundation Partners, Mr. Rathnakar Samavedam – Investment Director, Hyderabad Angels and Mr. Varun Jami – Co-founder Green Jams.
EO Global chairman Mr. Dave Anderson, EO South Asia Regional Chair Mr. Sanjay Jhunjhunwala and Regional GSEA Experts – Mr. Rajnikanth Rajagopal and Mr. Advay Jhunjhunwala also spoke during the competition and encouraged the participants.
To qualify for the GSEA competition, a student entrepreneur’s business must have been in operation a minimum of six consecutive months. The student must have either founded the business or oversee the primary operations. Selected students present their business, entrepreneurial journey and company vision to a panel of judges.
Ms. Neelima Challagulla GSEA Chair EO AP announced the winners during the award ceremony and the EO AP Chapter President Ms. Smita Vallurupalli appreciated the winners for their achievement during the award ceremony. The top seven finalist were Shaamil Karim (EO Chennai), R. Lakshmanan (EO Chennai), Nadeem Khan (EO Indore) Swapnil Bhartiya (EO New Delhi) Smrithi S (EO Coimbatore) Prabodh Mahajan (EO Nagpur) Gaurav Panwar (EO Jaipur).
To learn more about GSEA and stay updated on the awards and our student entrepreneur competitors visit EO’s GSEA website.
About Entrepreneurs’ Organization
Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 14,000+ influential business owners with 206 chapters in 61 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.
About EO Andhra Pradesh
EO Andhra Pradesh chapter is 3.5-year-old and was formed post the split of the State. The EO AP chapter is a group of 35 young and highly influential entrepreneurs from Andhra. EO chapters have always worked towards enriching members lives through knowledge and share through learning sessions with speakers from varied industries.
About the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
As the premier global competition for undergraduate students, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) represents more than 1,700 prominent student entrepreneurs from more than 60 countries. Built on a mission to inspire students to start and grow entrepreneurial ventures, GSEA brings global visibility to pioneering student business owners.
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Visakhapatnam, AP /Updated on: 01st March 2022