This article was written by EO Vancouver member Calvin Johnson.
I’ve been an EO member for 15 years, but it wasn’t until 2014 that I became involved with the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). I had served many roles previously on the BC Children’s Hospital Board, but I wanted to transition into something that engaged young entrepreneurs – and I found one. Our chapter president approached me and asked if I would be interested in creating a competition, with the catch that we’d never participated in GSEA before. I’d say, “Be careful what you wish for,” but this turned out to be an experience unlike anything else I’ve done in my career.