Have you seen Start It Up, EO’s mini-series chronicling the 2022 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) competition? You can watch all four inspiring episodes on EO’s GSEA Competition YouTube Channel.
Libby Rothschild is an EO New Jersey member, a registered dietitian nutritionist and founder of Dietitian Boss, where she shows dietitians how to go from zero to creating a six-figure virtual practice using her trademarked method. As a successful entrepreneur with a passion for startups, Libby shared her experience in helping EO New Jersey launch its virtual GSEA competition.
What happens when you get a group of entrepreneurs together? They figure out how to launch initiatives and lead leaders.
As an EO member who has been a co-chair for previous initiatives, it didn’t take long to see the power of GSEA in supporting young entrepreneurship. That’s why when the opportunity presented itself, I excitedly joined fellow EO New Jersey members and GSEA chairs Larry Prager and Mike Schofel to team up and support the first-ever virtual GSEA competition in New Jersey. Our goal was to run the contest virtually and successfully select a winner.
The outcome of New Jersey’s GSEA competition includes awarding a student entrepreneur as the winner of a US$5,000 prize and resources from our chapter. This project included help from two chairs, multiple co-chairs, a past winner, chapter mentors and referrers. The relationship between the referral partners and competitors is hugely important. The GSEA program serves as a great opportunity for students to learn what it’s possible to achieve as a new entrepreneur while bringing attention to EO and our organization’s abundant resources.