Global Student Entrepreneur Awards alumni share their competition journeys and tips
“Start now. Don’t wait for anything. Start.”
— Alberto Soto, Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Alumnus and EO Guatemala member
Explore your endless opportunities
As a student, you have so many extra opportunities available—grants, resources and an overall willingness from society to help students. Many GSEA alumni suggest taking advantage of the safety net you have, rather than waiting to start your company when you have more to lose.
If you are a student who qualifies to compete in the GSEA competition, GSEA Alumna Rachel Zietz said you should “take advantage of every opportunity to connect with other students and make sure you attend all the workshops, events and anything that is offered. Optional or not.”
Not only should you start your entrepreneurial journey now, but GSEA alumni also suggest building your network of peers and mentors as soon as possible. Mentors will guide you in the right direction, give you feedback, and might even connect you with others from their own networks.
Being an entrepreneur can be lonely, so surround yourself with others who have gone through this experience, or who are also starting their journeys.