Global Leadership Conference (April 28 – May 1) – We are truly sorry to announce that 2020 Global Learning Conference (GLC) and GSEA Finals have been cancelled. Due to the major uncertainties our diverse, global membership and staff face with the unpredictable spread of COVID-19, we cannot ensure a positive and healthy event experience for all. We must stay focused on our top priority: the health and safety of our members and staff and their respective families. For more information, contact [email protected].

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GSEA Global Finals




Over 50 of the world’s most exceptional student entrepreneurs will converge on Cape Town, each from a different country. EO will host two and a half days of learning, mentorship and competition among innovative new businesses from the world’s next generation of entrepreneurs. Don’t miss this unique and inspirational event, taking place just before GLC Cape Town!

Opportunities to Get Involved
  • EO GSEA judges will have their registration fees waived.* To register as a judge, please. click here.
  • Attend all or some of the event as a guest, including the GLC Leadership and Awards Dinner (nominal fee).
  • Attend the final round competition and watch the seven finalists in action (open to all; registration required and free).
  • Can your business contribute to the prize package or the event? GSEA students are hungry for business services and mentorship.

*All EO GSEA judges may attend the entire Global Finals event free of charge, but must pay their own travel and hotel costs.

Get Involved!

If you would like to mentor a student entrepreneur, contribute to the prize package or event, or attend a portion of the event, please email the GSEA team at [email protected].

EO GSEA Awards Agenda

Below is a high-level overview of the event agenda.* More details will be released as the event approaches. Contact the GSEA team if you have any questions about the 2020 Finals.

Sunday, 26 April

12:00 – 2:00 pm Registration
2:00 – 4:00 pm GSEA Student Forum Experience
4:15 -5:00 pm Opening General Session
5:30 – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception

Monday, 27 April

8:30 – 9:30 am Judges Briefing
9:30 – 11:30 am Semi-Final Round Competitions
11:30am – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 pm Semi-Final Round Competitions
6:00 – 9:00 pm Dinner and Top 7 Finalist Announcement

Tuesday, 28 April

8:30-11:30am EO Accelerator Session for GSEA Students (Students & Judges only)
11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch
1:00 – 4:30 pm Final Round Competition
7:00 -11:00 pm GLC Leadership and Awards Dinner
Awards Dinner & Global Finalist Announcement