Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Announce 2016 US Finalists in Contest for $40,000

Feb 26, 2016, 09:48 ET from Entrepreneurs' Organization

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Entrepreneurs' Organization's Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (EO GSEA), the premier competition for full-time students running a business, announced its list of the top student entrepreneurs in the country. These "student startup CEOs" from across the United States will compete at the 2016 EO GSEA U.S. Nationals held at Miami Dade College's Idea Center in Miami, Florida, from March 2-3, 2016.

The 25 U.S. finalists each run revenue-generating businesses across a wide range of industries, including technology, consumer products, fashion, engineering, health, finance and many more. The winners from the U.S. Nationals will move on to compete in the EO GSEA Global Finals competition, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from May 10-12. The winner of the Global Finals will receive US$40,000 cash prize, up to US$100,000 in in-kind business services provided by EO members, and will be named the EO Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year.

The following grid outlines the finalists to date:

Alexander Jekowsky

Orange County, CA

Chapman University

Ulyngo, Inc.

Alex Wormuth

Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California


Alina Wong

Washington, DC

University of Pennsylvania

NOMsense Bakery

Andres Cardona

South Florida

Florida International University

Elite Basketball Academy, Inc.

Andrew Glantz

St. Louis

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

FoodShare, LLC

Christian Reyes-Arechiga

Puerto Rico

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus


Connor Masterson

South Florida

The University of Miami


Daniel McConkie


Brigham Young University

H.M. Cole

David Head


Belmont University


Dulbadrakh (Daniel) Natsagdorj


University of Illinois at Chicago

Urban Delivery

Edward Allegra


Southern Methodist University

BioLum Sciences

Hanson Grant


Babson College

Think Board

John Walsh

San Diego

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Vena Water

Kevin Hendrickson


Brigham Young University of Hawaii

Morph Studios

Kyle Kimsey

Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Adler Dynamics

Luke Sophinos

San Diego

San Diego State University

Course Key

Madison Eddings

North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Asheville

Pro(tech)t, LLC

Matt Sokol


Michigan State University

Hammerhead Marine Coatings, Inc.

Matthew Rooda

Kansas City

University of Iowa

SwineTech Inc.

Nathalie Phan


St. Edward's University

On Vinyl Media

Peeyush Shrivastava


The Ohio State University


Peter Hegland


Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Hegland Window Cleaning

Rostam Zafari


Emory University

Mystro, Inc.

Sargon Jacob

Silicon Valley, CA

San Jose State University


Tyler Ebert


Carlson School of Management

AdrenaCard, Inc.

"This year we've seen such a wide variety of student businesses competing in the U.S.," said EO's U.S. GSEA Chair Mark Sanna. "We're so impressed by the ambition and drive of these young CEOs, and we can't wait to see all the students from around world compete in Bangkok this May."

EO's Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
As the premier global competition for high school, undergraduate and graduate students, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (EO GSEA) represents more than 1,700 of the prominent student entrepreneurs from more than 32 countries. For more information, visit The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 11,000 influential business owners with 153 chapters in 48 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond. For more information, visit

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