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MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Mar 4, 2016) - The Idea Center at Miami Dade College -- Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) today announced that Peeyush Shrivastava, an Ohio State University student and CEO of Genetesis, has won the U.S. National Competition of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), earning $10,000 and the title of U.S. Champion. Besting hundreds of competitors from local competitions nationwide, Peeyush will now go on to compete against student entrepreneurs from around the globe in Bangkok, Thailand, May 10-12, 2016. There he will vie to win $40,000 cash, $100,000 in in-kind services and the title of 2016 Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year.
Peeyush founded Genetesis with the goal of saving his grandfather from heart disease through computational math and two patent-pending technologies set for FDA approval this year. Peeyush worked with his father, Genetesis' CFO, to turn this dream into a reality for millions worldwide. A 2014 Thiel Finalist and recognized as one of the top innovators under age 20 in the world, Peeyush is also a Biomedical Science Scholar and University Innovation Fellow at The Ohio State University.
Second-place finalist Tyler Ebert, CEO and co-founder of AdrenaCard, started his business while attending The Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Tyler wowed the judges and scored $5,000 with his credit card-sized epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) to help patients with severe allergies. Third-place honors went to UNC Asheville student and Pro(TECH)T, LLC. CEO Madison Eddings who created a wearable technology to fight campus sexual assault, as 1 in 4 women are sexually assaulted by the time they graduate college. Madison and her co-founder already took first place at the North Carolina Social Entrepreneurship Competition and will take home $2,500 today.
The top 5 finalists will also be given a one-year honorary membership to EO's Accelerator Program -- the catalyst that helps first-stage entrepreneurs to catapult their businesses to more than US$1 million in sales through unique learning and mentoring opportunities from the world's leading entrepreneurs.
U.S. GSEA Chair Mark Sana said, "These students represent the best of the best within their generation, sacrificing personal gain to create companies and inventions that are not only game changing; they are life changing and life saving. We are honored to welcome our top 5 finalists into the EO Accelerator Program, knowing they will teach as much as they learn from the organization."
About the Entrepreneurs' Organization's GSEA
As the premier global competition for high school, undergraduate and graduate students, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) represents more than 1,700 of the most prominent student entrepreneurs from more than 32 countries. Built on a mission of inspiring students to start and grow entrepreneurial ventures, GSEA brings global visibility to pioneering student business owners. Since 1998, the GSEA, a program founded at the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, has honored outstanding students who simultaneously attend university full-time while running their own businesses. The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) took on leadership of the GSEA in 2006 to offer student entrepreneurs access to a global network of mentors, resources and connections from the most influential community of entrepreneurs in the world. To nominate a student entrepreneur or to get involved, go to GSEA. Then join the conversation on Facebook and follow GSEA on Twitter at @EO_GSEA.
About the Entrepreneurs' Organization
The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 11,000 influential business owners with 155 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.
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