EO Portland gsea competition

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EO Portland is pleased to be able to host its first Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) event September 11th at the Downtown Hilton Hotel. The competition will kick off a three-day EO Alchemy event, which the Portland chapter is honored to host for the first time. If you are a student with an active business the past 6 months and have generated at least $500 in revenue, you can apply to compete in September. Visit the GSEA website for more information and to apply.

All are welcome in the audience!
GSEA Competition, Portland
Wednesday, September 11, 1:00pm-4:30pm

Hilton Portland Downtown, Skyline (23rd Floor)
921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Student entrepreneurs must balance classwork while growing a business and are often short on cash and resources. As a result, EO Portland has been fortunate to have a host of local Strategic Partners willing to provide prizes valuing more than $20,000 to the winning business. We’ve outlined the prize package below.


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Giant Results: $12,000

Giant Results is a leading consulting firm specializing in the Entrepreneur Operating System or EOS®. The EOS® is a complete set of simple concepts and practical tools that has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get what they want from their businesses. The package includes a 2-day Vision Building(tm) workshop with your leadership team. The sessions will cover Focus Day tools, Vision/Traction Organizer™ (V/TO™, 3-Year Picture™, 1-Year Plan and priorities for the next 90 days.


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Davis Wright Tremaine: $4,000

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is pleased to support GSEA by donating a package of legal services valued at $4,000 including consultation on business formation, funding, structure or other pertinent business transactional advice and a full employment law compliance package including hiring packet, handbook and job descriptions. Services will be customized to the nature and size of the business and subject to legal ethical requirements of conflict of interest and client intake procedures.


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Sandler Training: $2,500

Sandler Training is a leading provider of sales training and tools. The organization is offering a 2-day sales training boot camp ($1,500 value) and 1-year license to Sandler Online Training ($1,000 value) to help grow the winning startup.


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Biggs Insurance: $1,000

Biggs Insurance Services is a Vancouver, Washington based independent insurance agency that has served the insurance needs of Portland Metro businesses and individuals for over seventy years. Biggs is happy to provide insurance consulting and training services, including a working lunch (up to 8 people, including winning company staff and key investors or vendors), to provide strategic insurance planning and advice. The package ensures personal and business assets are properly protected as the company and entrepreneur grows.


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UBS: $1,000

UBS wealth management is pleased to provide financial planning consulting services, including a working lunch (up to 8 people, including winning company staff and key investors or vendors). The package ensures personal and business assets are properly leveraged as the company and entrepreneur grow to maximize financial return.


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Perkins & Co: $1,000

Oregon’s largest locally-based accounting firm Perkins & Co is proud to offer $1,000 in accounting consulting and planning services. Perkins offers comprehensive audit, tax and consulting services to businesses and entrepreneurs.


Thank you to our gracious sponsors, providing invaluable services and expertise to our winning student entrepreneur. If you are interested in participating in future EO Portland GSEA competitions as a sponsor, please contact us.