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Grad student selected as finalist in Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

November 09, 2011

ASU graduate student and entrepreneur Stephanie Lee, whose company is supported by the ASU Edson Student Entrepreneur accelerator, will compete with 30 other finalists, from 22 countries, in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Winners will receive funding, in-kind business services, media exposure, and mentorship.

The Global Student Entrepreneur Award is the premier award competition for undergraduate and graduate students who own and run their own businesses. More than 1,700 students from around the world were nominated to compete in this year’s awards. While most students competed in local, then regional competitions before advancing to the final round, Lee was nominated directly into the graduate student Global Finals for her startup venture BeBe EcoPosh.

The GSEA Global Finals, set to take place at the New York Stock Exchange from Nov. 17-19, are presented by Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a network of more than 8,000 business owners in more than 40 countries. 

Founded by Lee during her first pregnancy in 2010, Bébé EcoPosh is a green, luxury e-boutique for baby dedicated to bringing stylish, eco-friendly juvenile products together in one market place.

“I am honored to be one of four graduate students worldwide chosen to go to New York and compete in the 2011 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards”, said Lee.  “I am especially proud to represent ASU and my fellow Edson ventures.  I hope to bring home the win!”

Lee is currently in the ASU Edson student entrepreneur accelerator based in ASU SkySong, the Innovation Center in Scottsdale. The Edson accelerator provides funding, mentoring, and office space that enables students to advance their ventures.