Global Student Entrepreneur Award

Participating in Årets studentföretagare gives you a chance to win the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards!

Undergraduate students that own and run businesses while attending ”universitet” or ”högskola” in Sweden can apply for: Årets studentföretagare 2013! Last date to apply: June 30th 2013

A student is nominated or nominates themselves through our online nomination form located at Once we receive a nomination, the nominee is contacted with a link to the formal Årets studentföretagare application. A student entrepreneur is considered fully nominated once we have received the completed online application.

The criteria for Årets studentföretagare 2013:

  • The student must be an undergraduate student at a recognized “universitet “or “högskola” for the 2012/2013 academic year and enrolled in school at the time of application.
  • The student must show study results for at least 30 HP (halvfart) for the 2012/2013 academic year
  • The student must be the owner/one of the owners of their company and principally responsible for its operation.
  • The student’s company must have been in business for at least the past six consecutive months, and the business must be a for-profit business.

A nominees’ application will be evaluated by a Swedish panel. 3-4 students will advance to the next level in the competion, the Presentation. This will take place in Stockholm September 17th. Here the Swedish panel will determine who becomes Årets studentföretagare 2013. Årets studentföretagare wins 50.000 SEK and participation in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) in November 2013 in the USA. First prize in the GSEA is 10 000 USD!

Student entrepreneurs compete through regional competitions to win their shot at going head to head against the best student entrepreneurs in the world at the GSEA. Students are inspired to adopt entrepreneurial endeavors by bringing global visibility to student business owners who are innovative, profitable and socially responsible! Årets studentföretagare is organized by Entreprenörskapsforum and Tillväxtverket. GSEA is organized by Entrepreneur’s Organization.

Find more information about the GSEA at More information about Årets studentföretagare will be found at You can also call Britt-Marie Nordström på 019-333700 or e-mail