The Boston chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) – a global network that connects business owners in order to enhance their lives and businesses – hosted at Digilant Headquarters its GSEA (The Boston regional Global Student Entrepreneur Awards), the premier global competition for students who own and operate a for-profit business, while attending college.
This year’s winner was the Babson College student Hanson Grant, who won for his company, Think Board, which creates removable and reusable clear vinyl films that turn any surface into a dry erase board.
“I started Think Board from my dorm room at Babson. It solved a problem I had of needing space to write down business ideas and stay organized, but papers got lost, whiteboards were too bulky and dry erase paint was too expensive,” said Grant. “I’ve been lucky to have so many resources at my fingertips here in Boston, and it’s a real honor to be named the regional GSEA winner.”
The competition, judged by eight EO Boston members, took place Feb. 11 at Digilant’s offices in downtown Boston. Grant, 21, was one of nine local students who qualified to compete. Maya Rafie, a student at Emerson University and CEO of bistara, received second place and Holy Cross student Anthony Saltarelli, CEO of Chin Up, received third place.