Alina Wong of NOMsense Bakery in Philadelphia has been named one of the top student entrepreneurs in the country by the Entrepreneurs' Organization's Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (EO GSEA), the premier competition for full-time students running a business.
“Student startup CEOs" from across the United States will compete at the 2016 EO GSEA US Nationals held on March 2-3 at Miami Dade College's Idea Center in Miami, Florida.
The 25 US finalists each run revenue-generating businesses across a wide range of industries, including bakery, technology, consumer products, fashion, engineering, health, finance and many more.
The winners from the US Nationals will move on to compete in the EO GSEA Global Finals competition, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from May 10-12. The winner of the Global Finals will receive $40,000 cash prize and up to $100,000 in in-kind business services provided by EO members, as well as being named the EO Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year.
Founded in February 2014, NOMsense Bakery is a Philadelphia-based catering and wholesale bakery that specializes in uniquely handcrafted cookie sandwiches. Founders Alina Wong and Roopa Shankar are seniors at the University of Pennsylvania.
NOMsense Bakery is a member of the Wharton Venture Initiation Program and has received first place in Wharton Women's 2015 Shark Tank Competition. They were the northeastern regional winner in the 2016 Global Student Entrepreneur Competition.