Each applicant must create a short video that tells why you want to be a part of this program. For teams, the team will create a single video they work on together.
Step 1: Create Your Video:
Throughout the video you should tell us about one of the following:
What Kind of Idea?
An entrepreneur sees a problem or unmet want or need and offers a solution. Your video should show us what your idea is and what problem or unmet need/want it solves. Ideas should fall into one of these categories:
Ideas that utilize science, technology, engineering, or math skills will be given highest consideration. Ideas that are for typical retail businesses (e.g. gift stores, hair salons, clothing stores) or service businesses (e.g., plumbing, landscaping, insurance firms) will not be accepted.
What Kind of Talent?
All idea creators need good business people on their teams. Your video should show us that you will make a great addition to a company building team. Tell us about your relevant skills, knowledge, and experience. Are you good at sales, marketing, programming or graphic design? Are you a number cruncher or good at building stuff? Can you figure out a process for accomplishing a task? Tell us what you can do and why you want to help create something meaningful.
Every video must comply with the following:
Videos that are noncompliant will be rejected and result in rejection of the application.
Remember, in this video you are “selling” yourself and/or your idea. Have fun with it – creativity counts.
Step 2: Upload Your Video Additional Q & A's regarding video uploading
A) Determine if you have a YouTube account:
-> If you know you have an existing YouTube account, go to step B.
-> Do you have a gmail address ? If so, you already have a YouTube account !
Go to step B and login using your Google gmail address and password.
-> If you do not have a gmail address, follow YouTube’s instructions to create an account.
(You will actually be choosing a gmail address and creating a Google account which
includes a YouTube account.) Then go to step B
B) Login to YouTube and click the "Upload" button on the top right of the screen.
If this is your first time uploading a video, you will be asked to create a channel first.
Follow the instructions and then select the video file you created in Step 1 for upload.
While the video is loading, go to Step C.
Note: Average upload time for a 2 minute video ranges from 15 minutes to an hour.
C) Add and save the following details and settings:
Title: Student Name and High School (indicate if for a team)
Description: Brief description of idea or "to be part of a team"
Tags: “GSE 2014 Student Application”
Privacy Settings: UNLISTED (not private or public)
Step 3: Submit a Link to Your Video
After it is uploaded, view your video and click the "Share" button. Copy the URL code for your video and paste the link into the online application form.
Example URL code: