GBE Foundation was formed by Peter Gajdoš and Marián Boček. Two good friends, classmates from a high school in a small town in northern Slovakia, who struggled financially. Both were lucky enough to fulfill their dreams and study abroad at high schools and top universities in the United States and Europe. Both went on to successful international business careers.
Peter and Marián were inspired to start a non-profit of their own as a way to give other students access to the opportunities they were lucky enough to achieve.