Student Startup Madness is an exciting nationwide tournament for college student digital media startups, culminating with the “Entrepreneurial Eight” national finals at South By Southwest in Austin, TX on Monday, March 12, 2018.
Student Startup Madness (SSM) is in its seventh year at South By Southwest (SXSW), having grown from a small kick-off pitchfest at a SXSW satellite venue in March 2012, to a nationwide tournament with 13 regional host universities and featured as a SXSW Partner Program in the main SXSW Startup Village venue. The SSM tournament holds its first two rounds of competition online and is open to student startups from any college in the USA. The entry period opened in September and ends December 1st, 2017, at midnight EST.
The national finals then take place at SXSW Interactive — with the “Entrepreneurial Eight” pitching to a panel of celebrity entrepreneurs and investors.
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Criteria: College Students from the USA only