Expo Student Startup Competition

SXSWedu 2016 Student Startup Winners, photo by Erik Thureson

The third annual Student Startup Competition will take place at the SXSWedu Expo on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

About the Competition

The SXSWedu Student Startup Competition welcomes Central Texas high schools students to submit an application for the chance to pitch the team’s latest business idea to a panel of judges and live audience. The winner of the competition will take a cash prize to fuel their startup.

All ideas are welcome - from creative ways to address poverty, to the development of a tool every student would want, to the launch of their own startup. Students are encouraged to think big, and come up with ideas that may exceed their existing skills, network, and resources!

Pitch Your Startup: Application Now Open for Student Entrepreneurs

Applications for the 2017 competition will open December 5, 2016 - Friday, January 27. For more information, check out the student startup competition FAQ.

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SXSWedu 2016 student startup winner, Bru, made up of Westlake High School students: Serena Hoskins, Rohit Srinivasan and Sid Rao. Photo by Erik Thureson.