Student Start-Up Madness!

Calling all college student startups

The application period is now open for Student Startup Madness, seeking the best college digital media startups in America; early admission period ends Sept. 30

Online applications are now being accepted for Student Startup Madness, a fun and exciting nationwide tournament offering college student startups the opportunity to “live the entrepreneurial dream”: compete against fellow student entrepreneurs, and grab the attention of potential investors and leaders in the startup community at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in March 2014.

Student Startup Madness (SSM) is open to all college student digital media startups from any college/university in the United States. To apply, go to http://studentstartupmadness.com/apply-now/. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 22, 2013.

Teams are encouraged to apply for “Early Admission” by Friday, Sept 30, 2013, when 20 of the 64 SSM tournament teams will be selected. The benefits of early admission include less competition for the 20 “early admission” spots and more time for student teams to plan ahead and prepare their pitch materials, if they are selected for the semi-finals. Early application will also afford the SSM Selection Committee more opportunity to consider applications versus those that are submitted close to the Nov. 22 final application deadline. 

 

 

About Student Startup Madness

The Student Startup Madness concept was developed by Sean Branagan, director of the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, in conjunction with SXSW.

Student Startup Madness, along with its sponsors and host universities, believes in American entrepreneurship and on-campus startups—and wants to help young student entrepreneurs succeed and become a part of the SXSW experience.

For more on Student Startup Madness, visit the website (http://studentstartupmadness.com) and follow SSM on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StudentStartupMadness.