The Student Startup Competition powered by WIT – Whatever It Takes supports youth entrepreneurs, serving as a platform for high school students to showcase their business ideas.
The competition provides students with a remarkable opportunity to showcase their talents, validate their business ideas, and gain experience. The competition is supported by the Do-or-Dier Foundation and Diamond Challenge.
How to Apply
Student Startup applications can be submitted by an individual or team. Fill out the online Student Startup application to be considered as a finalist.
Selected finalists will present their startup product to a panel of judges and a live audience at SXSW EDU, March 7-10, 2022 in Austin, Texas.
Application Opens: Wednesday, October 6
Application Closes: Tuesday, November 30
Apply For Student Startup
- You must be a currently enrolled high school student and 13 years or older in order to be considered.
- Both national and international applicants are eligible.
- Solo entrepreneurs and team applicants qualify.
The competition is not limited to specific business categories and all types of startups are welcome. To learn more about our past finalists, visit our Competition History page.