Student Startup Competition Application

SXSW EDU 2019 Student Startup competition finalists pitching. Photo by Steve Rogers.

Are you a high school student with a creative startup business? Apply to have your innovative idea considered for the Student Startup Competition powered by WIT – Whatever It Takes at SXSW EDU, March 7-10, 2022. The competition is supported by the Do-or-Dier Foundation and Diamond Challenge.

The Student Startup Competition serves as a platform for high school students to showcase their business ideas to a judging panel of industry experts and a live SXSW EDU audience. Students both nationally and internationally are invited to apply.

Check out the SXSW EDU competition history page to browse a complete list of student startups that have participated in past years. For additional information about the competition, email programming@sxswedu.com.

Application Opens: Wednesday, October 6
Application Closes: Tuesday,November 30

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Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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.

Applications will be reviewed and vetted for selection by the WIT team and advisors for this year’s Student Startup Competition.

SXSW EDU 2019 Student Startup competition finalists pitching. Photo by Steve Rogers.

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