Student Startup

The Student Startup competition brings together Central Texas high school students during the Learning Expo at SXSW EDU to pitch their business idea.

Student Startup

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About the Student Startup Competition


The third annual Student Startup competition will take place during the Learning Expo at SXSW EDU 2018. The competition welcomes area high school students to submit an application to participate in the live pitch event. Finalists will compete in front of a panel of judges and live audience and the winner will take home a cash prize to fuel their startup vision.

More information about the 2018 Student Startup competition will be available soon. Sign up for the Learning Expo email newsletter for the latest updates.

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Submit Your Student Startup Application

Apply Monday, December 4 – Friday, January 26, to participate in the SXSW EDU Student Startup competition. The competition is open to all Central Texas high school students.


Student Startup Competition History

Learn more about the history of the Student Startup competition and browse a full list of past startup finalists, winners and judges.

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