The fifth annual Student Startup competition will take place at SXSW EDU, March 2019. The competition welcomes all high schools students to submit an application for the chance to pitch the team’s latest business idea to a panel of judges and a live audience.
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!
Entry Process Overview
All high schools students in the U.S. and beyond that are 13 years of age and older., are eligible to apply for the competition.
This competition celebrates students who have the passion, drive, and courage to be the next generation of entrepreneurs. Applications will be reviewed and scored using a standard rubric and through judge deliberation. Some of the items on the rubric include:
- Creativity and Innovation
- Product and Service Clarity
- Market Potential
- Competitive Landscape
- Operational Sustainability
Student Startup Competition FAQ