Student Startup Competition Application

2018 Winner Aarushi Machavarapu, photo by Tico Mendoza.

Thank you for your interest, this application is now closed.

Are you a high school student with a creative business or idea? Apply here to have your innovative business considered for the SXSW EDU Student Startup competition at SXSW EDU March 4 -7, 2019.

Check out the SXSW EDU competition history page to browse a complete list of student startups that have participated in past years or check out the student startup competition FAQ for a listing of frequently asked questions and answers. For additional information about the competition, email

SXSW EDU will review your application and you will be notified regarding whether or not you have been selected to participate.

SXSW EDU 2018 Student Startup Competition Winner, Westwood High Schooler Aarushi Machavarapu. Photo by Tico Mendoza.

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