6 Reasons You Should Apply to Student Startup Madness

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Student Startup Madness (SSM) is a nationwide tournament-style competition for college student digital media startups, culminating with the “Entrepreneurial Eight” national finals at South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive.

1. A Great Networking Opportunity

Through StartupMad you will meet tones of people just like you! You can talk entrepreneurship and learn from their stories. These people can provide useful information and may help you grow your company down the line. Plus if you make it to SXSW, the networking possibilities are infinite…

2. Awareness for Your Business

You will be able to share your new business with the world. You get to find a whole new audience that is interested in your startup and will tell others about your business. You will gain exposure, and hopefully find new potential customers.

3. Makes You Practice Your Perfect Pitch

Being a part of a startup competition forces you to practice your pitch. Your company will be able to perfect the art of explaining what you do simply, in a short amount of time.

4. You Have the Chance to Attend SXSW!

You Have the Chance to Attend SXSW!
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The final portion of Student Startup Madness takes place at South By Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas, in March. SXSW is a set of film, interactive, and music festivals and conferences. It is one of the hottest tickets in town and will be a trip to remember!

5. Bragging Rights

Coming out victorious in a competition like Student Startup Madness gives you extreme bragging rights.


You still have a chance to apply!
The final deadline is December 5th, 2014 at 12:00pm. Apply now at studentstartupmadness.com