2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: Student Startup Media

Student Startup Madness: Finals Round One

Monday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon E
500 E 4th St


Student Startup Madness (SSM) is a nationwide tournament for college student digital media startups, culminating with the “Entrepreneurial Eight” national finals at South By Southwest. SSM is open to student startups from any college in North America and holds its first 2 rounds online, with regional semi-finals supported and promoted by host universities: Arizona State University, Bucknell University, Cornell University, Seton Hall University, St Louis University, University of California at Davis, Georgia State University, Michigan State, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Washington Tacoma and Xavier University. SSM debuted at SXSW in 2012.

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Laura Chau


Canaan Partners

Laura is an investor at Canaan Partners, where she focuses on investments in early-stage enterprise and consumer tech companies. She works closely with several Canaan Portfolio companies, including...

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Martin Babinec

Entrepreneur, Startup Investor & Venture Catalyst

Upstate Venture Connect

Martin Babinec is the founder and Chairman of Upstate Venture Connect, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit public benefit corporation catalyzing a startup ecosystem that fosters creation of new companies and ...

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Sandy Khaund




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