Student Startup Competition

Mar 9, 2022

3:30pm – 5:00pm CT

The Student Startup Competition, powered by WIT – Whatever It Takes and supported by the Do-Or-Dier Foundation, Diamond Challenge and Uncharted Learning, supports youth entrepreneurs and serves as a platform for high school students to showcase their business ideas.

2022 Finalists:
Accordia Power, LLC. // Cedar Park, TX
AUesome // Sunnyvale, CA
CorteX Wellness // Dubai, UAE
Fia Technologies, Inc. // Indianapolis, IN
Guardial // Austin, TX

The live competition will be emceed by Sarah Hernhom, founder and president of WIT – Whatever It Takes, and Kyle Thorp, founder of Free Roaming Jewelry. The finalists will be judged by a panel including Margarita Geleske, chief evangelist of Uncharted Learning, NFP, Zach Hovarth, founder of LIVE A GREAT STORY, and Sam Young, founder of Rest Vest.

Finalists of the Student Startup Competition will be coached by Kimberly Small, Executive Director of Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) West, Kathy Osborne, Founder of Kamel PR, Loren Feldman, Founder & Editor in Chief of 21 Hats Meida, Alina Morse, CEO & Founder of ZolliCandy, and Don Buckley, Design Thinker, Innovator and Educator.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Margarita Geleske

Uncharted Learning NFP

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Sarah Hernholm

WIT - Whatever It Takes

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Zach Hovarth

Live A Great Story

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Kylie Thorp

Free Roaming Jewelry

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Sam Young


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This event is currently available on demand.
Video On Demand for this event began on Wednesday, March 30th 2022 at 10:00am CT.