By Kerrie Head
Three Georgia State student startups have ranked amongst the top 64 chosen to compete in the Student Startup Madness Competition. Soundcollide, Prepspire, and Timbre will have the chance to compete, attract potential investment opportunities, and network with likeminded students and professionals. Applications were received from over 60 institutions, ranging from large state universities to small private colleges. Amongst these applicants, the top 64 startups were selected from 49 different colleges and universities.
“Every year we see hundreds of college startups, and we are astounded by the creativity and innovation. We believe these 64 are the best college digital media startups in the country,” according to Sean Branagan, creator of Student Startup Madness and director of the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship Center at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School. “And, these startups come from college campuses everywhere across the country, not just the usual tech hubs.”
The Student Startup Madness Competition is an immense honor, being the only competition of its kind. Student Startup Madness focuses on digital media startups and allows students to pitch and market their disruptive technologies, innovative business models, and showcase their products and services with ground-breaking digital capabilities. Ending on March 12, the competition will narrow down to the top eight startup ideas, and those selected will travel to the final competition on-stage at South by Southwest, a competition that will allow students to pitch their ideas to well-known investors that can help advance their business to new heights.
Congratulations to these three startups and best of luck!