About the Organizers

Sean Branagan
Currently the Director of the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, Sean developed the concept for Student Startup Madness.

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 in March.

SSM takes place on Monday, March 11th at SXSW in Austin, TX
in the Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon D, from 3:30-6 PM

For more information about the event, connect to the SXSW online schedule:
SSM Finals Round One and SSM Finals Round Two and Championship.

All of these universities have innovative, “applied entrepreneurship” programs (where students are encouraged to start ventures on campus), and they want to help young student entrepreneurs become a part of the SXSW experience.