March 26-27, 2015

Bracket Competition.
University Entrepreneurs.
Madness.

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About

What happens when you combine... Energy of March Madness, Passion of Entrepreneurs, and Competitiveness of Students?

Startup Madness!

During the fierce competition of March Madness, ACC schools send their best student entrepreneurial teams to Startup Madness. Teams compete in a bracket style competition to determine who goes home with the prizes and bragging rights. The 2014 event included 12 universities and 20 student teams!

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Agenda

VIP Kickoff Party

Competition

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park


P.O Box 12255, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 800 Park Offices Dr, Durham, NC 27703
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State Club


2450 Alumni Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
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March 26, 2015
4:00PM University Roundtable
5:30 PM Reception
March 27, 2015
9:00 AM Breakfast at NC State
10:00 AM Round 1
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Round 1 Continued
5:00 PM Registration and Networking (Open to Public)
5:30 PM Elite Eight Competition (Open to Public)
6:45 PM Announcement of Winners (Open to Public)

Bracket Winners!

       
 
 

       
Pittsburgh             Florida State
           
NC State             Miami
           
Virginia Tech             Maryland
           
Syracuse             Georgia Tech
           
Clemson             UNC
           
Boston College             Virginia
           
Duke             Wake Forest
           
Notre Dame            

Prizes

1st Prize

  • $1000 Cash provided by The RTP
  • Travel stipend for a flight to Silicon Valley
  • Meeting with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley
  • Spot in the ThinkHouse accelerator
  • Half-tuition scholarship for Tech Talent South's code immersion program, with locations in Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, and New Orleans

2nd Prize

  • $500 Cash
  • Marketing Consultation
  • Half-tuition scholarship for Leadership exCHANGE program
  • Half-tuition scholarship for Tech Talent South's code immersion program

3rd Prize

  • $250 Cash
  • Venture Consultation with Idea Fund Partners

4th Prize

  • $100 Cash
  • Venture Consultation with Bull City Venture Partners

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Sponsors

Startup Madness is made possible by our amazing sponsors. If your organization is interested in supporting this year's event, please email asutton@hqraleigh.com!

Hosting Sponsor

Final Four Sponsor

Elite 8 Sponsors

Sweet 16 Sponsors

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Have questions about Startup Madness? Email us: info@startupmad.com

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