Sponsored by the Student Ventures Academy and SV e-Club

Deadline for Submissions:  November 1st, 2021

Winners Announced: December 1st, 2021

Prize:  $500.00 for the Winning Entry

Student Ventures (“StudVent”) is seeking student writers and videographers (“Student Storytellers”) who wish to participate in our International Student Startup Stories Contest. This contest starts immediately and will close on November 1st, 2021.

Student Storytellers must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and can be any level from undergraduate to postgraduate. Contestants must write or create a video of an original story according to the themes below. The Student Startup that is the subject of the story must also be founded and operated by students also in an accredited college or university. At least one cofounding team member must also be enrolled at a university.

Student Storytellers must be members of the Student Ventures Entrepreneurship Club (SVEC) aka “SV e-Club” or become new members before submission of their entry.  Membership for the first year is free.

Student Storytellers are also encouraged to submit photograph(s) or illustration in their written stories.

Written stories with content such as photographs and illustrations should not be more than 5 pages in length.  Video stories should not be more than 15 minutes in length.

Written stories will be uploaded in the form below. For video stories, please host initially on Vimeo, YouTube, or another video channel. StudVent will later request the actual files to host on its own YouTube channel.

Main Theme:  Student Entrepreneurship in Colleges and Universities

Subthemes of focus for this contest:

  • Stories of Student-led Startups