ACU Startup Madness

100+ schools.
$50k in prizes.

ACU Startup Madness is a virtual entrepreneurship competition to highlight student entrepreneurs from invited schools across the nation.

Register your school Entries close April 1

Competition Format


Invited schools will register with the intent to submit a team.


Teams will work on their concepts and finalize their submissions.

Early Rounds

These rounds will be judged based on written materials and video presentations submitted by teams. Download the info pack for more details.

Sweet 16

Four groups of four teams. One team advances from each round. These rounds and the final round will include live presentations and Q&A with the judges through the competition’s online portal.

Final Round

The winning team of this year’s competition will receive $30,000 in seed funding for their venture. The remaining prize money will be divided equally among the other finalists.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to the sponsors for this year’s competition. If your organization would like information about becoming a sponsor, please email us at

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Organized by ACU CEO

ACU CEO is a student organization of 250+ members that promotes an entrepreneurial spirit across ACU's campus. ACU CEO is currently the #1 chapter in the nation of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization.

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