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Startup Madness




9:00 AM - 7:00 PM


MaxQ Ventures


Startup Madness was born from a desire to gather the best university entrepreneurs in the region. The first year (see 2011 site) had participants from Duke, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State. In 2012 there will be 10 schools from the ACC participating.

Top student entrepreneurs from across the east coast join the Triangle business ecosystem in a event that will leverage the feeling of March Madness. Come witness the crowning of the best student entrepreneur among the ACC schools.

Schedule of Events:

March 14, 2012 – Bay 7, American Tobacco Campus, Durham, NC

Sponsors, VIP, Entrepreneurs, Student Tickets Only
9:00 – Breakfast and Networking
10:00 – Round 1 Competition
12:00 – Lunch in Bay 7
1:00 – Round 1 Competition (Con’t)
2:00 – Tour of American Underground
3:00 – Free Time in American Underground

All Ticket Holders
4:00 – Networking with Student Teams and Sponsors
5:00 – Local Band Provides Entertainment
5:30 – Elite 8 Competition of Student Entrepreneurs
6:15 – Celebrate Announcement of Winners
6:30 – Local Band Provides Entertainment

Registration Status

Register here. Advanced Ticket pricing through March 9.


$99 VIP (All Day Access) / $39 Advanced Ticket / $24 Entrepreneur Rate. Free for students. 


American Tobacco Campus, Bay 7
318 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701

Driving directions and Parking map (pdf)