Your chance to dream, solve problems and win prizes. The Student Startup Challenge 2013 #SSC2013:

Launch Academy prides itself on nurturing entrepreneurial spirit and the Student Startup Challenge is designed to encourage just that. The challenge allows students to dream and validate their ideas; ultimately turning them into reality! Launch Academy= GET SH!T DONE!

The Top 5 Videos Win • Three months free co-working space ($750 value) • Mentorship • Lean Metrics • Peer to peer collaboration • Unlimited networking

The Top 3 Student Teams Win • Up to $5,000 in cash prizes • Up to $900,000 in services from F6S- Hosting, SEO, etc. • Opportunity to pitch to an esteemed panel of investors

Ideation & Pitching A strong idea should address a problem and provide a solution. The idea should have a clear value proposition and market that needs/wants the product or service.

How about confidentiality issues? Will my idea gets stolen? One of the re-occurring questions is confidentiality. Rest assured, we won’t be stealing your ideas.

It’s also important to remember that ideas are just that until they are executed. With 7 billion people in the world it’s not easy to come across a totally new and original ideas. Here’s what Chris Dixon, veteran entrepreneur turned investor, says:

“In terms of the risk of someone stealing your idea, there are at best a handful of people in the world who might actually drop everything and copy your idea” @CDixon

Chances are, there are other people thinking the same idea as you. What matters is: execution, execution, execution. And Launch Academy can help you to do exactly that!

Still on the fence? Check out the Executive Director of Launch Academy and our community members, CEO of startups and hustlers in general weigh in on the benefit of sharing ideas:

Competition Requirements • One student or recent alumni per team • One technical co-founder who has joined or will join the team (mandatory by first week of June)

How do I enter a video Pitch? Entering your video is super simple and can be uploaded via YouTube through the Strutta platrform contest page at

The pitch should be 60-90 seconds and include: • Intro of who you are/your team • Problem you are trying to solve • Startup idea • Solution

Info/Help Session: On Thursday, May 16th we encourage all interested candidates to pop by the space and we are more than happy to answer your questions.

Launch Academy HQ: #300 – 128 West Hastings Street,
Vancouver, BC. V6B 1K6 Canada.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask: