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STARTUP

A STUDENT RUN DESIGN COMPETITION

SCAD StartUp is a yearly event hosted by @FLUX, the UX club, in collaboration with @SCADPro. Students compete in teams of 2-5 in a week-long design sprint. They’re challenged to come up with a product or service concept based on a theme, and are given a toolkit of product design and service design resources to utilize. Each team's final deliverables are presented in the form of a pitch deck, which they present to a panel of leading industry professionals that serve as mock investors. 

StartUp 2021

—       DIRECTOR
AUGUST 2020 - MARCH 2021

@StartUp 2021 was our biggest year to date. We had over 400 student participants, we raised over $100k in company sponsorship, and we were able to give away nearly $40k in student prizes and  another $20k to minority-owned small business owners who were able to participate and earn pro-bono designs for their own unique challenges. As director, I led a student team with my co-director @Lara Federspiel, and we were able to put on the best StartUp yet.

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StartUp 2022

—       EVENT COORDINATOR
AUGUST 2021 - MARCH 2022

It's my honor this year to come back to StartUp as event-coordinator for the 2022 competition. @Lara Federspiel and @Amadeus Cameron are this year's directors, and we have so much in store for you! Be sure to check out @SCADStartUp for more details as the competition gets closer.