WashU venture Regavi is among the top 32 college teams from across the nation heading to the semi-final round at SXSW in March.

Student Startup Madness is the only nationwide college-level startup tournament focused on digital media. SSM gives college student startups a chance to compete against other student ventures, attract potential investors and supporters and develop their professional networks.

 A group of college students wearing red Regavi tshirts stand in front of the Skandalaris Center at WashU.
The Regavi team

Regavi was founded in 2018 by undergrads from Washington University in St. Louis and Pennsylvania State University. Michael Kramer, founder and current CEO, completed an undergraduate degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship at WashU (BSBA ’18) and currently is pursuing an MS in the McKelvey School of Engineering.

Kramer and his Regavi team are vying for a spot in the top “Entrepreneurial Eight,” who give their pitches live at SXSW in March in Austin, TX. There, teams will pitch their businesses to well-known investors and entrepreneurs who can help them move their early-stage ventures forward.

ExecU Weekly, founded by Michael Spiro (BSBA ’21), was selected for this year’s starting field of 64. ExecU Weekly is an educational newsletter bridging the gap between entrepreneurial students and experienced business executives and founders. WashU is one of few schools in the country with two teams included in the top 64 — a testament both to our students’ entrepreneurial talent and the university’s innovation & entrepreneurship resources and support.

Read the full story at Skandalaris.