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STRT(up) Student Summit: The Premier Student Entrepreneur and Creator Online Conference

Updated: Jan 24

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In a world where innovation and creativity are the driving forces of progress, the STRT(up) Student Summit emerges as a beacon of inspiration for the next generation of entrepreneurs and creators. Scheduled for February 23rd and 24th, 2024, this student entrepreneur and creator online conference is more than just an event; it's a transformative journey for students poised on the brink of greatness.

The summit's theme, "Every step is a milestone," echoes a profound truth in the entrepreneurial realm – that each decision, action, and idea contributes significantly to the larger journey of innovation and success. It's a celebration of progress, an acknowledgment that every challenge overcome and every small victory is a step forward in the entrepreneurial journey.

Designed specifically for student creators and aspiring entrepreneurs, the STRT(up) Student Summit offers a platform like no other. Here, attendees are not just passive listeners but active participants in a dynamic environment crafted to foster learning, creativity, and real-world application. This summit isn't just about absorbing information; it's about experiencing the pulsating heart of entrepreneurship and innovation.

As we navigate through an era where focus is a rare commodity, the summit aims to cut through the noise, offering clarity and direction. The distractions of school, social life, and the pressure of young adulthood can often overshadow our passions and ideas. The STRT(up) Student Summit addresses this challenge head-on, providing a focused environment where students can hone their ideas, absorb invaluable knowledge from industry leaders, and gain the momentum they need to take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey.

So, what can attendees expect from this groundbreaking event? From keynote addresses by trailblazing entrepreneurs to skill sessions that mold raw talent into market-ready skills, the summit covers all bases. Networking opportunities abound, allowing participants to connect with like-minded peers and industry professionals. In essence, the STRT(up) Student Summit isn't just an event; it's a launchpad for the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

As we set the stage for this insightful and invigorating event, one thing is clear – the STRT(up) Student Summit is poised to be an unmissable experience for students across the globe. It's an opportunity to step into the realm of possibility, to be inspired, and to transform ideas into tangible, impactful realities.

STRT(up) Student Summit Speakers left to right top: * Noah Pompan, Collin Rutherford, Braeden Riley, bottom: Victor Gill, Cameron Dennis, Trevor Gicheru

Meet the Speakers

  • Noah Pompan: As the Co-Founder of Plex, acquired by MoonPay, Noah's journey is a testament to the power of strategic innovation and market understanding. His insights from both the startup phase and the acquisition process are invaluable for students poised to enter the dynamic world of tech entrepreneurship.

  • Collin Rutherford: The Founder & CEO of GreenBox Storage, Collin's entrepreneurial journey from Dartmouth College to the helm of a thriving business, is a story of determination and skillful market navigation.

  • Braeden Riley: As the Founder of HomeBrew Corp and a luminary from the University of Utah, Braeden's experience in carving a niche in a competitive market is a masterclass in differentiation and brand building.

  • Victor Gill: As the CEO of STRT and an alumnus of the University of Utah, Victor's vision for STRT and his journey are rich with lessons on leadership, innovation, and the importance of community in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  • Cameron Dennis: The Owner/Developer of from Penn State University embodies the spirit of technological innovation and its practical applications in enhancing skills and services.

  • Trevor Gicheru: As the CEO & Founder of Nurovant AI, also from Penn State University, Trevor's foray into the AI landscape offers a glimpse into the future of technology and entrepreneurship.

Nurturing the Path to Innovation and Success

The STRT(up) Student Summit is not just an event; it is a catalyst for progress in the entrepreneurial journey of students. By bringing together diverse elements of learning, networking, and skill development, the summit stands as a pivotal point for student creators and entrepreneurs to gain momentum and clarity on their path to success.

A Platform for Focused Learning

The summit provides a rare opportunity for students to immerse themselves in an environment entirely dedicated to entrepreneurship. With distractions set aside, attendees can focus solely on absorbing knowledge, refining skills, and developing their ideas. This intense focus is crucial for students balancing the demands of academic life with their entrepreneurial ambitions.

Gaining Valuable Knowledge from Keynote Speakers

The insights shared by successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders serve as valuable lessons for students. These speakers don’t just share their success stories; they provide actionable advice, strategies for overcoming obstacles, and insights into industry trends. This knowledge is indispensable for students who aspire to carve their own path in the business world.

Skill Development through Workshops

The hands-on workshops are designed to translate theory into practice. They equip students with practical skills in areas like graphic design and web development, which are essential in today’s digital-driven market. These skills not only enhance students' portfolios but also give them the tools to bring their entrepreneurial ideas to life.

Building a Supportive Network

Networking opportunities at the summit allow students to build connections that can be invaluable as they advance in their entrepreneurial journey. These connections can lead to mentorship, collaborations, and even access to resources and funding opportunities.

Every Step Counts

The STRT(up) Student Summit emphasizes that every step in the entrepreneurial journey is significant. Whether it's a new connection made, a skill learned, or an insight gained, each aspect of the summit contributes to the growth and progress of the attendees. It’s a reminder that every small victory and every challenge overcome is a step forward in the larger journey of innovation and success.

For those ready to embark on or continue their entrepreneurial journey, register now at and take your next step.

Join Us in Shaping the Future

By sponsoring the STRT(up) Student Summit, your organization can play a pivotal role in shaping the entrepreneurial journeys of students. It's an investment in the future of innovation and a chance to be part of a story of growth, learning, and success. Interested businesses are invited to contact us at for more details on sponsorship opportunities and to discuss how we can collaborate for a successful summit.


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