Student Entrepreneurs

Students, do you want to start a company that moves the world forward?

Antler Ignite is a bi-annual event to spark students’ entrepreneurial spirit.

Designed exclusively for high school and university students, the goal is to offer a taste of Antler’s residencies while sharing the cornerstones of entrepreneurship from Antler partners, including what it takes to become a great founder and the basics of building a business.

Antler Ignite

Antler Ignite: The day zero program for students

Through Antler Academy and the first version of Antler Ignite we educated >15,000 people from all across the world.

Our next event will feature exciting opportunities to interact with Antler partners and the chance to win exciting prizes through our pitch competition. 

The event is scheduled for the summer of 2024. 

Interested? Register your interest below!

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Watch the first Antler Ignite Replay

Students building game-changing companies with Antler

Antler is proud to back visionary founders from all backgrounds, cultures, and ages. Here are examples of driven founders in our portfolio who founded their companies as high school or college students.

Dimension's Tejas Ravishankar portrait

Dimension: Sixteen-year-old Tejas Ravishankar has been passionately building software products and communities since he was 13 years old. During the COVID-19 lockdown, he wasn’t able to hang out with his friends and spent a lot of time exploring coding. Working as a coder building his own tools and contributing to other open-source projects, he faced several issues. Dimension was born out of Tejas’s desire to bring the magic back into building software. Soon after, Dimension raised a pre-seed funding of US$150,000 in a round led by Antler in India.

Fanfix team

Fanfix: Antler backed two college students based in the US—Harry Gestetner and Simon Pompan—to build Fanxfix, a platform for content creators to connect with their audiences. Harry watched his cousin build a following on TikTok, but struggled to monetize it. Traditional social media platforms didn’t have many tools to help creators make a living. Shortly after, Fanfix was born. Less than a year after its launch, SuperOrdinary acquired Fanfix in a multimillion-dollar transaction.

CattleGuru team

Cattleguru: While in university, Gaurav Panwar, Vaibhav Agarwal, and Lovepreet Singh decided to build Cattle Guru based on their sheer passion and commitment to creating a difference in the life of rural farmers. Determined to create a hassle-free and seamless experience to farmers by providing them high-quality, low-cost feed delivered to their doorsteps, Cattle Guru was born. The founders were a part of the Antler India Fellowship, a program focused on college entrepreneurs.

High school and university students all over the world have the opportunity to build their own businesses with Antler Ignite.


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Additional Resources

Read more about the first Antler Ignite event.
Watch the recording of the first Antler Ignite event.
Read more about founders who are solving critical problems around the world in Antler's A Window into Progress.

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