3 Day Startup is a [virtual] 72-hour learning-by-doing campus program
that teaches entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on environment.
WHAT HAPPENS AT A 3DS PROGRAM?
Orientation (September 11th, 2020): Participating students meet, get introduced to key entrepreneurship principles, and learn best practices for maximizing the 3 Day Startup program experience.
Day 1: Participants arrive – with or without startup ideas – and a facilitator leads the group through dedicated brainstorming, preliminary pitches/feedback, and team selection modules. Some teams work late into the night and others prefer to rest up in preparation for day 2.
Day 2: Day 2 places heavy emphasis on business model generation. Teams focus on customer discovery (where they hit the streets –– or the phones –– and talk to potential customers), structured mentorship, intermediate pitches and feedback sessions.
Day 3: Continued execution (including pitch workshops) leading into final pitches/demos before a panel of mentors and investors.
The best candidate for 3DS is someone with a desire to solve problems and is currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program. The only prerequisites are:
Openmidenedness - Are you open to exploring new ideas or working on an idea even if it's not your own?
Teamwork - Leadership and followership go hand-in-hand. Are you able to work well with others?
Enthusiasm - Are you generally excited about seeing projects through to the end?
Communication - Are you able to communicate your needs, provide support, and ask for help?
Coachable - Are you able to receive feedback and apply lessons learned?