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3 DAY STARTUP  CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY

November 16-18, 2018 @ FlyWheel Offices

3 Day Startup is a 72-hour learning-by-doing campus workshop that teaches entrepreneurial skills to young and aspiring entrepreneurs in an extreme hands-on environment.

 

WHAT HAPPENS AT A 3DS PROGRAM?

Orientation (1-2 weeks before program date): Participating students meet, are introduced to key entrepreneurship principles, and learn best practices for maximizing the 3 Day Startup program experience. You will take a Gallup Ep-10 test that we will provide for you before the Bootcamp day. 

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: Customer discovery (teams exit the building or hit the phones and talk to potential customers), structured mentorship, intermediate pitches and feedback sessions. Day 2 places heavy emphasis on business model generation.

Day 3: Continued execution (including pitch workshops) leading into final pitches/demos to an esteemed panel of mentors and investors.  

 

 

APPLY

Deadline Extended: Sunday, November 11th @ 11:59pm

The program is free but you must apply to get in. 3DS is open students of all years, majors, and experience levels. Admissions are rolling, so please apply ASAP to increase your chances of participating.

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EVENT INFO

3 Day Startup Creighton University, Fall 2018
When:  Friday, November 16 at 5pm until Sunday, November 18 at 7pm
Where: Flywheel Offices – 1405 Harney St #201, Omaha, NE 68102
3 Day Startup is only open to accepted participants and a small number of selected mentors.  The final pitches are open to the public.

Attend the 3 Day Startup Final Pitches (Open to Public)
When: Sunday, November 18th at 5pm
Where: Harper Auditorium

Information Session 1 (Open to Public)
Where: Harper Center room 2084 at Creighton University
When: Tuesday, October 30th at 5 PM

Application Deadline
When: Friday, November 2 @ 11:59pm
Apply above

Admission Decisions
When: Sunday, November 4
You will be notified via email whether you have been accepted.

3DS Orientation / Happy Hour
Where: Gallup
When: November 8th, at  7:00 PM, followed by happy hour
This orientation is only open to accepted participants.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does the weekend look like? You and 39 other students will start a company over the course of three days. We rent work space for a 3 days, invite 40 students with a wide range of backgrounds, cater food, drinks, snacks, and coffee, pick the best idea for a software startup during the Friday brainstorming session, and release a minimal prototype by the end of day 3. The goal is to build enough momentum among a network of motivated people to sustain the company beyond the weekend.

If I participate, what do I get out of the weekend? The worst case scenario is that you will work with brilliant people from numerous disciplines toward the common goal of building real companies and products. Great connections happen at 3 Day Startup: cofounders meet, complimentary skill sets collide, and friends are made. The best case scenario is that you will be a cofounder of a wildly successful new tech startup.

I’m a student majoring in X. Should I even consider applying? Yes!!! Our past participants have spanned everything from a freshman in psychology to a freshly minted MBA. If you’re at all passionate about startups and technology, it is likely that you will be a valuable participant.

Can I apply even though I am not a student? Absolutely. While the majority will be students, we are definitely open to having some (very strong) non student participants.

What kind of ideas are allowed? Ideas with scalable business models are strongly preferred. Our selection criteria for ideas are (1) your amount of passion and (2) the amount of research on your own idea that you perform before your interview.

What about food? Sleep? 3DS caters all meals, drinks, and in-between snacks. Sleep is optional. Participants can bring a sleeping bag, or they can go home to rest.

What is your rate of success? First of all, check out some of the companies that have been started by graduates of 3 Day Startup here. Our main metric for success is how many of our alumni found companies that take investment, generate revenue or enter incubators.  It is common to hear the word “startup” get thrown around.   When we say startup, we mean the real thing: companies that are making money or taking investment. Per program, 3 Day Startup result in more successful startups than any other weekend entrepreneurship event. We have run 132+ programs in the US and internationally, and those have given rise to 79 companies that have cumulatively received over $49 million in funding. 29 companies from 3DS have been accepted to accelerators such as Y Combinator, Tech Stars, 500 Startups, Capital Factory, Austin Technology Incubator and Dreamit Ventures. On average, each 3 Day Startup program has generated more than one successful startup.  This includes programs in mature and nascent university entrepreneurship ecosystems. More FAQs here.

CONTACT THE LOCAL ORGANIZING TEAM

For questions about the Creighton University program or sponsorship inquiries, please email our lead organizers

Brian Boerner at BrianBoerner@creighton.edu or Blake Anderson at BlakeAnderson@Creighton.edu

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July 20 – 22, 2018

Austin, TX

The Global Roundup conference brings aspiring entrepreneurs to Austin, TX for 3 days of sessions, networking, keynotes and workshops built for early stage entrepreneurs to launch their startups.

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About Us

3 Day Startup’s mission is to kickstart new student-run companies and build entrepreneurial capabilities in students and their university communities. Learn More

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