Over the past four years, thirty-eight 3DS events on four continents have given rise to 28 companies receiving $8 million in funding. Thirteen companies from 3DS have been accepted to accelerators such as Y Combinator, TechStars, and 500 Startups.
What is 3-Day Startup?
3-Day Startup (3DS) is a ~60 hour-long workshop in which you — as one of a select group of top students from engineering, business, design, and other diverse fields — work as part of a small team to launch a high-tech company and pitch your vision to investors.
...fostering new ideas through intense hands-on education.Forbes
3-Day Startup is an academic program designed to teach entrepreneurial skills in an extreme hands-on environment and enable students to start companies.
The 3DS program creates a living entrepreneurship laboratory on university campuses by bringing together students ranging from freshmen to freshly-minted PhDs, with diverse backgrounds, including computer science, business, engineering, law, design, communications and others. Participants gain experience in cross-disciplinary collaboration, brainstorming and ideation, and group productivity, including ad-hoc leadership and decision-making under severe time constraints. The resulting experience is just like that of working with a budding startup company.
3-Day Startup has a track record of success across the globe. The 2000+ 3DS alumni from 38 events over the last three years have started 28 technology companies that have collectively raised over $8 million in investment capital.