Entrepreneurs, educators, and 3 Day Startup alumni! First off, we want to thank all of you who submitted nominations for our 2016 Entrepreneurial Excellence awards. We are honored to have been able to spotlight our incredible nominees.

You can read all about the past winners here: Top Student Entrepreneurs, Top Entrepreneurship Professors, 3DS Alum of the Year, and 3DS Lead Organizer of the Year.

And now, it’s time to spotlight a new set of entrepreneurs and educators making waves in their ecosystems.

 We are now accepting nominations for our 2017 Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards!

Just like last year, we hope to see nominees from across the country, and across the world come in to celebrate entrepreneurs of every background in every community.

Because we know that university leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship emerge from all corners of campus, we are accepting nominations for the following awards:

  • Top Student Entrepreneurs of 2017
  • Top Entrepreneurship Professors of 2017
  • 3DS Alum of the Year
  • 3DS Lead Organizer of the Year
  • Campus Entrepreneurship Initiative of 2017

These awards are for that professor who inspires you and gives you the tools to make your vision a reality, the student who makes incredible strides in their own startup, the organizer who goes above and beyond to bring a 3DS program to your school, and the university initiative that opens the door for innovation and entrepreneurship for you and your peers.

Here’s how it works:

We encourage students, alumni, university administrators, faculty members, and entrepreneurs to submit nominations and share the nomination form with their friends and colleagues.


– You can submit a nomination for each category, but only one per person-per category
– You can nominate yourself
– For Top Entrepreneurship Educators and Top Student Entrepreneurs we will accept nominations both within and outside of the 3DS network
– For 3DS Alum of the Year, and 3DS Lead Organizer we will only accept nominations from within the 3DS network
– We will accept nominations from outside the U.S. for all award categories


– Winners of the Top awards (educators and student entrepreneurs) will be included on our featured blog post detailing their story and accomplishments .
– Winners of the 3DS network awards (Alum of the year, Lead organizer of the year, Top Campus Innovation Initiative) will be included on our featured blog post detailing their story and accomplishments and will receive a ticket to this year’s Global Roundup Conference as well as formal recognition at the conference.


Submit Nominations Here

Deadline for 2017 nominations: December 15

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