Build New Skills.
Create Solutions.

Meet Great Mentors.
Bring Your Vision to Life.

September 30 – October 2, 2022


Sponsored by the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship
15 Thayer Dr., Ste. 001-Ground Floor, Hanover, NH 03755

3 Day Startup Dartmouth is a 72-hour experiential program that introduces entrepreneurship methods to students and aspiring entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds in an inclusive environment.

Participants will learn how to recognize and act on opportunities in the market by designing a business model, developing a prototype, working with expert mentors, and pitching ideas.

Participants do not need any prior knowledge of entrepreneurship, business, or any other discipline, only an interest in creating solutions for real-world problems.

This event is open to ALL Dartmouth students regardless of year or major.

The more diverse perspectives, the better!

Weekend Overview


Friday (4:30 PM – 7:30 PM): Participants form teams and a facilitator leads the group through opportunity recognition, ideation methods, design thinking, and developing early concepts.

Saturday (9:00 AM – 5:30 PM): Participants focus on business model formation. Teams conduct customer discovery, testing hypotheses, apply lean methodology, and receive feedback from mentors and peers.

Sunday (9:00 AM – 5:30 PM): An intensive pitch workshop prepares teams to delivery strong pitches/demos before a panel of entrepreneurship and business experts.


Application Deadline:

Wednesday September 21, 2022


The event is free! Participation is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all years, majors, and experience levels. Spaces are limited, so please apply ASAP to increase your chances of participating. Participants will be notified of their application status by Friday, September 24, 2022.


Erika Haskins, CEO | 3 Day Startup


Contact the Organizing Team 

For questions about the 3DS Dartmouth program, please email 3DS Director of Program Operations, Sophia Javaheri, at

For questions about The Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship, please email the Magnuson Center Program Manager, Sarah Morgan, at