3 Day Startup Weekend at F&M

March 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2022


(Postponed from January 28th-30th)

The 3 Day Startup Weekend @ F&M is a 72-hour experiential program that introduces entrepreneurship methods to people wishing to affect changes in the world around them. If you want to learn how to make your ideas for creative innovations and new products sustainable, this is the workshop for you.

You will work with other aspiring entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds in an inclusive environment utilizing proven design, innovation, and entrepreneurship techniques.

You will learn how to create, recognize, and act on entrepreneurial opportunities by coming up with solutions, designing a business model, developing a prototype, working with expert mentors, and pitching ideas.

You do not need any prior knowledge of entrepreneurship, business, or any other discipline, only an interest in tackling real-world problems.



Day 1: Participants arrive at 4:30PM on Friday, March 25th. Teams form and facilitator leads the group through opportunity recognition, ideation methods, design thinking, and developing early concepts.

Day 2: Participants focus on business model formation. Teams conduct customer discovery, testing hypotheses, apply lean methodology, and receive feedback from mentors and peers.

Day 3: An intensive pitch workshop prepares teams to delivery strong pitches/demos before a panel of entrepreneurship and business experts.

The 3DS program inspired me to pursue my current project, Sanctuary Planet!, and gave me the tools and entrepreneurial knowledge to expand my horizons on educating young individuals on social justice issues through self care products such as soaps, body butters and bath bombs.

Ashley StewartJunior at Franklin & Marshall, Business Management and Women & Gender Studies


The program is free but you must register to confirm your spot, and spots are limited. 3DS is open to students of all years, majors, and experience levels. Admissions are rolling, so please register ASAP to increase your chances of participating. After registering, you will be notified of your participation status within a couple of weeks.

Register Now

Can’t attend 3DS? Check out F&M’s other initiatives…



Sheffie Robinson (She/Her)

Founder & CEO | Shamrck

G.E. Loveless (He/They)

Associate Director of Programs & Volunteers | 3 Day Startup


Contact the Organizers

For questions about the program, please email 3DS Director of Program Operations, Sophia Javaheri, at sophia@3daystartup.org