Entrepreneur Resources

Resources curated and designed to help students of all kinds take the next step in starting their entrepreneurial ventures.
After over 500 programs at over 600 schools across the world, we at 3 Day Startup see one common thread throughout: Students everywhere don’t know how to get started. That’s why we started this organization, and we’ve been working to solve this problem in colleges and communities for the past 12 years.

Now we want to help the students we haven’t been able to reach get the resources they need to ideate, validate, and build their ventures.

This page is dedicated to providing resources to aspiring entrepreneurs by walking them through their first steps, building their Lean Canvas, and conducting customer discovery through market validation.

Now get out there and get started!

Entrepreneurship Resource Pages
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Lean Canvas

Learn the ins and outs of the Lean Canvas and start developing your MVP (Minimum Viable Product). This page will let you download your own copy of the Canvas and walk you through each of the boxes so you can start putting it into action and building your venture.

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Customer Discovery

Learn how to find your customers, understand their pain points, and refine your idea into a workable Minimum Viable Product through customer discovery. Customer discovery should be one of your first steps towards turning your idea into a viable venture.

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Test and refine your vision into a Minimum Viable Product through iterative and early prototyping. Prototyping early in the stages of your idea can provide you with excellent feedback from mentors, investors, and potential customers.

View Page | Prototyping

Success Kit Partners
With the help of our new partners, we have revamped our 3DS Success Kit to offer students more startup tools to equip them in pursuing their entrepreneurial ambitions.

Gust Launch

Gust Launch makes incorporation easy and sets up founders for investment and growth. With powerful tools. Honest advice. And true compassion. Because they’re founders too, they are here to support students throughout their entrepreneurial journey so it’s less stressful, and more successful.


Design your website or mobile application prototype directly in Proto.io. Speed up your design process by using the beautifully crafted UI components for iOS and Android or import your designs from Sketch of Photoshop. No coding required.


Strikingly enables everyone to create a simple, gorgeous, and mobile-friendly website. Don’t stress out about micromanaging your site, and don’t waste time wondering where to change something. Edit it all on one screen, and get it done fast. Also, Strikingly 24/7 support team is ready to help you with any questions at any time. Did we mention Strikingly was founded by three 3 Day Startup Shanghai alumni?


ErliBird gives you the power to beta test with real people in real environments and collect on-demand user feedback for Android, iOS, websites, desktop apps, and tech products. Powered by a global community of 100,000 real-world testers.

Survey Monkey

Use Survey Monkey survey collectors to send out via email, mobile, chat, web, social media, and get access to over 100 expert templates and over 2,500 questions approved by survey scientists. Finding answers to your questions is just the beginning. Extract and share actionable insights with your team so you can drive business forward.
Blogs for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur? Here Are Your First Steps

Becoming an entrepreneur is and increasingly popular career path. But how do you get started? Read the best steps to set you up for success.

Read Article | 5 Min Read

6 Tips to Finding (And Keeping) Your Perfect Mentor

A mentor is one of the most valuable resources a young or aspiring entrepreneur can have. But how do you find one? Here are some tips and tricks to help.

Read Article | 5 Min Read

A Brief History Of The Lean Startup And What It Means For You

Learn about the Lean Startup and how it can make or break your early-stage venture. Read our rundown and start building your Lean Canvas today.

Read Article | 6 Min Read