3 Day Startup St. Edward's University

September 24-26, 2021

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

Students 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.


Day 1: Participants arrive at 4:30PM on Friday, September 24th. 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.

*This program will have a flexible format to accommodate an in-person or virtual experience.


Registration Deadline:

Friday, September 17th, 2021 at 6:00 PM CDT


The program 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 on a rolling basis with a deadline of Monday, 9/20/2021.

*This program will have a flexible format to accommodate an in-person or virtual experience.

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iChallenge on the Hilltop: Pitch Competition


Want to pursue your business idea even further? Take your 3DS knowledge and join us on November 16 for the annual iChallenge on the Hilltop: Pitch Competition.

Present your innovative ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to move forward to iChallenge on the Hilltop: Business Plan Competition in the Spring.

More information to follow!


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Contact the Organizing Team 

For questions about the 3DS St. Edward’s University program, please email 3DS Associate Director of Program Operations, Sophia Javaheri, at sophia@3daystartup.org

For other questions or information, please email Madison Wells, Outreach Coordinator for the Bill Munday School of Business, at mwells4@stedwards.edu