3 Day Startup is an entrepreneurship education program designed for university students with an emphasis on learning by doing. The idea is simple: start tech companies over the course of three days. Apply to be a participant in Cornell’s 4th annual 3 Day Startup event; you won’t regret it.
Alec Story, Google
Guillermo de la Puente, Splash
Clay Kohut, Splash
Gizem Sakalli, Reckitt Benckiser
Deborah Streeter, Prendismo
Ken Rother, Launch New York
Brian Bauer, EIR for Southern Tier Innovation Hot Spot
Nick Nickitas, Rosie
Murat Berme, Microsoft
Ali Hamed, Co-Founder at CoVenture
Meli James, President at Hawaii Venture Capital Association
Somak Chattopadhyay, Armory Square Ventures
Sue-Jean Sung ’15
Matt Tomlinson ’15
Eric Appel ’16
Derek Chiang ’16
Jenifer Hu ’15
Vitchyr Pong ’16
Marisa Siergiej ’16
Max Tave ’15
Frequently Asked Questions
Who?Passionate students with an entrepreneurial drive, including Computer Science (PhD, MS, undergraduate), MBAs, law students, graphic designers, PR, business undergraduates, etc. We look for strong candidates that fill the following roles:
- Software Engineer
- Business (Finance, Marketing, Biz Dev)
- Graphic Design (Web, Print)
- Advertising, PR
- Other: Wildcards, Raw Passion
What?The idea of 3 Day Startup is simple: start technology companies over the course of three days. We rent work space for an entire weekend, recruit 40 students with a wide range of backgrounds, cater food and drinks, invite top-notch entrepreneurs and investors, pick the best ideas for software or hardware startups during the Friday brainstorming session, and release a minimal prototype by Sunday night. The goal is to build enough momentum among a network of motivated people to sustain the company beyond the weekend.
When?October 24-26, 2014
Where?Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
3 Common Misconceptions About 3 Day Startup
1 You need to have a team in order to apply. Teams are formed at the event.
2 You need to have an idea going into the event. It’s okay to not come up with ideas. We will have brainstorming sessions and pitch-offs to come up with ideas that will be voted on and worked on for the weekend.
3 The focus of 3DS is creating a business plan. The focus of 3DS will be on producing a product/prototype over the weekend.
3DS Cornell 2013 Recap
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people cant.”