3 Day Startup Looking for All UH Students to Turn Idea into Reality
The startup and small business community is rapidly growing in Houston. The C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston is fostering this growth by connecting students with the resources and contacts they need to turn their idea into a reality with 3 Day Startup (3DS).
Hosted by the college’s Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, the program will be held from April 4-6. Online applications are open, with a need for students to serve in business, design, coding, advertising and legal roles.
Over the weekend, students from any UH degree program can form teams to start technology companies and present their business plans to investors in a culminating round of pitches.
Founded in 2008 at the University of Texas, 3DS is an entrepreneurship program in which university students launch tech companies over an intense three-day session. In six years, 3DS has expanded from its Texas roots: More than 90 events on five continents have resulted in 71 companies and $15 million in startup capital.
“At Bauer, we believe 3 Day Startup allows us to encourage students to become tech entrepreneurs by connecting them to resources that help them become successful in their ventures,” said Hesam Panahi, Bauer clinical assistant professor for the Department of Decision & Information Sciences and event organizer. “3DS empowers students to get started on their ideas, to meet other like-minded individuals from across the University that they can collaborate with, and to work through the first steps of starting a company in an environment that’s focused on learning by doing.”
An information session will be held on Monday, March 3 at 6 p.m. in Melcher Hall 322 for students who are interested in 3DS.
For more information or to register for 3DS, visit www.bauer.uh.edu/3DS. The deadline to apply for 3DS is Friday, March 7, 2014.
By Ann Lynd
April 4, 2014 at 2 p.m. until April 6, 2014 at 10 p.m.
3 Day Startup is only open to accepted participants and a small number of selected mentors. The final pitches are open to the public.