Brandeis International Business School

Seventh Annual 3 Day Startup (March 23-25, 2018)

Over the past six years, students across Brandeis University have launched 20 startups in more than 200 hours of non-stop entrepreneurship through our 3 Day Startup Challenge (3DS). Will your idea be next?

About

The 3 Day Startup (3DS) program aims to create a living entrepreneurship laboratory on university campuses by bringing together students with diverse backgrounds ranging from freshmen to freshly-minted PhDs. Participants gain experience in cross-disciplinary collaboration, brainstorming and ideation, and group productivity, including ad-hoc leadership under severe time constraints. They also become a proud partner of a startup, ready to be launched at the end of the event. To add to this, participants gain tremendous opportunities to network with mentors who are thought-leaders and experts in the field of entrepreneurship.

We partnered with MassChallenge again this year to advance the winning team into the second round of the MassChallenge accelerator program.

New this year:

Seventh Annual Startup Results

The winning African Women Energy Solutions team (left to right): Weiwei Jian MA '18, Gbenga Oni, Enet Mukurazita, and Priscilla Rwandarugali.

The winning African Women Energy Solutions team (left to right): Weiwei Jian MA '18, Gbenga Oni, Enet Mukurazita, and Priscilla Rwandarugali.

First Place: African Women Energy Solutions - biogas digester integrator to provide renewable energy for rural African communities. Advanced into the second round of the MassChallenge accelerator program.

Second Place: Genuinely Crafted - subscription box services with handcrafted, artisan products from Southeast Asia. Awarded $1,500 in startup costs (in-kind).

Third Place: Game of Shows - app that allows TV viewers engage deeper with their favorite show by betting their friends. Awarded $750 in startup costs (in-kind).

Fourth Place: LatamBiz - SaaS database of Latin American startups for investors around the world. Awarded $500 in startup costs (in-kind).

Fifth Place: SpotDeals - app to connect consumers to relevant deals using real-time offers, gamification and augmented reality. Awarded $250 in startup costs (in-kind).

Get Involved

Questions about the competition, workshops, or application process?

Contact the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Lab (EIL): eil@brandeis.edu.

3 Day Startup Workshop

The Brandeis MakerLab 3 Day Startup Workshop was held on Friday, March 2, 2018. To learn more about the MakerLab please visit their website or email makerlab@brandeis.edu.

Sponsors

Brandeis University Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center and Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship