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The 2013 Asper Center 3 Day Startup Challenge (3DS)

5 Startups

2 MassChallenge Competitors

1 Registered Company

54 Hours of Non-Stop Entrepreneurship

35 Student Participants

60+ Different Countries Represented

3DS 2013 Highlights

BeanSprout, a game-based mobile app that rewards users’ eco-friendly food purchases.

KartNav, a smartphone app that consolidates a consumer’s shopping preferences onto a single interface.

Seekr, an online service that provides a one-stop destination search engine for job listings.

Sizl, an app to assist groups with meal decisions by scheduling dinners and recommending restaurants.

vShare, a comprehensive website that serves both as a sharing database and social-networking site to match students with similar college necessities.

Competition Judges

John H. Chory, Corporate Partner, Latham & Watkins (Boston Office)

Alain Hanover, CEO and Co-Founder, CommonAngels

Michael McKay, Advisor at Bain & Company, Adjunct Professor at Brandeis IBS

Joanna Meiseles, Founder and Creative Director, The Snip-its Corporation, Senior Director Operations, MassChallenge, Inc,

Paul Solman, Business and Economics Correspondent, PBS NEWSHOUR


Preeta M. Banerjee, Senior Manager, Market Insights at Deloitte and Former Brandeis IBS Assitant Professor

Gautam Chauhan, Project Manager, IT and Ops Transformation, State Street Corporation

Barbara Clarke, Social Entrepreneur, Pipeline Fellowship

Ben Gomes-Casseres, Professor at Brandeis IBS

Charles Reed, Senior Lecturer at Brandeis IBS

Pito Salas, Adjunct Professor at Brandeis University

Mitch Tyson, Principal, Tyson Associates and Adjunct Professor at Brandeis IBS

Grace Zimmerman, Senior Lecturer at Brandeis IBS

Entrepreneurial Workshops

Perfect Pitch

The Perfect Pitch Workshop is designed to help you tune your words for the ears of your audience so that they do get it: they will understand how your invention is the foundation for a successful business. When they understand, they will be willing to put in the time and energy to understand your technology and to invest in your company. Presented by: Linda Plano, Founder, Plano & Simple

Key Legal Issues for Start-ups: Opportunities and Pitfalls

Key legal and structural issues affecting start-up companies, and some of the more common mistakes made by start-ups, many of which are not obvious, will be addressed. The presentation aims at delivering procedures to registering, operating and protecting your company. Presented by: Alexander D. Lazar, Associate, Latham & Watkins (Boston Office).