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The 2014 Asper Center 3 Day Startup Challenge (3DS)

4 Startups

55 Hours of Non-Stop Entrepreneurship

23 Student Participants

20+ Different Countries Represented

1 Global Competition

2014 Highlights

BarTinder, an application that provides personalized bar recommendations.

FrienDeed, a community platform for resource sharing.

VapeRater, a marketplace resource for an alternative to smoking.

Political Pulse, a political news website with content generated by citizens.

Competition Judges

Kyle Alspach, Senior Staff Writer at BetaBoston

Joanna Meiseles, Senior Director of Programs and Operations, MassChallenge, Inc.

Daniel Bergstresser, Associate Professor of Finance, Brandeis IBS

Jane Ives, Director at Grameen Bank

Martin Sinozich, Partner at Venn Capital


Mitch Tyson, Adjunct Professor, Brandeis IBS

Grace Zimmerman, Senior Lecturer, Brandeis IBS and Adjunct Lecturer, Heller School for Social Management

Ben Gomes-Casseres, Professor, Brandeis IBS

Alfonso Canella, Senior Lecturer, Brandeis IBS

Pito Salas, Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Brandeis University

Bill Wittenberg, Founder and CEO of Humongous Media