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The 2017 Asper Center 3 Day Startup Challenge (3DS)

2017 Highlights

Competition Judges

Michael McKay, Senior Lecturer, Brandeis IBS (Moderator)

Sarah Case, Associate Director of Educational Programs, New England Venture Capital Association

Karthik Krishnan, Associate Professor of Finance, D'Amore McKim School of Business, Northeastern University

Brahm Pillai, Director and Senior Product Manager, SkyBridge Capital


Team Highlights

Algo A.I. - A startup that will analyze hedge fund opportunities and automatically assess the best ways to invest money.

DoIt - An app that enables users to challenge friends and incentivize fitness by betting actual money on remote work-out tasks. 

GreenChoice - An app that offers consumers the ability to scan products and have them weighed against personal criteria for health and wellness. 

IntraLeagues - An eSports organization working to create amateur bracket play through intercollegiate cooperation. 

WorkAround - A startup that aims to present opportunities for work and income to skilled refugees using remote microtasks assigned by U.S. companies. The 2017 3DS winner! 

Faculty Mentors and Presenters

Daniel Bergstresser, Associate Professor of Finance

William Ellet, Adjunct Professor

Ben Gomes-Casseres, Professor of International Business

Aldo Musacchio, Associate Professor of Business and MA Program Director

Charles Reed, Senior Lecturer

Pito Salas, Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science

Grace Zimmerman, Professor of the Practice of Marketing