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3-Day Startup Weekend

Friday, October 13, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, October 15, 2017 (All day)

Mount Vernon Campus

3 Day Startup is a 72-hour learning-by-doing campus program that teaches entrepreneurial skills in an extreme hands-on environment.


Bootcamp (Tuesday, September 19 at 12:00-1:00 pm in the District House):

Participating students meet, get introduced to key entrepreneurship principles, and learn best practices for maximizing the 3 Day Startup program experience.

3-Day Startup (Mt. Vernon Campus)

Day 1 (Friday, October 13): Participants arrive – with or without startup ideas – and a facilitator leads the group through dedicated brainstorming, preliminary pitches/feedback, and team selection modules. Some teams work late into the night and others prefer to rest up in preparation for day 2.

Day 2 (Saturday, October 14): Day 2 places heavy emphasis on business model generation. Teams focus on customer discovery (where they hit the streets –– or the phones –– and talk to potential customers), structured mentorship, intermediate pitches and feedback sessions.

Day 3 (Sunday, October 15): Continued execution (including pitch workshops) leading into final pitches/demos before a panel of mentors and investors.