Texas Tech Hosts 3 Day Startup for Student Entrepreneurs

Texas Tech University students an intensive 72-hour immersion into how to start a new business.

WHAT:           3 Day Startup

WHEN:           3 p.m. today (Nov. 7) through Sunday. The event concludes with final pitches and demonstrations beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 9).

WHERE:        Overton Hotel, second floor conference room

EVENT:          3 Day Startup (3DS) offers Texas Tech University students an intensive 72-hour immersion into how to start a new business. Students learn the practice of entrepreneurship, how to form cross-disciplinary teams around a business idea, how to evaluate a potential market for their idea or product, how to create a business plan and how to pitch their idea to potential investors. The weekend ends with a pitch session where each team presents its business concept to a panel composed of faculty and business leaders.

3 Day Startup is sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Students are selected to participate after a competitive application process. Texas Tech will offer the 3 Day Startup experience each semester. The 3 Day Startup provides students with the tools needed to start successful companies. More than 5,400 3DS alumni from 120 programs across five continents, including programs at Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and 45 schools worldwide, have launched more than 54 companies that have collectively raised more than $30 million in investor capital.

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CONTACT: Jennifer Horn, director of translational research in the Office of the Vice President for Research, Texas Tech University, (806) 549-0551.