University of New Orleans to host 3 Day Startup this weekend

The University of New Orleans will host 3 Day Startup New Orleans, an entrepreneurship education program designed for college students with an emphasis on learning by doing. The event will be held this weekend, November 11th-13th, 2011.

The concept of 3 Day Startup is simple: start a technology company over the course of three days. Organizers rent work space for an entire weekend, recruit 40 students with a wide range of backgrounds, cater food and drinks, invite top-notch entrepreneurs and investors, pick the best idea for a software startup during a Friday brainstorming session and release a minimal prototype or minimum viable product by Sunday night. The goal is to build enough momentum among a network of motivated people to sustain the company beyond the weekend.

12 locally organized 3 Day Startup events in the United States and Europe have given rise to 14 companies receiving $4 million in funding. Seven 3 Day Startup-originated companies have been accepted to accelerator and incubator programs. For more information about 3 Day Startup New Orleans or to register for the program, visit

The event is still looking for experienced mentors to help out this weekend. If you have skills in entrepreneurship, software development, business, legal, marketing, or other fields drop a note to us on the Contact page and we’ll pass your info on to the organizer.


See 3 Day Startup in action on this quick video: