3 Day Startup gives Creighton students the chance to start a business

Nov 14, 2013

An event this weekend at Creighton University gives students three days to develop a technology company.

The 3 Day Startup begins Friday afternoon at Creighton’s Heider College of Business. Between 2pm Friday and Sunday evening, five teams of students will brainstorm ideas, survey community members about technology, create a business plan and prototype, and pitch their ideas.

Alexis Taylor, executive director and founder of Creighton’s 3 Day Startup, says they’re looking for more than just technology or business students.

"We are looking for students who are innovative, who are really interested in a startup space, eager to create something new, and create an impactful company that will just be created throughout the weekend. And we really look for students who have a core competency in the design fields, or in law, or in development, or in business."

The five business plans will be presented Sunday night to a panel of entrepreneurs, investors, and professors.

Taylor says the 3 Day Startup isn’t a competition. She says when it ends, the goal is to have five businesses that can continue to develop past the Startup weekend.