3 Day Startup

40 Students. 3 Days. Your Startup.

3 Day Startup teaches students about the trials and triumphs of starting a business over a 72-hour period. Students are encouraged to use the weekend’s risk-free environment to work on business ideas they are passionate about and would be interested in pursuing after the program has ended. Mentors and professors from Texas A&M and the business community are available throughout the weekend to help students fine-tune their businesses.

How To Apply

Interested students must apply to participate in 3 Day Startup. This program is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. Application link will be available on this site. All Texas A&M students are eligible to participate. This program is provided at no charge to students.

How the Weekend Works

We take over Startup Aggieland for an entire weekend, cater food and drinks, and invite top-notch entrepreneurs and investors as mentors. Participants spend the first day brainstorming ideas, hearing feedback and forming teams. Day 2 is focused on customer discovery, mentorship, intermediate pitches, feedback sessions and generation of a business model. Students use Day 3 to continue to plan their business’s execution and to give final pitches and demonstrations to a panel of mentors and investors.


Accepted participants must take part in a 3 Day Startup Bootcamp where they learn key entrepreneurial principles and best practices for maximizing their experience in the program. Bootcamp is scheduled the week of the 3 Day Startup event.

Important Dates for Spring 2019

Fall 2019 3DS has already concluded. Please check back in the spring for updated application and participation dates.


Texas A&M’s program is affiliated with 3 Day Startup, Inc., which is a non-profit that helps teams run 3 Day Startup events by providing tools, resources and consulting.