3 Day Startup event March 24-26 seeks student entrepreneurs

Another event, Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament, March 26 on campus

February 28, 2017

University undergraduate and graduate students who would like to learn entrepreneurial skills and explore starting a business can get hands-on training in a special weekend program at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

3 Day Startup logoUW-Stout’s School of Management and Discovery Center Fab Lab are hosting a 3 Day Startup program Friday through Sunday, March 24-26.

The application deadline is Thursday, March 9. The program, including meals and beverages, is free. Learn more and apply online.

3 Day Startup is a national program. More than 300 such programs have been held in the U.S. and internationally, resulting in more than 90 startup companies.

The program is open to students regardless of major field of study. Approximately 40 people will be chosen to participate. Students with or without business ideas are welcome.

Participants develop business ideas and models and receive feedback from professionals and potential investors.

For more information, contact Mary Spaeth, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, UW-Stout School of Management, 715-232-1243.

WBIT logoWisconsin Big Idea Tournament

After the 3 Day Startup event ends March 26, UW-Stout will hold a campus team selection event at 4 p.m. that day for the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament, another student entrepreneurship competition. One team from each UW System campus will be selected to compete in the state WBIT finals Saturday, April 22, in Madison.

WBIT is sponsored by the WiSys Technology Foundation and UW-Extension. The state winner receives $2,000 and goes on to compete internationally.

For more information contact Randy Hulke, Discovery Center executive director, at 715-232-5024.