3 Day Startup

WHU | Founder's Bootcamp

3 Day Startup is a non-profit organization and an annual entrepreneurial event. Our motto is to find your co-founder, start your company and meet investors in just 3 days. 3 Day Startup is organized entirely by students where 40 selected entrepreneurs get together to work on their ideas over the course of 3 days to come up with creative solutions to our daily problems.

Our event enables you to bring your idea to the campus of Germany's best business university and develop it in a team of 8 people with diverse experiences. 3 Day Startup is designed to simulate a real startup experience and climaxes with a pitch battle to decide the winner!

3 Day Startup

WHU | Founders bootcamp

3 Day Startup is a non-profit organization and an annual entrepreneurial event. Our motto is to help you find your co-founder, start your company and meet investors in just 3 days. 3 Day Startup is organized entirely by students where 40 entrepreneurs get together to work on their ideas over the course of 3 days to come up with creative solutions to our daily problems. 3 Day Startup provides the perfect atmosphere for creativity to cherish - together with our extensive mentor network we support the participants and guide them through the journey of founding a start-up.

Our event enables you to bring your idea to the campus of Germany's best business university and develop it in a team of 8 people with diverse experiences. 3 Day Startup is designed to simulate a real startup experience and climaxes with a pitch battle to decide the winner!

40 Talents form 8 teams.
Ideators, Techies, Sales Experts, Marketing Specialists, Designers...

Develop your unique idea within 72 hours . Start from scratch or bring your existing idea to the table.

Impress our experienced, high-profile mentors to gain their financial and expert investment.

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Find your co-founder

40 entrepreneurs, 8 teams. This is your time to create your future, meet your co-founders take your idea from 0 to 1.

Develop your idea

Develop your unique idea within 72 hours . Think out of the box, work with your team to bring your dream alive.

Guidance from Mentors

Support from our high-profile mentors will provide you with insights on start-ups and guide you through your journey.

Testimonials

Emily von Crailsheim

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Julian Schmitz-Riol

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Rashmi D'Souza

" It simulates a startup environment very well, especially with the pitches and you actually get to know people, not like ordinary networking events. I will definitely recommend it to my friends "

Rashmi D'Souza

MBA Candidate | EY Working Student

It simulates a startup environment very well, especially with the pitches . I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

Julian Schmitz-Riol

Venture development Manager

3 Day Startup is a unique event! The composition of motivated people, great ideas and an inspiring atmosphere make 3DS special.

Emily von Carlsheim

Student | Maastricht University

It was inspiring to attend an event with so many motivated young people who stood up for their idea.

31st - 2nd Feb

Rashmi D'Souza

MBA Candidate | EY Working Student

It simulates a startup environment very well, especially with the pitches . I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

Julian Schmitz-Riol

Venture Development Manager

3 Day Startup is a unique event! The composition of motivated people, great ideas and an inspiring atmosphere make 3DS special.

Emily Von Carlsheim

Student | Maastricht University

It was inspiring to attend an event with so many motivated young people who stood up for their idea.

great mentors

great mentors

Your Journey

1

Ideas are pitched

Pitch your startup idea to your colleagues and the 8 best ideas will be selected

2

Team Building

Get to know talented participants from diverse academic fields and form connections at Germany's best business university

3

Product Development

Your working phase begins! Develop your MVP and a business model with the help of a dedicated mentor and other experts

4

Workshops

Be a part of amazing workshops by our partners which will help you in defining your business case

5

Final Pitches

Compete in the pitch battle with the opportunity to secure investment. This phase is designed to simulate the experience of pitching to VCs

6

Networking Dinner

The culmination of 3 days of intense work and networking and our Gala Dinner! Connect with Mentors, Partners and Participants

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Partners & Sponsors

Golden Sponsor

Innovation Partner

Silver Sponsor

Event Partners

Partners & Sponsors

Golden Sponsors

Innovation Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Event Partners

Contact us

Email: info@3dsgermany.com
Telephone: +49 1514 3132 146
Address: Burgplatz 2 | 56179 | Vallendar

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management is a privately funded business school in Germany.

Contact Us

Email: info@3dsgermany.com
Telephone: +49 1514 3132 146
Address: Burgplatz 2 | 56179 | Vallendar

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management is a privately funded business school in Vallendar and in Dusseldorf. It is a leading business school in Germany and is continuously ranked among the top business schools in Europe.