3DSxShanghai is an intense 3-day hands-on event that pushes all aspiring entrepreneurs out there to put their money (or 60-odd hours of sweat and focus) where their mouth is. The idea is simple:
Start a technology company over the course of three days. We 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 the Friday brainstorming session, and release a minimal prototype by Sunday night. The goal is to build enough momentum among a network of motivated people to sustain the company beyond the weekend.
Learning by doing! That’s what it’s all about. They are calling on all students or recent graduates with some gumption and an entrepreneurial drive to apply by October 5. In particular, they need to fill all of the following roles:
- Software Engineer
- Business (Finance, Marketing, Biz Dev)
- Graphic Design (Web, Print)
- Advertising, PR
- Other: Wildcards, Raw Passion
Their workshops have been held across Europe and the US and have involved over 600 students. They have already given rise to 15 companies internationally that have received $4 million in funding. This time they’re focusing on China, and we are all very excited to see what comes out of this next 40-person, 60-hour think-fest.
Again, applications close on October 5! Apply here!