Learn How to Start a Business with 3 Day Start Up

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By Molly Browning, Staff Writer

Potomac State College students will soon receive the opportunity to have real-life practice in creating a business or company. A three-day entrepreneurial clinic will be coming to the campus for a weekend of in-depth tips and tricks. This clinic is for all students, who are interested in building their own business.

At the clinic, students will be participating in pitch workshops, team building, brainstorming, rapid prototyping and customer discovery. These activities will give students hands-on experiences of what it is like to start a real company.

Amy Weaver is the event coordinator, but a company called 3 Daystart Up will be presenting the event. 3 Day Start Up was created at the University of Texas at Austin with the ultimate goal of encouraging students to start their own businesses and gain more entrepreneurial skills.

Past students in the program have gone on to launch popular companies such as Timehop, Tamyca, Strikingly and approximately 90 other businesses. More information about 3 Day Start Up can be found at 3daystartup.org.

Only 40 students will be able to participate. All students are encouraged to apply for the event, regardless of their majors. Applications are available online at potomacstate.3daystartup.org.

The event will be held in Davis Conference Center on Oct. 21, 22, and possibly Oct.23. The final day will be determined based upon students’ availability.  Meals and snacks will be provided the entire time of the clinic.

The students will also receive t-shirts and a certificate of achievement for their participation.

For more information, contact Amy Weaver at amy.weaver@mail.wvu.edu or call 304-788-7145.