This workshop will cover the basics on startup funding based on the type of business entity. PJ Pronger, Associate Director of the Northwest Texas Small Business Development Center, will explain the different funding sources available for startups (angel investors, venture capital). He will also talk about how investors evaluate a business proposal and a startup's team.
In order to take your startup idea to the next level you need to conduct effective market research. Lisa McDonald, Director of the Kinetic Accelerator, a program innovated by Texas Tech, will host a workshop where you will learn to analyze whether your idea is worth commercializing and gauge the impact your product may have on the current industry/market. You will also learn how to identify your potential customers and generate a minimum viable product to get their feedback.
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3 Day Startup (3DS) offers Texas Tech University students an intensive 72-hour immersion into how to start a new business. Students learn the practice of entrepreneurship, how to form cross-disciplinary teams around a business idea, how to evaluate a potential market for their idea or product, how to create a business plan and how to pitch their idea to potential investors. The weekend ends with a pitch session where each team presents its business concept to a panel composed of faculty and business leaders.
The program is free, submit your application here
TTime sponsored a pitch workshop and competition for Texas Tech
entrepreneur on April 28 2014. TTime encouraged all graduate and
undergraduate students to apply by submitting their business’s executive
summary. In order to support the most talented entrepreneurial students, TTime
provided funding for the top three teams. The travel funds allowed students to
travel to another pitch competition within the United States.
Prizes and Selection Criteria
Pictures of event
TTime, along with other student organizations, hosted a talk with Shark Tank
winner, BeatBox Beverages. They shared with us about their journey from a
small startup to proud owner of 1 million dollars in investment money from
Mark Cuban. They have expanded their operation to sell their products
nationally by partnering with large retail stores like Wal-Mart and HEB.
Watch beatbox beverages on shark tank
3 Day Startup is a 72-hour learning-by-doing campus workshop that teaches
entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on
environment. The idea is simple: start tech companies over the course of three
About 3 Day Startup
Double Time hosted an entrepreneurial mixer to bring student from the business
and entrepreneurship organizations together. There were member presents
from the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Delta Sigma Pi Business
Professional Fraternity, Media Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group and
Texas Tech Innovation Mentorship and Entrepreneurship. There was also a brief
introduction of the second 3-Day Startup Program.
Greetings Raiders and entrepreneurs! TTIME is having their first ever academic
meeting Tuesday at 5:30 pm in room Experimental Science Bldg. room 120. We
will be discussing several topics such as the organization, our guest speakers,
and the upcoming schedule for the semester, and more aspects for TTIME.
The kick-off event will include networking time for students and speakers
including Luis Jimenez, president and chief operations officer of medical
biotechnology company EternoGen, and Sheila Grant, professor of
bioengineering at the University of Missouri. While a student at Missouri,
Jimenez was mentored by Grant in a close teaming relationship with the business
school to develop Grant’s intellectual property (IP) and turn it into a startup
company that is now a multi-million dollar enterprise.