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3 Day Startup

March 23 - March 25

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The idea is simple: start-up over the course of three days. This high energy weekend will give you a fast track experience of turning your ideas into reality and encourages cross-disciplinary work.

All current students and recent graduates from the University of Edinburgh are encouraged to apply. From any school/course/year group.

This is an early stage business and social enterprise idea event, therefore, you do not need a set idea to participate.

All skills are welcomed – we need designers, coders, engineers, painters, marketers, you get it, ALL skills and passions! Come along to meet like-minded people at the University, learn new skills and have something great to add to the CV.


  • Day 1 – Friday: Participants arrive at our venue for the weekend (the Outreach Centre) – with or without startup ideas. With the LAUNCH.ed team you will be led through dedicated brainstorming, preliminary pitches/feedback, and team selection modules. Some teams work late into the night and others prefer to rest up in preparation for day 2.
  • Day 2 – Saturday: Customer discovery (teams exit the building or hit the phones and talk to potential customers), structured mentorship, intermediate pitches and feedback sessions. Day 2 places heavy emphasis on business model generation.
  • Day 3 – Sunday: Continued execution (including pitch workshops) leading into final pitches/demos to an esteemed panel of mentors and investors. This final day will also include the pitching session – invite your friends and family to show them the results of all your hard work. There is even networking over a tipple to finish the weekend off.

*Please note 3DS is no longer open to students from other universities. Only current students and graduates from the University of Edinburgh are eligible to apply.

Due to the nature of 3DS you will need to attend all three days, fully.

See more with the video on the last 3 Day Startup from March 2017:


March 23
March 25
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Outreach Centre
9c Holyrood Road
Edinburgh , EH8 8FP United Kingdom


0131 472 4700
The University of Edinburgh

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