(Sept. 24, 2013) -- For the first time, The University of Texas at San Antonio will host its own "3 Day Startup," an exciting and intensive technology business startup experience from 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25 to 10 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27 at the UTSA Main Campus.
"3 Day Startup" (3DS) is an academic program that teaches entrepreneurial skills and fosters innovation in an extreme hands-on learning environment by requiring participants to actually build and launch companies in just three days.
The concept behind 3DS is simple: Start a scalable technology company over the course of three days. Participants from different disciplines will be guided through the early stages of forming a new venture. Over one intense weekend, they will brainstorm ideas, conduct market validation assessments, devise business models, build prototypes, and pitch to investors and entrepreneurs.
Organized by UTSA student organization CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization) with support from the UTSA Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE), 3DS is designed with two specific goals in mind: Kick-start new technology companies to the point where they are ready to enter business incubators or accept seed funding, and build entrepreneurial capabilities in students and the university community.
>> UTSA students and alumni must apply by Sept. 27. Only 40 applications will be selected. If selected, participation in 3DS at UTSA is free. For more information and to apply, visit the UTSA 3 Day Startup website or call CITE assistant director Anita Leffel at 210-458-2505.
CEO is a UTSA student-run organization that seeks to create an environment of innovation and entrepreneurship by supporting student entrepreneurs in launching businesses. CITE is an interdisciplinary center of the UTSA College of Business and College of Engineering that fosters the growth of entrepreneurs and new technology-based ventures through education, experiences, resources and support.
The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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