3 Day Startup Results in 4 New Companies


As we mentioned this past Friday, 3 Day Startup was hosted here at ATI this past weekend.  It was such a great experience!  I (Aruni Gunasegaram, ATI Operations Director) came for a few hours on Saturday and for the final presentations on Sunday evening.  The energy level in the room and throughout the process was high and the ideas were flowing.

Bart Bohn, our Wireless/IT Director helped to coordinate, coach, and advise the teams and served as the main ATI point of contact throughout the process.

There was a wonderful mix of computer science, engineering, law, and business students all working together to come up with creative ideas.  The 4 ideas that made it to the end were around the following concepts:

  • greeting cards
  • educational gaming
  • mobile, location based services
  • new media for sports entertainment

Judges included Adam Dell, Charley Dean from Silverton Partners, Rob Neville from ATI member company Savara, Joshua Bauer from Other Inbox, Paul Hurdlow from DLA Piper, and a few others.

Check out the 3 Day Startup blog to learn more.  I’m glad I was able to make it and see all of the creativity in progress!  Stay tuned for the next one happening at ATI again in April 2009.