November 2nd, 2011
Three executives from Archon Information Systems will take part in the 3 Day Startup New Orleans, an entrepreneurship education program designed for college students with an emphasis on learning by doing. Beau Button, Chief Operations Officer; William Sossamon, Chief Technology Officer; and Brian Danos, Chief Information Officer; will serve as mentors for the event held November 11th-13th. The New Orleans 3 Day Startup program was founded by UNO computer science professor Vassil Roussev.
The concept of 3 Day Startup is simple: start a technology company over the course of three days. Organizers rent work space for an entire weekend, recruit forty students with a wide range of backgrounds, cater food and drinks, invite top-notch entrepreneurs and investors, pick the best idea for a software startup during a Friday brainstorming session and release a minimal prototype by Sunday night. The goal is to build enough momentum among a network of motivated people to sustain the company beyond the weekend.
Twelve locally organized 3 Day Startup events in the United States and Europe have given rise to fourteen companies receiving $4 million in funding. Seven 3 Day Startup-originated companies have been accepted to accelerator and incubator programs.
3 Day Startup, a nonprofit organization based in Austin, was started in 2008 through the vision of several University of Texas students. For more information about 3 Day Startup New Orleans, visit http://neworleans.3daystartup.org/.