Lead Organizer Spotlight: Meet James Gray from 3DS Austin

James Gray just graduated from The University of Texas at Austin. James is now working on the product and business development team at Sparefoot. He was also the lead organizer of the 10th 3DS Austin in Spring 2013 when he was still a student.

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James says the most rewarding part of organizing the program was to see teams progress from start to finish. He also enjoyed trying new things during the organizing process, hearing input from fellow organizers, and trying to launch a bigger and better program than the previous 3DS Austin he participated in. “It was also really fun. We got to work with some really big sponsors like Intuit,” he says.

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Lead Organizer Spotlight: Meet Alexis Taylor from 3DS Creighton

1381767_612811662105028_302468145_nAlexis Taylor is a senior in the Heider College of Business studying Social Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics Management, and International Cultures. She was also the founding Lead Organizer of the first inaugural 3 Day Startup Program at Creighton University. 27 students from Creighton, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln participated in the first time program, forming five different startup teams that worked on ideas ranging from a productivity app to a platform for collectors. Alexis says the most rewarding part of founding the program at Creighton was receiving positive feedback from students, mentors, and even panelists. “We’ve created a collegiate community of entrepreneurs. For students that started at square zero, they now have a framework they can use to launch future companies and we all walked away with connections to great people.” Continue reading