3 Day Startup (3DS) began in 2008 at Austin, TX as a student organization. It is now a non-profit organization that hosts events on five continents. Georgia Southern joined the likes of MIT, Brown, Texas, Florida, and Duke in hosting its first 3DS event in February 2014. The 3DS mission is to kick-start new student-run companies and build entrepreneurial capabilities in students and their university communities. Over 70 students applied, but only 40 were chosen to participate and six student-run companies were created. Teams were comprised of students from several different majors giving them an opportunity to network and cross train to develop their companies.