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Deep Dive

Entrepreneurial Workshop

February 28th - March 1st

What is Deep Dive?

Deep Dive offers an in-depth examination of key questions related to building deeper entrepreneurial skills that are highly valued by employers. It follows the familiar pattern of the 3DS Foundations course in learning by doing, guided by professional entrepreneurs and faculty.

Each student group will focus on a new or existing business idea and apply analytical techniques to visually examine the business potential from multiple dimensions. The program is intended for students who want to experience the excitement of assessing the potential of a new business idea and market opportunity. 

For more information, contact 3DS Faculty Coordinator, Dr. David Cameron

Prerequisites:

  • Experience using a Lean Canvas
  • Previous 3DS or entrepreneurial experience
  • A business ready idea or enough experience to help contribute to a team during the workshop.

Learn how to create a Lean Canvas (LEANSTACK) (Continue to the last page to create an account first).

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FAQ

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  • Deep Dive offers an in-depth examination of five key questions related to building deeper entrepreneurial skills that are highly valued by employers. It follows the familiar pattern of the 3DS Foundations course in learning by doing, guided by professional entrepreneurs and faculty.

    Each student group will focus on a new or existing business idea and apply analytical techniques to visually examine the business potential from multiple dimensions. The program is intended for students who want to experience the excitement of assessing the potential of a new business idea and market opportunity.

  • February 28th at 5:00pm through the evening of March 1st.

    This is a three day event that is designed for scheduled participation over the weekend.

  • It is free to all students at Texas State undergrad and grads of all majors.

  • Any registered student, undergrad or grad, in any major at Texas State. Although Deep Dive is more geared for students who are in the later stages of creating a busines and students who have the necessary experience to contribute to a team during the event.

     

  • McCoy College of Business, 4thfloor in the Minifie Atrium, all three days.

  • Of course, cancellation is possible if done a week before the program begins. Write one of the program coordinators, which will give us time to invite another student. If you are a ‘no show’, meaning don’t cancel and don’t come, then you’ll forfeit the opportunity to take the program in the next semester.

  • To engage in the process, learn everything they can, have an open mind to new ideas, and contribute to your team in a meaningful way. 

  • Attend an info session to learn more about the program and how it works listed on Deep Dive Website. Think about new business ideas that you might want to explore during the program. Talk with friends about challenges in starting a new business. Contact and meet with program directors while waiting to discuss challenges or thoughts about the program.

  • We will provide special assistance for students with physical disabilities.

  • Contact Kyle Findley, the 3DS/Deep Dive GA coordinator at skf38@txstate.edu or the Management Office at Management@txstate.edu.

  • Lots of ideas, an open mind, laptop/iPad etc. We will provide food and beverages for breakfast, lunch and dinner for each day as needed. You go home each evening to rest up for the next day.

  • Not really, the expectation is that you’ll do your best to be there all 3 days, Friday – Sunday, see times above.