By Kristen Sullivan
Mauricio Garcia, an industrial engineering student recently named University Innovation Fellow, brought 3-Day Startup (3DS) to New Mexico State University, April 13, 15, 17 and 19.
3DS is a series of four, 90-minute sessions over the span of one week. The purpose of the online workshops is to show students how to launch a company or project. Students learn skills such as customer discovery and how to pitch.
“I decided to bring these workshops to NMSU since I had the opportunity to apply some of the key concepts and methodology related to innovation and entrepreneurship,” Garcia said.
Some of the ideas developed in the workshops involve improvement of university transit and improvement of the parking system. Some ideas were to have assigned lanes for pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Parking systems could be improved by letting know when and where an available parking spot is by use of a mobile application.
Garcia is helping attendees develop their ideas. He is serving as a coordinator for any other ideas that attendees may develop or want to implement.