The Engler program partnered with 3 Day Startup to provide a 48 hour in-your-face, on-a-mission, against-the-clock opportunity to learn entrepreneurial skills in an extremely hands-on environment to 53 students. They learned about ideation, team formation, customer discovery and pitch development. They were mentored throughout the weekend by 27 business professionals and Engler alumni which resulted in the formation and launch of 10 new businesses! One business formed at the 2015 3DS worked on product expansion of their Pro-Grip Livestock Solutions company.
Students and business owners connected around the creation of organizational culture to boost business performance and value. Paul Spiegelman the Chief Culture Officer of Stericycle and Tom Walter the Founder of Tasty Catering facilitated a day of panel discussions, networking and learning. “Becoming a Small Giant” Conference provided the opportunity to interact with inspirational and acclaimed business leaders, learn what it means to be a great (not just big) company, and connect with other value-driven business leaders. Television coverage of the event aired during the week of March 28 as part of a special episode of the Angus Report on RFD-TV.