Joel Hestness is a Computer Science PhD student at the University of Texas and the University of Wisconsin. He researches the design of next-generation processors, and he has worked with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Currently, Joel holds a 3-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. As an original Co-founder of 3 Day Startup, he has worked with dozens of startup companies during their early stages, helping them get to viable products and funding. As COO of the 3 Day Startup nonprofit, Joel captures institutional and tactical knowledge to guide operations and decision-making.
3 Day Startup CEO Cam Houser has transformed students into entrepreneurs on both sides of the Atlantic. Invigorated by the challenges facing entrepreneurship education, Cam runs 3 Day Startup programs in the US and abroad. Before receiving his MBA from the University of Texas's McCombs School of Business, he held Director and Project Manager positions at Amplifier, a startup providing ecommerce and fulfillment services to clients such as the Lance Armstrong Foundation, The Onion, and Despair, Inc. Cam thinks the word "passion" is overused when it comes to talking about one's work but has a hard time describing his feelings about inspiring young entrepreneurs through 3 Day Startup any other way.
Ruchit Shah advises college entrepreneurs through 3 Day Startup, where he is currently the CSO. In addition, Ruchit is also a Policy Specialist for the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, where he advises on economic development, energy, and general business and commerce issues. Before obtaining his law degree at the University of Texas at Austin, he was Co-Founder and CEO of ClickZen where he advised clients on all aspects of interactive advertising, including media buying, planning, and branding efforts. He has worked with every major industry in their efforts to launch online marketing initiatives. Ruchit also enjoys teaching trial advocacy skills to students at the University of Texas School of Law.
In addition to being the Founding Mentor of 3 Day Startup, Bart Bohn also hosts the Entrepreneur Lounge and is a director of MobileMondayAustin and Semantic Web Austin. Bart is currently the CEO and co-founder of AuManil, a player relationship management solution for online games. Previously, he was a co-founder at Ravel, a big data analytics consulting firm acquired by W2O Group. Bart was also the Director of the IT & Wireless Incubators at the Austin Technology Incubator, where he advised startups ranging from servers, wireless chips, gaming software, big data analytics, social media infrastructure, to enterprise software.