The course for people who want to start a business

(just not right now)

Watch Intro Video


  • Person

    Acquire—through action and learning by doing—the identity and mindset of an entreprener

  • Process

    Step through a rigorously proven framework that equips you with key skills and tools

  • Product

    Gain the resources to realize a product/service concept that customers want


Validated by 15,000 founders

  • 3

    Your Idea

    • Your idea Is Less Important Than You Think

    • Introducing the Pitch Elements Canvas: A Tool to Receive Feedback on Your Idea

    • The Pitch Elements Canvas (PDF)

  • 4

    Human Factors: Talent and Advisors

    • Leadership Talent Spotting Exercise: The Weekly Personnel Review

    • Advisor Exercise: The Personal Board of Directors

    • More Resources: The Personal Board of Directors

  • 5

    Competition and Domain Expertise

    • Learning from Competition and Acquiring Domain Expertise

  • 6


    • Personal Finances and Burn Rates

  • 8


    • Introducing the Fundraising Canvas

    • PDF: The Fundraising Canvas

  • 9

    Closing Thoughts

    • The Road Ahead


Actionworks Founder, University of Texas Professor

Cam Houser

Cam Houser was put on this planet to help people activate their potential through entrepreneurship.

He is a serial entrepreneur and University of Texas professor best known for founding 3 Day Startup, an organization that scaled a rapid learning model to 15,000 entrepreneurs in 35 countries. His students have started thousands of companies, raised $180 million in funding, and achieved 11 exits.

In addition to founders, Cam helps established organizations learn startup-driven approaches to innovation. His customers include Apple, KPMG, and GE Aviation.

Loved by entrepreneurs, current and future...

The ideas and frameworks in this course are the reason I'm my own boss now.

David Chavez

Invaluable. Real-world, practical information that made the process much less intimidating.

Deborah Navarro

Short, insightful videos that have me on a path to owning a business...answered questions I didn't even know I had and gave me the confidence to build a team.

Krishan Sachdev

This course changed the way I see the world!

Fayiz Mahgoub

Start the journey to entrepreneurship a pace that works for you