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4:00pm – 6:00pm

3DS Austria to Austin Final Pitches

Austria’s hottest young entrepreneurs pitch their early stage ventures. The 3DS Austria to Austin program is a part of 3 Day Startup’s premier Austria to Austin Student Startup Exchange in partnership with the US Embassy Vienna and funded by the US Department of State.

7:00pm – 11:00pm

Global Gathering

Global Roundup kicks off with a low-key gathering of entrepreneurs, investors and organizers from around the world at Cuvee Coffee & Beer.  No ticket necessary and open to minors.

8:00am – 9:00am


Grab some coffee and a couple of Austin’s finest breakfast tacos and mingle with the 3DS global family.

9:00am – 10:00am

Cam Doody

Cam Doody – Opening Keynote

Cam Doody talks about his experience cofounding Bellhops, nominated as the “best new startup” by Tech Crunch in 2014. From a college student with a cool idea to a thriving startup that has raised over $20 million, Cam has incredible wisdom to impart at the Global Roundup.

10:15am – 11:15am

More Than Gaming: The Future of Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is all the rage, but how can entrepreneurs make the most of it? On this panel, you’ll hear from industry experts about the growth of VR and it’s many applications outside of gaming.

Panelists: Tricia McTigrit, Autumn Rose TaylorRicky Holm, Britt White,

Moderator: Brance Hudzietz

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Talking Equity with Your Cofounder

Talking equity with cofounders is an important, though sometimes divisive topic with potentially large repercussions. Learn from professionals how best to make the equity talk a constructive one that moves your company forward.

Panelists: Vi Nguyen, Sterling Smith, Michael GarelMokshika Sharma

Moderator: Bart Bohn

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11:30am – 12:30pm

Build My App pitches

10 entrepreneurs will be pitching their ideas to a panel of coders.

Our panel will turn 1 winning submission into a functional app during the Global Roundup conference.

Organizer: Brendan Kelly

Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs

The path to U.S. immigration has become ever changing and unpredictable.  Experts from Foster Global will answer any questions you might have regarding working in the U.S. on a visa, hiring someone from overseas on a visa, or expanding your business into overseas markets.

Panelists: Dorothee Mitchell, Matthew Myers

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12:30pm – 1:30pm

LUNCH + VR Stations

Lunch will be provided for all attendees.
Our virtual reality stations will be featuring Tilt Brush (a 3D painting game) and Job Simulator (a VR world in which you lay mayhem to a work place).

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Search Engine Optimization Workshop

SEO is essential for any company with a web presence. In this session you’ll learn how SEO works, keyword selection, an SEO checklist, on-going SEO best practices and more.

Panelist: Anthony Blatner


Facilitator Workshop

3DS Program Manager Shayna leads a workshop and roundtable discussion for current and future facilitators. You’ll get best practices and tips for delivering an incredible program, and how facilitating can further your own career as an entrepreneur and mentor.

Panelist: Shayna Dunitz


2:45pm – 3:45pm

6 Months of Pivoting – Finding Product Market Fit

Whether you’re a student with an idea or IBM, pivoting is reality for businesses. When should you pivot, and which customers should you listen to? Serial entrepreneur Ben Cantey shares his journey of turning a parking app into a well-funded airport navigation app.

Panelist: Ben Cantey


A Startup Guide to Accounting

For many founders, accounting is an unavoidable necessity in the early, scrappy days. Learn how to make sense of it all and use it to impact your growth in this workshop.

Panelist: Edward Morrow


4:00pm – 5:00pm

Engineers Turned Entrepreneurs

If you went to school with the intention of writing code for a large company and have now found yourself with the title “entrepreneur,” this panel is for you! Hear from several technical founders about how they handled the learning curve from engineering to business.

Panelists: Federico Galarraga, Lauren Hasson, Miguel Vasquez

Moderator: Kristie Whites

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Bootstrapping Your Startup

While raising a massive series A is an impressive accomplish, there are many reasons a startup would choose to deliberately bootstrap. Learn about bootstrapping, why startups choose to go this route, and what benefits and challenges await.

Panelists: Adrianna Cantu, Mark Magnuson, Mark Phillip, Jackson Dyre, Jen Shultz

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6:00pm – 9:00pm

University of Awesome Ridiculous Pitch Competition

University of Awesome is a live 3DS parody centered on ridiculous startup ideas. You and your team will whip up a dreadful concept for a startup, build a deck, then pitch to a panel of certified idiots for a quick and dirty IPO.

Host: Maia Patrick Donohue


8:00am – 9:00am


Power up for the final day of the Global Roundup!

9:00am – 10:00am


Andy Tryba – Keynote

Ride Austin’s CEO and Cofounder talks about building a nonprofit to enter the transportation market after the high profile departure of Uber and Lyft from Austin. Andy offers great insight into how entrepreneurs can take advantage of quirks in the market.

10:15am – 11:15am

How Not to Become Uber

Uber’s recent struggles have trumpeted the importance of an inclusive, professional company culture that respects boundaries, fairness and equality.  

How did Uber’s company culture lead to these struggles? Is culture something that can be created deliberately? When should founders be thinking about the culture of their startup? Can a toxic workplace take a startup down? And how does an inclusive, vibrant environment make a startup flourish?

Panelists: Dana Callender Jon Loyens, Mindy Gulati, Mandy Reyes

Moderator: Michael Henderson

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Customer Acquisition Costs

While having a product customers want is crucial, knowing what it costs to generate each new customers is nearly as important. Startups that understand customer acquisition costs can answer big questions about the feasibility of their business model.

Panelists: Cameron GibsonMaia Patrick Donohue

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11:30am – 12:30pm

Your First Hire

The first hire is the biggest decision an early stage company makes. The right or wrong person can make or destroy a startup. Learn from the experience and mistakes of successful founders how to make your first hire the right one.

 Panelists: Luke Filipos, Tony AguilarRafael Barroso

Moderator: Jennifer Boubel

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When Startups Fail

When startups fail they fail quietly, depriving others of valuable learning. This panel is dedicated to learning from startups that stumbled along the path to world domination.

Fireside Chatters: SAAKeT DUBeY, Cam Houser


12:30pm – 1:30pm

LUNCH + VR Stations

Lunch will be provided for all attendees.
Our virtual reality stations will be featuring Tilt Brush (a 3D painting game) and Job Simulator (a VR world in which you lay mayhem to a work place).

1:30am – 2:30pm

Build My App Reveal

After 24 hours of pounding caffeine and code, our Austin Coding Academy teams will reveal their work. This session is also a glimpse into what it’s like to build an app on an extreme deadline.

Equity Crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding is a new and ever-changing way of funding a startup. Is equity crowdfunding a route for your company? Get the full picture of equity crowdfunding from founders who have raised successfully.

Panelists: Nathan Roach, Gordon Walton

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2:45pm – 3:45pm

Getting into an Accelerator

Accelerators provide a great opportunity for startups to get funding and mentorship, but they’re also very competitive. On this panel, Representatives from multiple accelerators will provide insight into what makes a great application and pitch.

 Panelists: Sarah Spear, AJ Dunn, Michael Hyche, Ashley Jennings, Hayley Netherton 

Moderator: JD Weinstein

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International Entrepreneurship

This discussion will feature 3 Day Startup alumni from all over the world to share the wisdom and cultural distinctions of the startup ecosystem in their countries.

Session is participant led

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Closing Keynote


Melanie Weinberger – Keynote

Melanie Weinberger, CEO and Founder of corporate wellness company Wellshift, will share her startup journey and how working in wellness taught her about the importance of balance as an entrepreneur.

5:00pm – 6:00pm


Closing Remarks

3DS Founder and CEO Cam Houser wraps up the 3rd Annual Global Roundup

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