For the first time in our history, we are inviting our entire global network to Austin, Texas and Porto, Portugal concurrently for a global roundup.

Countdown to the 3DS Global Roundup








Austin, Texas

The music capital of the United States, Austin is one of the liveliest, most exciting cities in the world. If you have been here, you love it. If you’ve never been, now is your excuse. Let us be your guide to this wonderful city.

Roundup Austin

Porto, Portugal

Porto, the undefeated city, is all about heart and charisma. Here, culture meets innovation and history meets the future. Once you arrive expect warm welcomes, great food and amazing weather!

Roundup Porto

Since 2008 3 Day Startup has been bringing the worlds great doers, thinkers and makers together at universities around the world. We are often in awe of the power of our global network. From Singapore to Portugal to Omaha, we have brought inspired people together. The Global Roundup is a chance to meet each other, make friends, think, dream and do big.

Friday June 12th

Meet & Greet

A low key, informal welcome to the weekend. In Austin, it’ll be tacos on the lawn. In Porto it’ll be a riverside gathering.

Introduction to the city

An introduction to the cities we love, Austin and Porto. Laughter, drinks and fun with excellent people.

Saturday June 13th

Startups in unusual places – Panel

We can’t all move to Austin or Silicon Valley to launch companies. Learn how to launch a company in regions not known as entrepreneurial hubs.

 Launching without funding – Panel

Learn from people who have launched companies with little or no funding

 When should you quit your job/work for you startup? – Panel

Choosing the right time to go all in with your startup can be an important and difficult decision.

3DS University of Awesome

A 3 Day Startup parody, starring you! Pitch the worst startup idea and win the illustrious “golden startup” award.

Sunday June 14th

Accelerators & investors

Join us for a fireside chat about investors and accelerators.

Plan B for entrepreneurs – Panel

Plan A doesn’t always work out. Regardless, student entrepreneurs create their own path.

General Assembly

The state of entrepreneurship today.



How do I get to the Global Roundup?

That’s entirely up to you! Get some friends together and make it into a road trip, or get a plane ticket. Unfortunately, 3DS does not have the ability to cover airfare or lodging.


Why should I come to the Global Roundup? What’s in it for me?

First off, it is a great way to meet some amazing people. 3DSers are awesome folks who make exciting things happen.
If you are working on launching your company, we are putting together a lot of content to help you do just that.
If you are building up the entrepreneurial eco-system in your community we believe that the panels, speakers and meetings will be a great asset in propelling you forward.


Where should I stay?

There will be several options.


We will be blocking off 40 rooms that you can book at the Firehouse Hostel, which is directly across the street from Capital Factory (where the Global Roundup will be happening) in the heart of downtown Austin. For people who don’t want to go the hostel route, we are looking into hotels in the area. You could also reach out to us about crashing with someone from the 3DS Austin family.

Porto: details coming soon


Why do I have to buy a ticket?

The tickets are so that 3DS can cover some costs for food and the venue.


I am an international. Can 3DS help me with a visa to do the Global Roundup?

Good question! We are currently looking into this as a possibility.


Is there any truth to the rumor that everyone who visits Austin is kidnapped by bats?

There is no truth to this rumor whatsoever. Thousands of people visit Austin every year without being kidnapped by bats.


I have never done a 3DS. Do I have to get a “non-3DS” ticket?

That depends. The non-3DS tickets are really meant for faculty and professionals who are looking to network, learn and scope out talent. If you feel like you have a special case for getting the cheaper 3DS ticket, let me know:

Capping off an All-Star Week


Global Roundup will cap off an exciting week for 3DS in Texas. If you are a former 3DS participant looking to launch your company, All-Star Week is a 5 day long mini-accelerator with a chance to bring in a $20,000 seed round.