Join us in Austin, Texas for one of two bootcamp intense, high energy exchanges where standout Austrian university and Fachhochschule students will become innovation bridges between the U.S. and Austria.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE EXCHANGE?

We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with the U.S. Embassy Vienna and to be offering two separate exchange programs for you to choose between and apply to for 2018. Please read the following information closely to determine which program is the best fit for you before applying.

3DS Foundations Exchange Program
Designed for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs
Program Dates: July 8, 2018 – July 25, 2018
Bootcamp (1-3 months before arrival)

Participating students travel to the U.S. Embassy in Vienna to meet, get introduced to key entrepreneurship principles, and learn best practices for maximizing the Austria to Austin Foundations Exchange Program. The bootcamp will prepare you for your trip to the United States and the start of your international entrepreneurial journey.

3 Day Startup Entrepreneurship Program

Spend 72 hours with 19 fellow Austrian exchange participants and local young professionals at Capital Factory, the epicenter of entrepreneurship in Austin, Texas, to create 4-5 early stage venture projects. At the end of the program, you’ll pitch your ideas to 3DS alumni from our global network and an esteemed group of mentors and panelists.

3DS Global Roundup

Meet the world’s great doers, thinkers, and makers at universities around the world at a 3-day conference. Continue building your entrepreneurial capabilities through various workshops and panels and maybe build some early partnerships in between. Have your business cards ready! You’ll be networking with the best of the best for three days straight.

Austin and San Antonio Ecosystem Experience

Gain exposure to Austin (one of the most innovative cities in America) and San Antonio (a unique and emerging startup ecosystem), and learn how to transform your community back home. Visit companies like Facebook, Google, HomeAway, and Rackspace; see coworking spaces like Capital Factory, Geekdom, and Impact Hub; and meet social, business, and corporate entrepreneurs throughout Texas. We’ll teach you how to navigate any startup ecosystem.

Cultural Activities

Join us for great BBQtwo-steppingfood truckssummer fun in Barton SpringsTexas history, and more. Alongside building your entrepreneurial capabilities, you’ll enjoy traditional Texan pastimes and excursions. Get ready for some fun in the sun.

3DS Checkpoint Exchange Program
Designed for Intermediate Entrepreneurs
Program Dates: August 5, 2018 – August 15, 2018
Bootcamp (1-3 months before arrival)

Participating students travel to the U.S. Embassy in Vienna to meet, discuss key entrepreneurship principles, and learn best practices for maximizing the Austria to Austin Checkpoint Exchange Program. The bootcamp will prepare you for your trip to the United States and the start of your international entrepreneurial journey.

3 Day Startup Checkpoint Program

Spend 48 hours with 13 fellow Austrian exchange participants at Capital Factory, the epicenter of entrepreneurship in Austin, Texas, to learn rigorous, repeatable processes that help you navigate an angel network, get accepted into a top accelerator and grow through mentorship. Tested in Austin, Brazil, and Scotland, Checkpoint solves challenges faced by tens of thousands of intermediate entrepreneurs.

Mentorship

Being a good mentee is not something we are born with. The Checkpoint Exchange will prepare entrepreneurs to understand and meet the demands of mentors and investors.

Austin Ecosystem Experience

Gain exposure to Austin (one of the most innovative cities in America) and San Antonio (a unique and emerging startup ecosystem), and learn how to transform your community back home. Visit companies like Facebook, Google, HomeAway, and Rackspace; see coworking spaces like Capital Factory, Geekdom, and Impact Hub; and meet social, business, and corporate entrepreneurs throughout Texas. We’ll teach you how to navigate any startup ecosystem.

Cultural Activities

Join us for great BBQtwo-steppingfood truckssummer fun in Barton SpringsTexas history, and more. Alongside building your entrepreneurial capabilities, you’ll enjoy traditional Texan pastimes and excursions. Get ready for some fun in the sun.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 Austria to Austin Student Startup Exchange Programs.

Please review the information under the “What Will Happen on the Exchange” section closely to determine which of the two exchange programs is the best fit for you before applying. We also encourage you to view the full application for the 3DS Foundations Exchange Program or the 3DS Checkpoint Exchange Program.

When you’re ready to submit your final application for either the 3DS Foundations Exchange Program or the 3DS Checkpoint Exchange Program, you may do so HERE.

2017 COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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CONTACT THE ORGANIZING TEAM

For questions about the Austria to Austin Student Startup Exchange, please email exchange@3daystartup.org.