JULY 4, 2016 to JULY 19, 2016
Join us for an intense, high energy two-week exchange where eighteen standout Austrian university students will start early stage companies and become innovation bridges between the U.S. and Austria.
WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE EXCHANGE?
Our Austrian delegation of emerging leaders has arrived! If you’d like to engage with them while they’re here, consider coming to the following free events: 3DS Austria to Austin Final Pitches and Feedback (food and drinks provided) and Nerd Nite Austin: Talks on Stem Cells, Randomness and Order, and Vinegar Fermentation given by exchange participants.
Virtual Bootcamp (1 month before arrival): Participating students meet, get introduced to key entrepreneurship principles, and learn best practices for maximizing the Austria to Austin Student Startup Experience. The bootcamp will prepare you fully for your trip to the United States and the start of your international entrepreneurial journey.
3DS Austria to Austin: Spend 72 hours with 17 fellow Austrian exchange participants at Capital Factory, the epicenter of entrepreneurship in Austin, Texas, to create 4-5 early stage venture projects. At the end of the camp, you’ll pitch your ideas to 3DS alumni from our global network and an esteemed group of 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 one of the most innovative cities in America 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 BBQ, two-stepping, food trucks, summer fun in Barton Springs, Texas history, and more. Alongside building your entrepreneurial capabilities, you’ll enjoy traditional Texan pastimes and excursions. Get ready for some fun in the sun.
Post-Exchange Mentorship Tracks (3-6 months after departure): After the exchange, stay connected with the entrepreneurs you met through one of three mentorship tracks: business/social entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, or community building. You’ll be successful and accomplish your goals in no time.
CONTACT THE ORGANIZING TEAM
For questions about the Austria to Austin Student Startup Exchange, please email Alexis Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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