Join us in Austin, Texas for an intense, high energy exchange where standout Austrian university students become innovation bridges between the U.S. and Austria.


We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with the U.S. Embassy Vienna to conduct the ATA Foundations Exchange in July 2020, as well as the ATA Roadshow in April 2020. Please read the following information closely to learn more about the Foundations Exchange, and visit the ATA Roadshow website to determine which is the right fit for you.

3DS Foundations Exchange Program
Designed for Early-Stage and Intermediate Entrepreneurs
Program Dates: July 5, 2020 – July 20, 2020
Bootcamp (3 months before arrival)
During the Austria to Austin Roadshow, participating students travel to Vienna to meet the 3DS team, 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.
3DS Entrepreneurship Program
Spend 72 hours with fellow Austrian exchange participants and local young professionals at Capital Factory, the epicenter of entrepreneurship in Austin, Texas, to create 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.
Being a good mentee is not something we are born with. The exchange will prepare participants to understand and meet the demands of mentors and investors.
Cultural Activities
Join us for great BBQtwo-steppingfood truckssummer fun at Barton SpringsTexas history, and much more! Alongside building your entrepreneurial capabilities, you’ll enjoy traditional Texan pastimes and excursions. Get ready for some fun in the sun.

Austria to Austin 5.0 Application
Application Closed

Please review the information under the “What Will Happen on the Exchange” section and the “FAQ” sections closely to get a better idea of the exchange before applying. We also encourage you to view the full application for the 3DS Foundations Exchange Program from last year in preparation for the ATA 5.0 application. 




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