Student entrepreneurs are amazing people. Since 2008, we at 3 Day Startup have worked with thousands of students around the world. They come in many varieties. Some will launch a company or die trying. Others just love the sense of community that radiates around every program. Still others do 3DS because of their passion for solving a specific problem. Whatever the reason, not a day passes in which we aren’t amazed and inspired by the skill, passion, ideas and drive of 3DSers around the world.

            Our global network is a powerful thing, and people constantly ask us how it can be tapped into. It’s a tricky question to answer. While we love to make personal introductions that help 3DS participants launch their companies, we wanted to make our network more dynamic.

It is with tremendous excitement that we introduce the 3DS Global Roundup. For the first time in our history, we are inviting our entire global tribe to Austin, Texas and Porto, Portugal concurrently for a mass gathering of doers, thinkers, builders and dreamers from every corner of the map.

Let’s dig in deeper by answering the who, what, when and where of the Global Roundup.


The Global Roundup is essentially a gathering of 3DS people from around the world. We’re working hard to make sure we hit the perfect mix of content to help launch companies and boost your local startup culture, while allowing time to build relationships and enjoy the city. It’s about new friendships, strong connections, building your company, nurturing your local startup culture and, of course, the best breakfast tacos and Francesinha (google it) in the world. 


We want every single person who has ever been involved with 3 Day Startup anywhere in the world to attend. This includes all participants, organizers, mentors, panelists and wildcards, past and present.

            While the Global Roundup is geared towards 3DS veterans, special tickets are also available for 3DS newcomers.



June 12th through June 14th, 2015


The Global Roundup will take place in two locations: Austin, Texas and Porto, Portugal. Both Austin and Porto are amazing cities. We want to be your hosts for an unforgettable weekend.

To get tickets and find out more about what’s happening, visit the site. Early bird tickets are available for 50% off until the end of March. If you have any questions, or want to get involved, contact us:

3DS Global Roundup Austin:
3DS Global Roundup Porto:

We can’t wait to see you.