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Pitch to our panel of coders to have your app built at the Global Roundup


Cam Doody

Bellhops CEO Cam Doody talks about taking his company from the dorms to a thriving company

Want to attend the Global Roundup?

Your university might be able to fund your trip. Reach out to us for more details.

July 7-9, 2017

3 Day Startup inspires and guides university students around the world to turn their ideas into companies. Across 300 programs on 6 continents, 3DS has built a powerful network of entrepreneurs, investors, organizers and mentors.


The Global Roundup conference brings the 3DS community together for 3 days of sessions, networking, keynotes and workshops for early stage entrepreneurs to launch their startups.

Global Roundup Featured Sessions


Build My App Competition

Do you have an idea for an app? Need someone to build it for you? Global Roundup attendees will have the chance to pitch their app to a panel of developers from Austin Coding Academy. Three winning submissions will be selected and built over the next 24 hours. Interested? Submit your application.

Opening Keynote – Cam Doody, CEO of Bellhops

Cam Doody talks about his experience cofounding Bellhops, nominated as the “best new startup” by Tech Crunch in 2014. From a college student with a cool idea to a thriving startup that has raised over $20 million, Cam has incredible wisdom to impart at the Global Roundup.

Virtual Reality – More than Gaming

Few emerging technologies are more promising than virtual reality. This workshop + demo is about exploring questions on the present and future of virtual reality.

Customer Acquisition Costs

While having a product customers want is crucial, knowing how much it costs to generate each new customers is nearly as important. Startups that understand customer acquisition costs can answer big questions about the feasibility of their business model.


Being part of the Global Roundup was something I will never forget!
Getting the chance to know so many experienced professionals, talk to them, meeting people from so many different cultures were the things I valued most about this experience.

Mariana Campos

COO & Cofounder, na Vou me Casei!

Loved the keynote about going from a student at 3DS to an acquisition by Google. Further I have met so many great people, particularly from Austin’s startup ecosystem.

Xiaoao Dong

Student entrepreneur, Lion Rocket


What is the Global Roundup?
The Global Roundup is a conference for 3 Day Startup participants, organizers, facilitators, mentors, and panelists, as well as the general public. It’s an opportunity to meet other inspired, brilliant people and take your startup to the next level.
I've never participated in 3 Day Startup. Can I still attend?
Absolutely. While the Global Roundup was designed for past participants, organizers, mentors, and panelists, we do have non-3DS tickets available. Non-3DSers have blended in perfectly and made great connections at past Global Roundup conferences.
Is it possible to have my trip subsidized?
Possibly. Many universities have funding available for student entrepreneurs to attend startup conferences and pitch competitions. Contact us for more details.
Where should I stay?
There are lots of great options in the heart of downtown Austin, but you’ll want to book your bed as soon as you can. Some suggestions:

  • Cheap: Firehouse youth hostel is literally across the street.
  • Moderate: Airbnb has great rooms around Austin. You can even stay in an old, vintage airstream.
  • Pricey: The Hilton and Driskill are nearby, and the Omni is downstairs.
Are tickets refundable?
Tickets are not refundable, but you can transfer them to someone else.


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