Conference Agenda

Get a sneak peek at the sessions and speakers coming up at this summer's Global Roundup conference and start planning your experience today!

4:00pm – 5:00pm        Ethical and Moral Implications of AI – MobilityX room

Underneath the excitement of AI is the potential implications of what AI could do. As reality slowly approaches sci-fi, what are the potential benefits and dangers of artificial intelligence?

4:00pm – 5:00pm        Cultivating and Maintaining Mentor Relationships – Voltron room

Mentorship is one of the most underutilized resources in a founder’s toolbox. A savvy entrepreneur can separate herself from her peers by being an incredible mentee. We’ll introduce a repeatable process in this session.

5:00pm – 7:00pm     Startup Showcase – Voltron room

Startup teams will have the opportunity to pitch to investors who are actively investing, followed by a social hour where investors can have longer discussions with teams. We expect competition to be tight, so apply early for the best chance to get accepted.

7:00pm – 9:00pm         Kick-off Happy Hour! @ TBA

9:00am – 10:00am       Breakfast

Grab some coffee, Juiceland, and a couple of Austin’s finest breakfast tacos and mingle with the 3DS global family.

10:00am – 11:00am     Opening Keynote – Voltron room

Kick-off the first full day of Global Roundup 2018.

11:10am – 12:10pm     Dealing with Crises as a Young Startup – MobilityX room

For entrepreneurs, uncertainty is the only certainty. Experienced entrepreneurs give their stories of how best to deal with crises, both large and small.

11:10am – 12:10pm     Build My App Pitches – Voltron room

Have an idea for an app? Apply to this competition for a chance to pitch your app to a panel of coders and have them build it in a 24 hour haze.

6 teams will be chosen to give 5 minute pitches, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A from our coders.

12:20pm – 1:20pm       Immigration Pathways for Entrepreneurs with Foster Global – MobilityX room

Are you a foreign national entrepreneur interested in launching in the US? Whether you are already in the US (as a student) or located overseas, this session by Foster, LLP (“Foster Global”) will provide an overview of the various types of visa-related options that are available to foreign entrepreneurs so you can launch in the US market while seeking long-term immigration options.

12:20pm – 1:20pm        Working with Technical Cofounders – Voltron room

Many entrepreneurs need a technical cofounder to launch their company. This session is a crash course for entrepreneurs scouting these technical cofounders, giving them an essential foundation in understanding coding languages that will be crucial in communicating intelligently with coders.

1:30pm – 2:30pm         Lunch

Get some food, take a break, and network with your fellow conference-goers.

2:40pm – 3:40pm         Funding 101 Panel – Voltron room

While the only good money is revenue, fundraising is an important step for entrepreneurs. Get a head start on what you need to know to court investors from this panel.

2:40pm – 3:40pm          Landing Your First Large Corporate Customer – MobilityX room

At 3 Day Startup, we have heard countless B2B projects that purport to connect with a large corporation as a customer.

As customers, however, corporations behave differently from individuals and small businesses. What do you need to know when you plan to work with a corporation as your customer?

3:50pm – 4:50pm         Developing Your Startup’s Brand – MobilityX room

When building a startup, you are building your brand from scratch. Your brand is, in the words of Jeff Bezos, “what people say about you when you leave the room.”

3:50pm – 4:50pm          Accounting for Startups – Voltron room

Cofounders can get so caught up in writing code and talking to customers that they can forget essential basics, such as keeping good books.

This session helps attendees understand essentials of accounting while scrambling to land early customers.

5:00pm – 6:00pm         Dinner

Get some food and debrief from the day’s sessions.

6:00pm – 8:00pm         New and Improved University of Awesome – Voltron room

University of Awesome is a live 3DS parody in which we will throw you onto a team to concoct a truly dreadful idea for a startup, toss together a deck, then pitch to the masses for a quick and dirty series A.

10:30am – 11:00am     Breakfast

Grab some coffee, and a couple of Austin’s finest breakfast tacos and mingle with the 3DS global family.

11:00am – 12:00pm     Working with Physical Product MVPs – MobilityX room

MVPs can differ radically based on whether they are physical products or tech wireframes. How do you build an MVP of a physical product and get a workable version into customers hands? Learn from the experienced in this session.

11:00am – 12:00pm   Human Centered Design Workshop – MobilityX room

As entrepreneurs, we all search for meaning, whether it’s solving a global problem or simply being our own boss. This session will walk participants through how they can apply design thinking to their own lives to help them figure out a life path or pivot careers.

12:10pm – 1:10pm       Accelerator Speed Dating – Main Space on 16th Floor

Getting into an accelerator is a boon for many startups. What do accelerators consider when reviewing your application? What kind of questions will you hear in an interview?
This session, in speed-dating format, allows you the chance to speak one-on-one with personnel at an accelerator to introduce yourself and ask them some tough questions.

12:10pm – 1:10pm        Patent Workshop with Shah IP Law – MobilityX room

Intellectual property is a hot, but misunderstood issue for early stage startups. Protecting your startup can be essential, but focusing on it too early can be a distraction, and even rub stakeholders the wrong way. Ask all your IP related questions at this session.

12:10pm – 1:10pm        Website Intro – Voltron room

Not all startups need experienced developers to launch their product. Can you launch an MVP without recruiting any tech talent? Find out here.

1:10pm – 2:10pm         Lunch

Get some food, take a break, and network with your fellow conference-goers.

2:10pm – 3:10pm         Leveling Up as a 3DS Certified Facilitator – MobilityX room

This session, for certified 3DS facilitators, introduces “next level” topics, tricks and advice to become an even more incredible facilitator than they already are.

2:10pm – 3:10pm          Entrepreneurial Culture in Different Countries – Voltron room

Whether you’re in Korea, United States, England or Brazil, entrepreneurship is different everywhere. This discussion will feature 3 Day Startup alumni from all over the world to share the wisdom and cultural distinctions of the startup ecosystem in their countries.

3:20pm – 4:20pm         Closing Keynote – Voltron room

The University’s Role in Ecosystem Growth

Hear from leaders in the Austin startup ecosystem about the role that UT Austin plays in Austin’s dynamic startup hub


Activating Young Entrepreneurs for Local, Regional, and Global Action

3 Day Startup CEO Cam Houser shares actionable insights for young entrepreneurs across all types of ecosystems


Creating and Fostering an Entrepreneurial Culture on Campus

A roundtable discussion for attendees to share best practices and learn from others at institutions across the country.


Attendee Nominated Session

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