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!

2019 Agenda

 

This year’s Global Roundup will be organized into 3 different tracks composed of panels and workshops for a specific audience and learning goal. You can attend any session from any track throughout the day. We’ll update this page as we build our the detailed agenda but for now, you can read a bit about who each track is for below.

Founder
Founding a startup is one of the most challenging undertakings a person can pursue. The Founder track is for aspiring entrepreneurs and those currently working on a startup to learn essential lessons about what it takes to get your company off the ground.

Career
Not all Global Roundup attendees are interested in starting a company right now. The Career track of sessions and panels is devoted to learning about how an entrepreneurial mindset contributes to building a fulfilling and successful career.

Educator
One of the most important parts of an ecosystem is the educators and staff members that support emerging entrepreneurs. The Educator track is exclusively for teachers, professors, and entrepreneurship center staff members who want to learn more about how to support their students, their campus, and the community at large.

4:00pm – 5:00pm       Invest in the Austrians

Ever wanted to be an investor? Now’s your chance! (…kind of).

Upon arrival, attendees will be given a “fund” of 3DS bucks and tasked with choosing which of 6 Austrian startups they want to invest in. This opening session of the Global Roundup will be great opportunity to connect with fellow attendees and learn more about what investors are looking for in startups.

5:00pm – 6:00pm      Initiation Tribes – Tell Your Story

Attendees will be put into ~ 10 tribes. This is your chance to connect with your peers, talk about what brings you to the Global Roundup, and what you hope to get out of the conference. Also, your tribe will come up with a secret handshake.

After 30 minutes, we’ll invite one member of your tribe to pitch key insights to the room, as well as what you all hope to bring back to your communities.

7:00pm – 9:00pm         Kick-off Happy Hour at Crux Climbing Center! 

                              Global Roundup attendees will have our own private gathering at Crux Climbing Center. Nothing beats having a few drinks with some new                                  friends after scaling a few rock walls.

9:00am – 10:00am       Breakfast

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

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

Kick-off day 2 of Global Roundup 2018 by hearing from Kaneisha Grayson, the founder & CEO of The Art of Applying. Her business helps young professionals from all over the world get into the world’s best graduate schools and get money to pay for it. She started her business in 2010 from her Harvard Business School apartment and has since grown it to a million-dollar business.

Keynote: Kaneisha Grayson

11:15am – 12:15pm    How to Maximize your Relationship with a Mentor – Devvie room

Mentorship is one of the most essential factors in the success of an entrepreneur (or career seeker). The right mentor shares their network and experience to help founders launch their companies. But how and where do you find a mentor? What should a founder expect from a mentor?

Panelist: Maia Donohue

11:15am – 12:15pm    Cultivating your Network and Building your Personal Brand– Voltron room

While having a college degree is great, having a great personal brand can make all the difference in a young person’s career.

How does one grow their personal brand, and why does it matter? How do you get the right people talking about you in the right way? This session will look at answers to these questions.

Panelist:  Moby Hayat

12:30pm – 1:30pm      Gaining Traction with no Money – Devvie room

Startup founders tend to obsess over finding investors to give them money or brilliant coders to build their apps. The truth is that no investor or coder will hitch their wagon to a founder with no traction.

So what is a founder to do? This session is all about how a founder can gain traction with no money and no software developer.

Panelist: Rafael BarrosoKatie StephensDonovan Becker

12:30pm – 1:30pm       Career Planning Workshop with Dr. Chela White-Ramsey – Voltron room

In this session, participants will connect with their values and strengths as a starting point for designing their ideal career path. This is a collaborative and creative session. Prepare to engage with one another and reflect on what your next career move should be.

Expect to walk away with a solid understanding of your career engagers (values), a plan for identifying career models and mentors, and action items for leveraging and building professional connections.

Panelist: Chela White-Ramsey 

1:30pm – 2:30pm         Lunch

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

2:30pm – 3:30pm        Building Culture from Day Zero – Voltron room

Startup culture gets either ignored by founders, or buried in the quest to find paying customers, get an MVP built, or find an investor.

Over the last few years however, we’ve seen startups like Uber, Theranos, and Fyre suffer huge consequence due to poor or toxic company culture.

This session is all about how you as a founder (or even an early hire) can create a culture focused on growth and wellness, while avoiding a culture vacuum where toxic elements can quietly grow and fester.

Panelist:  Tony AguilarDavid DaeschlerVi Nguyen

2:30pm – 3:30pm         Getting the Job: tips and tricks from people who hire  – Devvie room

Whether you’re years away from graduating, or looking for a career change, interviewing for jobs is a tough, and sometimes stressful part of the process.

In this session, people who do hiring will talk about how you can prepare yourself, as well as the things to do, and things to avoid before, during, and after an interview.

Panelist: Nick HahnAndy KeilSean Duffy

3:45pm – 4:45pm     How to STAY WITH your business as a Non-Nine-to-Fiver (workshop) – Devvie room

We all wish there was a magical formula for staying with our deep mission of being self-employed. However, if this magical formula existed, the entire world would be filled with successful business owners.

It’s truly a much deeper and wider game and there are 2 main pieces to the gameboard that you must have to stay with your business.

Panelist: Jen Schultz

3:45pm – 4:45pm      Mastering Student Debt   – Voltron room

Join Lindsay Perez, of The Financial Gym for a beginner’s crash course in managing your student loans and achieving financial wellness. We’ll discuss how to best tackle your post-grad loan bills as well as review the 6 digits to determine financial fitness, so that you can get out from under your student debt and achieve financial success! She’ll also touch on the importance of goal setting and having destinations for your financial life and how you can put this all together with a financially healthy mindset.

Panelist: Lindsay Perez

5:00pm – 6:00pm         Fireside Chat 

Mentorship is one of the most essential factors in the success of an entrepreneur (or career seeker). The right mentor shares their network and experience to help founders launch their companies. But how and where do you find a mentor? What should a founder expect from a mentor? 

Host: Alexis Taylor

Guest: Raymond Kaminski

6:00pm – 8:00pm         University of Awesome & Dinner – 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.

Day 3 of the 3DS Global Roundup will be fully participant-driven in the style of an “unconference.”. Attendees will host workshops, talks, fun outings, or other educational sessions at Capital Factory or throughout the city of Austin.

Sessions can be just about anything and do not need to be restricted to a startup or career focus, or even be educational. On day 3 you might participate in a scavenger hunt, jump into Barton Springs after a yoga lesson, learn how to bake sourdough bread, hear ideas on how to break up with your device, make your own beer, get guitar lessons, or share world travel disaster stories.

Proposed sessions so far include:

  • Intellectual Property with Shah IP Law
  • Brew Day at the Plexbräuhaus 
  • The Future of 3DS (Apply here
  • A Brand Identity is More Than Marketing 
  • Foreign-born Entrepreneurs Gathering 
  • Skin In the Game: Sales On Day 1  
  • Bites of Life as an Entrepreneur 

If you’re interested in organizing an unconference gathering, you can fill out the form here. As we confirm sessions, we’ll post them on the agenda for attendees to see what they’d like to do. You can then sign up for these sessions in our Facebook group. Feel free to reach out if you have ideas on how to make our first unconference day a success!

9:00am – 10:00am       Breakfast

Grab some coffee 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 day 2 of Global Roundup 2018 by hearing from a very special founder with an incredible story

11:15am – 12:15pm   Activating Young Entrepreneurs for Local, Regional, and Global Action

This talk will cover the history of 3 Day Startup and the biggest takeaways from running entrepreneurship programs at institutions in 30 countries

12:30pm – 1:30pm   Guerrilla Practices in Evaluation and Assessment

This interactive session will touch on the still-unresolved “how do we measure the efficacy of entrepreneurship education?” question before a discussion of inexpensive and clever ways to assess student learning

1:30pm – 2:30pm         Lunch

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

2:30pm – 3:30pm        50 Entrepreneurial Activities

This interactive session will provide a rapid-fire glance at every type of entrepreneurship program, activity, and learning module under the sun

3:45pm – 4:45pm        The Best Semester of Entrepreneurship Ever

In this session, educators will have one hour to collaborate to design the most impactful semester of entrepreneurship education possible

5:00pm – 6:00pm         Dinner

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

6:00pm – 8:00pm         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.

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