Building Bridges Through

Youth Entrepreneurship

Presented to you by 3 Day Startup, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy Canberra

Building Bridges Through Youth Entrepreneurship

3 Day Startup is pleased to present the Building Bridges Through Youth Entrepreneurship in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, Canberra. This initiative is designed to help young, emerging entrepreneurs in Adelaide, Australia gain the skills, knowledge, and network to tackle a real-world challenge through starting a venture while learning about its sister city Austin, Texas by exploring its entrepreneurial ecosystem and cultural contexts.

Program Details

With an engaging curriculum that combines immersive learning with virtual workshops and tours, 40 Australian participants will learn the essential building blocks of creating a successful business venture and how to craft unique business models to solve real world issues, while learning about the American styles of entrepreneurship.

  • Learn strategies and methodologies employed by successful startups
  • Develop tactics to effectively assess business opportunities
  • Explore the realities of US, Texas, and Austin
  • Build your network of American entrepreneurs and, 
  • Meet and learn alongside fellow Adelaidians and American students

The program will take place from the evening of May 14th to the afternoon of May 23rd, 2021. The weekend days of the 15th, 16th, 22nd, and 23rd are the hands-on innovation lab and cultural tours. The 17th of May to the 21st of May will be for self-paced venture work and cultural engagement opportunities on participants’ own time.

Exchange Timeline

Friday May 14th
Evening Kickoff: Meet Your Cohort and Crew
Saturday May 15th & Sunday May 16th
Innovation Lab Parts 1 & 2, Pitch Practice, Cultural & Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
Monday May 17th-Friday May 21st
On Your Own Time: Virtually Explore Austin Sights & Work on Your Venture
Saturday May 22nd & Sunday May 23rd
Innovation Lab Part 3, Final Pitches, Meet Austin Entrepreneurs, Their Ventures & Their Favorite Austin Places, Send-off & Celebrate

Application Details

South Australians ages 18-29 living in the Adelaide area who are interested in learning more about entrepreneurship, innovation, and the Austin business and cultural scene are encouraged to apply. University enrollment not required.

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Adelaide Partners

Our Adelaide Partners help recruit participants for the Initiative and help develop the real-world problem sets that our innovators will work on.

Austin Partners

Our Austin Partners help develop the exchange component of the program.

Program Resources

At 37˚S, you’ll find Melbourne, Australia; at 37˚N, you’ll find Silicon Valley (and Area 51, too 🛸).  In this podcast, U.S. Consul General Michael Kleine meets the Australian founders and entrepreneurs who cut a path between 37˚ N & S and found capital, partners, markets, and success in the United States.

Listen to 37 Degrees Latitude Now


In this Instagram Live from April 8, 2021, 3DS Chief of Staff Beverly Hamilton and 3DS Director of Community Malcolm Bradford discuss the Adelaide to Austin program, other International programs, and ways to get involved

Building International Bridges - Instagram Live


Have a virtual adventure in Austin, Texas with a guide to the best activities to do in the Lone Star Capital.

Official Austin Guide

About 3 Day Startup

3 Day Startup (“3DS”) is an international 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas that teaches emerging leaders to leverage entrepreneurial thinking and experience inclusive innovation. Based on each country and community’s needs and opportunities, 3DS tailors their recruitment and training curriculum to ensure equitable learning opportunities for emerging leaders. Over the past 12 years, 3DS programs have developed entrepreneurial capabilities in more than 16,000 young leaders worldwide, resulting in hundreds of companies, $217 million raised by program alumni and alumni accepted into top-tier global startup accelerator programs like Y-Combinator and Techstars. Our programs and partnerships support student leaders and new majority entrepreneurs in creating value and driving impact in their local ecosystems through new business development, job creation, civic engagement, and social innovation.