3 Day Startup Homeaway

Date: Friday, April 13, 2012 11:00 am - Sunday, April 15, 2012 07:00 pm

Location: Austin, TX

Event type: Workshop

What is 3 Day Startup Homeaway?

3 Day Startup HomeAway is an invitation-only event where highly passionate and brilliant students will learn about entrepreneurship and launch startups in the vacation rental market over the course of three days.  We rent work space for an entire weekend, recruit 40 students with a wide range of backgrounds, cater food and drinks, bring in business and technical heavy-hitters from HomeAway, pick the best ideas for software startups during the Friday brainstorming session, and release a minimal prototype by Sunday night. The goal is to build enough momentum among a network of motivated people to sustain the company beyond the weekend.

How does 3 Day Startup Homeaway differ from a standard 3 Day Startup event at a university?

This event brings together the entrepreneurially-minded students at the University of Texas and the talented people and technical resources of Homeaway. Student participants will have the opportunity to experience the 3 Day Startup process in one specific market (vacation rentals) with a special set of Homeaway-specific resources:

·       Access to the Homeaway API

·       Deep market research on the vacation rental space

·       Mentorship and guidance from senior-level talent at Homeway throughout the weekend

·       Startups emerging from the weekend will have fast-track opportunities to partner with Homeaway

The schedule and process of this event will mirror that of a standard 3 Day Startup event.

Why partner with Homeaway?

Homeaway is a rapidly growing, freshly IPO’d, web-driven company eager to explore new modes of innovation and engaging their market.

Who should apply?

Passionate students with an entrepreneurial drive, including Computer Science (PhD, MS, undergraduate), MBAs, graphic designers, PR, business undergraduates, etc. Note: Unlike a typical 3 Day Startup , this event is open to past 3 Day Startup particiapants. We are looking for strong candidates that can fill the following roles:

·       Software Engineer

·       Business (Finance, Marketing, Biz Dev)

·       Graphic Design (Web, Print)

·       Advertising, PR

·       Other: Wildcards, Raw Passion

·       Experience with and interest in the vacation rental market is a plus.


April 13th at 2pm until Sunday April 15th at 10pm


Homeaway World Headquarters:
1011 West 5th Street
Austin, TX 78703


We know many people with great ideas who fail to execute on them for a variety of reasons: lack of time or money, no access to the right people, or not enough confidence to make the plunge. We provide all of the resources to bring an idea to life with the help of 39 other highly skilled and motivated individuals.

3 Day Startup is a great way to get the community excited about entrepreneurship and to spend an intense weekend with creative people who want to actually bring an idea to life as opposed to sitting back and listening to YATAE (yet another talk about entrepreneurship). It’s also a social and business experiment to see how much a group of passionate people can accomplish over the course of 60 hours.