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Theme: Startup Village and Business [clear filter]
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Sunday, March 15
 

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A University's Role in Funding Startups Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BFrank Rimalovski
Commerce Startup Discussion Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HPatrick Chugh • Cosmin-Gabriel Ene • Ki-Bum Park • Ho Yang • Seong Yang Friend or Foe? How Government Impacts Startups Hilton Austin Downtown Salon EWill Hurd • Virginia Lam • Veronica O\'Connell • Rachel Wolbers German Entrepreneurship on Speed Hilton Austin Downtown Salon ACurt Simon Harlinghausen • Heiko Hubertz • Katja Nettesheim • Alexander Schlaubitz How to Build Your Platform Meet Up JW Marriott Room 509Ryan Williams Navigating the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Mexico Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JMauricio Ballesteros • Luis X Barrios Out of Bounds: The Rise of A-National Companies Hilton Austin Downtown Salon KJeffrey Chester • Jacques Cremer • Benoît Thieulin Rock, Meet Hard Place: Does Law Stifle Innovation? Hilton Austin Downtown Room 412Basha Rubin • Nabiha Syed Sandbox Stories, Creating a Space for Social Good Austin City Hall Council ChambersMarian Goodell • Courtney Klein • Chelsea McCullough • James Stice SXSW Accelerator: Enterprise and Smart Data Tech 3 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon FGBrad King • Bob Metcalfe • Bryan Stolle The Rise of Maker Millionaires Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DRobert Thomas Trilogy: A Killer Network Can Transform Your Town Hilton Austin Downtown Room 400-402Heather Brunner • Scott Francis • John Price • Chris Taylor

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The Freedom Of Staying Private ACC Ballroom CAvi Steinlauf Ayrton Senna's Lesson for International Startups Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DMichiel Frackers • Arthur van Hoff Designing Austin’s Economy - An Innovation Uproar? Hilton Austin Downtown Room 400-402Jim Butler • Thomas Osha • Michele Skelding • Whurley • William Whurley German Startup Engine: E-Commerce Hilton Austin Downtown Salon AJames Bilodeau • Rick Timmins • Norbert Wangnick How to Make it Rain: Impact Investors Tell All Austin City Hall Council ChambersHazami Barmada • Ann DeRosa • Steve Guengerich • Sean Moore Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Build a Startup Community Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BLindsey Gray Makers: Technology for Development and Innovation Hilton Austin Downtown Salon KSename Koffi Agbodjinou • Kat Borlongan • Erik Hersman • Rand Hindi Mentor Session: Asif Ramji Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIAsif Ramji Mentor Session: James Sinclair Courtyard Marriott Brazos IJames Sinclair Mentor Session: Nadya Powell Courtyard Marriott Brazos IINadya Powell Raving Fans: How Social Impact Activates Customers Hilton Austin Downtown Room 412Zita Cassizi Right Brain Leadership Hilton Austin Downtown Austin Chamber OfficesMac Richard • Roy Spence Sex, Drugs and Bitcoin: Vice vs Virtue Investing Hilton Austin Downtown Salon ECindy Gallop • Raj Ganguly • Arjan Schütte SXSW Accelerator: Digital Health and Life Science 3 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon FGCasper de Clercq • Brad King The Latin American Acceleration Scene Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JPatricia Galván • Dimitrio Gomez • Pablo Salazar The Millennial Entrepreneurs Meet Up JW Marriott Room 509Natalie Moss Virtualization and Gamification of Global Commerce Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HDavid Chung • Marcus Dantus • Guillermo Garza • Jim Hite • Andres Nieto • Quentin Paquelier

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Why Patents Are Killing Innovation ACC Ballroom CNathan Siedle 1+ Many: The Power of Convening for Social Impact Hilton Austin Downtown Room 400-402Scott Collier • Erin Grey • Brian Schoenbaum • Steve Wanta Be Epic: The Art of Bold Decision Making ACC Ballroom APhil Libin Bill Gurley and Malcolm Gladwell in Conversation ACC Exhibit Hall 5Malcolm Gladwell • Bill Gurley Disrupting the Venture Capital Landscape Hilton Austin Downtown Salon ETerry Chase Hazell • Joshua Henderson • Lorrie Keating-Heinemann • Ray Leach Distilling Your Selling Process to Seven Steps Hilton Austin Downtown Room 412Jim Martino • Jim Parker Forget the Glass Ceiling: Build A Biz Without One Hilton Austin Downtown Austin Chamber OfficesRuta Aidis PhD • Geri Stengel From Mao to Now: China’s Great Brand Realignment Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JAaron Lau German Startup Engine: Travel and Mobility Hilton Austin Downtown Salon AClaire England • George Karutz, Jr • Sandeep Kumar How Universities Can Create More Startups Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BMiriam Altman • Tlacael Esparza Latino and Latina Entrepreneur and Startup Meet Up JW Marriott Room 502-503Sara Inés Calderón Mentor Session: David Briggs Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIDavid Briggs Mentor Session: Joy Miller Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIIJoy Miller Mentor Session: Paolo Nagari Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIIPaolo Nagari SXSW Accelerator: Innovative World Technologies 3 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon FGJustin Fishner-Wolfson • Brad King • Benjamin Ling • Bob Metcalfe The Dystopia of Digital Plutocrats Hilton Austin Downtown Salon KFreeland Chrystia • Gaël Musquet • Jean-Baptiste Soufron The Innovation Revolution: Thinking Inside the Box Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DMark Randall The Last Mile: Disrupting Consumer Distribution Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HJonathan Downey • Amir Elaguizy • Nilam Ganenthiran • Ben Ponder

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Cleanweb: The New IT Frontier Presented by SXSW Eco Hilton Austin Downtown Salon ABlake Burris • Robert Day • Nick Sinai • Rick Yang Creating Pathways into the World of Social Impact Austin City Hall Council ChambersKelly Ballard • Janet Hale • Abbie Jung • Yalçın Pembecioglu Entrepreneurship vs MBA: Mutually Exclusive or Not Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BJeffrey Chemeres • Allen Lising • Erica Swallow • John Villwock Female Founders: Accelerator and Investor Edition Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HSara Brand • Karen Griffith Gryga • Shari Wynne Ressler • Reshma Sohoni Incentivizing Early Funding With Angel Tax Credits Hilton Austin Downtown Room 412Barbara Boxer • Amy Millman Mentor Session: Emma Hochman Courtyard Marriott Brazos IEmma Hochman Mentor Session: Jason Ashlock Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIJason Ashlock Mentor Session: Lauren Fritsch Courtyard Marriott Brazos IILauren Fritsch NeoAngel Funded Conscious Capitalism Hilton Austin Downtown Salon ERafa Baca • Manny Fernandez • Sylvia Flores One World, Two Internets: China's Tech Innovation Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JJustin Tsang Reinventing America: Betting Big on the Heartland Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DTing Gootee • Terry Howerton • Noah Lewis • Paul Noglows SXSW Accelerator: Entertainment and Content Tech 3 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon FGRichard Garriott • Brad King • Kay Koplovitz • Bob Metcalfe • Hamet Watt The Ecosystem Approach to Social Impact Hilton Austin Downtown Room 400-402Philip Berber • Erine Gray • Lewis Hower • Zoe Schlag The Risk and Return of African Startups Hilton Austin Downtown Salon KAngela Bekkers • Omar Cisse • Tahira Dosani • Oltac Unsal Using Consumer Goods for Cultural Transformation Hilton Austin Downtown Austin Chamber OfficesLiz Forkin Bohannon

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Inc. Presents: The Honest Company ACC Ballroom DJessica Alba • Lindsay Blakely • Brian Lee Demystifying the Startup Accelerator Journey Hilton Austin Downtown Room 400-402Matthew Cartagena • Luke Deering • Patrick Riley • Diane Tate Do Good. Feel Good: The Science of Altruistic Acts Hilton Austin Downtown Salon ESebastian Buck • Kathy Delaney • Devon Eyer • Michael Norton Here's the Pitch! Student Start Up Pitches Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BJohn Balen • John Ciecholewski • Paul Roman • Rhett Weiss Israel: Small Country, Big Ideas Hilton Austin Downtown Austin Chamber OfficesZack Miller • Bruce Taragin Mentor Session: Geoff Wilson Courtyard Marriott Brazos IGeoff Wilson New Colossuses: Creating Trust for Immigrants Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HRomish Badani • Manan Mehta • James Richards • Martin Wallner Rise of the Rest Pitch Competition Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DTroy Carter • Steve Case • Sallie Krawcheck Selling Your Startup to A Big Company Hilton Austin Downtown Room 412Bill Boebel • Jim Curry Startup Economics in Emerging Markets Hilton Austin Downtown Salon KTayo Akinyemi • Maja Andjelkovic • Senam Beheton • Toni Eliasz SXSW Accelerator: Social Technologies 3 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon FGKevin Colleran • Christine Herron • Brad King • Bob Metcalfe SXSW Eco Startup Speed Pitches presented by Austin Energy Hilton Austin Downtown Salon AMitch Jacobson TechDiasporas: African and Asian Startups Fuel Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JSamir Abdelkrim • Arnaud Auger