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Monday, March 16
 

9:30am

ATI Fast Pitch Hilton Austin Downtown Salon KBart Bohn • Omar El-Ayat • Sean Jacobsohn • Bryan Stolle Bitcoin at SXSW 2015: What Is Bitcoin? Hilton Austin Downtown Salon GNic Cary • Tatiana Moroz • Sean Neville • Will O\'brien • Stephen Pair Building Businesses on Open Government Data Hilton Austin Downtown Salon EMarc DaCosta • Joel Gurin • Ian Kalin • Jed Sundwall Expressive Interactive Interfaces Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BJosh Bard • Madeline Gannon • Carmel Majidi • Evan Shimizu Future of Analytics: Info When You Need to Know Radisson Town Lake Riverside BallroomGreg Adams • Erick Brethenoux • Lisa Seacat Deluca • Robin Grosset HATCH Pitch Competition for Tech Startups: Part 1 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon ASteve Forte • Rick Pleczko • Aya Zook How to Successfully Work with Brand Innovators Hilton Austin Downtown Salon FTarah Feinberg • David Min • Gregarious Narain • John Ross Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition: Part 1 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JShirley Bergin • Mark Cuban • Harsh Patel • Dan Watkins Tech Talk: Building A Startup Ecosystem Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DJoshua Baer • Jordan Bell-Masterson • Adam Klein • Lawrence Mandes • Marc Nager • Clara Sieg The Next Billion Dollar Company Will Come From EU! Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HJoe Brantuk • Farley Duvall • Dirk Kanngiesser • Andrew Romans The eCommerce Friction Lab JW Marriott Room 301-302Jim Emerson • Simon Goodall eXtreme Agile Build Party JW Marriott Salon FJoe Justice • JJ Sutherland

10:00am

11:00am

Leading Digital: Mastering Digital Transformation ACC Ballroom GGeorge Westerman Beyond the Money: VC Tools, Community and Support Hilton Austin Downtown Salon ENicola Korzenko • Dan Kozikowski • Brittany Laughlin • Christiaan Vorkink Bitcoin at SXSW 2015: Bitcoin 2.0 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon GVitalik Buterin • Constance Choi • Patrick Deegan • Joyce Kim • Charlie Lee • Jed Mccaleb CoFounders Austin by The TechMap Hilton Austin Downtown Salon KJohan Borge • Veronika Borge • Christian Monsegue Connected Retail: Clicks and Mortar Meet Up JW Marriott Room 501Julie Augustyn • Stacey Keating Diversity in Tech Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DJukay Hsu • Diana Lopez-Obaldo • John Lyman • Laura Weidman Powers • Jason Towns HATCH Pitch Competition for Tech Startups: Part 2 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon ARami Essaid • Sumeet Jain • Kerry Rupp • Jared Stasik How to Create Great Partnerships with Startups Hilton Austin Downtown Salon FPete Blackshaw • Kayode Owens • Gina Squara • Cary Tilds Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition: Part 2 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JJoe Cunningham • Evan Melrose • Lee Wrubel Mentor Session: Will Turnage Courtyard Marriott Brazos IWill Turnage Shaping Technology for Improved Future Human Life Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BKen Goldberg • Jeremiah Owyang • Thanassis Rikakis • Manuela Veloso Stand Out and Break In: Startup Go to Market Guide Radisson Town Lake Riverside BallroomEric Gore • Michael Gresty • Colleen Hayes • Irina Mladenova Unlocking Global Potential: Science and Technology Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HJennifer Haskell • Jeffrey Margolis • Mandy Sutton • Cynthia Traeger When New Businesses Hatch at the Public Library Hilton Austin Downtown Austin Chamber OfficesPeter French • Alan Weinkrantz

12:30pm

Everything Eric Ries Has Learned Since 2011 ACC Ballroom DTed Greenwald • Eric Ries Bitcoin at SXSW 2015: A Future with Bitcoin Hilton Austin Downtown Salon GJake Benson • Elsa Broeker • Dan Elitzer • Tina Hui • Marco Santori Carnegie Mellon Interactive Technology Startups Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BSophie Lebrecht • Priya Narasimhan • Illah Nourbakhsh • Matt Tesch Disruptive Innovators Under Attack Hilton Austin Downtown Salon EFrank Moss • Kevin O\'Malley • Gary Shapiro Emergence of Portuguese Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HMarco Bravo • José da Franca • João Pereira • Joao Preira • João Vasconcelos • Pedro Rocha Vieira Fair and Square: Equity Splits for Startups Hilton Austin Downtown Austin Chamber OfficesMike Moyer HATCH Pitch Competition: Part 3 and Awards Hilton Austin Downtown Salon AJohn Frankel • Balaji Gopinath • Jon Karlen How I Built It: In Conversation with Ben Milne Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DTom Foster • Ben Milne Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition: Part 3 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JLesa Mitchell • Michael Venerable • Steven Yecies KITE Presents Startups Pitch for Brand Partnerships Hilton Austin Downtown Salon FJeremy Basset • Alisa Leonard • Mark Silva • Rachel Weiss Longhorn Startup Showcase Hilton Austin Downtown Salon KBen Dyer • Rudy Garza • Lydia McClure • Nick Spiller Mentor Session: Mark Castleman Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIIMark Castleman Mentor Session: Mike Groener Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIMike Groener Mentor Session: Richard Locke Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIIRichard Locke Mentor Session: Sharon Mays Courtyard Marriott Brazos ISharon Mays

3:30pm

Creative Destruction ACC Ballroom BJason Ashlock A Must for Startups: 10 Tips About Law Enforcement Hilton Austin Downtown Salon ENate Cardozo • Nick Grossman • Nicole Nearing • Marc Rogers • Jamie Tomasello Against All Odds: Overcoming Startup Challenges Hilton Austin Downtown Salon FKara Bortone • Laura Entis • Lindy Fishburne • Ethan Perlstein, Ph.d. Attracting Foreign Direct Investment via LinkedIn Hilton Austin Downtown Austin Chamber OfficesEli Mercer • Andy Sanderson Austin’s Biotech Boom: Five Revolutionary Startups Hilton Austin Downtown Salon KTamsen Barrett • John Burns Bitcoin at SXSW 2015: Impact on Developing World Hilton Austin Downtown Salon GConnie Gallippi • Sean Percival • Sebastian Serrano • Peter Smith • Jonathan Zobro Bringing Our A-Game to Technical Venture Funds Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DAntonio Arocha • Reid Calhoon • Kirk Coburn • Oliver Diaz • Jeremy Sweek Funding Your Social Startup: Crowdfunding vs VC? Hilton Austin Downtown Salon AAlisa Cordesius • David Heath • Wes Selke • Suzi Sosa How to Find Success from Failure Meet up JW Marriott Room 508Clay Whitaker Mentor Session: Josh Inglis Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIIJosh Inglis Money Talks ACC Ballroom AMellody Hobson • Tom Meredith NY Tech Meet Up JW Marriott Room 501Andy Saldaña SmartUrbanization: New Perspectives on City Growth Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HJill Fehrenbacher • John Gartner • Adam Gettings • Horace Luke Student Startup Madness: Entrepreneurial Eight Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BTim Dickson • Kristina Hahn • Brendon Kim • Raymond Liao SXSW V2V Meet Up JW Marriott Room 504Christine Auten US Immigration Options for Startups and Beyond Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JSharon Brenner

3:45pm

4:00pm

4:15pm

5:00pm

Why You Need a Business Story and How to Create It ACC Ballroom BDavid Sloly Are You A Builder or A Backer? Hilton Austin Downtown Salon ASarah Leary • Aileen Lee • Leena Rao Bitcoin at SXSW 2015: Real World Applications Hilton Austin Downtown Salon GAdam Draper • Vinny Lingham • Adam Ludwin • Nick Sullivan Bitcoin: What It Needs To Succeed ACC Exhibit Hall 5Jefferson Graham • Cameron Winklevoss • Tyler Winklevoss Check Online for Session Scheduled in This Timeslot Hilton Austin Downtown Salon K Direct to Consumer in A Post-Amazon World Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HBayard Winthrop Fostering A Culture of Intrapreneurship Hilton Austin Downtown Austin Chamber OfficesDan Graham Houston Influencers Meet Up JW Marriott Room 501Brian Lang Is EU Privacy Legislation Killing Data Science? Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JSimon Morrissey • Aurélie Pols Mentor Session: Brian Zisk Courtyard Marriott Brazos IBrian Zisk Mentor Session: Michelle Hendrix Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIIMichelle Hendrix Mentor Session: Natalie Currie Courtyard Marriott Brazos INatalie Currie Not the Fun Police: Leveraging HR the Right Way Hilton Austin Downtown Salon EKelli Dragovich • Margaret Wheeler Search Marketing Meet Up JW Marriott Room 508Bill Leake Student Startup Madness: Finals and Championship Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BKristina Hahn • Heather Dawn Miller • Anis Uzzaman The Disruptors Dream Team Hilton Austin Downtown Salon FDavid Duncan • Nicole Fisher • Bernard Munos • Melinda Richter Top Ten Ways to Be A Great Technology Startup Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DRebecca Taylor

5:15pm

5:30pm