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Sunday, March 15 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Selling Your Startup to A Big Company

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Working with a large company can offer lots of benefits to a startup – access to customers, access to new markets, product integration opportunities and simply, the chance to ride a big company's large marketing coattails. Big companies also represent a potential source of capital and ultimately the most likely exit opportunity for entrepreneurs. However, cultivating these relationships is tricky, can be very distracting, and without careful thought can ultimately lead an entrepreneur down the wrong path. We'll explore the art and science of managing these relationships. Join two experts – one who founded and sold a company, and the other who bought it from him – as they provide guidance on this topic.

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avatar for Bill Boebel

Bill Boebel

Founder, Pingboard
CEO and founder of Pingboard, the modern company directory. Serial entrepreneur, director at Capital Factory and an investor in a bunch of really cool companies.
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Jim Curry

SVP, Strategy & Corporate Dev, Rackspace Hosting
Jim Curry is the Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development for Rackspace. He joined Rackspace in 2006 to lead the company’s strategic initiatives including new business startup and incubation, venture investing, mergers and acquisitions and strategic partnerships... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hilton Austin Downtown Room 412 500 E 4th St

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