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Saturday, March 14 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Are Global Markets Finally Worth the Hassle?

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More startups are engaging globally despite the added red tape and headaches of working across borders. Global technologies from Kickstarter to UPS enable a variety of consumer-facing startups to engage globally at a lower cost and with less hassle. eBay reports that ninety-eight percent of its commercial sellers now trade internationally. Governments are also getting involved, providing money to startups to develop companies, offering assistance to those looking to trade internationally, and showing up at SXSW to tout themselves as destinations for globally-minded entrepreneurs.
This panel will identify how technology and public policy affect startups on often accidental global journeys. Panelists will evaluate the importance of engaging in the global marketplace for startups; explore challenges specific to the global marketplace; identify how technology can help remove barriers; and outline why startups should care about policies made by governments in today’s borderless economy.

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Bryan Breckenridge

Exec Dir, Box.org
Bryan Breckenridge is Executive Director of Box.org, Box’s charitable and philanthropic initiative. In his role, Bryan oversees the company’s efforts to empower global nonprofits to operate efficiently and meet their missions. Prior to Box, Bryan founded the nonprofit-facing... Read More →
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Jake Colvin

Exec Dir, Global Innovation Forum
Through the Global Innovation Forum, Jake connects startups with corporations and governments to explore the opportunities and challenges of engaging in the global marketplace in the digital age.
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Althea Erickson

Dir, Public Policy, Etsy
Althea Erickson is director of public policy at Etsy, the marketplace for creative people to buy and sell unique goods. Althea leads Etsy’s government relations and advocacy efforts, focusing on educating and advising policymakers on the issues that micro-entrepreneurs and creative... Read More →
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Lindsey Grossman

Group Mgr/Business Dev & Partnerships, Intuit
Lindsey Grossman, drives strategic product partnerships for Intuit's QuickBooks Online ecosystem, including end-to-end integration partnerships in payments, payroll, and financial management at a worldwide level. In addition to developing product-focused partnerships strategies and... Read More →
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Kavita Shukla

Founder & CEO, Fenugreen
Kavita is the Founder & CEO of Fenugreen, a social enterprise taking on the massive global challenge of food waste with a simple innovation, FreshPaper. Kavita holds four patents, and has received several international honors as an inventor, designer, and entrepreneur, including the... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon K

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