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Monday, March 16 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Student Startup Madness: Entrepreneurial Eight

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Student Startup Madness (SSM) is a nationwide tournament for college student digital media startups, culminating with the Entrepreneurial Eight national finals at SXSW. Open to student startups from any US college, SSM holds its first two rounds of competition online, supported and promoted by outstanding host universities with excellent on-campus entrepreneurship programs: Arizona State, Bucknell, Cornell, Georgia State, Michigan State, St. Louis U, Seton Hall, UC Davis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and University of Washington (UW).
This year's SSM national tournament started with a field of 64 teams in November and reduced to 32 teams in the regional semi-final round in January. On January 29, the 2014-15 SSM Entrepreneurial Eight was announced with teams from Bucknell, Cornell, Georgia State, Michigan, Michigan State, Wash U in St. Louis, University of Chicago and UW in Tacoma. On March 16th, a National SSM Champion will be crowned.

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Tim Dickson

IT Innovation Consultant, Samsung Global Innovation Center
Tim Dickson serves as Executive Director and CIO for Emerging Technologies and User Experience at Dell. He is responsible for the strategic adoption of emerging technologies and improving Dell team members’ IT experience.
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Kristina Hahn

Head of Consumer Packaged Goods, Google
As the Head of Consumer Packaged Goods, Kristina’s team partners with CPG companies to design solutions that solve their business challenges. She builds brands digitally across all screens utilizing Google’s search, display, video, social, mobile and programmatic offering. Kristina... Read More →

Brendon Kim

Managing Dir, Strategic Investments Group, Samsung Open Innovation Center
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Raymond Liao

Managing Dir of investment, Samsung Global Innovation Center
Dr. Raymond Liao is a Managing Director of investment at Samsung Global Innovation Center, with special focus on Big Data, Cloud, AI, and Security.

Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon B