From top left, photos in linear order — Yoli Chisholm, Phil Simon, Blake Miller, Beverly Ingle, Michael Manning, David Manshoory, Esther Kuperman, Atul Vashistha, Jennifer Joe, Nick Slavin, Sam Shank and Joy Schoffler.
For the second year of SXSW V2V, we received an abundance of high-quality submissions from industry experts around the world. Today we share the results of the community, staff and advisory board voting process. Immense appreciation to each of these groups for their time and effort in helping shape the 2014 SXSW V2V lineup.
The programming below speaks to a number of larger themes critical to startup culture categorized at V2V as Business Development and Strategy, Creativity and Inspiration, Social and Cultural Impact, Tech Development and Design, Funding, and Policy and Regulation. Look for programming breakdown by theme in specific session pages and print materials onsite to assist in easily navigating the event and attending the talks that matter most to you and your work.
Remember a SXSW V2V badge is required to attend any of the sessions listed below. Register today to join the SXSW V2V community and hear from these inspirational voices in Las Vegas July 13 - 16 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Even more stellar programming announcements arriving in the coming weeks.
- Building The Whole Developer — Sabeen Ali (AngelHack)
- Design as a Differentiator for Mobile Commerce — Sam Shank (HotelTonight)
- How Not To Get Deported: Hacking A Startup Visa — Craig Montuori (PolitiHacks)
- I'm An Expert. Don't Trust Me. — Phil Simon (philsimon.com)
- Make Design Thinking Your Competitive Advantage — Beverly Ingle (Resilient By Design)
- Proprietary to OS: Giving Away $6M is Hard — Ed Schipul (Tendenci)
- Smart Money: Not All Funding is Created Equal — Matt Ehrlichman (Porch.com)
- Tackling Patent Trolls as a Startup — Daniel Nazer (Electronic Frontier Foundation) and Ruben Rodrigues (Foley & Lardner LLP)
- Zappos and the Innovation Silver Bullet Myth — Rian Schmidt (Zappos) and William Young (VegasTechFund)
- Alexis Finch, CEO & UX Lead at AgentFin Consulting
- April Wright Collins, Founder & President of Vintage Wine Marketing
- Aren Kaser, Co-founder & CEO of Igor Institute
- Asha Aravindakshan, Director of Talent Operations at Ashoka
- Atul Vashistha, Chairman & CEO of Neo Group
- Blake Miller, Partner at Think Big Partners
- Bob Smith, Partner at MySuccess.com Inc
- Carrie Layne, Founder & CEO of BestBuzz
- Catherine Cook, Co-Founder & VP Brand Strategy of MeetMe
- Chris Eben, Partner at The Working Group
- Craig Barker, Attorney at Barker Lee, PLLC
- Cristina Quitania, Founder & Host of Refashion.co
- Darlene Fiske, Owner of The Fiske Group: Public Relations and Marketing Strategies.
- DL Byron, Publisher at Textura Design Inc
- Esther Kuperman, CEO of Marketers Anonymous
- Gregory Green, Founder of Featuring.Me
- Jessica Tunon, Founder of NetwalkingDC
- Jim Galis, Director of Rocket Gaming Systems
- Jonathan Galaviz, Managing Director of Galaviz & Company LLC
- Justin Esgar, Owner of Autriv Software Development
- Krishna Gupta, CEO of Sortfolio
- Lon Taylor, Principal Usability Consultant of First Insights
- Michael Manning, Chief Relationship Officer at Rocksauce Studios
- Michael Schwartz, CEO of Gluu Inc
- Monique Maley, President of Articulate Persuasion
- Nick Slavin, Managing Partner at EES Ventures
- Shane Green, Founder & President of SGEi
- Sharon Mays, Partner at ID Marketing & Communications
- Tim Lee, Lawyer at Barker Lee, PLLC
- Yoli Chisholm, Digital Innovation Lead at Microsoft
- Plus 10 Mentors announced in April
- Forget the Flying Car, Just Get Me a Connected Car — Doug Newcomb (Newcomb Communications & Consulting), Chris Penrose (AT&T) and Victor Melfi (Voicebox)
- Hacking Academic Medical Center Silos — Jennifer Joe (Medstro)
- How to Make the Crowd Go Wild — Susan Cooney (Givelocity), David Manshoory (Asset Avenue), Joy Schoffler (Leverage PR) and Richard Rodman (Crowdentials)
- Perfect Marriage: Venture Capital + Marketing — Arthur Vallin (Harley and Company), Sarah Hall (Harley and Company), Rajesh Sawhney (GSF India) and Michael Walden (Seavest Financial Services)
- Startup Funding: Alternative Sources of Capital
- Startup Politics: Tech Inside the Beltway — Matt Lira (National Republican Senatorial Committee), Tracy Russo (Russo Strategies), Brian Lyle (Generation Opportunity) and Julie Germany (DCI Group)
- From Vision to Business Model to Brand — Justine Bloome (The Village Agency) and Patrick van der Pijl (Business Models Inc)
- Supercharged Storytelling for Startups — Martin Waxman (Thornley Fallis)
- Plus 4 Workshops announced early
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All information subject to change.