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Written by Jessica Cox | July 20, 2015

Damien Patton Keynote: The Entrepreneurial Journey of a Serial Groundbreaker

In Damien Patton's Monday keynote at SXSW V2V we discovered how an untraditional journey often makes for a great entrepreneur. Varied experiences enabled Damien to bring a diverse perspective to the table and offer more value to his audience. Determination proved greater than expertise. This powerful takeaway is just one...

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Written by Hugh Forrest | July 20, 2015

At SXSW V2V, John Bates Coaches Successful Communication With Investors

An expert in successful speaking, John Bates follows a (relatively) simple mantra: “Communication is not logical, it is biological.”

In his presentation at SXSW V2V on Monday morning, July 20, Bates spoke about the three major elements of neurobiology that founders should remember when pitching to investors. He...

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Written by Jessica Cox | July 19, 2015

Sunday Funday

Welcome to Las Vegas and Year Three of SXSW V2V! Below are some quick reminders to get your conference experience off to a great start:

4pm - 10pm — Badge Pick Up — Come and say "Hi!" at Da Vinci 3! Bring your QuickCode and photo ID then pick...

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Written by SXSW Staff Writer | July 17, 2015

What Happens in Vegas

Get to market quickly and let your customer refine your focus. Know when to bootstrap and when to seek financing. Hire smart, work hard, build diverse teams and never give up.

These are just a few of the lessons we’ve learned growing Zayo, a global bandwidth infrastructure provider, from start-up...