Advisory Board and Coaches

SXSW V2Venture 2015 Advisory Board

The individuals listed below were instrumental to the success of the 2015 SXSW V2Venture event. Their hard work, diligence and support in bringing together the future of the technology industry to the SXSW V2Venture event are greatly appreciated.

Karen Allen | TAG Strategic | Los Angeles, CA
Digital Strategist, connector, startup junkie

Liz Bacelar | Decoded Fashion | Ardsley, NY
Decoded Fashion Founder

Annie Badavas | BeneRialto | Sunnyvale, CA
Adventurous, ambitious, willing

Josh Bob | Experian QAS | Brookline, MA
Giant slush aficionado

Richard Burns Nixon | San Francisco Fashion and Merchant Alliance Inc | San Francisco, CA
Economist, artist, theoretician

Cameo Carlson | Borman Entertainment | Nashville, TN
Digital Ninja

David Cohn | Circa | Berkeley, CA
Tech reporter and entrepreneur

Chris Eben | The Working Group | Toronto, ON
Investor, entrepreneur, speaker

Kyle Ellicott | Wearable World | San Francisco, CA
Entrepreneur, wearables, IOT

Sharon Eshaghian | Government of Israel Economic Mission | Los Angeles, CA
Startup connector

Robin Farmanfarmaian | Singularity University | Moffett Field, CA
Entrepreneur, technologist, philanthropist

Julie Germany | DCI Group and CampaignTech | Washington, DC
Politics, advocacy, technology

Owen Geronimo | SFFAMA INC | San Francisco, CA
Creative, charismatic, innovator

Nathan Gross | Doximity and Rock Health | San Francisco, CA
Pay it forward

Mike Gursha | Curemark | Rye, NY
Entrepreneur, innovator, strategist

Jamie Hall | MocoSpace
Boston, MA Mobile technology entrepreneur

Alicia Heazlitt | International Center for Long Term Care Innovation | Louisville, KY
Creative, collaborative startup connector

Judd Hollas | EquityNet, LLC | Fayetteville, AR
Inventor, crowdfunding pioneer

Chad Hoover | Burnout Game Ventures | Orlando, FL
Independent game entrepreneur

Bruce Houghton | Hypebot.com and Skyline Music | Whitefeld, NH
Music entrepreneur

Eric Kavanagh | The Bloor Group | Wimberley, TX
Agile, curious, excitable

Jennifer Lee | Plympton | Lincoln, MA
Journalist, writer, headhunter

Rohit Mathur | TiE Austin | Cedar Park, TX
Dependable, entrepreneurial, and ambitious

Mollie McDowell | Rock Health | San Francisco, CA
Marketing Manager

Keval Mehta | Inrfood | Raleigh, NC
Digitizing preventative healthcare

Max Neuberger | Jewish Insider | Mount Washington, MD
Constantly curious

John Richards | FirstStep Capital, LLC | Provo, UT
Entrepreneur, investor, mentor, professor

Dharmishta Rood | Code for America | San Francisco, CA
Civic, technology, optimist

Joy Schoffler | Leverage PR | Austin,TX
Principal of Leverage PR

Todd Tate | Live365, Inc and SF MusicTech Summit, ChatWithTheBand, Playlist.com | San Francisco, CA
Music, business, tech

Mike Templeman | Foxtail Marketing | American Fork, UT
Entrepreneur, writer, father

Rick Turoczy | PIE and Silicon Florist | Portland, OR
Obsessed with Portland

Billie Whitehouse | Wearable Experiments | New York, NY
Garment engineer and technology enthusiast

Hubert Zajicek | Health Wildcatters | Dallas, TX
Accelerate healthcare innovation

Brian Zisk | SF MusicTech Summit | San Francisco, CA
Visionary connector/entrepreneur

SXSW V2Venture 2015 Coaches

Brian Lang (Facilitator) | EnergizingHealth

Dana Abramovitz | SXSW

Karen Allen | Karen Allen Consulting

Sivaram Arabandi | Ontopro

Katie Baker | Kauffman Foundation

Trey Bowles | Dallas Entrepreneurial Center

Zach Brandon | Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce

Lynn Banaszak Brusco | Disruptive Health Technology Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Kim Evans | Seremedi

Jeffery Frey | University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Karen Griffith Gyga | DreamIt

Jason Hardebeck | DreamIt Ventures

Zac Jiwa | M17

Deborah Mansfield | Houston Technology Center

Hall Martin | Entrepreneur Network

Nicole Moss | NextGen Capital Markets

Marc Nathan | SeedInvest

Hesam Panahi | Red Labs, University of Houston

Emily Roccheggiani | Ayden

Jason Seats | Techstars

Tracy Warren | Astarte Ventures

Ron Yerkes | RocketSpace