The Judging Process
Each of the five finalists within the five categories have two minutes to present their entry. After each presentation, the emcee and the category judges have seven minutes to provide constructive criticism to assist these finalists in their business planning, technology development, sales, and marketing. Winners are chosen in each category and announced at the V2Venture Awards Ceremony at the end of the day.
V2Venture 2014 Emcee
Christine Herron, Intel Capital
Our emcee for 2014 will be Christine Herron. Christine is a Director at Intel Capital, where she invests in Internet and digital services companies. At Intel, Christine has led investments including betaworks, E la Carte, Goldbely, Jelli, Movable Ink, and Storenvy. She previously was an investor at First Round Capital and Omidyar Network, working with companies such as Double Verify, Get Satisfaction, Mint, and Common Sense Media. At Geocapital Partners, Christine funded Netcom and AXON Networks, two key builders of Internet infrastructure. She was also a hands-on operator at Mission Research and NetObjects, and was the founder and CEO of e-commerce SaaS vendor Mercury2. Christine works as an active catalyst for startup teams, and is an enthusiastic advisor to both 500 Startups and StartX.
V2Venture 2014 Judges
We will be announcing the full line up of 2014 V2Venture judges in the coming months. Stay tuned to sxswv2v.com, sign up for our newsletter, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter for all the latest news and updates.
2013 V2Venture Judges included: Susan Badger, Badger Consulting Group LLC; Thomas Ball, Austin Ventures; Wayne Chang, Twitter; Paige Craig; Abhas Gupta, Mohr Davidow Ventures; Christine Herron, Intel Capital; Missy Krasner, Morgenthaler Ventures; Jeff Livingston, McGraw-Hill Education; Larry Marcus, Walden Ventures Capital; Scott Nolan, Founders Fund; Shauntel Poulson, NewSchools Venture Fund; David S. Rose, Gust; Julie Sandler, Madrona Venture Group; Andreas Stavropoulos, Draper Fisher Jurvetson; and Andy White, VegasTechFund.