Meet our 2018 SXSW Judges
Senior Program Officer, The Kauffman Foundation
Investor, Samsung NEXT
Senior Vice President, Launch KC
Angel Investor, Strong Connexion, LLC
iTech Program Executive & OCT Innovation Lisason, NASA
Google Capital & Angel Investor
Angel Investor, Pipeline Angels
Founder, Start Co.
VP Social Innovation, Case Foundation
Investor, Daimler US's M&A Technology & Venture Group
Angel Investor, Pipeline Angels
Founding Partner, Sultan Ventures
Founding Member, NextGen Venture Partners
President, Start Co
Chief Revenue Officer, iFundWomen
Investor, Rubicon Venture Capital
Kelly Keenan Trumpbour
Investor, See Jane Invest, LLC
Serial Entrepreneur & Investor
Co-Founder of Code Fever & Blacktech Week
VP of Marketing, Venture Atlas Labs
Partner, Foundation Capital
Education Leader, Village Capital
Darlene Gillard Jones
Founder, digitalundivided & Gillard Jones Agency
Chief Executive & President, Pledge1%
Federal Business Development Manager, Startup Arlington
Thank you to our 2018 SXSW sponsors & partners
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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that works together with communities in education and entrepreneurship to create uncommon solutions and empower people to shape their futures and be successful. The Kauffman Foundation is based in Kansas City, Missouri, and uses its $2 billion in assets to collaboratively help people be self-sufficient, productive citizens.
Pledge 1% is a global movement, encouraging companies of all sizes to give back. Just donate 1% of your time, product, equity, and/or profit to any cause of your choice. Join the thousands of companies around the world who have already taken the pledge, and gain access to exclusive resources and a community of like-minded leaders.
Oh, did we tell you that by taking the pledge, you'll be able to use the Pledge 1% VIP Line at Startup Night SXSW 2018?!
Startup Arlington is an initiative created to promote Arlington as a technology and startup friendly community on a national level. For a few months each year, Arlington, VA hosts one startup technology company that wants to build its vision in our backyard.
The Case Foundation, created by digital pioneers Jean and Steve Case, is a diverse and dynamic institution by design. It creates programs and invests in people and organizations that harness the best impulses of entrepreneurship, innovation, technology and collaboration to drive exponential impact.
American Airlines® has a special offer for TechCo friends & family – companies who enroll in their Business Extra program can earn up to 600 bonus Business Extra points. The program allows your travelers to earn their AAdvantage® miles while collectively earning Business Extra points for the business. Enrollment is free, so take advantage of this special offer.
BlackTech Week is a minority centric ecosystem building festival based in Miami, partnering with founders, corporations, and the community to create a valuable six-day national experience for investors, entrepreneurs, and techies of every kind. Since inception in 2014, they have convened over 2700 participants, 150+ speakers, and 3 pitch competitions. Code Fever, BlackTech Week's parent organization, is an economic development 501c(3) focused on Inclusive Innovation and Competitiveness for highly motivated members and communities of the emerging majority.
The Global Entrepreneurship Network operates a platform of projects and programs in 170 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. Its flagship program, Global Entrepreneurship Week, connects 10 million people each November through events, activities and competitions designed to strengthen local and national ecosystems while shaping the next generation of entrepreneurs.
iFundWomen is on a mission to increase access to capital for female entrepreneurs, empowering women to start and grow better businesses. iFundWomen drives funding to startups and small businesses through a flexible crowdfunding platform with a pay-it-forward model, expert startup coaching, professional video production, and a private community for our entrepreneurs. iFundWomen is changing the business of how businesses launch.
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