SXSW Accelerator: Entertainment & Content Tech
SXSW Accelerator pitch event presented by Oracle is a platform to allow early stage technology startups to pitch their product and/or services to industry technology experts, high profiled media personnel, and Venture Capitalists / Angel Investors. Three companies that have advanced from the previous day and earlier round within the Entertainment & Content Tech category will dazzle a live audience, panel of three judges and co-emcees with their ideas, innovations, product and/or service on Sunday, March 9. A grand prize winner for each category will be selected at the end of the day as part of the evening SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony.
The Entertainment & Content Technologies category highlights technologies for news, publishing, gaming, music, film, television, video, streaming and digital storytelling, as well as new and hybrid forms of these ideas. These are reinventing the ways in which we learn, relax and enjoy our time. This category also contains technologies that focus on other cultural sectors such as sports, travel, mapping, publishing and food as they pertain to entertainment.
Professor of Innovation
The University of Texas at Austin
Bob Metcalfe is an Internet Society Hall of Fame Pioneer. He started work on the Internet in 1970 at MIT, Harvard, and Stanford. He invented Ethernet at Xerox Parc in 1973. In 1979, the founded 3Com Corporation, which became part of HP in 2010. Today, more than a billion Ethernet ports ship annually, if you include WiFi, which Bob does. After 3Com, Bob spent a decade as a publisher-pundit and another decade as a venture capitalist. Bob is now Professor of Innovation in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
Ball State University
I'm a little bit country; I'm a little bit rock-and-roll. A former Wired and MIT Technology Review reporter, editor, and producer. Co-author of Dungeons and Dreamers. You can find out more about my life as a professor here: http://www.thedudeman.net/2008/02/22/about/.
David is the Founder and Managing Partner of BoxGroup, a New York City boutique seed-stage capital firm.
David is also the co-founder of TechStars NYC and previously served as Managing Director of the program.
David was named to NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and serves on the Investor Board of Venture for America. He is also a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal ‘The Accelerators’ online blog.
Prior to joining TechStars, David served as Executive Vice President of Interactive Strategies at kgb, a global information services company. While at kgb, David founded and lead Knowmore.com, a social aggregation startup within kgb.
David has a B.A. in American History from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Read more: http://www.crunchbase.com/person/david-tisch#ixzz2aCcFNF1u
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