2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Entrepreneurs & Storytelling Meet Up

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How do you 'stand out' in a sea of startups, especially when over 40 million people in the US are involved in an entrepreneurial activity? Join Lyn Graft, producer and entrepreneurial storyteller, who has filmed over 400 entrepreneurs in the last 10 years and hosted SXSW panels on 'Storytelling for Entrepreneurs & Startups', along with a number of prominent entrepreneurs and storytelling experts to learn more about what it means to tell your story. Meet successful founders to learn how to use storytelling to differentiate your startup and make your idea or business stand apart from the rest. We'll be promoting discussion on: how to create a unique story for your startup; how to leverage your 'David vs. Goliath' underdog position as an entrepreneur; examples of entrepreneurs and startups that have successfully differentiated their business; how creating champions can spread your story rapidly; and the best methods for presenting your business in an authentic and interesting way.



Lyn Graft


LG Pictures

I film entrepreneurs for a living. Over 400 to date such as the founders of Whole Foods, LinkedIn, Zappos, Paul Mitchell, Playboy, Clear Channel, Dropbox and Tom’s Shoes. I've produced over 700 videos including CNBC’s first primetime TV series, 200 videos for Dell Corporation, 150 for President Obama, 35 videos for Microsoft, 25 videos for SXSW, 60 videos for Nestle/Sweet Leaf Tea and 30 videos for RISE Global. I've launched 8 companies and has raised $10.0M in venture funding. I am Advisor to SXSW and to the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs. I've got a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Texas and I fought snow skiing for 4 years. My best friend is a four legged named @FittyG

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