2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Selling Your Startup to A Big Company

Sunday, March 15
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Room 412
500 E 4th St

Working with a large company can offer lots of benefits to a startup – access to customers, access to new markets, product integration opportunities and simply, the chance to ride a big company's large marketing coattails. Big companies also represent a potential source of capital and ultimately the most likely exit opportunity for entrepreneurs. However, cultivating these relationships is tricky, can be very distracting, and without careful thought can ultimately lead an entrepreneur down the wrong path. We'll explore the art and science of managing these relationships. Join two experts – one who founded and sold a company, and the other who bought it from him – as they provide guidance on this topic.


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Bill Boebel



Bill is a product-focused entrepreneur who loves building solutions to problems and helping others do the same. Bill was the founder and CTO of Webmail.us, which provided email accounts to hundreds...

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Jim Curry

SVP, Strategy & Corporate Dev

Rackspace Hosting

Jim Curry is the Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development for Rackspace. He joined Rackspace in 2006 to lead the company’s strategic initiatives including new business startup and...

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