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

David Partners With Goliath: BD Hacks for Startups

Tuesday, March 17
11:00AM - 12:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon 1
110 E 2nd St

Successful startups are built around strong strategic partnerships. Our panel of business development gurus will discuss tactics that will propel your company forward and attract the right partner. Learn how to build partnerships that rock, keeping you, your partners and your customers happy and thriving. As a startup, partnerships can fuel your bottom line and increase customer acquisition. When talking to large partners, be aware how a Goliath can make or break your company. This panel will discuss why you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket when it comes to major partnerships and why it’s important to engineer partnerships that support a wide-range of services and customers.

Our panelists have been building partnerships their entire careers, assembling some of the largest partnerships in the tech industry. Learn from these industry experts as they cover the good, the bad, and the ugly of architecting large-scale partnerships.


#sxsw #Goliath


Bernie Brenner

Co-Founder/EVP Business Dev

TrueCar Inc

Bob Rosin

VP Business Dev


Maria Karaivanova

Head of Business Dev


Niall Wall

SVP Business & Corporate Dev



Interactive Badge, Gold Badge, Platinum Badge
Solo / Dual / Panel
Work and Career

Thanks to our sponsors

Miller Lite Esurance AT&T IFC Mazda USA Monster Energy McDonalds logo CapitalOne logo PepsiCo logo Austin Chronicle

Music sponsor

Sonic Bids

Interactive sponsor

Phillips logo