2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Mobility Meets VC: Transportation Reinvented

Friday, March 11
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon B
500 E 4th St

For nearly 100 years, transportation systems as we know them remained largely unchanged. However, we are now undergoing a global paradigm shift as the world becomes increasingly urbanized, resources and infrastructure remain constrained, and shared mobility replaces traditional ownership models. In the face of these changes, new technologies (e.g., ride sharing, on-demand services, etc.) are emerging to reduce the existing frictions in the movement of goods, people, and services. The opportunity is apparent, and this discussion seeks to discuss the launch, funding, and scaling of these mobility companies—all while successfully navigating the challenges that emerge in this market.

Hashtags: #sxsw #MobilityVC


Chris Stallman at SXSW

Chris Stallman


Fontinalis Partners LLC

Chris Stallman is a Principal at Fontinalis Partners, a Detroit- and Boston-based venture capital firm that invests in next-generation mobility. Founded by Bill Ford (Executive Chairman of Ford Mo...

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Christina Bechhold at SXSW

Christina Bechhold

Investor/Strategic Investments

Samsung Global Innovation Center

Christina Bechhold is an investor at Samsung’s Global Innovation Center, focused on early stage investments in software and services. She is also Co-Founder and Managing Director of Empire Angels, ...

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Ted Serbinski at SXSW

Ted Serbinski

Managing Dir


Ted Serbinski is an entrepreneur and early stage investor operating at the intersection of Detroit's automotive dominance and its entrepreneurial resurgence. He is the Managing Director of Techstar...

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