That Snapchatter Makes More Than You
Monday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM
98 San Jacinto Blvd
A new crop of Internet celebrities are proving video has entered a new era. Millions watch—with billions of dollars at stake—as the new class of stars, tech giants, emerging apps and Hollywood vie to win in the video economy. What’s most exciting? It’s all just getting started.
Join us as panelists—each representing a different part of the video ecosystem—discuss the new era born from the collision of tech and accessible fame. The panelists will debate where the future will take us and how platforms, old and new, will compete.
Bessemer Venture Partners
Ethan Kurzweil, a partner in the Menlo Park, Calif. office, joined Bessemer in 2008 where he focuses on investments in consumer technologies and cloud computing - and leads Bessemer's roadmap on de...Show the rest
Ethan Kurzweil, a partner in the Menlo Park, Calif. office, joined Bessemer in 2008 where he focuses on investments in consumer technologies and cloud computing - and leads Bessemer's roadmap on developer platforms.
Ethan's portfolio includes consumer companies including Twitch, Life360 and Piazza; developer platforms including Twilio and Sendgrid; and cloud computing pioneers including Intercom, Simply Measured and Hightower. He has also been actively involved with the firm's investments in Playdom (sold to Disney), adap.tv (sold to AOL), Zoosk, Crowdflower, Reputation.com, Sweet Labs, Skybox Imaging, and Mojave Networks. He currently serves on the board of directors of Twitch, Simply Measured, Intercom, Crowdflower, Hightower, Piazza and Sweet Labs. Ethan joined BVP from Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life.Ethan earned a BA from Stanford University and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He serves on the Bay Area advisory board for New Leaders, a national nonHide the rest
United Talent Agency
Kendall Ostrow oversees the social media practice at UTA. She is responsible for creating growth, partnerships, & revenue by connecting the agency’s individual & corporate clients with opportunitie...Show the rest
Kendall Ostrow oversees the social media practice at UTA. She is responsible for creating growth, partnerships, & revenue by connecting the agency’s individual & corporate clients with opportunities in the digital space. Ostrow also leads UTA's partnerships with digital and social media companies – including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest & Tumblr.
At UTA, Ostrow advises clients across the agency’s numerous departments on how to define their brand in the online space, as well as leverage social media to market and promote for revenue. Her clients include digital influencers, corporations, media companies and traditional stars from across the agency’s film, TV, music and news divisions. Ostrow has also spearheaded new initiatives and partnerships for UTA, including implementing a screening series with BuzzFeed and co-developing SnapperHero, the first scripted series on Snapchat, which was nominated for six Streamy awards in 2015.
Ostrow's work in the digital space has been recognized extensively, from the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, to AdAge's 40 under 40 list. She is a leader in the space, and is consistently looked upon for the latest innovations in technology to leverage with her clients.
Before her job at UTA, Ostrow launched and managed the social media presence for The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Her work earned her a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2011 for “New Approaches – Daytime Entertainment.” She also worked at ID PR overseeing digital strategy for for their celebrity, corporate, startup and non-profit clients. Her innovative campaigns have been featured across media outlets including Fast Company, Forbes, AdWeek, AdAge, BuzzFeed & TechCrunch. She was also part of the NBC Page program.Hide the rest
YouTube Star/Actress/Video Blogger