2016 Schedule

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

When Everyone Wants to Be an Entrepreneur

Saturday, March 12
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon C
500 E 4th St

CNBC Primetime all-stars Kevin O’Leary (Shark Tank), Mike “Rooster” McConaughey (West Texas Investor’s Club) and Tim Love (Restaurant Startup) talk entrepreneur-focused reality TV. Why are American viewers so addicted to these kinds of shows—and why now? How do everyday entrepreneurs benefit? Should YOU consider appearing on one? The truth about competing on TV for funding/mentorship.

Hashtags: #sxsw #CNBCMakeIt


Farnoosh Torabi at SXSW

Farnoosh Torabi

Host, CNBC’s “Follow the Leader”


Farnoosh Torabi is a leading financial expert and bestselling author of multiple books. She hosts the new CNBC series Follow the Leader, premiering March 23 at 10p ET/PT. Farnoosh also hosts her ow...

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Kevin O'Leary at SXSW

Kevin O'Leary

"Shark Tank"


Kevin O’Leary is chairman of O’Leary Funds, a mutual fund company with $1 billion under management, and of O’Leary Mortgages, a real estate financial services company. He is also founder and chief ...

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Rooster McConaughey at SXSW

Rooster McConaughey

"West Texas Investors Club"


Mike “Rooster” McConaughey started working with his father at age 12 in the oil fields of Texas.An honest, self-made man who lives the saying, “high risk means high reward,” McConaughey never finis...

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Tim Love at SXSW

Tim Love

"Restaurant Startup"


Chef Tim Love is known as much for his vibrant personality as he is for his signature urban western cuisine and quick business sense. With restaurants spanning the nation from Seattle to Knoxville,...

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