2016 Schedule

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

Presented by: Dreamit

Keys to Quickly and Efficiently De-Risk Your Startup

Monday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon A
500 E 4th St

Ever wonder how companies like Zappos get started?  And why some startups are successful when most fail?  From the very start, smart entrepreneurs reduce uncertainty and make educated decisions through a process of highly focused and iterative de-risking.  Learn how to apply these techniques on your idea.

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Andrew Ackerman at SXSW

Andrew Ackerman

Managing Dir

DreamIt Ventures

Managing Director at @Dreamit.

I work out of our NY innovation hub and run our Edtech startup accelerator program, in partnership with Penn State University.

Past startups include Bunk1 (SaaS...

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Jodie Sweitzer at SXSW

Jodie Sweitzer

Dir of Startup Recruiting

DreamIt Ventures

At Dreamit Ventures, I find awesome startups to join Dreamit's accelerator and post-accelerator programs. Dreamit works with a wide range of startups and provides them with resources, rock-star men...

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Karen Griffith Gyrga at SXSW

Karen Griffith Gyrga



Karen Griffith Gryga is an experienced venture capitalist, investor and entrepreneur with over 20 years of startup and emerging growth company experience. Karen is Chief Investment Officer for Dre...

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Steve Welch


DreamIt Ventures


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