2016 Schedule

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

Sports and the Sharing Economy

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

Four Seasons
San Jacinto
98 San Jacinto Blvd


Outdoor adventure and endurance sports are rapidly gaining in popularity, from the exponential growth of triathlon participation over the past decade to cycling’s emerging status as “the new golf.” But the costs of gear are significant and routinely prevent would-be participants from giving these sports a try. As Mike Jaquet, the CMO of U.S. Ski and Snowboard, observed to one of our panelists, “we’ve got ten issues [when it comes to recruiting participants], and nine of them are the cost of equipment.” The fast rise of the sharing economy in the United States and across the world is no longer limited to home-sharing and ride-sharing, and now it is changing the sports industry for the better.

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Andrew Batey at SXSW

Andrew Batey


Spinlister LLC

A graduate of Trinity Western University's MBA program, Andrew is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Spinlister LLC, a peer-to-peer action sports sharing economy. He also teaches advanced mar...

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Cindy Wood Abbott at SXSW

Cindy Wood Abbott

Sr Instructor-REI Outdoor School Austin Mkt


Cindy is a native Austinite and the Senior Instructor for the REI Outdoor School in Austin, TX. Aside from being an international pro-level mountain bike racer and 2014 USA Cycling XC series Catego...

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Dan Driscoll at SXSW

Dan Driscoll



Unabashed tech and social media geek with a passion for sports, education and the sharing economy (a.k.a., "collaborative consumption").

Founder of reQwip.com, a peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile market...

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Savannah Peterson

Dir of Innovation Strategy

Speck Design / Massive Labs

Savannah Peterson is a 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Consumer Technology and known voice in the hardware space. Savannah advises and consults with companies and entrepreneurs alike, working to apply n...

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