2016 Schedule

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

Bootstrapping your City's Innovation Ecosystem

Saturday, March 12
12:30PM - 1:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 3-4
110 E 2nd St

Cities across the country have become labs for all kinds of innovation. They're small enough to focus on key issues and with the right leadership can achieve great things. While making a difference in a city is never easy but for cities without large budgets, prominent corporate and entrepreneurial champions there is a way to bootstrap their way to become hubs for startups and innovation. We'll hear from mayors of emerging cities about how they're working with the communities to make this happen.

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Jen Consalvo at SXSW

Jen Consalvo

Co-Founder & COO


Jen Consalvo is Cofounder and COO of Tech.Co, a news and events organization focused on better connecting and educating entrepreneurs, and amplifying start-up communities everywhere. Started as a g...

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Kevin Johnson at SXSW

Kevin Johnson


City Of Sacramento

Kevin Johnson was elected as the 55th mayor of the City of Sacramento in November 2008 and re-elected to a second term in June 2012. He is the first African American to be elected to the office. Hi...

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Richard Berry at SXSW

Richard Berry


City of Albuquerque

Mayor Richard J. Berry is the 29th Mayor of Albuquerque. He is currently serving in his second term after being reelected by an historic 68% of the vote in 2013.

Prior to serving as Mayor of A...

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Tynesia Boyea-Robinson at SXSW

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

Dir of Collective Impact

Living Cities Inc

In February 2014, Tynesia Boyea Robinson joined Living Cities as the Director of Collective Impact. In this role, Tynesia works both internally and externally to provide clarity and guidance on eff...

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