Grow Big by Letting Your Team Call the Shots

Mar 10, 2019

5:00pm – 6:00pm CT

Recording: Grow Big by Letting Your Team Call the Shots, Mar 10, 2019

Forget the buzz about empowering employees — hand them the keys. After bootstrapping fan and light maker Big Ass Fans to a $500 million sale, entrepreneur Carey Smith is starting over with an Austin-based incubator and a small team of fearless millennials. He’s tasked them with finding ventures with big potential.

Dubbed “The Kitchen,” the group evolved from a similar one at Big Ass Fans that developed big ideas totally separate from the company’s core business efforts like how to prevent the spread of TB in hospitals in Rwanda and Haiti.

And when the members of The Kitchen succeed, they’ll profit, too, as they have stakes in both The Kitchen and the companies they build. Learn about stock appreciation rights and other unique incentive models and how they can help grow your business.



Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Loren Feldman

Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs

Adam Kahn

the Kitchen

Anderson Smith

Unorthodox Ventures

Carey Smith

Big Ass Fans

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Format:

Panel

Type:

Session

Track:

Entrepreneurship & Startups

Level:

Intermediate