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Venue Schedule

Mar 10, 2023
Diversifying Tech’s Most Competitive Roles
How Safe Operations in Space Impact Life on Earth
Mentor: Amanda Zamora (The 19th)
Mentor: Ann Lai (Bullpen Capital)
Mentor: Joe Sanchez (Techstars)
Afrofuturism: A Framework for Anti-Racism and Social Justice
Mentor: Brent Chase (palbud)
Social Intelligence Meet Up
Tech and Elections in the Next Two Years
Changing the World for Animals Meet Up
Energy Transition and Climate Tech Meet Up
How To Keep Your Sh*t Together As An Entrepreneur
Mentor: Joan Fallon (Curemark)
Using Art To Lift Homeless, Enhance Transit
What to Say When the World Is Ending
Breaking Paradigms About The Future of Digital ID
Mar 11, 2023
Mentor: Andrew Carter (Smallhold)
Mentor:  Brandon Baraban (Koodos. Inc.)
Mentor: David Allan (CNN)
Mentor: Joseph Liu (CTAN)
Neurodivergence in Tech Meet-up
Safeguarding Social Media for Marginalized Groups
Talent (Data) Rules Them All
The Politics of Product Inclusion
Women in Tech Meet Up
Mar 11, 2023
10:00am – 11:00am CT
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10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2023
African Startups: A Platform for the Future Meet Up
Downturns, Diversity and Dividends in VC
Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution
How to Write and Pass Your Own Law
Mentor: Brittany Leavitt (Brown Girls Climb)
Mentor: Paul Newnham (SDG2 Advocacy hub)
Robots for Building in the Wild
Harnessing the Power of Grief
Mar 11, 2023
2:30pm – 3:30pm CT
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Mentor: Isaiah Steinfeld (Amazon AWS)
Mentor: John D. Canning (AMD)
You CAN Raise Money From Angel Investors!
Content Creators Meet Up
Mentor: Dante DiCicco (Zitti)
Mentor: Graham Pechenik (Calyx Law)
Positive Impact Through Successful Startups
Super Connectors Meet Up
Mar 11, 2023
4:00pm – 5:00pm CT
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Will Quantum Change The Way We Bank?
SXSW Pitch: Food, Nutrition, & Health Technologies
Mar 11, 2023
10:00am – 11:00am CT
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ZenBusiness
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SXSW Pitch: Artificial Intelligence, Voice, & Robotics Technologies
SXSW Pitch: Entertainment, Media & Content Technologies
Mar 11, 2023
2:30pm – 3:30pm CT
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ZenBusiness
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SXSW Pitch: Metaverse & Web3 Technologies
Mar 11, 2023
4:00pm – 5:00pm CT
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Mar 12, 2023
Asian Creator Economy Meet Up
How LatAm Creators Generate Inclusion and Income
The Startup Playbook: $1M to $10M ARR in 2 Years
Evolving Content Moderation: The Next 10 Years
PLACEHOLDER: SXSW x Mitch Kapor & Freda Kapor Klein
Gen Z Women: Disrupting Politics
How Robots Help Build the Brands They Work With
Make it in Texas! Meet Up
Mentor: Brent Kelton (Moneta Ventures)
Powering the Next Generation of Trades Workers
Artemis Generation: NASA's Next Giant Leap
Building Peace in the Metaverse Meet Up
Event Tech Meet up
Mar 12, 2023
2:30pm – 3:30pm CT
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Featured Speaker: Daniel Lubetzky
Getting Real About Mental Health in Startups
Mentor: Andrew Rhodes (DKC)
Mentor: Jing Gao (Fly By Jing)
Trust: What Anti-Poverty Programs Are Missing
Changing the World With its Fastest Computer
French Tech Meet Up
Mar 12, 2023
4:00pm – 5:00pm CT
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Mentor: Brooke Hopper (Adobe)
Mentor: Natasha Lannerd (1906, Vangst)
SXSW Pitch: Smart Cities, Transportation & Sustainability Technologies
SXSW Pitch: Innovative World Technologies
Mar 12, 2023
11:30am – 12:30pm CT
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ZenBusiness
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SXSW Pitch:  Enterprise & Smart Data Technologies
Mar 12, 2023
2:30pm – 3:30pm CT
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SXSW Pitch: Future of Work Technologies
Mar 12, 2023
4:00pm – 5:00pm CT
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SXSW Pitch Awards Ceremony
Mar 12, 2023
6:00pm – 7:30pm CT
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ZenBusiness
Mar 13, 2023
Civic Design: How to Build Cities for the Future
How D.C. Wants to Mess With Your Startup
How Teens Really Feel About Social Media
Investing in America: Why VCs Bet Big on Defense
Mentor: Claudia Falkinger (NOW & NEXT)
Mentor: David Peris (Transmission Media)
Mentor: Roggie Baer (RajiWorld LLC)
Texas Video Game Industry Meet Up
You're Hired: The Impact of College in Prison
Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) Brand Meet Up
Featured Speaker: Everette Taylor
Garage Brands, Starting and Scaling a DTC Brand
LGBTQ + DEI: Queer Representation in STEAM
Mentor: Cameron Brand (Koodos, Inc.)
Mentor: Eric Krueger (Meta)
Mentor: Eric Shea (SiriusXM | Pandora)
Mentor: Ian Imhof (Xavier Industries)
Mentor: Jennie Armon (Found Objects)
Mentor: Jill Johnson (NEO Studios)
Mentor: Laura Margolin (SoundCloud)
Music Technology Startup Meet Up
The Hidden Culprits Behind Inflation
Tribal Nations, US Treaties, & Human Flourishing
Using Defense Money to Grow Your Unicorn
Is DTC Dead?
Mar 13, 2023
2:30pm – 3:30pm CT
Mentor: Alexey Dubov (Mighty Buildings)
Scaling Fast in Legacy Dominated Sectors
Transforming Tech with the Black Tech Ecosystem
What is the Future of US Housing?
2023: Democracy Is Worth The Fight
Mentor: Daren Searcy (BubbleUp)
Mentor: Jessica Tunon (Netwalking, LLC)
Mentor: John Raso (Audiam)
Mentor: Latresa McLawhorn Ryan
Success in the US Market as a Foreign-Born Founder
Web3 Music Meet Up
Mar 13, 2023
4:00pm – 5:00pm CT
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Mentor: Maria Gironas (Reddit)
Responding to Moments: Building Powerful Communities
Mar 13, 2023
2:30pm – 3:30pm CT
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ActBlue
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Mar 14, 2023
7 Surprising Secrets of Successful Unicorns
Data Rights are Worker Rights
Featured Session: How to Build the Damn Thing
Mentor: Addy Ruth (Target)
Mentor: Allan Benedict (Play MPE)
Mentor: Juan Contreras (Hootsuite)
Mentor: Katy Rudd (Salesforce)
Mentor: Mara Frankel (companyX)
Mentor: Randy Lee (Limebeat)
Mentor: Will Quiney (Redfive)
Expanding Diversity in Entrepreneurship
Every Creative Deserves Self-Care Meet Up
Incarceration Nation: Breaking the Cycle
Mentor: Jay Skinner (Sound Arsenal Music)
Mentor: Michael Frick (MNRK Music Group)
Mentor: Rachel Hsu (CollabNxt)
Planetary Regeneration for Disaster Resilience
Record Cyber Spending, So Why Is Risk Still Rising
The Great Metaverse of China
Andrea Davis (Birthday Cake Media)
How Open Innovation Benefits All
Immersive Screens Social Meet Up
Meet The Music Managers Meet Up
Mentor: Apurva Chitnis (Koodoos Inc)
Mentor: David Tearse (Skyryse)
Mentor: Eunique Martin (Empire)
Mentor: Ichha Arora (Snap)
Mentor: Jamie Dee Hart (SoundCloud)
Mentor: Nick Maiale (jump.global)
Mentor: Scott Pappas
Mentor: Sung Cho (Chartmetric)
Mentor: Tom Riley (Songtradr)
Shredding the Playbook: Forging Brands Differently
Dictatorships in the Digital Space
Featured Sesion: The Future of Sex
Keeping Up With the Outperformers
Mentor: David Price (Votiv Management)
Mentor: Drew de Leon (The Digilogue)
Mentor: Nicole Sanzio (InDigi Music)
VR / AR / XR Dev Meet Up
Women in Web3: The Power of Community Meet Up
Mar 15, 2023
Exoneration Through Automation
ALL BLACK EVERYTHING Meet Up
Author Meet Up
Mar 15, 2023
11:30am – 12:30pm CT
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Combatting Climate Change with AI
Deepfakes: The Primary Threat to National Security
Featured Speaker: whurley
Mentor: Aasim Hasan (Moneta Ventures)
Mentor: Jess Clifton (MediaMonks)
Mentor: Josh Zieman (Inkind Music)
Mentor: Josiah Albertsen (Pandora)
Mentor:  Sarah Deren (Experience Camps)
Mentor: Søren Falk Madsen
Mentor: Sujan Hong (Qobuz USA)
Mentor: Timur Khabirov (Prequel Inc.)
Digital Equity for the Next Gen
Evolution of the Private Markets
Mentor: Allison Shaw (Manic Monkee)
Mentor: Jamie Burgess (BEN)
Mentor: Kali Bradford (SyncVault)
Mentor: Kyle Warner (Songtradr)
Mentor: Mark DeSantis (Bloomfield)
Mentor: Michelle Hayward (Bluedog)
Mentor: Sanaz Lavaedian (MOCEAN)
Mentor: William Church (ATC Live)
How Purpose Can Guide Responsible Tech
Mentor: Brittany Douziech
Mentor: Dan Driscoll (Boutiq)
Mentor: Jessica Paine (Sync Vault)
Mentor: Kevin Shay (Koodoos Inc.)
Women in Music Meet Up
Mar 16, 2023
Agents and Promoters Meet Up
Embrace Your Fears: We, Not Me Meet Up
Mentor: Alex Brees (un:hurd)
Mentor: Brendan Gilmartin
Mentor: Charlie Davis (BMG)
Mentor: Grant C Dull (ZZK Records)
Mentor: Julian D Wettlin (Score a Score)
Mentor: Michael Zimmerlich (80/20 Records)
Artist and Label Innovation Meetup
Lifting Up Voices of People with IDD Meet Up