• Austin Conference Speakers

    • Felecia Hatcher

      Felecia Hatcher 

      Felecia Hatcher is the author of How to Start a Business on a Ramen Noodle Budget, a social entrepreneur and the Chief Popsicle of Feverish Ice Cream & Gourmet Pops. Before launching Feverish, Felecia worked as a experiential marketing manager for Nintendo, Sony and the WNBA. Hatcher has been honored by the White House as one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurs under 30, Featured on the NBC Today Show, The Cooking Channel, Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise and Grio’s 100 African American’s Making History. Felecia's social missions included PopPreneurs- teaching kids entrepreneurship through

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    • exhibitor - Brian Dixon

      Brian Dixon 

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    • Heather Hiles

      Heather Hiles 

      Heather has committed her life to closing the education and employment achievement gaps for youth and adults. Her leadership experience spans more than 20 years, during which she founded and led several private and public sector organizations. Her roster of leadership roles includes: Commissioner, San Francisco Unified School District; Executive Director of Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2); CEO of Hiles Group (a philanthropy consultancy firm); Co-Founder of EARN (Individual Development Accounts program); CEO of SFWorks (NGO to place women from welfare into careers); and COO of Break th

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    • Kurt Collins

      Kurt Collins 

      Kurt Collins co-founded and operates Enole -- a mobile identity company. He also works in youth development at Youth Radio and as a co-founding mentor at The Hidden Genius Project. As a founding mentor for The Hidden Genius Project, he mentors high school-aged black males in learning STEM-related skills through learning about technology. Kurt has been working with entrepreneurs and technology since his tenure at MIT in the late 90ʼs. His experience started as an engineer at companies such as Silicon Graphics, Razorfish and CNET Networks (for the Games and Entertainment division). He the

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    • Chris Bennett

      Chris Bennett 

      Chris Bennett is the co-founder and CEO of Soldsie, a way for merchants to sell via their Facebook feed. He is passionate about social change, innovation, and the Internet. He has a background founding businesses from an early age and his last startup, LiquidBooks, was a success on the University of Pennsylvania campus. In his free time, he loves to travel, swap stories, and explore San Francisco. Chris holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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    • Craig Davis

      Craig Davis 

      Craig Davis is the Founder and CEO of Relevvant, the leading enterprise-level marketing platform that is helping brands understand their customers more intimately by gathering, analyzing, and making big data actionable across multiple communication channels. Craig has now taken his complex background and expertise to focus on developing a robust platform that allows brands and agencies to leverage social and other big data sources to better understand and target their customers with real-time actionable decisions.

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    • Sabrina Harvey

      Sabrina Harvey 

      Sabrina has worked in the field of communications, marketing and project management for over 10 years and has worked on campaigns for Loreal cosmetics, Citizens Trust Bank, Grady Hospital and Stedman Graham. A serial entrepreneur, Sabrina now finds herself the Chief Creative Officer of Art of Genius Tech Education company and Women Interactive, the first creative technology festival for women of color.

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  • New York

    August 15, 2013

    The conference will feature guest speakers sharing insights into startup fundraising, investment stategies, running a company, new startup trends, and finding technical talent for your startup.

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  • Conference program


    • August 15, 2013
      • 9:00 am - 9:50 amCheck In
      • 10:00 am - 11:00 amHow to Validate a Product Idea on $100 or Less
      • 11:00 am - 12:00 pmListening to your Users and Finding Your First True Fans
      • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
      • 12:30 pm - 1:15 pmBreakout Sessions/Startup Clinic