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SXSW Interactive 2015 Program Guide

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Hilton Austin Downtown: 500 East 4 th Street, Rooms: All Rooms on the 4 th and 6 th Floors Austin Chamber of Commerce, 535 East 5 th Street Room: Main Conference Room Startup Village brings together startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and innovative tastemakers within the SXSW Interactive Festival. Take an in-depth look at a broad spectrum of topics in the startup space and watch pitch competitions showcasing the most cutting-edge companies in the world. New for 2015, Startup Village introduces a Collegiate Track showcas- ing some of the country's most innovative collegiate entrepreneurial programs and startups. Friday, March 13 through Monday, March 16: 9:30am–6:00pm in Salon B. Theme Features SXSW Global Connections Kickoff Attend the SXSW Global Connections Kickoff at Startup Village and welcome our ever-expanding group of global founders on Friday, March 13: 11:00am in Salon H. SXSW Accelerator® Eighteen finalists participate in day two of Startup Village's signature pitch event. A live audience and a panel of expert judges will dis- cover advancements in various sectors of emerging technologies from Sunday, March 15: 9:30am to 6:00pm in Salons G and F. Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition, Part 1 Mark Cuban, Dan Watkins, Harsh Patel, Shirley Bergin Monday, March 16 // 9:30am // Salon J Know some kids? What to keep them healthy? Impact Pediatric Health is revolutionizing children's healthcare. Join us as the nation's most innovative health startups pitch their innovations to top health VCs and the nation's four largest and best children's hospitals. Open Doors & Close Deals With a Crystal Clear Pitch Sam Horn Friday, March 13 // 3:30pm // Salon J Have you ever had an idea, pitch, or proposal rejected because deci- sion-makers didn't find it interesting, relevant or viable? This session helps you craft a crystal clear, compelling, and convincing pitch that gets a yes. Bring a priority so you can strategize and language it. Building a Startup Ecosystem from Zero Sebastian Vidal, Samantha Snabes, Devin Baptiste Saturday, March 14 // 3:30 // Salon K How Santiago, Chile became a vibrant and flourishing startup eco- system when four years ago no one associated Chile with innovation and entrepreneurship. Friend or Foe? How the Government Impacts Startups Will Hurd, Rachel Wolbers, Veronica O'Connel, Virginia Lam Sunday, March 15 // 9:30am // Salon E Many startups do not consider the large regulatory burdens and arcane laws that slow down your rapidly growing business. Come learn from the experts on how the government can be your friend or foe. Level 4 Salon A Salon B Salon C Lounge Salon D Salon E 404 400-402 403 401 412 410 Terrace 418 414 417ab 416ab 415ab Red River Street Neches Street East 4 th Street East 5 th Street 408 Lounge 406 Lounge McDonalds Miller Lite Tap the Future Lounge Level 6 Salon G Salon F Salon J Salon K Salon H 619 614 617 612 613 618 602 Red River Street Neches Street Terrace East 4 th Street East 5 th Street 616ab 615ab N Downtown Austin Hilton Lobby Java Jive Starbucks Capra & Cavelli UPS Store Loft Bar Austin Chamber Offices Entrance 5 th Street 4 th Street Red River Street Neches Street Finn & Porter Elevator s to Hl iton Leve l s 4 & 6 ONLY Elevator s to Hl iton Leve l s 4 & 6 ONLY You must use THIS elevator to get to the Austin Chamber Level 3 STARTUP VILLAGE & BUSINESS FESTIVAL SESSIONS SXSW 2015 Interactive Festival 201 Mark Cuban Sam Horn Sebastian Vidal Will Hurd

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