SXSW V2V 2015 Program Guide

The digital version of the SXSW V2V Guide is now available! Packed full of information, this guide is a must-read before leaving home, and a great resource on the ground.

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52 SXSW V2V 2015 Time Room Name: 20/20 Vision Veteran entrepreneur advisors Dave Mc- Clure and Brady Forrest have supported hundreds of startups in taking their ideas to the next level through their software and hardware accelerators. Now they bring their greatest lessons learned to the V2V stage. In this keynote interview with Fast Com- pany writer Leah Hunter, you'll be the first to hear about McClure and Forrest's new docu-series, The Bazillion Dollar Club (BDC), premiering September 2015 on Syfy. BDC follows teams of hardware and software startups as they go through the grueling accelerator processes of 500 Startups and Highway1. 500 Startups is an early-stage seed fund and incubator program that focuses on consumer and small-to-medium sized Internet startups. Highway1 helps startups go from the pro- totype stage to a company that can build and deliver products on a global scale. Drawing from their extensive experience, McClure and Forrest will discuss best strategies for your company to secure funding, build a team, develop a product and manage growth. Dave McClure is the founding partner of 500 Startups, a ven- ture capital firm and startup incubator in Silicon Valley with over $175M under management. He has been an investor in hun- dreds of companies around the world including MakerBot, SendGrid,, and SlideShare, among others. Brady Forrest is Vice President of Highway1, PCH's acceler- ator, which invested in hardware companies like Navdy, Ringly, and Cue. He cofounded and shepherds Ignite, a global talk series, and helps arts organizations via He co-authored the recently released The Hardware Startup for O'Reilly Media. Dave McClure 500 Startups, Founding Partner Calling All Unicorns: The Bazillion Dollar Club Brady Forrest Highway1, Vice President 2:00pm Tower Ballroom 4: Keynote TUESDAY

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