Stop asking the question: “What are the chances my crowdfunding campaign will be successful?” You are not at the Kentucky Derby or Las Vegas. Crowdfunding is not a lottery — it’s a platform for anyone, anywhere, to raise money for any idea — and successful campaigns are more often than not the result of careful planning and deliberate action.
Tumblr founder David Karp was born and raised in New York City, attending the Bronx High School Science before dropping out at age 15. An internship at Frederator Studios led to a gig leading product at UrbanBaby. When CNET acquired the company in 2005, Karp started his own development agency, Davidville. In 2007 his team launched Tumblr, now the home and platform for more than 85 million creators. As a top 10 US network, Tumblr serves an audience of more than 170 million people worldwide. In this session, David will give insight to the growth of the platform and where its headed.
"I want to die on Mars, but not impact" became one of the most tweeted-about lines from the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival. Nonetheless, the Elon Musk keynote conversation with Chris Anderson in Austin in March offered much much more than this clever soundbite.
Learn about all things South by Southwest by reading our in-house magazine SXSWorld. Featuring lots of photos, stories, in-depth post-event coverage–plus a great cover photo of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds–the May 2013 issue is now available online for free! This May 2013 issue also includes an extensive writeup on Tony Hsieh, the best-selling author who is now leading the Downtown Project. Hear more insights about community-building and customer service from this brilliant visionary on Monday, August 12 when he delivers the Opening Keynote at the first-ever SXSWV2V in Las Vegas.
SXSW Eco's PanelPicker is open for voting! From corporations using biomimicry to better their products to saving forests with paper, the sessions submitted for 2013 are as diverse and exciting as the event itself. Our staff has been hard at work developing new and improved events for this year's conference including:
Photo by Arthur Van Rooy If you are in the San Francisco area this coming Monday, May 20, SXSW V2V would like to buy you a drink. Come on out to Mighty (119 Utah Street) between 6:00pm and 8:00pm to mix with your fellow entrepreneurs, digital creatives and tech professionals, and to learn a little more about what SXSW V2V has in store for its inaugural event in Las Vegas this August. One lucky party goer will win a FREE badge to attend SXSW V2V! Let us know you are coming, RSVP here!
Attend the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival for FREE by getting involved in our scholarship program. Now in its fourth year, this scholarship program leverages the knowledge of the international SXSW community. More specifically, we ask the international community to help us identify some of the non-profit heros from across the United States and around the world who are using digital tools to help empower the less fortunate members of our community. Complete details on the 2014 scholarship program for SXSW Interactive Festival will be announced via this website in early August – stay tuned for complete details here!