John Sculley Highlights List of Emcees and Judges for SXSW Accelerator 2014

Written by Maria Alonso | Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014

John Sculley will emcee the 2014 SXSW Accelerator pitch competition

The 2014 SXSW Accelerator pitch competition highlights some of the world’s most exciting, innovative and forward-thinking new startups. For the finalist portion of this year's competition, the emcee will be the incredible John Sculley, the former Apple CEO who now invests in numerous early-level companies. Other tech industry visionaries will will serve as emcees for the 2014 event include Chris Dannen, Francisco Dao, Casper De Clercq, Brad King, Kay Koplovitz, Mohanjit Jolly, Harry McCracken, Bob Metcalfe, Maria Thomas, Laurie Segall, and Brian Singerman.

Meanwhile, innovators who have agreed to help judge SXSW Accelerator 2014 include the amazing collection of tech standouts listed below. Categories for this year’s competition are Enterprise and Big Data Technologies, Entertainment and Content Technologies, Health Technologies, Social Technologies, Wearable Technologies and Innovative World Technologies.

2014 SXSW Accelerator Emcees

Chris Dannen
Fast Company, Senior Editor

Francisco Dao
50 Kings, Founder
Casper De Clercq
Norwest Venture Partners, Partner

Brad King
Ball State University, Assistant Professor

Kay Koplovitz
Koplovitz & Company LLC
USA Networks & Syfy, Founder
Springboard Enterprises LLC, Chairman

Mohanjit Jolly
Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Managing Director

Harry McCracken
TIME, Editor at Large

Bob Metcalfe
University of Texas, Professor of Innovation at Cockrell School of Engineering

Maria Thomas
Axios Ventures, CEO

John Sculley
Former Apple Computer CEO

Laurie Segall
CNN, Tech correspondent

Brian Singerman
Founders Fund, Partner

Interactive Judges

Renata Akhunova
Formula VC Venture Fund, Partner

Tom Ball
Austin Ventures, General Partner

Shirley Bergin

Jon Callaghan
True Ventures, Managing Director

Kevin Carter
SV Angel, Partner

Patrick Chung
NEA, Partner

Paige Craig
Angel Investor

Don Dodge
Google, Developer Relations

Monica Dodi
The Women’s Venture Capital Fund, Managing Director

Stacy Feld
Physic Ventures, Partner

Ross Fubini
Canaan Partners, Venture Partner 

Joan Gillman
Time Warner Cable Media, COO

Theresia Gouw
Accel Partners, Partner

Chip Hazard
Flybridge Capital Partners, General Partner

Christine Herron
Intel Capital, Director

Nina Kjellson
InterWest Parners, General Partner

Karin Klein
Bloomberg Beta, Partner

Ethan Kurzeil
Bessemer Venture Partners, Partner

Ben Ling
Khosla Ventures, Partner

John Malloy
BlueRun Ventures, General Partner

Andrew McLaughlin
betaworks / Digg, SVP/ CEO

Uri Minkoff
CEO, Rebecca Minkoff Inc.

James Park
Fitbit, CEO & Co-Founder

Pike Powers
Pike Powers Commercialization Lab-Pecan Street Project-Austin, CEO

Cynthia Ringo
DBL Investors, Managing Partner

David Rose
Gust, CEO

Tim Rowe
Cambridge Innovation Center, Founder and CEO

Mood Rowghani
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Partner

Erick Schonfeld
DEMO, Executive Producer

Ralph Simon
Mobilium, CEO & Co-Founder

Lisa Suennen
Psilos, Managing Member

Garry Tan
Y Combinator, Partner

David Tisch
BoxGroup, Managing Partner

Sonny Vu
Misfit Wearables, CEO

Scott Weiss
Andreessen Horowitz, General Partner