Five Innovators Join the SXSW V2V Line Up

Written by Christine Auten | Thursday, May 15, 2014

With our May 21 PanelPicker announcement just around the corner, we'd like to offer a short teaser of curated 20/20 Vision programming.

The five individuals below showcase a variety of topics and themes integral to the experience of an entrepreneur. Register today to hear their stories at SXSW V2V this July.

SXSW V2V 2014 Speakers

(In clockwise order)

Damien Patton
Business Development and Strategy | Trailblazing
Damien Patton is a four-time entrepreneur & Founder/CEO of Banjo, which was recently named, "The Fastest Engineering Co. in Silicon Valley" by WIRED. A trailblazer in the industry, Damien sits on multiple boards & frequently speaks on mobile advertising, location-based services, big data & privacy.

David France
Social and Cultural Impact | Innovation in the Arts
David France is an active performer and an innovative educator. He has performed with a number of orchestras including the YouTube Symphony, of which he was the Concertmaster. He has appeared on BBC News and has been featured in Strings Magazine. He has worked with today’s most popular artists including John Legend and recently spoke at TEDx Fenway. He is now the Executive Director of Revolution of Hope, a social change focused youth orchestra in Boston.

Andrew Hyde
Business Development and Strategy | Startup Culture
Andrew Hyde is a minimalist, writer, bootstrapper, designer, user interface builder, user experience creator, buzzword originator, blogger, politico, biker, runner, backpacker and nice guy. He is the founder of Startup Weekend, Ignite Boulder and TEDxBoulder.

Kellie Gerardi
Social and Cultural Impact | Space Exploration
Kellie Gerardi is the Media Specialist for the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, the industry's leading trade organization. Kellie is an active member of The Explorers Club, and a Round 3 astronaut candidate for a proposed mission to Mars in 2024 with private company Mars One. Kellie has contributed to numerous articles and has appeared on ABC's 'The View' to discuss the future of spaceflight.

Ben Huh
Policy and Regulation | Net Neutrality
Ben Huh is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cheezburger. The former journalist turned successful entrepreneur has been credited with pioneering Internet culture as entertainment, crowdsourcing, and bringing Internet memes to the mainstream.

Photos Courtesy of the Speakers Post Contributed By Jessica Cox