2014 SXSW Accelerator Advisory Board

The individuals listed below are instrumental to the success of the 2014 SXSW Accelerator pitch competition presented by Oracle. Their hard work, diligence and support in bringing together the future of the technology industry to the SXSW Accelerator event is greatly appreciated.

Please also browse the list of regional and national experts who make up the 2014 SXSW Accelerator Qualifying Committee, Coaches and On-Site Coaches.

Karen Allen
TAG Strategic
Los Angeles, CA
Digital Strategist, Connector, Startup Junkie

Liz Bacelar
Decoded Fashion
Ardsley, NY
Decoded Fashion Founder

Mikal E. Belicove
Entrepreneur Magazine
Las Vegas, NV
Business/Tech Journalist

Aman Bhandari
Merck
Boston, MA

Passionate about data!

Josh Bob
Experian QAS
Brookline, MA
Giant slush aficionado

Liam Boogar
Rude Baguette
Paris, France
European tech thought-leader

Colin Brumelle
Twitter, Inc
San Francisco, CA
Software Eng. Manager / entrepreneur

Marcelo Calbucci
EveryMove
Seattle, WA
Entrepreneur, runner, father

Jeremy Caplan
Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism
New York, NY
Journalism educator

Cameo Carlson
Borman Entertainment
Nashville, TN
Digital ninja

Christina Chase
MIT
Cambridge, MA
Thinker, operator, guide

Kelly Clay
Forbes
Seattle, WA
Journalist & social strategist

David Cohn
Circa
San Francisco, CA

Journalist, entrepreneur, happy

Jason Denenberg
Launch Tennessee
Nashville TN
Passionate about the startup ecosystem

Jonny Farringdon
JAWBONE
Pittsburg, PA
Inventor, scientist, designer 

Jason Feinberg
Epitaph Records
Los Angeles CA
Digital Strategy Executive

Abby Fichtner
Harvard Innovation Lab
Allston, MA
Hacker chick

Nate Gadgibalaev
Amplifr
Russia
Web development, web infrastructure / hosting solutions 


Owen Geronimo
SFFAMA INC,
San Francisco, CA
Creative, Charismatic, Innovator

Jonathan Gottfried
Twilio
New York, NY
Hacker, evangelist, teacher

Norman Graham
10gen
Palo Alto, CA
Startup mentor, machine learning, MongoDB

Jacek Grebski
Exversion
New York, NY
Data aficionado

Nathan Gross
Doximity and Rock Health
San Francisco, CA
Pay it forward

Mike Gursha
Curemark
Rye, NY
Entrepreneur, innovator, strategist

Jamie Hall
MocoSpace
Boston, MA
Mobile technology entrepreneur

Donna Harris
1776
Washington, DC
Startup junkie mom

Alicia Heazlitt
International Center for Long Term Care Innovation
Louisville, KY
Creative, collaborative start-up connector

Jonathan Hirsch
Syapse
Palo Alto, CA
Syapse founder & neuroscientist 


Bruce Houghton
Hypebot.com
Skyline Music
Whitefeld, NH
Music entrepreneur

Cam Houser
3Day Start Up
Austin, TX
University entrepreneurship, education entrepreneur

Nadeem Kassam
BioBeats, Inc
Vancouver, BC
Entrepreneur, father, and lover of life

Eric Kavanagh
The Bloor Group
Wimberley, TX
Agile, curious, excitable 


Michael Kindrat-Pratt
i2E, Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK
Energized, concentrated, thrifty

David Knox
Rockfish
Cincinnati, OH
Digital brand builder & marketer

Jennifer Lee
Plympton
San Francisco, CA
Writer, Publisher, CEO

Jennifer Masset
A2IM
New York, NY
Music/Technology Strategist

Eric Mathews
Start Co.
Memphis, TN
Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builder

Kate Matsudaira
Popforms
Seattle, WA
Hacker, leader, entrepreneur 


Ian McKellar
Ian McKellar
San Francisco, CA
Hacker, maker, eater

Tim Moore
Venture Glass CrushIQ
Wilmington, NC
I live in the future

Robert Burns Nixon
SFFAMA INC
San Francisco, CA
Smart, relevant, compelling

Oscar Yasser Noriega
Pocket Supernova Inc,
Mountain View, CA
Serial tech entrepreneur

John Nosta
Maven Communications
Basking Ridge, NJ
Health innovationist

Sanjay Parekh
Startup Riot and Founder Fables
Atlanta, GA
Startup anthropologist

Amanda Parkes
Skinteractive Studio
New York, NY
Style through science 


Aron Pilhofer
The New York Times

New York, NY
Aggressively collaborative

Joey Pomerenke
Startup Weekend
Seattle, Washington
Entrepreneur and travel junkie

Carlos Rodarte
Patientslikeme
Cambridge, MA
Strategic, bold, driven

Dharmishta Rood
Code for America
San Francisco, CA
Civic, technology, optimist

Marc Ruxin
TastemakerX
San Francisco, CA
Culture, technology, curation

Jan Schaffer
J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism
Washington, DC

Creative, Energetic, Grounded

Adam Schoenfeld
Simply Measured
Seattle, WA
Data Geek

Jeff Slobotski
Silicon Prairie News
Omaha, NE
Builder, connector of dots, looking for the next creative idea

Reed Smith
Social Health Institute
San Antonio, TX
Healthcare digital media

Mike Steely
Sparkible
Little Rock, AR
Innovative passionate creative

Unity Stoakes
StartUp Health
New York, NY
“Do or do not. There is no try!”

Erica Swallow
Deliverish
Cambridge, MA
Entrepreneur, Journalist, MBA

Carla Swiryn
Agency Innovate
San Francisco, CA
Forward-thinking, honest, friendly

Todd Tate
Avenue Live
San Francisco, CA
Music, business, tech 

Rick Turoczy
PIE
Silicon Florist
Portland, OR
Obsessed with Portland

Adil Wali
Hiiro
Burlingame, CA
Product-focused entrepreneur

Amy Webb
Webbmedia Group
Spark Camp
Baltimore, MD
Curious, clever, clarinetist

Brad Weinberg, MD
Blueprint Health, ShapeUp
New York, NY
Loves healthcare entrepreneurs

Kevin Winston
Digital LA
Beverly Hills, CA
Energetic, fun, red

Jay Zalowitz
Generator Lab
San Francisco, CA
Hacker and founder

Brian Zisk
SF MusicTech Summit
San Francisco, CA
Visionary connector / entrepreneur