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Media Alert: Samsung NEXT Empowers Startups and Entrepreneurs at SXSW
[March 10, 2017]

Media Alert: Samsung NEXT Empowers Startups and Entrepreneurs at SXSW


SXSW - Samsung (News - Alert) NEXT is teaming up with Fast Company as the official technology partner for the Fast Company Grill at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX from March 10-13, 2017. The Samsung NEXT Connection Lounge, located within the Fast Company Grill at The Cedar Door, 201 Brazos Street, Austin, TX and open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. CST daily, will feature a Samsung NEXT interactive art installation by Kelsey Montague.

Samsung NEXT invites event attendees to enjoy the interactive space for recharging, refueling and engaging with innovative thinkers within the industry, and to attend the following events:

Austin's Best Transportation & Mobility Startups
What: Pitch session featuring five of Austin's best transportation and mobility startups and a panel of experts with live Q&A.
Where: Hilton Austin Downtown Salon C, 500 E. 4th Street
When: Friday, March 10 at 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. CST
Who: Samsung NEXT Principal Christina Bechhold, Capital Factory Managing Director Accelerator Gordon Daugherty, Grayline President Joseph Kopser and moovel GmbH Director Meg Merritt

Hacking Humanity: Using VR to Connect and Change the World
<>What: An influencer-led discussion on virtual reality and how the medium is impacting and will change the human experience, followed immediately by a cocktail hour.

Where: Fast Company Grill at The Cedar Door, 201 Brazos Street
When: Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 3 - 4 p.m. CST
Who: Samsung NEXT Director of Product Management, Growth Opportunities Niranjan Nagar and FastCo. Works Editor Chuck Salter

Ask Before You Need: Startups, Investing & You
What: Panel featuring leading entrepreneurs and venture capitalists focusing on tactical tips for startups looking to attract investors.
Where: Hilton Austin Downtown Salon D, 500 E. 4th Street
When: Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. CST
Who: Samsung NEXT Director of Product Management, Growth Opportunities Niranjan Nagar; WP Engine Founder and CTO Jason Cohen (News - Alert); and North Bridge Growth Equity Principal Holly McConnell; moderated by Austin Business Journal Managing Editor Greg Barr


Additional event activities include:

  • Tech.Co Mentor Lunch, Saturday, March 11, 2017 from noon - 2 p.m. CST at Maggie Mae's: Meetup featuring food, drinks and 1:1 mentor sessions for aspiring entrepreneurs with Samsung NEXT Principal Christina Bechhold
  • German X Smart Cities Panel, Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. CST at the German House: Pitch and discussion session featuring the top startups in the smart cities space and an esteemed jury including Samsung NEXT Principal Christina Bechhold
  • Tech.Co's SXSW Startup Night, Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 8 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. CST at Maggie Mae's: Celebration of startups, community and technology featuring 25 of the hottest global startups and Samsung NEXT as an official judge

For more information, visit: http://samsungnext.com/sxsw-2017/ and connect on social media: @SamsungNEXT.

About Samsung NEXT

Samsung NEXT partners with innovators around the world to build ideas into products, grow products into businesses and scale business that leverage and transform Samsung's ecosystem. samsungnext.com.


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