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  1. How Have Angel Investing and Crowdfunding Changed the Way Startups Get Money? to

    on Friday 8th March

    The current startup boom has seen the rise of the angel investor (and introduction of the ‘super angel’), introduction of crowdfunding platforms, and now the coming Series A crunch. Join ...

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  1. Intellectual Property for Dummies: When to Patent, Trade Secret, and Copyright Your Product to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    This panel focuses on Intellectual Property for Start-ups. During the presentation Practioners, In-house Counsel at major companies and a Startup founder will discuss common pitfalls for startups. Orrick Firm will ...

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  1. Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em: When to Pivot Your Startup to

    on Friday 8th March

    Pivot: the moment where startups change or die. In the search for a viable business, there comes a time when a drastic shift is necessary. But how do you know ...

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  1. The New Art of Conference Networking: #Hashtags to Handshakes. to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    Networking at large events can be tough if you are not prepared. Have you ever found yourself wanting to connect with someone, but hesitated because you felt you didn’t have ...

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  2. This Changes Things: The Digital Community is the New Black to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    Once upon a time, the “black community” was a physical place. Then along came integration and the physical definition was lifted as individuals dispersed to where ever their means could ...

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  1. How to Validate a Product Idea for $100 or Less to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Friday 8th March

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  1. ADVERTISING EXPOSED: What Happens When the Mainstream Dries Up? to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    Advertising industry leaders from the brand, agency and technology sides will gather to discuss how terms like “general market” and “mainstream” are no longer valid and to reveal the ways ...

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  1. Listening to Your Users and Finding your First True Fans to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Friday 8th March

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  1. Frugal Innovation: The Challenges and Opportunities of Technology in Africa to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    The global technological landscape is shifting. This is perhaps most felt in Africa, where the challenges and the opportunities for a technology-driven future are great. ThoughtWorks opened our first African ...

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  2. Stomp the Divide: A Blueprint for Creating Tech Thought Leaders to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    Communities that are focused on minority techs are popping up everywhere to drive conversations and shift perceptions. Engineers and technologists of color in these communities are constantly engaging in thoughtful ...

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  3. Serving the People: How Social Media and Technology Enhances Civic Engagement to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    Civic engagement is a critical element of our democratic process. The opportunity provided by the adaption of social media and Web 2.0 technologies, as evidenced by the successful deployment of ...

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  1. Powered By: The Names Behind the Names to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    The impact of social media cannot be understated. Without a strong online presence, a brand will always be a step behind the competition. With each day that passes, thousands of ...

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  1. How Have Angel Investing and Crowdfunding Changed the Way Startups Get Money? to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Friday 8th March

    The current startup boom has seen the rise of the angel investor (and introduction of the ‘super angel’), introduction of crowdfunding platforms, and now the coming Series A crunch. Join ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Colorado Room (map)

  1. Food, Faith & Fitness: The Digital Holy Trinity to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    Join us as we examine the exploding field of fitness and food blogging as well as its intersection with identifying as a blogger of faith. We will explore how social ...

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  2. Generation Change: A Lesson From Junior Innovators to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    Kids are keenly perceptive, ambitiously creative, and fearlessly bold. As we moveforward in design thinking and innovation, the simplicity, purity and intensecuriosity of the child mind may very well hold ...

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  3. Elevate the Game: Maverick Women Recode the Future of Gaming to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    Violence and war games rule the day. Adventures in making the world a better place rule the future. The panel will chronicle the evolution of gaming from entertainment to philanthropy. ...

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  4. The Original Kings of Technology: Leveraging eCommerce to Triple Your Bottom Line to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    This powerful and insightful presentation is jam-packed with practical and usable advice, insightful trends and information focusing on Social Media Management Strategies, Internet Marketing/Branding and Conversions. While encouraging interaction and ...

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  5. Off the Chain: Blacks, Social Media and Django Unchained to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    While the D in Django is silent, the discussion around this controversial film from Quentin Tarantino has been on full volume. The Christmas 2012 release of Django Unchained caused a ...

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  1. The Black Church in Cyberspace to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    Historically, the “black church” was a physical place typically located within the confines of the black community, quite often in walking distance from the core membership. However, with the advent ...

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  2. More Money, More Content: Create Strategic Partnerships that Impact the Bottom Line to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    You’ve produced great content, built a social media, and created a brand. Now what? With competition more fierce than ever, you need a well-crafted plan for distributing your content and ...

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  3. Naturally Social: Growing Your Hair, Growing Your Audience & Growing Your Brand to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    Join us as we examine how the natural hair movement has grown in recent years, largely in part to the social media savvy of natural hair bloggers and brands. Hear ...

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  4. Art of the Start: Proven Strategies for Launching a Tech Company to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    What does it really take to start a successful technology company? As the barriersto entry decrease, it's tempting to think starting a company is a matter of having anidea and ...

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  1. SoLoMo: Social, Local and Mobile: Tactics, Tools & Resources for a Competitive Edge to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    The proliferation of mobile devices can no longer be denied. You've got a business but want to know how to take advantage of this mobile thing. With all the buzzwords ...

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  1. Tech Them While They are Young: Strategies for Increasing the STEM Pipeline to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    With statistics stating that only 1% of tech startups are founded by blacks and that there is a digital divide why are we not introducing technology in the community at ...

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  2. Grits and Greens: Exploring the Intersection of Food, Art and Tech to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    From Black Futurist art exhibitions, to food justice hackathons, and STEAM teach-ins for youth in resource-poor communities, this panel explores the delicious intersections of food, art, and technology over a ...

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  1. Mentor Session: Fred Destin to

    Mentor Session on Monday 11th March

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive in 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more ...

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  1. Mentor Session: Mike Rohde to

    Mentor Session on Saturday 9th March

    The Sketchnote Mentoring session will provide one-on-one time with Mike Rohde, author of The Sketchnote Handbook. In these sessions, Mike will listen and share techniques with mentoring students, providing customized ...

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  1. Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em: When to Pivot Your Startup to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Friday 8th March

    Pivot: the moment where startups change or die. In the search for a viable business, there comes a time when a drastic shift is necessary. But how do you know ...

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  1. Digital Penetration: Love & Sex for Overachievers to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    In the age of geeky chic and nerdy cool, brands are tapping into the global affinity for the highly intelligent audience. While there are plenty of resources to help high ...

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  1. Privacy, the Consumer and the Techie to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    Consumer privacy is a challenging issue for any technology company. Data is ubiquitous, consumer information is increasingly personally identifiable, and data itself has become an asset class, driving investment. How ...

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