Showcasing some of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs, as well as an array of corporate and elected leaders and some of the hottest music on the planet, this special event will provide a world-wide platform to celebrate entrepreneurship and startup companies throughout the country. The evening event, co-sponsored by The Startup America Partnership, SXSW and the Technology Partnership of the Austin Chamber will feature technology leaders including Reid Hoffman, Steve Case, Steve Blank, Amos Winbush III, and many others. A special dedication to Steve Jobs will be debuted and music provided by some great Texas artists. The evening will be second to none. Music from Austin’s own Ghostland Observatory -- band will perform at 10:45 pm. For more information about the Celebration of American Startups, please click here (link to https://www.facebook.com/events/... )
During this session, Steve Case, one of America’s most iconic entrepreneurs, and Tim O’Shaughnessy, CEO and co-founder of LivingSocial, will explore the role entrepreneurship plays in launching some of the world’s fastest growing businesses. As LivingSocial’s first investor, Steve (and his investment firm, Revolution) was one of the earliest believers in the transformative power of local commerce. Tim will share his experience working with early investors and building one of today’s most promising new companies, as well as his vision for how LivingSocial is poised to bring local commerce to a new level. And looking more broadly, Steve will talk about his efforts to support entrepreneurs through his investments at Revolution, as chair of the Startup America Partnership and a member of the President’, and what we can all do to tap into “America’s secret sauce” to ensure that the US continues to be a leader in innovation and growth.
9th–13th March 2012