Tech&Culture is an official SXSW special event (sponsored by Microsoft for Startups) on Friday, March 8th that explores the evolving relationship between technology+culture. 15+ speakers from technology (Bonin Bough, Bea Arthur), sports (Al Harrington), arts (Dayna Isom Johnson, Alex Wolf), music (DJ Hapa) and other industries give you a peek behind the curtain with candid, inspiring stories about their challenges & breakthroughs.
Attendees will experience:
Conversations with industry leaders
Hands-on technology activations
Venue: Empire Control Room (606 E. 7TH STREET AUSTIN, TX 78701)
Date: Friday, March 8th, 4pm-2am
Produced by INFLECTION & Fueled By Culture
Powered By Microsoft For Startups
(Starting at 5pm)
Hosted by Bea Arthur, Music by DJ Whitney
Bellwether Culture Podcast: How does Bonin Bough shift culture with tech?
(Bonin Bough, Pavan Bahl)
Hacking Culture: How do you gain mindshare in a crowded world?
(Kaitlyn Barclay, Gabriel Whiley, Sam Hysell)
Technology for Creativity: How can technology make us more creative?
(DJ Hapa, Jacob Gordon)
Cultural Legacy: How does technology affect the legacy of art?
(Kat Mustatea, Dayna Isom Johnson, Tani Chambers)
Fueled by Culture: How will culture be affected by technology?
(Rich Antoniello, Al Harrington, Marcus Damas)
(Starting at 9:30pm)
Founder, DJ Whitney
400+ shows with brands like Reebok, BMW, FILA, Foot Locker and TOTO.
Founder, Bonin Ventures
One of the youngest C-suite executives in a Fortune 50 company
CEO of VIOLA and Harrington Wellness
16 year NBA veteran, star of Ice Cube’s BIG3 basketball league
CEO, The Difference
Startup generated 7 figures in sales, as first black female founder in Y-Combinator
CEO & Co-Founder, Scout Lab
Led brand programs for Automattic, adidas, Alibaba, as well as the fastest growing startups in Silicon Valley
DJ / Producer
Best club DJ at the London Club Awards 2012.
First female to win the Vestax Juice DJ Competition
Curator of Culture, Hapaworld
Developed & launched Scratch DJ Academy in Los Angeles, mentoring to over 600,000 aspiring DJs
Judge on NBC’s 'Making It'
Trend expert at Etsy
CEO, Complex Networks
Built a $300m+ with less than 1/10th the venture capital of our competitors.
Founder, Fueled By Culture
Created tech & culture experiences for Lyft, Postmates, and Avion
DJ / Producer
Working with brands like Under Armor, & Netflix
CEO/Founder, MSCHF Internet Studios
Over 1B impressions generated organically for our clients, with zero paid.
Co-Founder, MouthMedia Network
Built the largest B2B podcast media company.
Artist & Technologist, Resident at TED
TED Talk: What is the value of art in an age of thinking machines?
Finalist for "Best Female Vocalist" at Austin Music Awards 2018, TRCOA Grant Winner, 3x Best RnB Artist Winner at Austin Hip Hop Awards
$1.3+ million raised on Kickstarter for digital musical instrument
Head of Partnerships , BattleMe
1 million subscribers for rap battle mobile app
Partner at NOX
Built social communities with over 10M+ people for musicians and entrepreneurs
Founder, SAVI Moni ™
Award winning founder
Startup Advocate for Microsoft