TacoSXTech by Grit Daily Live!
TacoSXTech Summit marries international sophistication with Texas hospitality; anchored by morning and afternoon panel talks with tacos.
TacoSXTech Starts In:
March 13-21 in Austin Texas represents an opportunity to immerse in an audience of 150,000 technophiles from tech hubs Austin, San Francisco, LA, and Miami.
Media outlets equal trust. New York-based media outlet Grit Daily presents a specific opportunity to work with a media outlet with all of the access (with former ABC, CBS, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Vice, Vox, Verge, Forbes, Fast Company, and Thrillist on its “team”. For participating brands, TacoS-X-Tech Summit includes a room for business development.
The day is anchored by speaking content (live journalism) in the morning and afternoon. The morning session includes breakfast tacos and Bellini along with a pop-up fireside panel with thirty to forty in the audience, including startups.
The afternoon sessions includes a second tech-focused panel along with drinks, watermelon, Texas BBQ and similar fare.
The evening moves to a VIP dinner on E. 6th, walking distance and concludes with a small after party at the house.
It's an ideal marriage between European sophistication and Texan hospitality.
Uniquely we'll dedicate a good size room (roughly six square meters) for business development. Nearest the back yard / audience, brands talk deals and get a good flow going.
Panelists build rapport, which lends naturally to doing business.
The location is comfortable, with three bathrooms. In addition a second room is converted for R&R.
Participating brands also have ticketed access to the other days, from March 13-21.
Co-Founder/Chairman of Hypergiant
Ben Lamm is a serial technology entrepreneur that builds intelligent and transformative businesses. He is currently the founder and CEO of Hypergiant, a next-gen AI and defense company. Previous to founding Hypergiant, Lamm was the CEO and founder of Conversable, the leading conversational intelligence platform that helps brands reach their customers through automated experiences on all major messaging and voice platforms. Conversable was acquired by LivePerson (NASDAQ: LPSN) in 2018.
Founder & CEO Strangeworks, Former Obama Advisor
William Hurley is an American tech entrepreneur who founded Chaotic Moon Studios, Honest Dollar, Strangeworks, and philanthropic efforts including CERN's Entrepreneurship Student Programme and Equals: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age.
Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Grit Daily
Jordan French is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Grit Daily. An award-winning journalist, he is on the editorial staff at TheStreet.com and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur. He is the founder of Notability Partners and the co-founder of BNB Shield, Lisbon Hill Farms, Status Labs, BeeHex, BlockTelegraph, and Grit Daily. A biomedical engineer and intellectual-property attorney, French is the author of upcoming book, The Gritty Entrepreneur.
Co-Founder, President and Chief Digital Officer at Grit Daily
Steve Suthiana is the Co-Founder, President and Chief Digital Officer of Grit Daily. He is a leading name in digital media and tech. After a nine-year stint growing Fast Company and Inc. Media, he has consulted for brands like Newsweek and Sports Illustrated. He is also the owner of Suth Media LLC, a boutique digital firm specializing in programmatic, advisory and investment.
Senior Editor of Grit Daily
Stewart Rogers is an award-winning journalist, author, and speaker on AI, AR/VR, blockchain, and other emerging technologies. A sought-after speaker and event MC, he is also the Analyst-at-Large at VentureBeat.
Editor-At-Large & Co-Founder of Grit Daily
Andrew Rossow is the Editor-At-Large and co-founder at Grit Daily. He is a millennial attorney, adjunct cybersecurity law professor, entrepreneur, author, and speaker on privacy, cybersecurity, A.I., AR/VR, blockchain, and digital monies. A current writer for Bloomberg Law, Law360, and CoinTelegraph, Rossow is also a former writer with Forbes and HuffPost, and contributed to many cybersecurity and technology publications. Utilizing his millennial background to its fullest potential, Rossow provides a well-rounded perspective on social media crime, technology and privacy implications, as well as news in the entertainment space. He is also a strong advocate against cyberbullying and online-harassment, utilizing his #CYBERBYTE movement to unite Hollywood and Silicon Valley in the fight against trolling.
Advisor, Speaker, Connector, Board Member, Author
James Barrood is among the top leaders of the east coast's innovation ecosystem. Over the past 20+ years he has helped nurture entrepreneurial, innovation and technology communities. For the past five years he led one of the largest tech trade associations, the Tech Council (NJ/NYC/Phila). He has been recognized as a Power 100 List leader and a Top 100 Influencer. Prior to heading the Council, James led the top ranked entrepreneurship and innovation center at Fairleigh Dickinson University for 17 years. He currently serves as an advisor to Tech Council Ventures, a $55 million fund he helped launch, and the Jumpstart Angels Network, one of the nation's largest angel groups.
James is the editor of the book, Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Global Insights from 24 Leaders and co-author of Lessons from the Great Recession. He has written articles for Entrepreneur, Business Insider and other publications and has been widely quoted regionally and nationally. He frequently speaks at regional and global conferences. He sits on several boards including the State Chamber of Commerce, the R&D Council, and Jumpstart Angels Network. He holds an MBA from Texas A&M and a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.
Co-Founder of SAFE App
Lauren Weiniger is the Co-Founder of SAFE App. The SAFE app, calling themselves ‘the safe sex app,’ just raised $3.5 million from investors to partner with HUD (hudapp.com) and add a feature that will allow users to post their verified STD results — in a move to decrease the spread of these preventable diseases.
SAFE received funding from Flight Ventures, Harry Schwefel (co-CIO of Point 72), Caivis Investments (led by John Scully, former Apple / Pepsi CEO), Startup Health Ventures, and the Mayo Clinic.
Focus on health apps is more apparent than ever. SAFE allows users to upload STD test results, or book a test at a local clinic. SAFE is HIPPA compliant, so results are accurate and private. The app connects users directly with a lab, where they can get tested for $99, or they can pay with insurance. Users can store their test results so that they can always show a new partner, any time.
SAFE emphasizes privacy, so results will only be visible to the user unless they choose to share them. “The SAFE Badge on HUD will never show a user’s STD test results, just that they have been tested recently – within six months – and can prove it,” says Lauren Weiniger, co-founder of SAFE App. “Their actual test results are only shown on their phone with SAFE App, never sent or shared.”
Co-Founder of Bell & Ivy
Cynthia Johnson is an American entrepreneur, marketing professional, SEO specialist, social media influencer, author and keynote speaker. She is a Co-founder of Ipseity Media and previously served as the director of brand development of American Addiction Centers (AAC). She is also a contributing columnist for Entrepreneur, Foxnews, Chicago Tribune and several other industry publications. She is currently member of the Board of Directors for United Nations Women U.S. National Committee, L.A. and Forbes Agency Council. According to Entrepreneur Magazine, Cynthia was one of the 10 Personal Branding Experts to Follow, in 2017.
Editor-at-large of TechCrunch
Mike Butcher MBE is Editor-at-large of TechCrunch.
As a writer, editor, interviewer, moderator and columnist in the tech media world he covers everything the smallest tech startups and the largest tech giants. Lately, he’s been writing a lot about Blockchain and Crypto.
Mike has been named one of the most influential people in European technology by various newspaper and magazines. He founded The Europas Awards, the non-profit Techfugees and has advised the UK government on tech startup policy. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2016 for services to the UK technology industry and journalism.
As well as being a long-time Writer, Broadcaster and Editor Mike is also co-founder of TechHub.com, a project to merge a thriving community with office space for fast-moving startups; co-founder of the UK’s Coadec.com lobbyist for startups; the non-profit TechVets for UK military veterans, and the UK event series ThePathfounder.com.
Mike has written for UK national newspapers and magazines including The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman. He is a former editor of New Media Age magazine, the leading new media weekly in the UK, and the European edition of The Industry Standard magazine.
In 2000 he was nominated as NetMedia’s European Internet Journalist of the Year. In 2004 he was voted ‘One of the 100 Innovators of the UK Internet Decade’ by GfK NOP, the fourth-largest custom research business in the world. In July 2008 he was put at No. 47 out of the Top 100 people in London’s creative industry by The Independent newspaper and The Hospital Club. In August 2008 TechCrunch Europe was awarded the best “Web 2.0 and business blog” in the UK, by the readers of Computer Weekly magazine. In 2009 it was named as one of the Top 10 blogs out of the UK. Also in 2009 Mike was named one of the Top 10 bloggers on Twitter in the UK. In October 2009 he was named one of the Top 50 most influential Britons in technology by The Daily Telegraph. In April 2010 he was in Wired UK’s Top 100 influencer list, in 2011, in 2012, (there was no Top 100 list in 2013), in 2014 and again in 2015. In April 2010 TechCrunch Europe was shortlisted in the Specialist Digital Publisher category of the prestigious UK-based Association of Online Publishers’ Digital Publishing Awards. In November 2010 he was named as one of London’s most influential people in New Media and “king of dotcom commentators” by The Evening Standard Newspaper. He has been listed as one of the Top 100 most influential people on Twitter in the UK. He was named in the TechNation200 Almanac. He has been named as one of “The 100 coolest people in UK tech” by Business Insider. He was named in the “Smith & Williamson Power 100”. In 2016 British GQ magazine named him one of the 100 Most Connected Men in the UK. He has spoken at the prestigious World Economic Forum, the Monaco Media Forum, Le Web, Web Summit and DLD among many other conferences. Mike is a regular commentator on the technology business, appearing on BBC News, Sky News, CNBC, Channel 4, Al Jazeera and Bloomberg. Mike has advised the UK Prime Minister on tech startups, served on the Mayor of London’s Digital Advisory Board, the ‘Smart London’ Board and been a Technology Ambassador for London. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2016 for services to the UK technology industry and journalism. Mike’s personal blog is mbites.com, while he Tweets as @mikebutcher.
He owns shares in ETFs, shares in Verizon via employee stock grants and small amounts of various cryptocurrencies. More info: http://mbites.com/contact
Founder & CEO of Loly
Recently named on of the Top 45 over 45, award winning filmmaker and tech entrepreneur Adryenn Ashley is used to transforming herself and others into riveting onscreen characters. As a startup advisor she uses her well honed techniques to transform everyday entrepreneurs into wildly successful business celebrities. As a mentor to CEOs worldwide, she is directly responsible for adding significant revenue to her client’s bottom line in industries as varied as Healthcare, Finance, Food, and Travel, as well as her dedicated focus to elevate women to the C-Suite.
As a best selling author, her next book, Minting the Future, focuses on the shift from traditional VC funding to grassroots crowdfunding use the blockchain to protect ideas and safely collaborate on projects. She advises a dozen blockchain companies and has helped organized several successful ICO’s.
Founder of Rise Housing
Monika Proffitt is a social entrepreneur, speaker and author working at the nexus of fintech, real estate and social impact. She is the Founder of Rise Housing, a real estate company that leverages blockchain technology to create access to equity for everyday investors while bringing liquidity to real estate asset owners. A practicing artist for many years, she formerly served as the Founding Executive Director of Starry Night Programs, providing a creative retreat center for artists and writers, in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Through this company, she was able to bring over a million dollars in investment to the economically depressed region of Sierra County, New Mexico.
Monika has spoken at numerous universities and conferences in the US, Europe and Asia on topics ranging from sustainable business and social impact, to blockchain for social good, to the value of cultural capital in the appreciation of real estate. She has exhibited the artwork of hundreds of emerging artists, as well as her own, at international art fairs including Art Basel Miami, the Venice Biennale, Worldwide Los Angeles, and Frieze New York.
For more information, please visit the press page.
To see her work as an artist, click here.
Staff, Cointelegraph & Grit Daily Columnist
Rachel Wolfson is an Editor-at-Large at Grit Daily. Based in San Francisco, her journalism career blossomed in 2017 when she started writing about blockchain and cryptocurrency for HuffPost. Rachel then became a staff writer for Bitcoin Magazine in December 2017. Following this, Rachel became a full-time contributing writer for Forbes in February 2018, where she spent a year and a half covering enterprise blockchain breaking news and stories. Rachel’s work has been featured both online and in print for Forbes Magazine, where she helped write the Blockchain 50 list for the Forbes April 2019 edition. Rachel has been praised by multiple publications as a leader in the blockchain space. Entrepreneur Magazine named Rachel as one of the five women looking to change the world of blockchain. She covers all things tech and West Coast brands at Grit Daily.
Contributing Editor, Yahoo! News
A D.C.-based journalist, Rob Pegoraro was the Washington Post personal-tech columnist from 1999 to 2011. He's contributed to USA Today, Discovery News, PCMag, Boing Boing, Ars Technica & others. Incessant interlocutor on Twitter, occasional radio/TV/podcast guest. Also: dad, husband, cook, gardener, cyclist, etc.
Founder & CEO, Get Geeked TV
I founded getgeeked Media to help consumer-facing tech brands tell their story to all the audiences that matter today.
Press coverage is still critical, but it's just one piece of the puzzle today. To succeed today, brands need to work with influencers, engage consumers directly, build community, and create content that has value.
Through a unique combination of influencer marketing, events, and content marketing, getgeeked Media allows marketers and PR professionals to check off each of these mission-critical objectives without breaking the bank.
getgeeked Media is where innovation meets influence!
AIF, Future Design Station, MindfulExistenC
Named a "Futurist", on Ross Dawson's list of world's top female futurists, Liza is among the world's sought after individuals in the correlation between well-being and the economy. Her work has helped thought leaders, governments, universities and organizations improve their understanding of how to build the future by measuring disruptive impact.
As a Relationship Analyst she has a background in Psychology(Neuroscience, Clinical and Counseling) and the study of Wellbeing where she mastered the knowledge of human behavior then applied to the future applications of technology in Big Data, AI, Digital Health, Perception Tech (VR / AR), Robotics.
Currently she uses her knowledge of behavioral economics and applies it to study the future interactions of humans and technology specifically with a focus on the intersection of human behavior, exponential technology and human capital development, which is the field of Neuroeconomics.
Her graduate and current research, prior professional expertise led her to become an authority in the field and research of human longevity, optimal mental Wellness and Applications of Mindfulness - and she was a pioneer in terms of introducing this level of consciousness in the Corporate, Academic, Spa, Hospital, Recovery and Healthcare environment. Liza is a thought leader, author, and speaker.
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