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SXSW: Pitch Blockchain Jury and FrenchTech Startup Visa

I was finally able to fit SXSW into my travel schedule and was not disappointed. I love Austin in general and SXSW was an incredible ten days of networking, inspiration, and great food.

SXSW was kind enough to invite me to be on the startup jury for the SXSW Pitch in the blockchain track. This was one of my most memorable and enjoyable startup juries, not least because whurley was also on the jury with me and I don’t think I stopped laughing from speaker prep through to the end.

Startup Ecosystems Startup Jury

K-Startup Grand Challenge Korea Startup Jury

It was a privilege to serve on the finalist selection jury of this year’s K-Startup Grand Challenge with my friends Sam Ameen from Hong Kong’s Betatron Accelerator and Greg Appelhof from Hardware Massive. Thank you again for the kindness and hospitality of the Korean Ministry of SMEs and Startups, National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA), and the YSKMedia team.

Over three days we listened to and grilled the 80+ finalists in order to choose a top ten that would continue on with the Korean startup business development program.