Event Guide: Startups & Entrepreneurship

Social Media Week

Social Media Week is a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas and insights into social media and technology's impact on business, society, and culture.

We’re doing all that we can this week to help you optimize your #smw12 experience.  While each of our hubs serve as homes for specific content areas, the number of sessions we host on a specific topic far exceeds the capacity we have in our Hubs.

To help you navigate the schedule and find sessions that are relevant and interesting for you, we’re constructing a series of guides, which we hope will surface new and interesting content you might not have otherwise been aware of.

Your Guide to Startups & Entrepreneurship

Monday February 13th
3-5pm: State Your Case: Research vs. Social Analytics

Tuesday February 14th
12-2pm: Maintaining Authenticity and Transparency: How Financial Advisors Are Using Social Media to Build their Business, Hosted by Actiancen
12-2pm: Keynote: Kevin Slavin, Entrepreneur, Provocateur & Raconteur followed by Panel: Are We in a Post-Consumer Age? How E-Commerce is Blurring the Lines between Creator and Consumer, hosted by Shapeways
5-6pm: Communicating with Customers Beyond Facebook & Twitter: How Brands are Accessing Start-ups to Collaborate and Communicate

Wednesday February 15th
9am-12pm: Keynote: Dave Gray & The Connected Company: An Inventory of the Possible followed by Panel: Social Business by Design, hosted by Nokia
10-11am: Social Media Week at Digitas– Who Runs the World: A Virtual Panel on Women & Global Entrepreneurship
3-5pm: Radical Collaboration & Entrepreneurship
6:30-8:30pm: Under30CEO15: Social Media Week Entrepreneur Matchmaking
8-11pm: UPlanMe SMW Launch Party

Thursday February 16th
10-11am: Investors in the Hot Seat: Leading Health Investors Pitch To StartUps
12-2pm: Keynote: Jonah Peretti, Founder and CEO of BuzzFeed on the Future of Sharing followed by Panel: Creating Start-Ups Inside Traditional News Organizations

Friday February 17th
8:30-9:30am Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of LinkedIn on The StartUp of You: A revolutionary new guide to thriving in today’s fractured world of work
10:30-11:30am Untapped Drive: How innovation and entrepreneurship is revolutionizing daily life through social media & tech platforms.
3-5pm Keynote: Jalak Jobanputra on What in the World? The Global Startup Scene: Micro and Macro Trends Fueling Tech Growth around the World

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