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Friday, March 8 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em: When to Pivot Your Startup LIMITED

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Pivot: the moment where startups change or die. In the search for a viable business, there comes a time when a drastic shift is necessary. But how do you know when you should pivot your startup, end it altogether, or keep powering through?

Our panel of entrepreneurs have started businesses and survived shifts in idea, customers, and business model. Join us for a candid discussion about when and how to change direction.

Registration for the Black Founders Conference is free to all SXSW Badge Holders and only $100 without a badge. 

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Chris Bennett

@Chris Bennett is the co-founder and CEO of Soldsie (formerly Central.ly), a social commerce tool for retailers, letting business owners post products for sale right on their Facebook pages. He is passionate about social change, innovation, and the Internet. He has a background founding businesses from an early age and his last startup, LiquidBooks, was... Read More →
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Kurt Collins

@Kurt Collins co-founded and operates Enole — a mobile identity company. He also works in youth development at Youth Radio and as a co-founding mentor at The Hidden Genius Project. As a founding mentor for The Hidden Genius Project, he mentors high school-aged black males in learning STEM-rela... Read More →
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Craig Davis

Founder | CEO, Relevvant
Craig Davis is the Founder and CEO of Relevvant, the leading enterprise-level marketing platform that helps brands understand their customers more intimately by gathering, analyzing, and making big data actionable across multiple communication channels. Craig has now taken his complex... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
BiT House | Colorado Room Hilton Garden Inn, 500 N Interstate 35

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