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This page features panels at SXSW Interactive 2013 that will be presented within the BiT House at the Hilton-Garden Inn.

Additionally - this page includes panels that will take place outside of the BiT House that self-selected BiT as a tag, or have panelists or subject matter that we think is of particular interest to blacks in tech. If you would like to have a panel included on this page, please email the SXSW schedule page url to us at info@wearebit.com.

 

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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 a success on the University of Pennsylvania campus. In his free time, he loves to travel, swap stories, and explore San Francisco. His goal is to create an ecosystem that stimulates tech entrepreneurship and fosters economic growth in the community. 
Chris is a co-founder at Black Founders, an organization that develops global programs that equip entrepreneurs, inspire innovation, and allow innovators to share resources and knowledge. Black Founders has two separate organizations, each with a unique focus. Friends of Black Founders is a charitable organization (501c3 is in process) and operates educational programs and conferences. Black Founders Startup Ventures is a separate for-profit venture with a focus on startup financing. Chris holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.