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Saturday, March 9 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Which Comes First: The Story or the Money?

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Austin and Central Texas are exploding with startups and startup events like Startup Week, pitch competitions and demo days, building an identity as a hub for tech entrepreneurship. What gets covered impacts what succeeds and many outlets only cover the big events or investments. What gets covered also impacts the way the nation sees what’s going on in the Austin and Central Texas startup world. This panel will examine how the local media sees its role in the Austin startup ecosystem, and what the startup world wishes the media did differently.
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Kirk Ladendorf

ReporterAustin American-Statesman
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Susan Lahey

ReporterSilicon Hills NewsSusan Lahey has been a business journalist for decades, starting at the Kansas City Star and working for many regional and national publications. She's covered the Austin startup scene for Austin startup digital newspaper Silicon Hills for two years.
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Bryan Menell

Co-FounderAustin Tech Happy HourA finalist for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award, Bryan has 20 years of experience founding and growing Exact Systems (1991), Perficient (NASDAQ: PRFT) (1997), and Fusion Learning Systems (2001).

Colin Pope

EditorAustin Business Journal

Saturday March 9, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hilton Austin Downtown, Austin Chamber Offices