#Start2Meet Connecting Startups and Investors in a fun and innovative format

At SXSW this year I had a great time participating in this wonderful #Start2Meet event convening startups and investors in a very fun and innovative format (see below for more info).

This was organized by Babushka Digital, a leading Brazilian Digital Agency that has organized this type of activity many times in Brazil with great success.

As Babushka explains, in times of quick connections, Babushka created the #Start2Meet, a networking format to connect startups and investors at SXSW inspired in the speed dating.

Karol Andrêis and Leo Mereu, partners in Babushka, led the speed dating of business during the biggest event of technology, movies, music and digital content of the world.

More than 40 startup professionals could sold their ideas for 2 minutes to 15 investors in search of new business.

And the result is here. See how was the Start2Meet!

Craig Zelizer

Craig Zelizer

Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of PCDN.global, which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, community and opportunities to build careers of impact and scale change. He has strong experience in the development sector, academia and social entrepreneurship. From 2005 to 2016 he served as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still teaches). He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University. Dr. Zelizer spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education.
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