Grit Daily House

Official Partner to SXSW
Satellite Event (Media Stage)

Schedule

Time

Title

On Stage

11:05AM – 11:15AM

Opening Remarks

  • Mark Mitchell

11:20AM – 11:40AM

Navigating New Realities: Gaming’s Cultural Evolution and the Reemergence of Transmedia

  • Jonathan Stringfield

11:45AM – 12:30PM

Power of IP: Gaming x Entertainment

  • Mike White (Moderator)
  • Jonathan Stringfield
  • Elle McCarthy

12:30PM -1:45PM

Activision Lunch

  • N/A

2:05PM – 2:25PM

Building Wealth in Virtual Economies

  • MacKenzie Sigalos (Moderator)
  • Jen Saarbach
  • Kristen Kelly

2:30PM – 2:50PM

Exploring the Impact: Transformative Technologies in Education, Branding, and Social Impact

  • Swan Sit
  • Cristina Carl

2:55PM – 3:15PM

Building Trust & Ensuring Authenticity with Blockchain

  • Tina Mulqueen (Moderator)
  • Micha Anthenor Benoliel

3:20PM – 3:50PM

Leveraging Influencer Partnerships for Greater Value

  • Denise Vitola

3:55PM – 4:40PM

Loyalty and Attribution on Roblox: How Brands Are Driving Real Business KPIs in Virtual Environments

  • Mike White (Moderator)
  • Connor Kelley
  • Nic Hill

4:45PM – 5:30PM

Decoding the Metaverse: Data-Driven Insights for Virtual Brand Success

  • Charles Hambro

Time

Title

On Stage

10:30AM – 11:00AM

The New Paradigm of Advertising: How Content Consumption Patterns Are Changing Creative

  • Tina Mulqueen (Moderator)
  • Shannon Reid
  • Clayton Ruebensaal
  • Tarah Malhotra-Feinberg

11:05AM – 11:35AM

Transforming Marketing Through Communities

  • Mark Mitchell (Moderator)
  • Deepak Ramanathan

11:35AM – 12:30PM

Redefining Connections: The New Era of Brand Engagement

  • Mike White (Moderator)
  • Chris Duffey
  • Nico Sarti
  • Mia Sutton
  • Deepak Ramanathan

12:35PM – 12:55PM

Beyond AI: Future-Thinking Investors Look Ahead

  • Tina Mulqueen
  • Brandon Harper

1:00PM – 1:20PM

Atomic Energy & AI

  • MacKenzie Sigalos (Moderator)
  • Caroline Cochran

1:25PM – 1:45PM

The Role of Fintech in Sustainable Wealth Growth

  • Dasha Shunina (Moderator)
  • Ariel Dangelo

1:50PM – 2:10PM

Here’s How the Top 1% Manage Their Brand Online

  • Sky Canaves (Moderator)
  • Devin W. Johnson

2:15PM – 2:35PM

LPs Doubt VCs’ Startup Valuations

  • Dasha Shunina (Moderator)
  • James Altucher

2:40PM – 3:25PM

Biohacking: The Link Between Success in Longevity, Anti-Aging, and Business

  • Dr. Christina Rahm
  • Clayton Thomas

3:30PM – 3:50PM

The Bridge Between Health, Commerce, & Greatness

  • Clayton Thomas

3:55PM – 4:15PM

Creating Empathetic Brand Experiences in Health and Wellness

  • Jess Markwood (Moderator)
  • Jade Kearney
  • Shabnam Safarzadeh
  • Shay Safarzadeh

4:20PM – 4:40PM

Building Brands that Matter & Have Value

  • Charles Ifegwu (Moderator)
  • Dan Stangler

4:45PM – 5:05PM

Cybersecurity as a Cornerstone of Brand Trust

  • Rob Pegoraro (Moderator)
  • Zach Eikenberry
  • Dr. Jess Garza
  • Andy Bennett

5:10PM – 5:25PM

Making Brands Stand Out in the Noise of Media

  • Emily Reynolds

Time

Title

On Stage

9:45AM – 10:30AM

Creativity and the Future of X

  • Mike White
  • Emily Ross

10:35AM – 11:00AM

Edge AI Meets Spatial Computing

  • Rachel Joy Victor (Moderator)
  • Alex Porter
  • Skylar Thomas
  • Erin Reilly

11:15AM – 12:00PM

Immersion Matters: The Evolution of Performance

  • Lucas Wilson

12:00PM – 2:00PM

Dell Innovation Luncheon

  • N/A

2:05PM – 2:40PM

Visual Imagination: From Thoughts to Screen

  • C. Craig Patterson

2:45PM – 3:30PM

Unleashing the Controversy of Generative AI in Art and Storytelling

  • James Word (Moderator)
  • Chris Vienneau
  • C. Craig Patterson
  • Gaby Hoefer

3:30PM – 4:00PM

WOWZER Snack Break

  • N/A

4:05PM – 4:25PM

The Rise of Living, Breathing AI

  • Roger Dooley (Moderator)
  • Danny Tomsett

4:30PM – 4:50PM

Marketing to Humans in an AI World

  • Cigdem Oztabak (Moderator)
  • Justin Day
  • Anne Ahola Ward

4:55PM – 5:15PM

Exploring the Frontiers of Innovation: AI, XR, and the Metaverse

  • Emily Olman (Moderator)
  • Tony Parisi
  • Grace Ng
  • Tim Porter

11:05AM – 11:15AM

Title: Opening Remarks

On Stage: Mark Mitchell

11:20AM - 11:40AM

Title: Navigating New Realities: Gaming’s Cultural Evolution and the Reemergence of Transmedia

On Stage: Jonathan Stringfield

11:45AM - 12:30PM

Title: Power of IP: Gaming x Entertainment

On Stage: Mike White (Mod), Jonathan Stringfield, Elle McCarthy

12:30PM -1:45PM

Title: Activision Lunch

2:05PM - 2:25PM

Title: Building Wealth in Virtual Economies

On Stage: MacKenzie Sigalos (Mod), Jen Saarbach, Kristen Kelly

2:30PM - 2:50PM

Title: Exploring the Impact: Transformative Technologies in Education, Branding, and Social Impact

On Stage: Swan Sit, Cristina Carl

2:55PM - 3:15PM

Title: Building Trust & Ensuring Authenticity with Blockchain

On Stage: Tina Mulqueen (Mod), Micha Anthenor Benoliel

3:20PM - 3:50PM

Title: Leveraging Influencer Partnerships for Greater Value

On Stage: Denise Vitola

3:55PM – 4:40PM

Title: Loyalty and Attribution on Roblox: How Brands Are Driving Real Business KPIs in Virtual Environments

On Stage: Mike White (Mod), James Burden, Nic Hill

4:45PM - 5:30PM

Title: Decoding the Metaverse: Data-Driven Insights for Virtual Brand Success

On Stage: Charles Hambro

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Title: The New Paradigm of Advertising: How Content Consumption Patterns Are Changing Creative

On Stage: Tina Mulqueen (Mod), Shannon Reid, Clayton Ruebensaal, Tarah Malhotra-Feinberg

11:05AM - 11:35AM

Title: Transforming Marketing Through Communities

On Stage: Mark Mitchell (Mod), Deepak Ramanathan

11:35AM - 12:30PM

Title: Redefining Connections: The New Era of Brand Engagement

On Stage: Mike White (Mod), Chris Duffey, Nico Sarti, Mia Sutton, Deepak Ramanathan

12:35PM - 12:55PM

Title: Beyond AI: Future-Thinking Investors Look Ahead

On Stage: Tina Mulqueen, Brandon Harper

1:00PM - 1:20PM

Title: Atomic Energy & AI

On Stage: MacKenzie Sigalos, Caroline Cochran

1:25PM - 1:45PM

Title: The Role of Fintech in Sustainable Wealth Growth

On Stage: Dasha Shunina (Mod), Ariel Dangelo

1:50PM - 2:10PM

Title: Here’s How the Top 1% Manage Their Brand Online

On Stage: Sky Canaves (Mod), Devin W. Johnson

2:15PM - 2:35PM

Title: LPs Doubt VCs’ Startup Valuations

On Stage: Dasha Shunina (Mod), James Altucher

2:40PM - 3:25PM

Title: Biohacking: The Link Between Success in Longevity, Anti-Aging, and Business

On Stage: Dr. Christina Rahm, Clayton Thomas

3:30PM - 3:50PM

Title: The Bridge Between Health, Commerce, & Greatness

On Stage: Clayton Thomas

3:55PM - 4:15PM

Title: Creating Empathetic Brand Experiences in Health and Wellness

On Stage: Jess Markwood (Mod), Jade Kearney, Shabnam Safarzadeh, Shay Safarzadeh

4:20PM - 4:40PM

Title: Building Brands that Matter & Have Value

On Stage: Charles Ifegwu (Mod), Dan Stangler

4:45PM - 5:05PM

Title: Cybersecurity as a Cornerstone of Brand Trust

On Stage: Rob Pegoraro (Mod), Zach Eikenberry, Dr. Jess Garza, Andy Bennett

5:10PM - 5:25PM

Title: Making Brands Stand Out in the Noise of Media

On Stage: Emily Reynolds

9:45AM - 10:30AM

Title: Creativity and the Future of X

On Stage: Mike White, Emily Ross

10:35AM - 11:00AM

Title: Edge AI meets Spatial Computing

On Stage: Rachel Joy Victor (Mod), Alex Porter, Skylar Thomas, Erin Reilly

11:15AM - 12:00PM

Title: Immersion Matters: The Evolution of Performance

On Stage: Lucas Wilson

12:00PM - 2:00PM

Title: Dell Innovation Luncheon

2:05PM - 2:40PM

Title: Visual Imagination: From Thoughts to Screen

On Stage: C. Craig Patterson

2:45PM - 3:30PM

Title: Unleashing the Controversy of Generative AI in Art and Storytelling

On Stage: James Word (Mod), Chris Vienneau, C. Craig Patterson, Gaby Hoefer

3:30PM - 4:00PM

Title: WOWZER Snack Break

4:05PM - 4:25PM

Title: The Rise of Living, Breathing AI

On Stage: Roger Dooley (Mod), Danny Tomsett

4:30PM - 4:50PM

Title: Marketing to Humans in an AI World AI

On Stage: Cigdem Oztabak (Mod), Justin Day, Anne Ahola Ward

4:55PM - 5:15PM

Title: Exploring the Frontiers of Innovation: AI, XR, and the Metaverse

On Stage: Emily Olman (Mod), Tony Parisi, Grace Ng, Tim Porter

Location. Location. Location.

At Grit Daily House, SXSW 2025, we merge live journalism, industry insights, and innovative content creation. This event is a nexus for professionals to engage, learn, and network. The content covers numerous topics, offering a diverse array of discussions and sessions. It’s a platform for impactful storytelling, amplified across various media channels, fostering a community where human connections meet the digital future.

Join us for a unique experience that blends educational content with cutting-edge discussions.

206 San Marcos Street, Austin, Texas, 78702

Centrally located just three blocks from Rainey St and four blocks from the downtown convention center.

Dasha Shunina and James Altucher.

Dan Berkovitz, Laura Shin, Kristy LIttman, and Jacquelyn Melinek.

Speakers & Partners

Spencer Hulse
Editorial Director
Grit Daily

Become Our Partner

Grit Daily House understands the challenges of activating as a sole brand at SXSW, and that is why we offer a turnkey solution. Leave the production, logistics, and guest management to us, allowing you to focus on what you do best — connecting authentically with your audience. 

We offer 6 different partnership levels with limited spaces of each, so please get in contact with [email protected] to secure your partnership today and be at the forefront of shaping the future of brand experiences at this iconic event.

Garrett Kinsman, Micha Anthenor Benoliel, and Tina Mulqueen.

Media Partners

Dr. Jess Garza, Rob Pegoraro, Zach Eikenberry, and Andy Bennett.

Frank Chaparro, Brandon Potts, JP Vega, and Kohji Nagata.

Opportunities for Partners

  • Panels, Keynotes, and Fireside Chats 
  • Live Streaming or Fully Recorded 
  • Grit Daily Podcast Studio
  • Grit Daily and Open Programming Opportunities
  • Fully Custom Editing
  • Media Distribution
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Amazing Food and Drink Opportunities
  • Cocktail Hours
  • Private Sponsored Dinners

Podcast Recording Live / SXSW

At Grit Daily House, we’re excited to introduce our exclusive podcast studio. The studio represent a unique addition to our content creation capabilities. It offers state-of-the-art facilities for producing high-quality, engaging podcasts. This setup allows us to capture the essence of SXSW 2025 in real-time, offering our partners and attendees an unparalleled opportunity to create and share their stories in a dynamic and influential format. Join us to experience and contribute to this innovative content creation journey.

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Strap in and explore the far reaches of entrepreneurship with Startup Show. From startups to the brands everyone knows and loves, these conversations go beyond the technical, delving into the heart and soul of starting and building a business, as well as how that changes in a rapidly evolving world.

Culture and technology are constantly shaping one another, and their dynamic relationship is key to driving innovation. Fresh Takes takes up the challenge of understanding the relationship, bringing together industry pioneers to provide a lens into the future, where culture meets technology.

Fresh Takes

Floor Plan

Exceptional VIP Audiences (Rolling Basis):

  1. SXSW 2024: 1200+
  2. CoinDesk Consensus 2023: 1400+

Interior Space:

  • 1 x Check-In / Welcome Area – Lounge Space
  • 1 x Kitchen / Bar Area
  • 1 x Grit Daily Podcast Studio
  • 2 x Bathroom

Partnership Packages

Platinum Partnership

Full-day takeover that consists of programming of up to four panels / keynotes / fireside chats — finishing with a party.

 

Catering can include:

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Afternoon Snack

  • Party: Canapes / Bowl Food / Street Food

Additional Benefits

  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Sole marketing through Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion 
  • All-day podcast studio access (Grit Daily Startup Show)
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Case study 
  • Photos of the event 
  • Sole branded items

Gold Partnership

Full-day takeover that consists of programming of up to four panels / keynotes / fireside chats — finishing with a cocktail hour.

 

Catering can include:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Snack 
  • Cocktail Hour: Canapes

Additional Benefits

  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Sole marketing through Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion 
  • All-day podcast studio access (Grit Daily Startup Show)
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Photos of the event 
  • Sole branded items

Silver Partnership

Half-day takeover that consists of programming of up to two panels / keynotes / fireside chats.

 

Catering can include two consecutive elements:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Snack 
  • Cocktail Hour: Canapes

Additional Benefits

  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Sole marketing through Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion 
  • Half-day podcast studio access (Grit Daily Startup Show)
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Photos of the event 
  • Shared branded items

Bronze Partnership

Quarter day takeover that consists of programming one keynote / fireside chat / panel alongside a networking opportunity with drinks and food relevant to the time of day.

Additional Benefits

  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Shared marketing through Lively & Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion 
  • Quarter-day podcast studio access (Grit Daily Startup Show)
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Photos of the event 
  • Shared branded items

Speaker Partnership

1 x seat on selected panel and prep meeting with Grit Daily and overall sponsor to agree content.

Additional Benefits

  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Shared marketing through Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion (speaker page only)
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Photos of the event 

F&B Partnership

Exclusive supply of coffee, beer, water, or anything else at Grit Daily House.

Additional Benefits

  • Shared marketing through Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion (partner page only)
  • Menu branding
  • Photos of the event

Partnership

Details (Programming)

Additional Benefits

Platinum

Full-day takeover that consists of programming of up to four panels / keynotes / fireside chats — finishing with a party.

 

Catering can include:

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Afternoon Snack

  • Party: Canapes / Bowl Food / Street Food

  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Sole marketing through Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion
  • All-day podcast studio access (Grit Daily Startup Show)
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Case study 
  • Photos of the event 
  • Sole branded items

Gold

Full-day takeover that consists of programming of up to four panels / keynotes / fireside chats — finishing with a cocktail hour.

 

Catering can include:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Snack 
  • Cocktail Hour: Canapes
  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Sole marketing through Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion
  • All-day podcast studio access (Grit Daily Startup Show)
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Photos of the event 
  • Sole branded items

Silver

Half-day takeover that consists of programming of up to two panels / keynotes / fireside chats.

 

Catering can include two consecutive elements:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Snack 
  • Cocktail Hour: Canapes 
  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Shared marketing through Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion
  • Half-day podcast studio access (Grit Daily Startup Show)
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Photos of the event 
  • Shared branded items

Bronze

Quarter day takeover that consists of programming one keynote / fireside chat / panel alongside a networking opportunity with drinks and food relevant to the time of day.

  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Shared marketing through Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion
  • Quarter-day podcast studio access (Grit Daily Startup Show)
  • Edited stage capture video
  • Photos of the event 
  • Shared branded items

Speaker

1 x seat on selected panel and prep meeting with Grit Daily and overall sponsor to agree content.

  • Comprehensive creation, editing, and distribution of content 
  • Shared marketing through Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion (speaker section only)
  • Edited stage capture video 
  • Photos of the event

F&B Partner

Exclusive supply of coffee, beer, water, or anything else at Grit Daily House.

  • Shared marketing through Grit Daily social media channels
  • Website inclusion (partner section only)
  • Menu branding
  • Photos of the event

Full Day Sponsor

11a – 6p, includes all freshly catered or grilled food with private chef, private bartender for smart cocktails and drinks, and on-stage opportunities to interview with CoinDesk, CNBC, Forbes, Fast Company, and other outlets. Includes bookings at the Podcast Studio, broadcasting live from SXSW-Austin.

Half-Day Sponsor

11a – 2p OR 2p – 5p, includes all freshly catered or grilled food with private chef, private bartender for smart cocktails and drinks, and on-stage opportunities to interview with CoinDesk, CNBC, Forbes, Fast Company, and other outlets.

Panel Sponsor

1 on-stage interview with CoinDesk, CNBC, Forbes, Fast Company, or other outlets.

Tony Parisi, Grace Ng, Tim Porter, and Emily Olman.

Daniel Chong, Irina Berkon, Drew Wolfer, and Eleanor Terrett.

VIP Dinner Opportunities

Web Summit Lisbon Speaker’s Dinner, Nov 14, 2023.

VIP Dinner opportunities with 40-50 people,
highly curated with top media, investors / VCs,
and celebrities are available on: