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Monday, July 30, 2012

GROW Conference

Official GROW2012 Schedule Announced!
GROW2012: Re-Thinking Business
August 22-24, 2012, Vancouver Convention Center | Vancouver, BC
GROW2012 is "the most relevant and valuable gathering of startup founders, investors, executives and press in North America."
Startup/Smackdown - Remember - Get a chance to pitch Techcrunch, VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb, GigaOm, BetaKit, Techvibes and more.  Finalists get to present on stage in the Final Smackdown! Apply here

BREAKFAST 9:00-9:20  
Welcome to GROW2012: Rethinking Business
- Debbie Landa, CEO & Founder
9:20-9:30 Disruption: Embracing the Sharing Economy
- Sam Zaid, Founder & CEO
9:30-9:45 Disruption: Harnessing the Crowd
- Danae Ringelmann, Founder & COO
9:45-10:00 Disruption: How to Disrupt an Industry with Crowd-Sourcing
- Matt Mickiewicz, Co-Founder
10:00-10:30 The Role that Venture Capital Plays in Transforming Business
- Mark Silva, SVP
- Jeff Clavier, Managing Partner
10:30-11:00 BREAK
11:00-11:10 Retrospecitve: A Year of Canadian Venture Capital
- Senia Rapisarda, VP, Strategic Initiatives11:10-11:25
Good Design or Bad Design: Who Really Cares?
- Ben Huh, CEO
11:25-11:40 Why Product Doesn't Matter - Sales & Marketing Do!
- David Cancel, Chief Product Officer
11:40-11:55 The Culture Economy
- Julia Hartz, Co-Founder and President
11:55-12:20 INTERVIEW: Going from Outsider to Insider in Silicon Valley
- Mikkel Svane, Founder & CEO
- Brian Wong, Co-Founder and CEO
12:20-1:30 LUNCH
Hosted lunches by :
 1:30-1:45 The Web Still Needs a Taste Graph
- Marc Ruxin, Co-Founder & CEO
1:45-2:05 Founder Interview
- Steve Jang, Co-Founder & CEO2:05 - 2:20
Future of Fashion: Creatively Led and Analytically Informed
- Eric Koger, Co-Founder & CEO 2:20 - 2:35
Transforming the Way Men Shop - In a Box!
- Brian Spaly, CEO
3:00 - 3:30 BREAK 
3:30 - 3:55
The Web Goes from Search to Personalization
- Louis Gump, VP Mobile
- Mark Johnson, CEO
How Innovation Killed My Company
- Scott Dunlap, VP, Emerging Opportunities
4:15 - 4:30 The Future of the Cloud
- Dan Levin, Chief Operating Officer 4:30 - 5:00
Press Judges
Investor Judges
8:00pm - Midnight
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